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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.

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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Pet Insurance: Protect Your Pet & Your Wallet

(PETS/CATS AND DOGS/PET CARE) It’s a sad fact that pets don’t live as long as humans. However, pet guardians can ensure their furry friends live long and healthy lives by investing in pet insurance. Pet medical insurance may seem confusing to pet parents, but it’s actually fairly straightforward and offers many benefits. There are also a variety of affordable plans to choose from, so when your pet needs immediate medical attention, the cost of care shouldn’t be a concern. Read on to learn more about the ABCs of pet insurance. — Global Animal

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Turn That Fish Frown Upside Down

(PETS/FISH/PET CARE) How can you tell if your aquarium is a happy home for your pet fish? A recent study suggests that most fish in tanks are giving off more negative vibes than positive ones. The study looks at how tank size and the complexity of the environment can either reduce or increase aggression in fish. Read on for tips on how to help keep your underwater friends friendly. — Global Animal

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10 Famous Furry Friends & Their Celebrity Counterparts

(FAMOUS ANIMALS/PETS/CELEBRITIES) Did you know that behind every great person, there’s an even greater pet? Pets have been the inspiration for so many famous songs, paintings, poems, etc. While Paul McCartney’s beloved dog Martha was the source of inspiration for his famous song “Dear Martha,” Richard Nixon’s “Checker’s Speech” was inspired by his pet Cocker Spaniel named Checkers. Continue reading below to find out how pets have inspired some of our world’s most influential people. — Global Animal

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What My Pit Bull Means To Me (GALLERY)

(DOGS/PIT BULLS/DOG PICTURES) Pit bulls, like all dog breeds, are great companions. They are adorable, loving, and more than deserving of their own week of praise. But here, at Global Animal, every week is Pit Bull Week. Let these pit bull parents tell you how much their dog means to them in the heartwarming gallery below. One by one, these photos disprove the horrible stigma against this loving breed. — Global Animal

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Doggy Dental Care Shouldn’t Be Like Pulling Teeth

(DOGS/PET CARE/PET HEALTH) Dental care and oral hygiene is as important for dogs as it is for us. Pets can get many of the same tooth and gum diseases as people. Here are some tips on at-home dental care to keep your pet healthy and happy. Also, learn how to brush your dog’s teeth. — Global Animal

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