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The AHA has proven that pets, especially dogs, are good for your health.

Why Dogs Are Good For Your Heart

(PETS/DOGS) An animal companion may not just warm your heart, but also help you maintain a healthy heart. In a press release from the American Heart Association, pets—particularly dogs—are associated with lowering blood pressure, stress, cholesterol levels, and incidence of obesity. So, the next time your buddy is nudging you for a walk around the […]

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Everybody Loves A Hug (GALLERY)

(CUTE ANIMAL PICTURES) We all need somebody to lean on, and that includes our fellow animal friends. From big to small, tame to wild, animals of all shapes and sizes can’t turn down an honest-to-goodness hug. Check out these photos capturing some adorable embraces. — Global Animal

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Thank Your Pet For These Modern Marvels

(PETS/ANIMAL SCIENCE) While it’s easy to note the emotional impact pets have on humans, these animal companions have also influenced the science world on many occasions, being the inspiration behind numerous modern marvels and scientific breakthroughs. Read on to unveil how dogs and cats have provided creative inspiration for some of the most recognizable products in […]

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The Case For Crocodile Tears: Do Animals Cry?

(ANIMAL BEHAVIOR/WILDLIFE) Is it possible for animals to cry? Many are asking this question after photos surfaced of a baby elephant in China named Zhuang-zhang who was reportedly crying after his mother inexplicably attacked him—perhaps as a result of her life spent in captivity. Animal behaviorists believe that animals can and do cry, equating the […]

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Let Sleeping Dogs Lie: Understanding Dog Sleep Patterns

(DOGS/PET CARE) Every pet parent wants to see his or her dog remain healthy for as long as possible. It’s important to make sure your dog eats the healthiest foods possible, gets plenty of exercise, and receives a regular veterinarian examination, keeping up with all of their vaccinations. However, sleep patterns are just as important […]

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Top Reasons To Go Vegan: Meat Causes Heart Disease

Vegetarianism & Mental Health: Plant-Based Happiness

(VEGETARIAN LIFESTYLE) There’s no doubting the benefits of a meat-free diet as statistics show vegetarians have lower rates of health conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, and cancer. But did you know going meat-free also promotes empathy amongst human beings? In the following article, Dr. Sujatha Ramakrishna, author of Raising Kids Who Love Animals, discusses […]

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International Cat Day: Fun Facts Celebrating Our Favorite Felines

(CATS/PETS) Today, August 8 is International Cat Day! Founded by the International Fund of Animal Welfare (IFAW) in 2002, International Cat Day is dedicated to celebrating people’s passion for these furry friends, while spreading awareness for cats in need. But today isn’t the only holiday dedicated to cats. There’s also also National Cat Day on […]

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Does Your Dog Need A New Do?

(DOGS/PET CARE) There’s no doubt pets can get pretty stinky. Not all animals require the same degree of care, but which grooming method is best for your pet? Don’t work your brain too hard; the Humane Society has already done all the thinking for you. Below is a helpful group of tips on pet grooming–covering the […]

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As a precaution, try not to let your dog drink ocean water when at the beach.

Hold The Salt: Is Beach Water Safe For Dogs?

(PET CARE/DOGS) While we all love to have fun with our dogs at the beach, we must remember to bring along fresh water to keep our doggie friends hydrated. If your dog continually drinks ocean water during a day at the beach, he or she may become ill with salt poisoning. Read on to learn […]

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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 […]

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