Thursday, February 21, 2013

#panfersrule on Conan!

Purrrr Animal Expert David Mizejewski wif Baby Jaguars on Conan O'Brien. Listen to dem baybehs RRROWWRRRR!!!

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

OMC! Rabies

Remember the Disney's "Old Yeller" where da dog get da hydrophobie from a wolf?
Although it is a vaccine-preventable disease, rabies still poses a significant public health problem in many countries in Asia and Africa where 95% of human deaths occur even though safe, effective vaccines for both human and veterinary use exist.
-- World Health Organization » Health topics » Rabies

In poor countries vaccination, testing and treatment are out of reach. Sometimes rabies isn't even reported. It's deadly, why bother? Half of dems is children - cuz children pet strange dogs. How terrible for da mamas!

Teach da children not to approach strange animals, not even friendly ones! Teach da children to tell you if dey bitten even if it a tiny nip. If you finds a bat in your room go gets shots because bat teef sharp and bites invisible! Prevention better dan treatment and far better dan getting da hydrophobie!

The Milwaukee Protocol used in da U.S. helps victims survive, but dey nerves is chewed up and dey needs rehab.

When a hooman is bitten the v-e-t test da biter. Oh oh oh It awful! Dey can cuts off dat biter's head. Be sure to vaccinate us pets.

Dey's a new test dat can diagnose human rabies from da skin. No more zombie brain soon!
Biological diagnostic methods for confirmation of rabies remain limited, because testing on postmortem cerebral samples is the reference method, and in many countries, sampling brain tissue is rarely practiced. There is a need for a reliable method based on a simple collection of nonneural specimens.
-- Dacheux, Laurent et al. A Reliable Diagnosis of Human Rabies Based on Analysis of Skin Biopsy Specimens. Clinical Infectious Diseases 2008; 47:1410–7

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Animal Testing Is Not Valid

Purrr Dem Purrime Ministerettes of Planet Purrth, Shiva and Jaya, did answer questions on da bloggy "Kyra & Question Time"!

I had an answer to one of da questions. I quotes da question and da Purrime Ministerettes answer:
Q: Hullo Shiva and Jaya …maybe you can choose another question of me for question time? Why humans are testing things on animals which are never for animals – only for humans ;o)
A: Some hoomans, not all of them, are catwards. They don’t have the nerve to undergo pain themselves and believe that we anipals are unable to feel anyting, either physical or emotional. Somebody dumped us in a glass bin when we were newborn kittens. Who do some hoomans think they are? Do onto others as you would have them do to you!
Jaya, I so agree with that Jesus Cat! Yeah, has that glass bin dumper already been dumped in a glass bin?!

Here are just three ways dat animals not react da same as hoomans. Hopes you like logic cuz da lady using it to thwock da unethical methodologies.

Dogs and cats don’t get poison ivy. Da active ingredient, urushiol, is highly allergenic to most hoomans. Non-primate species can roll in poison ivy. Den rubs it on da hoomans when we snuggles. MOL!!!
Applying a product to animals' skin is not a valid test.

Many years ago da lady read in a mycology book dat in da old days when dogs was livestock, hoomans used to test wild mushrooms on demz before eating. SOMETIMES da dog was fine but the hoomans died. Other times it took 12 hours or more for the symptoms to show and everybody got sick! However, I not finds anything about it online. I did finds out dat some mushrooms are poisonous to dogs but not cats.
Trying a food on animals is not a valid test.

In 2006, Six clinical drug trial participants suffered violent reactions to TGN1412, a new immune system boosting drug. The subjects were only given the equivalent of 1/500th the safe dose for "non-human primates," monkeys. The test subjects suffered searing pain and multiple organ failure within a few hours. The drug had been tested successfully in non-human primates, macaques.
Giving a drug to animals is not a valid test.

Hope you didn't want pixchurs. Dis not a snuff porn bloggy.

Lots of drugs don't make it through the animal trials, and who knows whether the drug companies have thrown away da Magic Bullet cuz it didn't work on animals? So when da animal trials and hooman trials happen to give da same results, it kinda random.

Iz not da sharpest tool in da shed. I cantz make sense of it.

Why do they keep doing it?

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Why We Lubs Pettings

Discover: Brain Basis for Why Petting Feels Good

Purrr Dem scientists always havin to prove tings. MOL!!!

Dis article about how our furs have speshul stufs dat make stroking furs feels good. Dey tinks dat anybody who have da stufs is more sociable and cleans each other.

Image credit:
D. Anderson lab, Caltech

Friday, February 1, 2013

Pet Clothing