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Regular exercise may lessen the frequency of your dog's farts.

PU: How To Stop Fido’s Farting

(PET CARE/DOGS) Trying to stop the males in your home from farting in the presence of dinner guests? Why not turn your dog into the most classy male in the home? Read on to learn about three strategies to help stop Fido’s bloating and gas problems. — Global Animal

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Bring along treats to make your pet's trip to the vet more enjoyable.

5 Vital Pet First Aid Tips

(CATS AND DOGS/PET CARE) Pet parents want to give their pets the best possible care. Regular vet visits, proper grooming, and ensuring regular exercise and adequate nutrition are just some of the ways in which we make sure our pets are happy and healthy. But what about in emergency situations or natural disasters? Not all pet […]

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<p>This dog is ready for his gourmet meal. Photo Illustration by Fred R. Conrad/The New York Times (Dog) and Tony Cenicola,/The New York Times (Bowl)</p>

Gourmet Dog Food & SUVs: A Dog-Eat-Dog World?

(PETS/DOG FOOD) What’s the difference between a dog and an SUV? Nothing, if you feed your pooch gourmet dog food. This is the argument the Washington Post’s Brian Palmer asserts when assessing the environmental impact of feeding man’s best friend some of the niche dog foods that have risen in popularity in recent years. But exactly why […]

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<p>These two just can't wait to go outside. Photo Credit: Mary Muncil/White Feather Farm</p>

Why Walking Your Pet Is A Must

(CATS AND DOGS/PET HEALTH) Ever wonder what it’s like to be stuck in a house for nine or more hours a day? Cooping up your pooch or feline for extended periods of time without multiple long walks a day can seriously affect your pet’s health. Overeating due to idle time is a major reason why […]

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Be sure to know exactly what you are feeding your pets in order to keep them happy.

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 […]

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Basic training can be very helpful for newly adopted dogs. Photo credit: kerri.o via Flickr

Wagging Dogs Reveal Their Tell Tail Story

(ANIMAL SCIENCE/DOGS) Previously, scientists have assumed when a dog’s tail wags predominantly to the left, the animal is nervous, and when the wagging goes to the right, the dog is happy. However, new information shows fellow dogs can actually pick up and respond to these tail cues. Continue reading below to find out how scientists […]

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sad dog looking sick, lying on ground

How To Know If Your Dog Has Been Poisoned

(PET CARE) Various dog jerky treats from China are being pulled off shelves as the FDA reportedly received more than 3,600 complaints of dogs and cats becoming sick, particularly gastrointestinal illnesses, since January. However, while the FDA has issued a warning for all pet food treats made in China, pet parents should be aware that […]

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A virus has claimed the lives of six dogs in southeast Michigan. Photo credit:

Deadly Dog Virus Kills 6 Pets In Michigan

(PET HEALTH/DOGS) A deadly virus is killing dogs in Michigan. According to authorities six pets have died, and the possible culprit is canine circovirus. It’s a small, contagious virus that was first discovered in dogs in 2012 in both San Diego and possibly Ohio. Most often seen in pigs and birds, the circovirus has no […]

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Leaving a dog home alone for too long can lead to destructive behaviors.

Pet Tech Tools Ease Pet Stress

(PETS) Things can get stressful when you’re away from your pet for long periods of time, but recent technology is hoping to ease these fears. Whether you’re wondering what your pet does while you’re away or looking to stimulate your pet companion intellectually, there are a variety of devices that can help. From dog treadmills […]

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<p>Photo Credit: Javier Posadas</p>

Shelter Animals’ Fate Uncertain In California County

(ANIMAL SHELTERS/PETS) CALIFORNIA — Last month, the city of Bakersfield put forth a plan to remove its county, Kern, from the city-owned animal shelter. The city wants the county out of the shelter by the end of September, leaving many residents concerned over the hundreds of displaced animals left by the eviction. To combat rumors, […]

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<p>Brooke Martin invented the iCUpooch in response to her dog Kayla's separation anxiety. Photo Credit: Brooke Martin </p>

13-Year-Old Invents Device For Dog Anxiety

(PETS/ANIMAL SCIENCE) The separation anxiety and stress your dog undergoes when taking a long trip may be a thing of the past. Brooke Martin, a 13-year-old on the verge of entering high school, is the creator of an invention she calls the iCUpooch. Martin’s device will allow you to interact with your dog over video […]

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<p>Mayor Stubbs has held office for 16 years, and has no plans of abandoning his position any time soon. Photo Credit: Facebook</p>

Mayor Cat Clings To Life

(PETS/POLITICS) The life of a political animal is extremely stressful and cutthroat, with competitors looking to take you down at every turn. Talkeetna, Alaska’s honorary mayor, Stubbs the cat, had to learn this the hard way. On Saturday night, the feline mayor was attacked by a dog near Denali National Park, leaving Stubbs with a […]

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<p>Animal lovers can visit a Hannah placement center and find a pet of optimum compatibility, but may be surprised they are only renting the pet. Photo Credit: Hannah the Pet Society</p>

Rent-a-Pet Raises Questions in Oregon

(PET ADOPTION) Hannah the Pet Society has generated a hefty bit of attention in Oregon. However, many critics of the company are taking issue with Hannah’s unorthodox pet placement method, which places animals and humans together through a computer program designed to ensure optimum compatibility. Not unlike eHarmony, Hannah’s patented Lifetime Matching Program measures the […]

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