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Do Pets Know When They Are Going to Die?


At some level, animals seem to understand the concept of death. From elephants who grieve for the loss of a herd member to whales who won’t leave their dead...

By Jennifer Coates    Sep 25, 2017

The Journey of Jenna: From Stray to Life-Saving Service Dog


September marks National...

By Aly Semigran    Sep 21, 2017

Is It Safe to #SquatYourDog?


I suppose anytime people are having a good time doing something silly, someone has to come along and be the party pooper, right? Think of the “scaring cats...

By Katy Nelson    Sep 19, 2017

Animal Abuse During Hurricane Irma: Pets Left Behind in the Storm


Hurricane Irma was a devastating, Categoery 5 storm that left a path of death and destruction in the Caribbean and the United States.



By Aly Semigran    Sep 13, 2017

Returning Home After a Hurricane: What Pet Parents Should Know


The relentless one-two punch of Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma forced millions of Americans and their pets to evacuate. 


Though Harvey...

By Aly Semigran    Sep 12, 2017