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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

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

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

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

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

20 Greyhounds Bundled Up For Winter (GALLERY)

(DOG PICTURES) It may be cold outside, but these Greyhounds know a thing or two about staying warm. And somehow they still rock turtlenecks better than most humans. — 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

Grrr-inchmas: Dogs Who Are Over The Holidays (GALLERY)

(FUNNY PETS/DOGS/ANIMAL PICTURES) It's beginning to look a lot like Grrr-inchmas for these scruffy Scrooges. These festive four-legged friends simply cannot wait for the holidays to be over. But don't worry, pups! The holiday cheer will soon be so last year. — 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
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Halloween Howlers Show Off Their Costumes (GALLERY)

(CUTE ANIMAL PICTURES/DOGS/HALLOWEEN COSTUMES FOR PETS) Halloween is right around the corner and it's time to get creative with not just your own costume, but your furry loved one's as well. You shouldn't be the only one who gets to have a little fun this Halloween! Check out these adorable pets as they "put on the dog" in their perfect Halloween attire. — Global Animal

Don’t Judge A Pup By Its Color

(PET ADOPTION/BLACK DOGS) U.S. animal shelters are taking strides to combat 'Black Dog Syndrome,' a phenomenon in which black dogs and cats are often less likely to be adopted and first to be euthanized due to their dark coloring. Shelters are not only providing black pets with colorful bandanas and collars, but they are also beginning to use professional photography and lower adoption fees. Read on for more on how animal shelters are promoting black pet adoption. — Global Animal

This Is Howl-oween: Cute Costume Ideas For Your Dog

(HALLOWEEN PETS) Halloween is supposed to be scary, but it doesn't mean you can't enjoy a chuckle, too. Check out this fun gallery of pet costumes and you decide – wrong or wonderful, freaky or fabulous? — Global Animal

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