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54 Incredible Innovations in Animal Care

Clever Creature Comforts and Scientific Breakthroughs

— April 9, 2009 — Eco
Most people love animals. Even those who dismiss pet ownership may be awe-inspired by wildlife.

Pets can offer unconditional affection and loyalty that is not as abundant in our human friends. Animals are ever-accepting and unusually delighted by being fed on a regular basis.

Wild animals remind us that we are not the only earthly creatures who depend upon the earth. They act as living expressions of our desire for freedom and independence, and of life’s dramas.

Livestock and other domesticated animals help us with our work, plowing fields, testing medical compounds and procedures, and assisting us to simply get around.

It should be of little wonder then that we want to give back to them when they are sick or injured, that we want to make their lives full and happy as they do ours. 

Following is a compilation of some of the things we do for, and to animals. Most are related to science and medicine, but a few are simply creature comforts.
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Recession-Affected Pets
Recession-Affected Pets
Owners Surrendering their Pets Due to Economy
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Programmable Dish Feeds Pets
Programmable Dish Feeds Pets
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$15M Animal Rehab Centers
$15M Animal Rehab Centers
Treatment Facilities for Military Working Dogs
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$75 Million Pet Sterilization
$75 Million Pet Sterilization
Contraceptives for Cats and Dogs
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Sheep Changing Shape
Sheep Changing Shape
Climate Change to Blame
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Pet Ambulances
Pet Ambulances
PetMedics Provides Mobile Emergency Service For Furry Loved Ones
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Emergency Crews Add Oxygen Masks for Pets
Emergency Crews Add Oxygen Masks for Pets
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First Aid for Pets
First Aid for Pets
Red Cross Classes for First Responders to Animal Emergencies
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Free Pet Adoptions
Free Pet Adoptions
'Change a Pet's Life Day' Aims to Re-Home 3000 Animals
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Orange for a Cause
Orange for a Cause
ASPCA Promotes Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Month
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Designer Vitamins for Pets
Designer Vitamins for Pets
Vetraceuticals Are Like Anti-Aging Pills for Canines
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Hydro-Muscular Massage for Pets
Hydro-Muscular Massage for Pets
Freak Out Your Cat
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Musical CD Scientifically Designed For Dogs
Musical CD Scientifically Designed For Dogs
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Amazing Animal Adaptations
Amazing Animal Adaptations
Kitten With Amputated Hind Legs Walks on Front Paws
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Acupuncture For Pets
Acupuncture For Pets
Holistic Veterinary Clinics
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Oxygen Spas for Dogs (and Owners)
Oxygen Spas for Dogs (and Owners)
OWND Cafe
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Scientists Create A Sheep That's 15% Human
Scientists Create A Sheep That's 15% Human
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Therapeutic Animal Loungers
Therapeutic Animal Loungers
Sleep Number Pet Bed Offers Slumber Comfort to Ailing Animals
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First Aid Kits for Pets
First Aid Kits for Pets
Sunny-Dog Ink Ensures Your Canine Companion is Always Covered
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Adjusting PH of Pee
Adjusting PH of Pee
Lawn Biscuits for Dogs Save Grass
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Stem Cell Research: Will fluorescent green pigs produce better quality bacon?
Stem Cell Research: Will fluorescent green pigs produce better quality bacon?
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Classic Music For Dogs & Cats
Classic Music For Dogs & Cats
More Music for Animals
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Farm Animals to Promote Hygiene
Farm Animals to Promote Hygiene
Persona Toothbrushes Help Chickens Get Unstuck From Sewers (and Te
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Emergency Couture For Dogs
Emergency Couture For Dogs
Earthquake Rescue Apparel
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Breath Mints for Pets
Breath Mints for Pets
DogToids and CatToids Freshen Foul Feline and Canine Mouths
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Nursing Home for Dogs
Nursing Home for Dogs
Japan Teaches New Tricks to Old Dogs
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False Teeth for Cats
False Teeth for Cats
Feline Invention Wins Microsoft-Sponsored Event
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Adopting Polar Bears
Adopting Polar Bears
WWF Encourages Helping Animals at Christmas
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Vegan Cats
Vegan Cats
Is It Wrong To Feed Your Pets A Diet Free of Animal Products?
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Holistic Pet Care
Holistic Pet Care
Acupuncture and Underwater Treadmills Aid Animal Wellness
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Crowdfunded Animal Rescue
Crowdfunded Animal Rescue
Consumer Dollars and Visitor Clicks Support Worthy Causes
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Cats As Nursing Home Staff
Cats As Nursing Home Staff
Feline Grim Reaper Predicts Death 25 Times in a Row
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Swimming Pools For Fat Dogs
Swimming Pools For Fat Dogs
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Animal Obesity
Animal Obesity
Epidemic Spreads to Four-Legged Friends
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Slentrol
Slentrol
Slimming Pills for Overweight Dogs
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Diet Pill for Obese Dogs
Diet Pill for Obese Dogs
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Rebranding Endangered Animals
Rebranding Endangered Animals
Campaign Proves the "Big Bad Wolf" Isn't
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Ergonomic Animal Eateries
Ergonomic Animal Eateries
Ultra Bowl Boosters Save Pooch From Pains
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Toys For Pigs
Toys For Pigs
D2B Award Winning Design
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Float-A-Pet: A Floatation Device For Pets Who Can't Swim
Float-A-Pet: A Floatation Device For Pets Who Can't Swim
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14
First Aid Camels
First Aid Camels
Eco-Friendly Desert Transit Concepts For Doctors On Call
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13
Animal Extinction Awareness Ads
Animal Extinction Awareness Ads
Frogs Forever at Vancouver Aquarium
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Bionic Animal Innovation
Bionic Animal Innovation
Hi-Tech Surgery Provides Prosthetic Paw to Footless Pooch
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11
Faceless Therapy Cats
Faceless Therapy Cats
Chase Helps Disfigured Humans Heal
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10
Scuba Gear for Pets
Scuba Gear for Pets
‘Scuba Doo' and ‘Cat in Diving Boots'
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9
Soup Kitchens for Pets
Soup Kitchens for Pets
The Animal Board
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8
Bio-Shearing Sheep
Bio-Shearing Sheep
Scientific Fleecing Avoids Animal Injuries, Increases Wool Yield
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Wheelchairs for Pets
Wheelchairs for Pets
Walkin' Wheels Handicapped Dog Chairs
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Footwear for Pets
Footwear for Pets
Sneakers and Shoes For Miniature Horses
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High-Tech Bovine Grooming
High-Tech Bovine Grooming
DeLaval Automated Cow Brush Makes Pretty, Happy Cows
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4
Bionic Dogs
Bionic Dogs
Maltese Puppy With Front Wheels, Not Paws
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3
Breeding Featherless Chickens
Breeding Featherless Chickens
Naked Birds Like Hot Weather, Are Prone to Sunburn
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2
Rain Boots for Pigs
Rain Boots for Pigs
Wellies For Dirt-Fearing Farm Animals
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Helmets for Pets
Helmets for Pets
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