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5 Reasons Pets Are Good For Your Health

(CATS AND DOGS/LIFE WITH PETS) Research shows living with pets provides a number of health benefits. Read below for five ways that your cat, dog, and other furry, feathered, or finned friend helps keep the doctor away. Learn how pets have been proven to do everything from lowering blood pressure to helping you get a […]

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Texas Tornado: How To Help Animal Victims

(EMERGENCY ANIMAL RESCUE) TEXAS — On Sunday, a tornado struck Van, a town in eastern Texas, killing two people and injuring 43. This disaster not only resulted in human casualties, but it also destroyed a large percentage of the land, flattened homes, and led to flooding. Efforts to recover the tornado victims have been ongoing. […]

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Mother’s Day In The Animal World

(MOTHER’S DAY/ANIMAL MOMS) The phrases “Momma Bear” and “Tiger Mom” are so common in the English language that most people don’t dwell too long on their origins. But they are inspired by fierce animal mommies who will go to great lengths to protect their young. The animal kingdom is full of moms devoted to their cubs, pups, […]

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Being A Mother In The Animal Kingdom

(ANIMAL MOMS/ANIMAL KINGDOM) Carrying 22 babies, gaining 400 pounds, letting your youngsters eat your skin—and you thought being a mother was easy. Read on to learn about the many sacrifices that mothers make in the animal kingdom. — Global Animal

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<p>Dolphins VS Chimps: Dolphins are more intelligent by far. Chimps long held the highest position at the top of animal intelligence, but there have been a few studies knocking that notion down. Chimps are generally perceived to be as smart as 3-year-old humans, but their descent from the top began with a 2007 study that ranked orangutans as smartest of the animals. Dolphins are beginning to get their due from researchers. A 2010 study placed dolphins as the second-most intelligent animal, second only to humans. Dolphins can recognize themselves in a mirror and inspect various parts of their bodies, and they can solve difficult problems while living in the wild and round up schools of fish with almost military-like precision. They’re so intelligent, in fact, that one researcher, Thomas White, an ethics professor at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, says they deserve the same moral standing as humans. “The scientific research… suggests that dolphins are ‘non-human persons’ who qualify for moral standing as individuals,” he said. </p>

Animal IQs: Who Is The Smartest?

(ABOUT ANIMALS) This photo gallery places one animal aside another to compare wits. Though every species has innumerable strengths and skills (and many we human animals can only aspire to), some animals are standout brainiacs. See who on the next two pages! The who’s who of animal intelligence may surprise you. — Global Animal

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<p>The overwhelming power of companionship, Jonny and Xena remain the strongest of friends. Photo Credit: Facebook </p>

Dog’s Tear-Jerking Tale Transforms Autistic Boy

(LIFE WITH PETS/DOG PICTURES) Relationships between pets and companions are some of the strongest ones we can have. In the case of Xena, a Staffordshire terrier/pit bull mix, and Jonny Hickey, the bond between pet and human also serves as an effective therapy. Jonny, an 8-year-old boy diagnosed with autism, would seldom speak, and often […]

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Bunny Fever! 9 Questions Before You Take The Hop

(PETS/EASTER/BUNNY RABBITS) Easter is just around the corner, and pet stores are filled with rabbits just waiting to hop into your Easter basket. So you and your children-–especially your children-–may be hoping for a bunny. But like the rush to buy a dalmatian after 101 Dalmatians was a big hit, it can be a different […]

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