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5 Summer Activities For You & Your Pet

(DOGS/PETS) With summer in full force, the extra hours of sunlight and warmer weather make it a perfect time to incorporate some new, fun activities into your schedule for you and your dog. From hiking to beach fun, read on for outdoor activities and pet tips to have an active, safe summer! — Global Animal

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Why Does My Dog Circle Before Lying Down?

(DOGS/ANIMAL BEHAVIOR) Does your dog walk in a circle before he/she lays down? Experts claim the bizarrely cute ritual is most likely a habit residing from the days our dogs’ ancestors lived out in the wild. Circling around a spot is a way for dogs to subconsciously stamp down grass and leaves in order to […]

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Compassionate Crooner Calms Anxious Animals With Song

(TOUCHING TALES/PETS) They say “music calms the savage beast,” and one virtuoso veterinarian in Colorado has proven it to be true. Meet Ross Henderson, DVM, of Fox Hollow Animal Hospital. With his tender heart and musical talents, he not only heals our furry friends, but he soothes their souls too! Read on to find out […]

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Diamonds In The Ruff: Why Senior Dogs Rock

(ANIMAL RESCUE/SENIOR DOGS) Life can be pretty challenging for senior animals. The sad truth is every day older dogs are passed up for cute, bouncy puppies. Because people have preconceived notions of senior dogs, they are typically the least adopted pets. But senior pets deserve to live their golden years in a loving, supportive home. […]

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Bunny Fever! 9 Questions Before You Take The Hop

(PETS/EASTER/BUNNY RABBITS) Easter is just around the corner, and pet stores are filled with rabbits just waiting to hop into your Easter basket. So you and your children-–especially your children-–may be hoping for a bunny. But like the rush to buy a dalmatian after 101 Dalmatians was a big hit, it can be a different […]

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Purrfect Pranks For April Fools’ Day (GALLERY)

(CATS AND DOGS/ANIMAL PICTURES) April Fools’ Day is finally here! Celebrated by many cultures, far and wide, the holiday is famous for the practical jokes and hoaxes people play on one another. But as it turns out, humans aren’t the only animals engaging in pranks. Cats also have a special love for mischief—especially when it […]

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Canine Custody: Who Keeps The Dog (Or Cat) After Divorce?

(PETS) Breaking up is never easy, and in these modern times, separations and divorces are becoming even more complicated with the involvement of family pets. While many divorce courts treat pets like property, this traditional approach is beginning to change as many guardians see their beloved pets more like children. Nowadays, courts are more commonly […]

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No Happily Ever After Without Fido For California Couple

(MISSING PETS/LOST DOGS) One California couple will stop at nothing to find their beloved dog. Since their Brussels Griffon Theo went missing, Trendee King and James Galley have put everything on hold–including their upcoming wedding–in order to reunite with their lost pooch who escaped from their dog-sitter’s house two weeks ago. The couple has passed […]

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Brewery Gives Paw-ternity Leave To New Puppy Parents

(DOGS/PETS) The founders of BrewDog live for two things: people and beer. So it comes as no surprise that the Scottish brewery, with a new location in Ohio, is offering dog-enriched employee benefits, which even include puppy parental leave. More than 1,000 BrewDog employees around the world will now be able to take a week […]

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