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Can You Give Your Pet The Flu?

(PETS) Did you know that people can pass the flu to their pets? Studies show flu infections are more common in cats and dogs than previously thought. In one study, scientists analyzed cat blood samples and found that 30 percent of the cats had been infected with seasonal flu, and 20 percent had been infected […]

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Doggy Dating? Match With The Perfect Rescue Pooch

(RESCUE PETS/ANIMAL ADOPTION) Your search for the perfect four-legged rescue companion just got easier. Paws Like Me helps people find the perfect K-9 match for you. By using a personality test, the website takes your energy, confidence, and independence into consideration. Elizabeth Holmes, CEO of Paws Like Me, came up with this idea since many […]

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Cat Training? Yes, It’s Paw-ssible!

(LIFE WITH PETS/CATS) We’ve all heard that it’s impossible to train a cat, but the Humane Society begs to differ. Want your feline companion to stop clawing the furniture, come when you call, or fetch your slippers? Here are some tips on how to train your cat using the positive power of rewards. — Global […]

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Dogs Who Think They’re Christmas Trees (GALLERY)

(DOGS/CUTE ANIMAL PICTURES) Happy holidays! Not in the Christmas spirit? Take a look at these festive pups! Whether it be a Corgi dressed as a Christmas tree or a pug wrapped in presents, these dogs know how to deck the halls and are guaranteed to put a smile on your face. — Global Animal

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Omar, still elegant in his last week, pupils fading, after he had stopped eating.

My Cat Dies In The Time Of Trump

(PETS & POLITICS/OP-ED) Omar the cat died today. A veterinarian came to our home, and with two quick shots, Omar was put out of his pain after 19 years of life. The vet said it’s better to be a day early than a day late, and that we seemed to hit the ‘sweet spot’ between […]

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Adoption helps save the lives of animals in need. Photo Credit: OlgaKay

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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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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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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Trick-Or-Treat! Halloween Pet Recipes

(HALLOWEEN/PETS) Halloween might be a time to gorge on all of those KitKats, but your pets shouldn’t have to miss out on all the sweets. As you prepare your animal companions for a spooky holiday, why not whip up some tasty Halloween treats to go along with their costumes? They might not be able to […]

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