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News and stories for animal lovers of pet rescue, pet adoption. Plus, breed information for dogs & cats and other pets as well as vet tips and great ideas you and your pet will love.

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Give Thanks For Animals: Fostering Pets

(ANIMAL SHELTERS/RESCUE PETS) Becoming a pet foster parent is a great way to help animals. It saves animals from overcrowded shelters, and allows the foster families the joy of caring for pets without the long-term commitment. Read on for a first hand account about fostering pets, and for a beginner’s guide to animal fostering. — […]

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Be Thankful For Turkeys Beyond Food

(TURKEYS/ANIMAL FACTS) While many people only think of turkeys around the holidays, it turns out the beautiful birds are far more useful alive than they are on a Thanksgiving dinner plate. Read how the noble bird helps fight cancer, insects, and even heart disease for the other 364 days of the year. – Global Animal

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Dogs Celebrate Thanksgiving (GALLERY)

(PETS/DOG PICTURES) Thanksgiving is just around the corner! While many of you might be busy prepping for your vegan Thanksgiving dinner, others are looking for a little holiday entertainment. Here are some adorable pictures of dogs who dressed up just for the occasion. — Global Animal

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Protect Your Pet This Holiday Season

(PETS/PET CARE) While holiday meals and festive decor often bring us joy, they can serve as a huge danger to your pet. During the upcoming season, veterinarians see a huge influx of patients, due to consumption of “human” food and even decorations. Read the tips below to learn how both you and your pet can celebrate the holidays […]

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Stiff Joints? How To Treat Dog Arthritis

(PET CARE/DOGS) Notice your pup limping or more stiff than usual? Maybe they’re sleeping more often? These could by symptoms of canine arthritis, a common occurrence in older pets. Ciara Black is a Global Animal contributor from the Dog Help Network, a resource for dog health related websites. Read on for symptoms of arthritis and remedies to […]

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Turkeys have been so manipulated by farmers to produce the best Thanksgiving dinner meat that they can no longer mate naturally. Photo Credit: Andrea Goh via Flickr

Turkeys Raped By Technology For Thanksgiving

(THANKSGIVING/TURKEYS/ANIMAL CRUELTY) With Thanksgiving fast approaching, it is necessary we re-evaluate our traditions. Each Butterball Turkey purchased for the dining room table condones cruel procedures that have forever destroyed the natural abilities of these once wild animals. In order to create the meatiest birds, farmers breed for a large breasted turkey. As a result of this […]

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Two Peas In A Pod: Paralyzed Pup Befriends Newborn Baby

(ANIMAL FRIENDSHIPS/KIDS AND PETS) Artie, a paralyzed rescue Dachshund, was more than excited to welcome a new friend into his world. When Sadie and Bill Cheaney brought home their newborn son Ben, an instant bond formed between the two. Some might say Artie even taught Ben to crawl all on his own! Read on to […]

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Protect Your Couch From Cat Claws

(PET CARE/CATS) Even though it may seem like it, cats don’t claw furniture to get revenge or because they dislike your decor. Continue reading below to learn why they can’t resist ripping up the couch, and how to stop your pet’s destructive scratching. — Global Animal

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This soldier returns from Afghanistan to be greeted by her faithful dog. Photo Credit: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k0zMzfegs5s

Tissue Alert! Videos Of Dogs Greeting Soldiers

(DOGS/ANIMAL VIDEOS) This Veteran’s Day, our heartfelt appreciation goes to the men and women who have served in the U.S. military. The profound sacrifices of military families are felt in this tear-jerking video series. Each video clip captures an emotional reunion between a returning soldier and his/her dog(s). What’s unmistakable is the intense connection between […]

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How Old Is My Dog? 5 Ways To Determine Your Dog’s Age

(DOGS/LIFE WITH PETS) Many dog parents–especially those who adopted their furry friends–often wonder: how old is my dog? Determining your dog’s age is an important part of understanding your pet’s needs. This includes choosing the best dog food, accurately interpreting your pet’s behavior, observing medical symptoms more effectively, and knowing when it’s time to visit […]

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<p>Shelters find that black animals are often ignored for reasons ranging from superstitions to logistics. Photo Credit: AP</p>

Superstition Leaves Black Pets Homeless

(SHELTER ANIMALS/PET ADOPTION) Black Dog and Black Cat Syndrome are real, but these phenomenons have more to do with screwy superstition than any overt ‘racism.’ Read why black pets are less likely to be adopted–and maybe buck the trend yourself with the next animal you adopt into your family. – Global Animal

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Aww! 20 Hilarious Halloween Paws-tumes (GALLERY)

(HALLOWEEN/ANIMAL PICTURES/PETS) What would Halloween be without pets in costumes? We’ve assembled pictures of our favorite dogs, cats, puppies, kittens and even a guinea pig sporting their Halloween costumes! Check out this hilarious collection of costumed pets below, and have a happy Halloween! — Global Animal

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