Unique Sulawesi frog gives birth to tadpoles

Posted December 31, 2014

Frogs exhibit an amazing variety of reproductive behaviors, ranging from brooding their eggs in their mouths to carrying tadpoles on their backs. Fewer than a dozen species of 6,000+ worldwide have developed internal fertilization, and some of these give birth to froglets instead of eggs. One species that has internal fertilization, a fanged frog from the island of Sulawesi in Indonesia, has been observed to give direct birth to tadpoles, which is unique among amphibians.

Discovery of mutated gene in dogs could help treat blindness


A MERTK gene defect responsible for a recently identified form of progressive retinal atrophy in Swedish vallhund dogs has been found by an international team of scientists. This discovery opens the door to the development of therapies for diseases that cause blindness both in dogs and humans.

Top 20 Hot Topics of 2014


I know we have all been seeing  top list this and top list that of 2014 so I thought I would add to that list!  This is from VPI, Veterinary Pet Insurance.  Have a Happy New Year and may 2015 be your best year ever for you and your furry, feathered and scaly friends!


Dr. Bart and the Staff of AMC 


Top 20 Hot Topics for Pet Owners

Most Popular Articles in 2014

What interested pet owners the most in 2014? A combination of topics on food toxicities, health issues, behavior and how to best battle those nettlesome hairballs and ugly brown spots of dead grass were the most popular.

The year’s top 20 articles were ranked by the number of visits to the Pet HealthZone, which offers advice on daily life with pets.

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Bowl of nuts

1. Nut Dangers to Dogs


2. Top 50 Wackiest Pet Names


3. Garlic Toxicity and Pets


4. Top 10 Dog Breeds 2013


5. Pets and Onions


6. Toxic Food Guide for Pets

Wild mushrooms

7. Are Wild Mushrooms Toxic to Pets


8. Avocados and Pets

Black cat

9. Feline Depression

Howling dog

10. Why Dogs Howl at Sirens


11. Dog Litter Separation

Golden retriever scratching

12. Pet Skin Conditions

Shaggy dog

13. 5 Best Vacuums for Pet Hair

White German shepherd

14. Save Your Grass from the Dogs

Cat plays with a string ball

15. Foreign Body Ingestion Threatens Pets

16. Cruciate Ligament Tears and Dogs

Veterinarian holds cat

17. Top 10 Pet Surgeries

Beagle receives vaccination

18. Bordetella and Pets

Cane Corso

19. Cane Corso Dogs

Jack Russel terrier

20. Fun Facts About Pets


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