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Brush Up On How To Keep Your Pet’s Teeth Healthy

(PET CARE/CATS AND DOGS) Poor dental hygiene can lead to serious pet health problems and even shorten your cat or dog’s life. With several pet products now available that can improve your pet’s dental health, such as gel solutions, powders, rinses, and even meat-flavored toothpastes, it’s easier than ever to keep your pet’s pearly whites […]

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<p>You should give your pets treats when they have meaning. </p>

Top 10 Pet Care Mistakes: What Not To Do

(PET CARE/CATS AND DOGS) While you probably have a good idea about how to care for a pet, do you know what not to do when looking after your animal friend? Either way, brushing up on a few pointers never hurts. Here are 10 common mistakes pet guardians should learn to avoid. — Global Animal

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Bring along treats to make your pet's trip to the vet more enjoyable.

Better Health For Pets, Peace Of Mind For Pet Parents

(PET CARE/PET HEALTH INSURANCE) Pets, much like ourselves, are susceptible to health issues, and it can be costly to make sure your furry friend is as healthy as he/she can be. Investing in pet insurance is hands down the best thing to do to ensure your pet’s health, happiness, and safety, as well as provide […]

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The San Francisco SPCA’s Animal Assisted Therapy (AAT) Program improves the lives of those facing educational, physical or mental challenges by bringing humans and animals together.  Photo Credit: SF SPCA

Art Goes To The Dogs: Paw-traits Aid Animal Rescue

(SHELTER ANIMALS/ANIMAL ACTIVISM) SAN FRANCISCO — Good Dog Art, a month-long silent auction benefit organized by Creative Rescue, an organization that works with non-profit art groups to promote animal rescue groups, is taking place in honor of Spay and Neuter Month. The fundraiser supports the SF SPCA and the Humane Society by selling fine artwork […]

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Actress Isla Fisher gets a kiss from Nanuq. Photo Credit: Rigo Diaz/SeaWorld San Diego/Getty

SeaWorld Loses Another Cetacean Casualty

(SEAWORLD/WHALES IN CAPTIVITY) Last week, SeaWorld lost another one of its marine mammals, reigniting the debate over whether cetaceans belong in captivity. On Thursday, Nanuq the beluga whale died at SeaWorld Orlando after fracturing his jaw during an interaction with two other whales and later contracting an infection. According to SeaWorld, the cause of Nanuq’s […]

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Serve this delicious chickpea curry with basmati rice. (VEGAN/VEGETARIAN)

Elana’s Meat-Free Monday: Indian Curried Chickpeas

(VEGAN/VEGETARIAN RECIPES)  This is a quick and easy dinner recipe that is also healthy and full of flavor. Curry powder and spices enhance the chickpeas and potatoes, while green beans make this dish a full meal. If you prefer more spice, add some chili powder or crushed red pepper. Serve over rice or enjoy with some […]

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If You’re Happy & You Know It…Can Your Dog Tell?

(ANIMAL BEHAVIOR/ANIMAL SCIENCE) For many dog guardians, the results from a recent study on the emotional awareness of dogs may come as no surprise. The study, conducted by scientists at the University of Veterinary Medicine in Vienna, Austria, claims dogs are able to recognize the difference between their guardian’s smiling face and angry face. — […]

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