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Meat-Free Monday: Berry Love Pies With Red Velvet Crust

(MEATLESS MONDAYS/VEGAN RECIPES) Celebrate a guilt-free Valentine's Day with these vegan Berry Love Pies with Red Velvet Crust. These pies are sure to wow your sweetheart, and believe us, they taste as good as they look! The rich red velvet crust is completely gluten-free and coated with a delectable homemade berry jam. Flare up your pies with fresh or dried fruit, crushed nuts, coconut flakes, and whole berries. As always, happy eating! -- Global Animal

Goofy GIFs For The Soul

(CUTE ANIMALS/ANIMAL VIDEOS) We love animals and we love these cuddly, comedic clips circling the web. If you need a good laugh, check out these adorable GIFs. These cute critters are sure to bring a smile to your face! — Global Animal

Sweet Tooth? Here’s Why Dogs Shouldn’t Eat Chocolate

(PET HEALTH/DOGS) You've likely been told to keep your pooch away from chocolate, but why exactly is it so bad for them? Read on to find out why experts say chocolate is not good for dogs, and see what to do if your pup accidentally ingests any cocoa products. — Global Animal

Meat-Free Monday: Vegan Chilaquiles With Pepitas, Corn & Black Beans

(MEATLESS MONDAYS/VEGAN RECIPES) Spice up your traditional breakfast this Meat-Free Monday with these vegan chilaquiles--a healthy spin on a classic Mexican breakfast dish. This vegan recipe combines black beans with charred corn, along with sliced avocado and a handful of toasted pumpkin seeds for a meal that's not only balanced in carbs, protein, and high in green vegetables, but is crazy delicious, too! As always, happy eating! -- Global Animal

Tips To Welcome Your Newly Adopted Dog Into Your Home

(DOGS/PET ADOPTION) You’re finally ready to adopt a dog, but perhaps you’re a bit worried about how to properly welcome them into your home? Check out these four useful tips on how to make that happen, and welcome your new furry friend into your home like a true pro! -- Global Animal

Polar Vortex Tips To Protect Outdoor Cats

(CATS/PET SAFETY) Millions are facing bone-chilling temperatures as a polar vortex transcends across much of the eastern U.S. With some areas in the Midwest experiencing record-breaking wind chills below 50 degrees, humans and animals alike are being advised to stay indoors. Remember, if it’s too cold for you, it’s probably too cold for your pet. But what about wildlife and other outdoor animals? Outdoor cats, for instance, are incredibly resilient, but they could certainly use our help staying safe and warm amid these blizzard-like conditions. Read on for tips on how to protect our feline friends during Polar Vortex 2019. -- Global Animal

10 Most Toxic Foods For Pets

(PET CARE/CATS & DOGS) When thinking about things that may be dangerous for your pet, you may not always consider the types of foods that he/she eats--especially foods prepared for human consumption. While most food that humans eat are also safe for dogs, some foods are dangerous and perhaps even deadly. -- Global Animal

Meat-Free Monday: Vegan “Pulled” Mushroom Sandwich

(MEATLESS MONDAYS/VEGAN RECIPES) Fulfill your carnivorous cravings this Meat-Free Monday with these vegan "pulled" mushroom sandwiches. With umami-rich grilled mushrooms and tangy barbecue sauce, this sandwich is sure to satisfy meat eaters and vegans alike. As always, happy eating! -- Global Animal

How Does Wildlife Cope With Cold Winter Weather?

(WILDLIFE/ABOUT ANIMALS) Winter weather can be brutal for humans and pets alike, but what about for wildlife? How do our wild animal friends fair in colder weather? We may never be able to gauge each animals' subjective experience, but it's clear different species have a variety of ways of withstanding the cold. While some warm-blooded animals hibernate or exhibit torpor (a state of decreased activity), other animals--like the arctic fox--have physically evolved to adapt to colder climates. Read on for more of the interesting ways that various animals deal with harsh winter conditions. -- Global Animal

Meat-Free Monday: Arugula Pesto Pasta Meal Prep

(MEATLESS MONDAYS/VEGAN RECIPES) Keep up with your weekly meal prepping with this arugula pesto pasta. Simply choose your favorite pasta, dress it with this quick homemade arugula pesto, and toss it with zucchini, green peas, and broccoli. What's more, this vegan pasta dish tastes great chilled or warmed up--so it's perfect for meals on-the-go! As always, happy eating! -- Global Animal
Squirrel Appreciate Day is a time to be thankful for all types of squirrels. (WILDLIFE)

Happy Squirrel Appreciation Day!

(SQUIRRELS/WILDLIFE) January 21 is National Squirrel Appreciation Day and a good time to celebrate our furry friends. The holiday was founded in 2001 by Christy Hargrove, a wildlife rehabilitator in Asheville, North Carolina. Celebrated in mid-winter when food sources are scarce, you can show your appreciation by giving your local squirrel buddies some treats of nuts, seeds, or fruit. We have compiled a list of fun facts to honor the squirrel on his special day! -- Global Animal

8 Indestructible Dog Toys Worth Barking About

(PET CARE/DOGS) Let's face it, dogs get bored. Thankfully there are plenty of options for dog toys on the market, but how can you choose a toy that will last for more than an afternoon? The Humane Society recommends shopping for toys that are marked as indestructible. Keep in mind no dog toy is completely destruction proof. However, here are some of the best-made toys renowned for their super long-lasting qualities. -- Global Animal

Meat-Free Monday: Instant Pot Cauliflower And Butternut Thai Curry

(MEATLESS MONDAYS/VEGAN RECIPES) For this week's Meat-Free Monday, stay warm and cozy with this crave-worthy comfort food. This Instant Pot Cauliflower and Butternut Thai Curry is one of those go-to pantry dinner options that takes advantage of your electric pressure cooker. But not to worry if you don't own one--there's directions to make this curry on the stove top, too. The soft, stew-like texture of the spicy curry served over a cup of fluffy rice is sure to satisfy your winter flavor palate. As always, happy eating! -- Global Animal

Pregnant Cow Takes Brave Leap Onto Highway To Save Herself

(ANIMAL RESCUE) A pregnant cow realized it was her last chance to survive when she bravely jumped out of the second floor on a transport truck onto the highway. The cow--now named Brianna--was on the run for hours, but eventually rescued by Mike Stura of Skylands Animal Sanctuary And Rescue. The sanctuary has since become her permanent home, where she gave birth to a baby girl calf just two days after the rescue. View the miraculous rescue footage in the clip below and continue reading for Brianna's full story. -- Global Animal

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