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Dogs Wear Mustaches For Movember (GALLERY)

(DOGS/ANIMAL PICTURES) ‘Tis the season to sport a ‘stache! In honor of the annual, month-long event “Movember,” men around the world are growing out their mustaches to raise awareness and funds for men’s health issues, primarily prostate and testicular cancer. But these men aren’t alone in this noble initiative. The dogs are also joining in […]

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PTSD in Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans is often healed with the help of service dogs.

A Salute To War Vets & Service Pets (GALLERY)

(SERVICE DOGS/VETERAN’S DAY) As we take this day to commemorate our honored vets, we should also take a moment to thank the service dogs who help these respected men and women. While many U.S. veterans struggle with invisible wounds such as Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), anxiety, and depression, some of them are able to find […]

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Compawssion Rescue Dogs Photos

Photographer Shows Compawssion For The Underdog

(ANIMAL ACTIVISM/RESCUE DOGS) According to the ASPCA, approximately 5 to 7 million pets enter animal shelters nationwide every year, and approximately 3 to 4 million are euthanized—that’s one every six and a half seconds. In addition, millions more are abandoned, only to suffer from illness or injury before their untimely death. However, many are fighting […]

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Unlikely Animal Friends: A Lion, Tiger, And Bear! Oh My!

(ANIMAL FRIENDSHIP) At Noah’s Ark, a wild-animal rescue center in Georgia, an unlikely trio consisting of an American black bear named Baloo, Leo the lion, and a Bengal tiger named Shere Kahn have become the best of friends. The three animals—collectively known as the “BLT”—were rescued as cubs nearly 12 years ago from an abusive home […]

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Some veterinarians believe cannabis can help canines. Photo Credit: The Tizona Group

Marijuana Munchies Not For Mutts?

(DOGS/PET HEALTH) WASHINGTON — Given the recent legalization of recreational marijuana in Washington and Colorado, veterinarians are witnessing an increase in the number of pooch patients requiring treatment for THC exposure. Over the last year, Washington clinics like the Pacific Avenue Animal Hospital in Tacoma have begun to see as many as 30 dogs per month […]

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No Guinness For Vegans This St. Patrick’s Day

(VEGAN/ST. PATRICK’S DAY) Bad news for stout-loving vegans far and wide: Guinness is off limits this St. Patrick’s Day. While swim bladders (or isinglass) help a fish swim and remain buoyant in water, they are also used by brewers as a filter to clear particles out of their beer. Isinglass doesn’t appear on the famed […]

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