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Is A Ferret The Right Pet For You?

(PET CARE/PETS) Ferrets can make great pets with their playful personalities and furry faces, but is a ferret the right pet for you? Ferrets need committed guardians to provide proper care. Read on to see if you are ready to adopt a ferret into your family. — Global Animal

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Being exposed to dogs early in life can decrease one's risk of asthma by 13%.

Paw-Friendly Pads: Apartment Hacks For Pet Parents

(DOGS/LIFE WITH PETS) Finding an apartment that allows dogs can be a difficult task. But keeping your canine companion entertained and happy so he/she doesn’t destroy your new pad or disturb the neighbors doesn’t have to be so ‘ruff.’ With a few simple tricks, you can easily keep your pup’s tail wagging. These dog-friendly apartment […]

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Cupcake, left, and Yung, both pit bull mixes, during “puppy playgroup” in the backyard at the East Harlem shelter run by Animal Care Centers of NYC. The program was added in 2014 to improve the dogs’ immunity and make them more docile and adoptable, the shelter said. Photo Credit: Nicole Bengiveno/The New York Times

NYC Animal Shelters No Longer In The Dog House?

(ANIMAL SHELTERS/PET ADOPTION) NEW YORK CITY — The Animal Care Centers of NYC (formerly Animal Care and Control) are a frequently criticized nonprofit agency that currently runs New York City’s three animal shelters. Despite criticism and insufficient funding, many of the programs the agency has implemented since 2014, like “puppy playgroups,” are yielding positive results. […]

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Dogs & Taxes: Digging Up Tax Deductions For Pets

(PETS/PET CARE) Being a pet guardian has many benefits, but when it comes to filing taxes, claiming your furry friend as a dependent is prohibited. Even though dogs are not tax deductible, certain pet related expenses are. Check out the list below to learn about any tax deductions you may receive for being a pet […]

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Do Pricey Pets Break The Bank? Comparing The Costs Of Pet Care

(PETS/PET CARE) Sharing your life with a pet is an incredibly rewarding experience. Animals provide comfort and companionship, and can add happiness to any household. However, with the cost of pet supplies, food, and veterinary care, having a pet can become quite costly. While it’s difficult to know exactly what you’re getting into financially when […]

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Some dogs eating Beneful have experienced Internal bleeding, diarrhea, seizures, and liver malfunction. Photo credit: ABC 7 Chicago

Dog Chow: Finding The Best For Your Pet

(DOGS/PET CARE) Our favorite furry friends will often beg for scraps at the dinner table, and who can resist with those pleading eyes and precious paws? While your dog will thank you for giving in, his digestive system may not. Here’s a list of ingredients to consider when purchasing your next can of dog food […]

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