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Meat-Free Monday: Warm & Roasted Winter Salad Bowl

(MEAT-FREE MONDAYS/VEGAN RECIPES) For this week's Meat-Free Monday, warm up with this ultimate bowl of winter comfort food. Simply roast Yukon Gold potatoes and green beans and toss them with warm rainbow quinoa, shredded kale, green onion, and a quick red wine vinaigrette. Top it off with crunchy pepita seeds and sliced avocado for a bowl that's warm, hearty, and bursting with nutrition! As always, happy eating! -- Global Animal

Too Cute To Toot? Flatulence In The Animal Kingdom

(ANIMAL SCIENCE) Did you ever think the term "silent but deadly" could actually be true? The authors of Does It Fart?, a comprehensive guide to animal flatulence, say this type of weaponry is used by the larvae of the beaded lacewing. When this winged insect is on the attack, it actually farts on a termite's head to suffocate and ultimately eat them. Read on to learn more from Dani Rabaiotti and Nick Caruso, and how other species find use for their flatulence. -- Global Animal

Dog Days Of Winter: How To Keep Pets Safe & Warm

(PET CARE/PET SAFETY) While much of North America continues to deal with below-freezing temperatures, and a promise of more chilly weather to come, the ASPCA wants to remind folks that the cold and snow can pose a real risk for pets. It's important to know how to keep your pets safe and warm all year long. Take a look at the handy infographic below for essential cold weather tips on everything from paw care to bathing. -- Global Animal

Take Action: Tell The Humane Society All Bets Are Off! Stop Taking A Gamble...

(ANIMAL NEWS/TAKE ACTION) The Animal Foundation in Las Vegas, Nevada, is the highest volume single-site animal shelter in the U.S. But despite its nonprofit, 501(c)3 status, activists claim the organization is breaking a law that bans the promotional sale of live animals as the shelter is set to raffle 150 Pomeranian puppies rescued last month. -- Global Animal

Meat-Free Monday: Superfood Crunch Salad With Balsamic Apple Vinaigrette

(MEAT-FREE MONDAYS/VEGAN RECIPES) In the spirit of the New Year and fresh starts, kick off another year of healthy, feel-good eating with this superfood crunch salad tossed with a homemade balsamic apple vinaigrette dressing. Shredded kale, sliced pear, pomegranate arils, coconut flakes, pepita, hemp, and black sesame seeds, drizzled in a tangy balsamic, apple cider, maple, and garlic dressing offers a mix of robust flavors and textures, along with a vibrant dose of nutrients. If the dull winter weather has you feeling down, there's no doubt this fresh, hearty salad will be a cause for celebration! -- Global Animal

How To Keep Your Dog Calm During Fireworks

(PET CARE/PET SAFETY) The 4th of July holiday is the busiest time of the year for animal shelters. Dogs are found wandering terrified on the streets after being scared from home by fireworks. Fortunately, there are simple precautions you can take to keep your pets safe and their anxiety levels at a minimum during this patriotic holiday. — Global Animal

Meowna Lisa: Cats Imitate Famous Masterpieces (GALLERY)

(CATS/ANIMAL PICTURES) The Internet world loves to be amused by cats and their hilarious antics. We love to giggle at galleries of cats pranking dogs and dapper kitties posing as characters from The Great Gatsby. But as it turns out, some cats have a more artistic side. As Irish writer Oscar Wilde once said, “Paradoxically though it may seem, it is none the less true that life imitates art far more than art imitates life.” In the spirit of aestheticism, check out this gallery of some serious felines imitating world-renowned paintings. — Global Animal

Is Your Pet Chipped?

(CATS & DOGS/PET CARE) Pet microchipping has come a long way since it originated over two decades ago. Pet chipping companies like HomeAgain now alert you when pets in your area go missing, and even come with an iPhone app that will let you upload pictures of your lost pet. Every year approximately 10 million pets are euthanized because their guardians are unable to find them, and pet microchipping companies have been able to reunite over a million pets with their families. Read on for more on the incredible advancement of chipping and how it could save your pet's life. — Global Animal

Hungry For Savings? 5 Ways To Save On Pet Food

(CATS AND DOGS/PET CARE) Pet parents know when it comes to taking good care of our pets, it can get a little pricey—especially when it comes to their food. With such a vast amount of pet food brands out there, from high-end organic meals to regular dry kibble, picking the right food for your pet can be tricky and expensive. However, saving money on pet food is a possibility, and actually quite easy! With helpful tools such as social media, online shopping, and some some basic research, you can drastically cut down on that expensive pet food bill. Read on for helpful tips and tricks that will keep your pet and your wallet nice and full! — Global Animal

Meat-Free Monday: Dairy-Free Hot Chocolate

(MEAT-FREE MONDAYS/VEGAN RECIPES) For this week's Meat-Free Monday - Christmas edition, get cozy and curl up on the couch with this delicious, dairy-free hot chocolate. Not only is this recipe super easy to make, it's ready on the stovetop in just 15 minutes flat. You can also make a number of substitutions to adjust the sweetness and chocolate intensity to cater your family's tastes. Add some toasted marshmallows and enjoy this nice, warm mug of cocoa bliss! -- Global Animal

California Wildfire Relief: Here’s What Your Gift To Animals Looks Like

(HELP ANIMALS/DISASTER RELIEF) Earlier this month, four major wildfires broke out within 24 hours in Los Angeles and Ventura counties. The outbreaks forced over 200,000 people to evacuate, and thousands of firefighters were summoned to help. The still-raging Thomas fire in Ventura and Santa Barbara County is now the largest fire in California history, burning 273,400 acres and destroying 775 homes since it began on December 4. So far, the Global Animal Foundation has raised over $3,000 to help the hundreds of pets and other animals displaced by the fires as committed animal rescue organizations work around-the-clock to save and keep animals safe and healthy. -- 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
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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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Purr-fect Presents? Tips To Responsibly Give A Pet As A Gift

(CATS AND DOGS/PET CARE) Thinking about giving someone a pet this holiday season? Before you make the big decision, check out these tips to ensure your gift will bring everyone joy! And don't forget to visit our pet adoption database! — Global Animal

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