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13 Fun & Furry Facts About Chinchillas

(FUN ANIMAL FACTS/PETS) Chinchillas are some of the world’s cutest and smallest rodents, but how much do you really know about these furry friends? Wild chinchillas are indigenous to Latin America where they live in colonies of up to 100 in the mountains. Check out more fascinating and fun facts about this adorable little furball. — Global Animal

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NYC Dog Park Honors K-9 Killed On 9/11

(ANIMAL HEROES/POLICE DOGS) New York’s Sirius Dog Run is a tribute of remembrance and honor to the only police K-9, Sirius, killed in the terror attacks of September 11, 2001. Like many other heroic animals, Sirius performed his duties flawlessly until his final day, and was rightfully honored along with all the other fallen heroes. Located along the Hudson River in New York City’s Battery Park City, the dog park on Kowsky Plaza is being enjoyed by NYC pooches and their guardians more than ever! Take a look at the heartwarming photos below and see how Sirius’ spirit continues to live on 13 years later. — Global Animal

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Capturing The Secret Lives Of Street Cats

(STRAY CATS/ANIMAL ACTIVISM/OP-ED) Photographers for Animals husband and wife team Jason and Elizabeth Putsche document the mysterious lives of a commonly misunderstood and scrutinized animal, the feral cat. The Community Cat Project’s “glamour shots” offer a new view of community cats, showing them thriving in their natural environments. Read Elizabeth’s story on how she and her husband began photographing community cats all across the globe in the article below. — Global Animal

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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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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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Spaying or neutering your pet helps reduce the risk of certain types of cancer. Photo credit: Roy Sanborn

5 Tips For Raising A New Puppy

(DOGS/PUPPIES/PET CARE) Adding a new dog to the family is quite exciting, but it’s important to know how to properly care for your new furry family member. With the proper care and training, puppies will adapt more easily into their new homes. Are you or someone you know thinking about adopting a new dog? If so, check out these five tips on how to properly welcome a new puppy into your home. — Global Animal

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