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Having pet insurance can help pet owners prepare for life threatening health conditions. Photo credit: Trupanion

Top 5 Health Problems For Small Dogs

(SMALL DOGS/PET CARE/PET HEALTH) While any dog can encounter medical trouble, small dog breeds face a particular set of health problems. Pet guardians should be aware of the potential health risks of small dog breeds so they can protect their pet and ensure their dog lives a long and healthy life. Read on to learn about the top five health conditions for small dog breeds. — Global Animal

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It is not uncommon for pet guardians to resemble their pet dog. Photo credit: 67notout.com

Why Do People Look Like Their Pets?

(DOGS/PETS) Ever wonder why your best friend resembles her pet poodle? Or why people keep saying you and your cat look alike? Whether you want to admit it or not, there’s a good chance you and your pet resemble each other. In the article below, Sadahiko Nakajima, a psychologist from Kwansei Gakuin University in Japan, discusses what exactly makes people and their pets look alike. Read on to learn about Nakajima’s study, and find out which facial feature causes people to look like their pets. — Global Animal

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(VEGAN/VEGETARIAN RECIPES) Enjoy this green pizza full of vegetables.

Elana’s Meat-Free Monday: Green Pizza

(VEGAN/VEGETARIAN RECIPES) This cheeseless pizza is topped with green veggies and a delicious vegan pesto.You can make the dough from scratch using the recipe here, or to save time, buy a pre-made pizza crust. Serve a slice with a side of marinara for dipping! — Global Animal

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Indoor cats tend to be drawn to floral arrangements. Photo credit: Blue Cross Animal Hospital

Fatal Flowers? Keep Lethal Lilies Away From Cats

(PET CARE/CATS) Listen up! Many pet guardians do not realize that lilies, particularly Easter, Tiger, Asiatic, Day, and Japanese Show lilies, are poisonous and potentially deadly to cats. If a cat ingests or comes into contact with any part of the lily plant, including its pollen, he/she could possibly develop kidney failure and die within several days. — Global Animal

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Fashion Retailers Guilty Of Faux Advertisement

(FASHION/FUR CLOTHING) DrJays, a clothing line based in New York City, is famous for its high status in street fashion. Established in 1975, the iconic store in South Bronx, New York began selling online in 2000. There are now 19 stores across the New York Metro area. However, DrJays is being slammed for false advertising of its products both online and in stores, along with popular retail stores Neiman Marcus and Eminent. According to reports made by the Humane Society of the United State’s (HSUS) Fur-Free Campaign, Neiman Marcus, Eminent, and DrJays falsely advertised fur on certain articles of clothing. Items were marked as faux fur, yet upon further inspection, it was discovered that many products were real rabbit and raccoon fur. — Global Animal

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(VEGAN/VEGETARIAN RECIPES) This perfect pasta dish is full of nutrients and simple ingedients.

Elana’s Meat-Free Monday: Eggplant Penne

(VEGAN/VEGETARIAN RECIPES) This penne pasta recipe is a delicious combination of nutrient dense eggplant and spinach with the added protein of pine nuts and the antioxidants of juicy Kalamata olives. The pasta is tossed in olive oil and lemon juice to make a simple, yet flavorful sauce. Use whole grain pasta to boost the nutrition. Serve with a side salad or some garlic bread! — Global Animal

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New iPhone App For Wildlife Emergencies

(ANIMAL ACTIVISM/WILDLIFE) Animal Watch, a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping animals, created a new iPhone and Android app that caters to protecting wildlife. The app, called Animal Help Now, allows for people to connect with animal professionals who can help in emergency animal-related situations. Whether you encounter a sick bird, or hope to save a wounded deer, Animal Help Now can assist you. Read on to learn more about Animal Help Now, and how helping animals is only a tap/click away. — Global Animal

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