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National Napping Day: Do Pets Dream?

(PETS/ANIMAL BEHAVIOR) In celebration of National Napping Day, we tackle the age-old question: do pets dream? Ask any pet guardian who's seen a sleeping cat swat the air, or heard a dog bark while in a slumber, and you'll be told that animals certainly do dream. So, perhaps the question is: what do pets dream of? Wouldn't we like to know! Does a napping cat rehash the day's events? Or, do dogs in dreamland imagine streets lined with treats? This provocative pet question even prompted the creation of "Stu's Song" in The Hangover, that asks, "What do tigers dream of?" We have the answers — read on to find out. — Global Animal

Go Wild For World Wildlife Day!

(WILDLIFE CONSERVATION/PICTURES) March 3 is World Wildlife Day, a day to celebrate and appreciate all that Mother Nature has to offer, from plants to wild animals. On December 20, 2013, the sixty-eighth session of the United Nations General assembly proclaimed March 3—the day the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) was adopted—as World Wildlife Day. — Global Animal

Have A Pet-Friendly Valentine’s Day!

(CATS & DOGS/PET CARE) All around the world, February 14 is the day to exchange gifts, flowers, and chocolates--all in the name of St. Valentine. This special time of year can be just as fun for pets as it is for humans, if the right precautions are taken. Read on to learn how you and your furry friend can have a safe and festive Valentine's Day. — Global Animal

Once Bitten, Twice Shy: How To Stop Puppy Bites

(PET CARE/PUPPIES) Even though puppy bites are innocent 'love bites' to most adoring pet parents, sometimes a nipping problem can get out of hand. Here are some helpful tips to prevent any further pain from puppy bites. – Global Animal

Protect Your Furniture, Give Your Cat A Mani-Pedi

(PET CARE/CATS) Trimming your cat's claws may seem daunting, but it's an important part of maintaining a cat's health. Not to mention, it's also a good way to protect your lap and your furniture from scratches. Here are some tips from the Humane Society on how to successfully trim your pet's nails. — Global Animal

TAKE ACTION: With Over 1 Billion Animals Impacted By Australia’s Fires, Here’s How You...

(HELP ANIMALS) Severe wildfires burning across Australia for months now have taken a tragic toll on it's iconic habitats that make the continent an ecological wonder. With nearly 18 million acres burned, experts estimate upwards of 1.25 billion animals--many of them unique to Australia--have been killed since the fires started in September. A number of animal rescue groups and volunteers are working overtime to help farm animals, pets, and wildlife, including koalas, kangaroos, wallabies, wombats, and more, who are so desperately in need of rescue and treatment. -- Global Animal

Energizing Exercises With Your Dogs

(PET CARE/DOGS) Not only can introducing your dog to different forms of exercise help minimize their risk of joint pain later in life, but it can also help him/her get the most out of their active doggy lifestyles. Read on for more information and check out these great new ideas for exercising with your pet. — Global Animal
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Festive Felines: Cats In Christmas Trees (GALLERY)

(CATS/FUNNY ANIMAL PICTURES) Christmas is finally here and many pets are getting themselves into the holiday spirit, while others are simply getting into trouble. Check out these festive felines and decide whether they've been naughty or nice. — Global Animal

Mazel Tov! Pets Celebrate Hanukkah (GALLERY)

(HOLIDAYS/ANIMAL PICTURES/HANUKKAH) ’Tis the season to spin the dreidel and light the menorah! Check out these precious pets as they celebrate the Festival of Lights! — Global Animal

Tips For Bringing A Puppy Home For The Holidays

(DOGS/PET ADOPTION) It's finally the holiday season, and for many, there's no better gift than a new puppy. However, it's important that pet parents understand the importance of adoption as well as how to properly care for their new pet. Choosing to adopt a furry friend is a very important (and sometimes difficult) decision. If your children or loved ones are hoping for a pet puppy this holiday season, there are several things you can do to ensure an easy and successful transition. Here are six tail-wagging tips that will help you find the perfect pup this holiday season! — Global Animal

Top 5 Pet Safety Tips For Hanukkah

(HANUKKAH/PET SAFETY) The Festival of Lights has arrived! While many are busy celebrating with delicious food and fun festivities, it's important to remember to keep your pet safe from some of these not-so-animal-friendly traditions. Check out these top five tips for Hanukkah cat and dog safety. Also, make sure to protect your pet from other holiday dangers like wrapping paper and decorative lights. — Global Animal
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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

11 Ways To Make Your Holiday Dinner Cruelty-Free

(VEGETARIAN/VEGAN) With the holidays in full swing, why not consider animal-friendly food options? Not only is it a great way to spread Christmas compassion to animals, but all of your guests will benefit from a healthy feast. See below for 11 ways to help you cook up a cruelty-free dinner the animals will be grateful for. — Global Animal

Dogs Celebrate Thanksgiving (GALLERY)

(PETS/DOG PICTURES) Thanksgiving is just around the corner! While many of you might be busy prepping for your vegan Thanksgiving dinner, others are looking for a little holiday entertainment. Here are some adorable pictures of dogs who dressed up just for the occasion. — Global Animal

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