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Interesting Read: Here's Why Some Dogs Are Friendlier Than Others
Behaviour & Breeds

Interesting Read: Here's Why Some Dogs Are Friendlier Than Others

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A recent study has linked dogs' social skills to genetic variations in sensitivity for the hormone oxytocin. The study from Linköping University, Sweden contributes to our knowledge of how dogs have changed during their development from wolf to household..

Great Monday Morning Read! Rescue Story: Abigail, One-Eared Pit Bull, Wins National Hero Contest
News

Great Monday Morning Read! Rescue Story: Abigail, One-Eared Pit Bull, Wins National Hero Contest

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The one-eared pit bull won the 2017 American Humane Hero Dog Awards competition at a dog-studded event Sept. 16 at The Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, California.

All About Pet Health: Fat Cat? Pudgy Pooch? Time To Exercise
Health & Science

All About Pet Health: Fat Cat? Pudgy Pooch? Time To Exercise

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It’s estimated as many as 59 percent of the nation’s cats and 54 percent of its dogs are struggling with obesity, according to veterinarian Ernie Ward, founder of the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention and author of the book “Chow Hounds: Why Our Dogs

Pet Parenting Life: This Is How Driving With A Pet In The Car Could Land You With A Huge Fine
Pet Advice, Training & Tips

Pet Parenting Life: This Is How Driving With A Pet In The Car Could Land You With A Huge Fine

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We must have all seen dog owners with their four legged friends in the car with them. Whether that be on the back seat or riding up front with their head out the window, it is something that will sound familiar to many.

Get Ready: Don’t Dress Up Your Dog for Halloween Before Reading This
Lifestyle & Entertainment

Get Ready: Don’t Dress Up Your Dog for Halloween Before Reading This

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These days, dogs look just as cute in Halloween costumes as the kids do. But before you dress up your dog and go trick-or-treating, find out what all the hocus-pocus is about from a pet trainer and veterinarians.

Traveling With Pets Can Be A Challenge: Here's Some Tips And Tricks To Make It Easier
Pet Parenting Life

Traveling With Pets Can Be A Challenge: Here's Some Tips And Tricks To Make It Easier

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Planning the perfect vacation requires a lot of attention to detail, but for travelers who want to bring a pet with them there are even more details to consider, especially if the trip involves an airplane ride.

Fermentation: An Ingenious, All-Natural Way to Eliminate Pathogens in Raw Pet Food
Food & Treats

Fermentation: An Ingenious, All-Natural Way to Eliminate Pathogens in Raw Pet Food

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Today, continuing the discussion of managing pathogens in the pet food industry, my first guest is Roxanne Stone, Vice President of Research and Development for Answers Pet Food, a family-owned company that makes raw organic diets for dogs and cats.

Have You Every Wondered This? Cat Health: Why Do Some Cats Have Six Toes?
Health & Science

Have You Every Wondered This? Cat Health: Why Do Some Cats Have Six Toes?

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Our differences are what make us special. In a way, they are like superpowers. This is not only true for humans, but animals, too. Found on the streets of Portland, Oregon, a small kitten with unusual paws was dropped off at a veterinary clinic by a coupl

Pet Health: Relax? Or Hit the Panic Button When You See This in Your Pet
Health & Science

Pet Health: Relax? Or Hit the Panic Button When You See This in Your Pet

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When your cat just Ain't Doing Right (ADR) or your dog seems a little off his game, it can be difficult to know whether to take a wait-and-see attitude, or tuck your pet into his carrier and head to the nearest veterinary clinic. This is especially true wh

Heads Up Pet Owners: This Common Household Item Can Be Deadly To Your Pets
Health & Science

Heads Up Pet Owners: This Common Household Item Can Be Deadly To Your Pets

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XYLITOL is a common product used in the modern household, often as a dieter’s substitute for sugar or sweeteners in tea, coffee and baked goods. It can be found in many shop-bought goods, from sugar-free gum, sweets and toothpaste to mouthwash and baked g