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Approximately 50 percent of sea turtles around the globe ingest plastic. Photo Credit: ShutterStock

Shell-ebrate World Turtle Day! Save Sea Turtles From Extinction

(TURTLES/OCEAN CONSERVATION) Today, May 23 marks World Turtle Day! Effective since 2000, World Turtle Day is a time to celebrate turtles and tortoises, and bring awareness to their diminishing habitats. While sea turtles have been around for millions of years, all seven sea turtle species are currently classified as endangered, with some facing extinction. Activists […]

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When dogs show the whites of their eyes in a "half-moon" shape it can indicate stress.
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Too Much Puppy Love? Hugging It Out With Our Dogs

(DOGS/ANIMAL SCIENCE) Is there a such thing as too much puppy love? As it turns out, hugging a dog could actually increase their stress levels. In a new study, psychology professor Dr. Stanley Coren analyzed a random sampling of 250 pictures of people hugging dogs and identified a number of specific signs indicating a dog’s […]

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Man and Dog Reenact movie scene from The Notebook

Fido & Friend Reenact Romantic Movies (GALLERY)

(FUNNY ANIMAL PICTURES/DOGS) Dogs are more than just man’s best friend—they also make great co-stars. Movie fanatic Chris Naka recently posted pictures to Reddit of himself and his boss’ dog Wrigley that quickly went viral. The gag began with one picture of the pair recreating a memorable moment from Titanic, but now the photo sessions […]

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Pot & Pets: Colorado Stoners Put Dogs At Risk

(PETS/ANIMAL HEALTH) COLORADO — Many people assume if medical marijuana use is beneficial for themselves, it must be safe for their dogs as well. However, this is far from the truth as marijuana can be quite harmful and toxic for dogs. In states like Colorado, where medical marijuana is legal, veterinarians are witnessing an increasing […]

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