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US Steals World Record From Scotland for Most Golden Retrievers in One Place

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Image via goldiepalooza/Instagram Goldie Palooza 2018, held in Huntington Beach, California on October 14, grabbed the unofficial world record for having the most Golden Retrievers in one place with 681 in attendance. The event...

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Eco-Friendly Building in Austria Protects Wild Hamsters

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Photo via iStock.com/Sun_apple Austrian real estate development company Bundesimmobiliengesellschaft (BIG) hired a landscaping consultant—dubbed “The Hamster Commissioner”—to ensure that their latest renovation...

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Snapchat Has Announced Face Filters for Cats

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Image via iStock.com/FilippoBacci Many pet parents have tried in vain to extend Snapchat filters to pets, but the Snapchat app has not been reliably able to detect pet faces. However, Snapchat has just announced the introduction...

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Eco-Friendly Pet Products for Dogs

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Image via iStock.com/fotomania_17 By Cheryl Lock In a world where there are endless dog suppliesto pick from, it can be easy to overlook the eco-friendly pet products category. However, taking time to research the best ecologically...

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Endangered Aye-Aye Born at the Denver Zoo

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Image via Denver Zoo/Facebook An aye-aye, one of the rarest and hardest to see animals in the world, was just born at the Denver Zoo—which now houses three of the 24 aye-ayes in captivity. According to the Denver Zoo, there...

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Frogs and Toads Are Falling on Heads Amidst a Population Boom in North Carolina

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Image via iStock.com/BoValentino Tens of thousands of frogs and toads are now living near North Carolina’s coast, partly as a result of an especially rainy summer. While some are claiming that the explosion of frogs and...

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How Safe Are Secondhand Used Pet Supplies?

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Image via iStock.com/gollykim By Nancy Dunham It’s not unreasonable to want to save some money by shopping for used pet supplies, but it might not always be wise to buy secondhand dog houses, cat trees, pet apparel and other...

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The Latest in Pet Tech

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Image via iStock.com/w-ings By Teresa K. Traverse As technology plays a larger role in our lives, it’s no surprise that we are seeing more advancements in pet technology as well. From pet camerasand dog GPS collarsto dog...

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Yes, Pit Bulls Can Be K-9 Dogs and Therapy Dogs

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Dallas, the K-9 Pit Bull. Image via Jen Deana By Nancy Dunham Dallas is among the latest K-9 dogs set to join a police force in the US. However, Dallas is different from typical K-9 dogs; he is not a German Shepherd or Belgian...

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What to Do When Another Dog Bites Your Dog

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Image via iStock.com/hoozone By Kate Hughes Animals can be unpredictable creatures—even our true-blue four-legged friends. The most diligent dog owners may find themselves in the scary situation of having their dog be bitten...

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How Do No-Pull Dog Harnesses Work?

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Image via iStock.com/Mark Newton By Linda Rodgers “A dog that’s constantly pulling is frustrating for owners who just want to go on a nice, leisurely walk,” says Mary Huntsberry, a certified animal behaviorist...

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This Nonprofit Helps Pit Bull Dogs and the People Who Love Them

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Image via iStock.com/WhitneyLewisPhotography By Victoria Schade Finding a pet-friendly rental is hard enough, but trying to find one when your best friend is a Pit Bull-type dog is close to impossible. That’s why a Minneapolis-based...

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Cat Language 101: How Do Cats Talk to Each Other?

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Image via iStock.com/grecosvet By Dr. Wailani Sung, DVM Do cats talk to each other? Felines communicate with their peers through vocalizations, physical contact, visual cues and chemical cues. When communicating, cats exhibit subtle...

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Gecko Makes More Than a Dozen Phone Calls While Inside a Monk Seal Hospital

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Image via Twitter/Claire_Simeone Last week a tiny gecko was caught accidentally calling people from inside the Ke Kai Ola Marine Mammal Center, a monk seal hospital in Hawaii. According to the Twitter feed of director Dr....

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Unilever's Dove Brand Earns PETA Cruelty-Free Accreditation

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Image via iStock.com/mustafagull On September 10, 2018, Unilever issued a press release announcing that they are supporting efforts to institute a global ban on animal testing. According to the statement, “Unilever today announced...

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7 Mistakes That Could Cause Weight Gain in Dogs and Cats

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Image via iStock.com/sturti By Diana Bocco Has some extra weight snuck up on your dog or cat recently? If your pup is looking a little on the plump side, it's possible that you are the culprit. Here are seven common...

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Breed-Specific Legislation Gives Pit Bulls a Bad Reputation

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Image va iStock.com/debibishop By Kerri Fivecoat-Campbell In 2017, the Springfield, Missouri, city council began discussing new breed-specific legislation (BSL) aimed at Pit Bulls. The proposed new breed restriction had predictable...

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Dog Breeder Charged With Felony Torture After Illegally Cropping Ears

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Image via iStock.com/DevidDO Pennsylvania dog breeder Joan Huber faces charges that include felony torture after cutting puppies’ ears illegally for almost a year. Huber, 82, faces a maximum sentence of 56 years in...

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Cats May Not Be the Ultimate Hunters We Thought

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Image via iStock.com/jkitan Ecologist Michael H. Parsons from Fordham University had planned to study rat pheromones and how they affect rat behavior. But after Michael and his team secured the location for their research, they realized...

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Silver Star Brands, Inc. Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Drug Products for Humans and Animals Due to Microbial Contamination

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Silver Stars Brands, Inc. Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Animal and Human Drug Products Due to Microbial Contamination Company: Silver Star Brands, Inc. Brand Name: PetAlive Recall Date: 10/03/2018 PetAlive Plump-Up...

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Therapy Dogs Available at Kent County Courts for Children and Special Needs Victims

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Image via WOOD TV8/Facebook Kent County courts are now offering support dogs for children and adult special needs victims who have to testify in court. This new program came to fruition after Public Act 236 went into effect less...

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Delaware Governor Signs Bill That Extends Animal Cruelty Laws to Protect Stray Cats

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Image via iStock/tracielouise On Monday, October 1, Governor John Carney of Delaware signed a landmark bill into law that would give stray cats the same protection under animal cruelty laws as domestic cats. The bill was a...

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What's New in Feline Kidney Disease Treatment

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Image via iStock.com/DjelicS By Dr. Sarah Wooten Kidney disease is one of the most common diseases seen in older domestic cats. Fortunately, veterinarians and researchers are hard at work to discover new ways to catch feline kidney...

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Veterinarian Uses 3-D Printer to Repair Dachshund’s Skull

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Image via University of Guelph/Facebook A veterinarian in Ontario successfully replaced a portion of a dog’s skull after discovering it had to come out in order to remove the cancerous tumor that was forming near her brain....

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Your Smartphone Is Making Your Dog Depressed, Study Says

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Image via iStock.com/damircudic A UK-based study found that dogs may be become anxious or depressed when their owners use their smartphones excessively. Unsurprisingly, the study also found that dogs react similarly when their...

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