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Meat-Free Monday: Vegan Rice Paper Rolls With Sriracha & Soy Sauce Tofu And Peanut...

(MEATLESS MONDAYS/VEGAN RECIPES) For this week's Meat-Free Monday, here's a recipe that you'll come back to again and again. These Vegan Rice Paper Rolls are filled with fresh, crispy vegetables and flavorful strips of tofu seasoned with sriracha and soy sauce. Simply roll 'em up and dip them in sweet and spicy peanut sauce, and voila! Eating fresh veggies has never been so easy and delicious! As always, happy eating! -- Global Animal

Wonder, The Dog Who Broke My Heart

(DOGS/LIFE WITH PETS) Author Wade Rouse tells the story of his beloved dog, Wonder, whom he rescued after finding him starved, bloody, and blind. Make sure to have a box of tissues handy while reading Rouse's story. -- Global Animal
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Why Does Your Dog Yawn?

(PETS/DOG BEHAVIOR/PUPPIES) Many pet parents become concerned with the amount of yawning displayed through their dog or puppy's habits. Is it possible that dogs are that tired all the time? The article below reveals the meaning behind dogs' yawns, and explains how yawning can actually be a form of communication between you and your pet. — Global Animal

Meat-Free Monday: One Pot Vegan Pasta With Spicy Sun-Dried Tomato Sauce

(MEATLESS MONDAYS/VEGAN RECIPES) Make your Mondays a little less messy with this One Pot Vegan Pasta recipe. Penne pasta is cooked in a spicy sun-dried tomato and roasted red pepper sauce then covered in sliced tomatoes and buttered breadcrumbs, quickly broiled to perfection. This is easy dinner at its best. Buon appetito! -- Global Animal

The Big, Barking Business Of Dogs

(DOGS/PET CARE) Did you know there are almost 90 million pet dogs nationwide? That's more than a quarter of the entire U.S. population! But as we all know, dogs are more than just pets--they're part of the family. So it really comes as no surprise that Americans spent a whopping $72 billion on their pets last year alone. Read on to learn more about the big business of dogs--from what pet parents would give up for their pets, to how people are prioritizing their dogs' health more than ever before. -- Global Animal

Meat-Free Monday: BBQ Couscous Bowl With Tofu

(MEATLESS MONDAYS/VEGAN RECIPES) Who doesn't love a good, vegan bowl? Especially when they're filled with curried couscous, broccoli, crispy tofu, and a tangy vegan BBQ sauce. This recipe is an easy lunch that's great to take to work or school. It's rich in protein and you can mix and match the veggies, too! As always, happy eating! -- 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
Spaying and neutering can save your pet's life! Photo credit: Petfinder.com

8 Paw-sitive Facts For World Spay Day

(PETS/CATS AND DOGS) Today is the 20th annual World Spay Day—a day meant to shine a light on the positives of spaying and neutering your pets. Spaying/neutering your pet can help save his or her life, as typically spayed/neutered animals live a healthier and longer life. World Spay Day gives communities of animal lovers a unique opportunity to save thousands of animals. Typically, stray cats and dogs who are not spayed or neutered will be put down in a local shelter. By participating in World Spay Day, communities are helping lower the rate of pet euthanasia.— Global Animal

Pet Tech: Giving Your Pet A Better Quality Of Life

(PETS/PET CARE) Most pet parents view their animals as family members, but with our busy work schedules, it can be difficult to give our beloved companions the attention they deserve. Luckily technology is on our side, and it's helping us give our pets a better quality of life. For instance, there are dozens of tech-smart products available to assist with our pets' basic needs, in addition to their exercise, comfort, and of course, fun! There are also several dog-walking and daycare service apps for while you're away. View the infographic below for more on how technology is lending a helping paw to our furry friends. -- Global Animal

Meat-Free Monday: Nordic Winter Vegetable Soup

(MEATLESS MONDAYS/VEGAN RECIPES) With cold winter weather looming, warm up with this hearty Nordic Winter Vegetable Soup for this week's Meat-Free Monday. This simple vegetarian soup is chock-full of seasonal herbs and nutrient-rich root vegetables like parsnips, celery root, baby spinach, leeks, thyme, and bay leaves. As always, happy eating! -- Global Animal

Most Popular Dog Breeds By State

(DOGS/DOG BREEDS) Did you know there are an estimated 90 million dogs living in U.S. households today? These breeds vary from large outdoor dogs like Labradors and Huskies, to smaller "apartment" dogs like Chihuahuas and Dachshunds. View the infographic below to see the most popular dog breeds by state--the results might surprise you! -- Global Animal

Love Your Pet Day: Furry Friends Steal The Show

(PETS/PET LOVERS) Did you know February 20 is Love Your Pet Day--aka every "fur child's" favorite holiday? Today is a day dedicated to the special relationship we share with our beloved pets, so be sure to set aside some time to give your pets some extra TLC. Read on to see how pet lovers everywhere are celebrating National Love Your Pet Day, and don't forget to be extra generous with belly rubs, walks, treats, and playtime--not just today, but everyday! -- Global Animal

A Story With A Song: Country Star Luke Bryan Adopts Senior Dog

(CELEBRITY PETS/DOG ADOPTION) Country music star Luke Bryan and his wife Caroline recently gave a senior dog a new leash on life after adopting an 18-year-old rescue named Poochie into their home. Poochie was deemed a "forever hospice foster" at Proverbs 12:10, a Nashville-based animal rescue, until the singer read about him on social media and decided to step in and save the senior pup. Read on to learn more about the heartwarming adoption story and how this senior dog is living out his golden years. -- Global Animal

In Dogs We Trust: Presidents & Their Pets

(FAMOUS PETS/DOGS) As we celebrate Presidents' Day, it just doesn't seem right to leave out those who gave their unconditional love to many of America's leaders. That can be a tall order. Of course, we're speaking about the First Pets. Read on for more about the many beloved animals throughout history—dogs, cats, horses, parrots, and others—who supported our nation's presidents. — Global Animal

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