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The Relationship Between Your Dog & Your Home

(PET CARE/DOGS) Making your home a safe place for everyone takes thought and preparation. No doubt, you've probably considered safety gates to block pets' access to certain rooms. You're also careful about opening outside doors. But have you ever considered the indoor air quality of your home? Pets not only contribute to this issue, but they can also suffer from the effects at the same time. Read on to learn more about indoor air quality and pet health. -- Global Animal

The Long Road To Recovery: Camp Fire Survivors Reunite With Their Families

(ANIMAL RESCUE) Those who miraculously survived the devastating wildfires throughout Northern and Southern California now face the equally difficult task of reuniting with their loved ones--including their beloved pets. First responders across the state have rescued thousands of injured and displaced animals--many found burned and dazed, sitting in the ashes of their former homes. A number of animals are still recovering from injuries including smoke inhalation, dehydration, and severe burns, while veterinarians, rescue groups, and volunteers are working tirelessly to reunite healthy pets with their humans. Read on for more on the Camp Fire rescue efforts and see how you can help below. -- 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

Protect Your Pet This Holiday Season

(PETS/PET CARE) While holiday meals and festive decor often bring us joy, they can serve as a huge danger to your pet. During the upcoming season, veterinarians see a huge influx of patients, due to consumption of "human" food and even decorations. Read the tips below to learn how both you and your pet can celebrate the holidays safely. — Global Animal

Be Thankful For Turkeys Beyond Food

(TURKEYS/ANIMAL FACTS) While many people only think of turkeys around the holidays, it turns out the beautiful birds are far more useful alive than they are on a Thanksgiving dinner plate. Read how the noble bird helps fight cancer, insects, and even heart disease for the other 364 days of the year. – Global Animal

How To Protect Your Pets From Fleas All Year Long

(PET CARE) Fleas are not only irritating to people but to pets, as well. Once they get into your pet’s fur, they can bite and cause a slew of different problems including itching and inflammation. In fact, a large percentage of all feline and canine skin problems reported by pet parents are caused by the animal’s hypersensitivity to flea bites--which is why flea prevention is not just necessary, it’s crucial! What's more, fleas are also known to cause diseases in pets. For instance, fleas are vectors for a bacteria called Bartonella, a common cause for cat scratch disease in felines and Bartonellosis in canines. Fleas can also serve as a host for tapeworms and can pass the parasite to your pets. With all of this in mind, check out these six important ways to keep fleas off your pet all year long. -- 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

Protect Your Pet From Halloween Spooks

(PETS/HALLOWEEN) With the constant excitement and activity surrounding trick-or-treaters and Halloween antics, it's possible your pet may become frazzled or worrisome during all the commotion. Here are some helpful tips and advice to keep your pet safe and calm this Halloween. — 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

11 Ways To Protect Your Pet From Halloween Dangers

(LIFE WITH PETS/PET SAFETY) Pet costumes are fun and adorable, but they can also be dangerous and cause stress for your pets. Here are some tips on how to keep pets safe during Halloween and what to do if your pet is accidentally poisoned. — 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

Trick-Or-Treat! Halloween Pet Recipes

(HALLOWEEN/PETS) Halloween might be a time to gorge on all of those Kit Kats, but your pets shouldn't have to miss out on all the sweets. As you prepare your animal companions for a spooky holiday, why not whip up some tasty Halloween treats to go along with their costumes? They might not be able to trick-or-treat for candy, but they are sure to be happy with these delicious, pet-friendly treats! — Global Animal

Living With A Dog: Everyday Tips For Keeping Your Home Clean

(PETS) Dogs are warm, fluffy creatures full of love and exuberance. They’re kind of like kids, in a sense that, while they’re an absolute joy to have around, they don’t always have the same attitude towards messiness that we typically do. They’ll tread happily over your new carpet and leave muddy paw prints behind. There's going to be fur all over your furniture. And on a few occasions, it’s likely you’ll come home to them digging through the trashcan because they smelled something interesting. To live with a dog means you'll deal with a bit of mess from time to time, but luckily this doesn’t have to affect the overall cleanliness of your home. Here are a few tips and tricks to ensure your living space is fresh and tidy every day. -- Global Animal

Superstition Leaves Black Pets Homeless

(SHELTER ANIMALS/PET ADOPTION) Black Dog and Black Cat Syndrome are real, but these phenomenons have more to do with screwy superstition than any overt 'racism.' Read why black pets are less likely to be adopted--and maybe buck the trend yourself with the next animal you adopt into your family. – Global Animal

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