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Marine Park Hides A Living Legend

(MARINE ANIMALS/ANIMALS IN CAPTIVITY) Kina is the only remaining false killer whale alive from the dolphin hunts at Iki Island off the coast of Japan. Since her capture in 1987, Kina has been moved around for years, and is now alone in an unacceptable tiny tank without adequate protection or stimulation. Kina deserves to be […]

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<p>Dog lovers all, the Kennedys built a special play area near the West Wing for their children and the family pets. J.F.K. was the first President to request that his dogs come out to meet the presidential helicopter when he arrived at the White House. Photo credit: TIME Life Pictures/Corbis</p>

In Dogs We Trust: Presidents & Their Pets

(FAMOUS PETS/DOGS) As we celebrate Presidents’ Day, it just doesn’t seem right to leave out those who gave their unconditional love to many of America’s leaders. That can be a tall order. Of course, we’re speaking about the First Pets. Read on for more about the many beloved animals throughout history—dogs, cats, horses, parrots, and […]

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8-ingredient zucchini lasagna. Photo Credit: Minimalist Baker

Meat-Free Monday: 8-Ingredient Zucchini Lasagna

(MEAT-FREE MONDAYS/VEGAN RECIPES) This 8-ingredient zucchini lasagna is not only nutritious and flavorful, but it’s also vegan and gluten-free. Use ribboned (or thinly sliced) zucchini squash in place of regular pasta noodles, or you could try substituting eggplant, sweet potatoes, or gluten-free lasagna noodles. What’s more, the vegan, macadamia nut-based ricotta cheese is very close […]

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Celebrity Dog Dads: The Perfect Valentines (GALLERY)

(DOG PICTURES/CELEBRITIES) Valentine’s Day is finally upon us, and if you’re still in need for a Valentine, look no further! There’s no one we would rather spend our day with than these hunky celebrity dog dads. Ryan Gosling (The Notebook), Channing Tatum (Magic Mike), Brad Pitt (12 Years a Slave), Josh Hutcherson (The Hunger Games), […]

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Have A Pet-Friendly Valentine’s Day!

(CATS & DOGS/PET CARE) All around the world, February 14 is the day to exchange gifts, flowers, and chocolates all in the name of St. Valentine. This special time of year can be just as fun for pets as it is for humans, if the right precautions are taken. Read on to learn how you […]

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Animals Cuddle Up For Valentine’s Day (GALLERY)

(PETS/CUTE ANIMAL PICTURES) Still not sure what you’re going to do for Valentine’s Day? The animals in the heartwarming gallery below have the right idea; spend your day with someone you love. Cuddle up with your Valentine and enjoy these adorable pictures of kittens, puppies, bunnies, squirrels, birds, monkeys, and many other animals from all […]

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Vegan banana muffins. Photo Credit: Food Network

Meat-Free Monday: Vegan Banana Muffins

(MEAT-FREE MONDAYS/VEGAN RECIPES) For this week’s Meat-Free Monday, satisfy your sweet tooth without all of the guilt. While these vegan banana muffins are both egg- and dairy-free, the recipe calls for fresh, ripe bananas and soy milk yogurt, so they are still moist and loaded with flavor. Enjoy! — Global Animal

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Rastacaps & Rover: Music That’s Jamaican Dogs Crazy

(DOGS/PETS) Dogs love reggae! Who knew?! According to researchers, dogs prefer reggae over any other genre of music. After placing heart monitors on shelter pups, reggae lowered their heart rates the most. Let’s face it, these fury friends are stressed out in shelters. They deserve to relax while they wait for their forever families. Read […]

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Meat-Free Monday: Quinoa & Spinach Stuffed Tomatoes

(MEATLESS MONDAYS/VEGETARIAN RECIPES) While many of us have tried cooking up stuffed bell peppers, you might not have tried using tomatoes instead. These hollowed out tomatoes are filled with a savory quinoa-spinach mixture and topped with a variety of yummy cheeses. They are not only a tasty way to use fresh garden tomatoes, but they’re […]

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Hear This! How To Treat Dog Ear Infections

(PET CARE/DOGS) Grooming is important for the health of your pet, and frequent ear cleaning can help to avoid painful ear infections. Ciara Black is a Global Animal contributor from the Dog Help Network, a resource for dog health related websites. Read on for ear infection symptoms, causes, and remedies. — Global Animal

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How To Stop Your Dog From Barking

(PET CARE/DOGS) Is your dog driving you and your neighbors up the wall with his or her barking? Here are few simple tips to keep your dog happy, healthy, and–above all–quiet. How to stop dog barking. — Global Animal

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Gluten-Free Shells with Beets, Ricotta, and Pistachios. Photo Credit: Bon Appetit

Meat-Free Monday: Shells With Beets, Ricotta, & Pistachios

(MEATLESS MONDAYS/VEGETARIAN RECIPES) Believe it or not, good gluten-free pasta does exist! Try these tasty gluten-free pasta shells served with golden beets, chives, raw pistachios, and drizzled in olive oil. For the vegan version of this dish, give it a try without the ricotta cheese. As always, happy eating! — Global Animal

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Protect Your Furniture, Give Your Cat A Mani-Pedi

(PET CARE/CATS) Trimming your cat’s claws may seem daunting, but it’s an important part of maintaining a cat’s health. Not to mention, it’s also a good way to protect your lap and your furniture from scratches. Here are some tips from the Humane Society on how to successfully trim your pet’s nails. — Global Animal

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