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A Look at the Blind Cave Tetra

Filed Under Fish

Image via iStock.com/GOLFX By Kenneth Wingerter As many of us progress as fishkeepers, we are attracted to weirder and weirder species. A few of us may have even liked the oddballs from the get-go. However, one big impediment for...

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Man Rents $1,500 Apartment in Silicon Valley for His Cats

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Image via Facebook/Villalobos Rescue Center Silicon Valley resident Troy Good, 43, rented out a $1,500-a-month studio apartment in San Jose, California. However, he did not rent the apartment for himself. The apartment is actually...

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5 Weird Things Cats Love

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Image via iStock.com/FilippoBacci By Dr. Wailani Sung Everyone has behavioral quirks, and sometimes it appears that our cats have them, too. Do you find it unusual that you buy expensive cat toysand your cat would rather...

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What Type of Dog Carrier Do You Need?

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Image via iStock.com/nadisja By Rebecca Desfosse Do you enjoy taking your dog on exciting adventures? Or do you just need a safe way to take her to the vet? Either way, a good dog carrier is essential. There are so many types of...

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More Older Dogs Are Showing Signs of Dementia

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Image via iStock.com/simonapilolla The number of older dogs diagnosed with canine cognitive dysfunction (CCD) is increasing within the canine population, ABC 13 News reports. According to the outlet, the increase in CCD diagnoses...

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Third Bubonic Plague-Infected Cat Identified in Wyoming

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Image via iStock.com/Photography by Adri There are have three confirmed cases of plague infection in house cats in Wyoming over the span of six months, according to the Wyoming Department of Health (WDH). The third plague-infected...

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Study Finds That Horses Can Smell Human Fear

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Image via iStock.com/IRYNA KAZLOVA A study conducted by Dr. Antonio Lanata and colleagues at the University of Pisa in Italy suggests that horses are capable of smelling fear in humans. Horse & Hound explains, “An...

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Horse Clipper Patterns and When to Use Them

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Image via iStock.com/nigelb10 By Helen Anne Travis For many horse owners, clipping can be a quite the chore, especially if your horse is frightened by the process. But keeping your horse’s coat properly clipped is important...

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How Can I Get My Dog to Lose Weight?

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Image via iStock.com/o_sa By Dr. Sarah Wooten Have you been frustrated because your dog doesn’t lose weight, no matter what you do? Obesity in dogs is one of the biggest health concerns that veterinarians and pet guardians...

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TSA Believes Floppy-Eared Dogs Look Friendlier (and Science Says They May Not Be Wrong)

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Image via iStock.com/memitina The New York Times published an article discussing how the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has publicly stated that they prefer to use floppy-eared dogs to work in public-facing areas because...

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Cold Weather Safety Tips for Traveling With a Pet

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Image via iStock.com/Chalabala By Teresa K. Traverse If you plan to travel with a pet this winter, it’s important to be mindful of cold weather safety issues. After all, frigid temperatures aren’t pleasant for you or...

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Man Gets Caught Attempting to Smuggle Kittens Into Singapore in His Pants

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Image via Facebook/Immigration & Checkpoints Authority Border patrol officers and checkpoint authorities are no strangers to witnessing bizarre attempts to smuggle all kinds of contraband across borders. However, the Immigration...

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7 Ways to Help Prevent Your Pet Parrot From Becoming Bored

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Image via iStock.com/WhitneyLewisPhotography By Paula Fitzsimmons If you plan to live with a parrot, you’ll need to find ways to keep him occupied. “It is not natural for birds to do nothing at all. If they are not...

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How to Keep Moldy Horse Hay from Endangering Your Horse

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Image via iStock.com/LOSHADENOK By Jennifer Coates, DVM For horse owners who don’t have their own hay fields, the process of growing, cutting, drying and baling hay can be a bit mysterious. It can go wrong in a number of...

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Is a Self-Cleaning Litter Box Really Less Work?

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Image via iStock.com/Professor25 By Kathy ­Blumenstock It's the least favorite part of cat parenting: cleaning the cat litter box. Kitty, can you please DIY? Until that happens, the emergence of self-cleaning litter boxes...

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Microchip Helps Reunite Family With Dog Who Was Missing for 8 Years

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Image via Facebook/Tiffany Hendry Jasper, a 12-year-old dog, went missing eight years ago and was finally reunited with his family in Ouachita Parish, Louisiana,after the Houston SPCA scanned his microchip and contacted the owners. “A...

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Veterinarian Performs Surgery on Wild Yellow Rat Snake to Remove Ping-Pong Ball

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Image via Facebook/Young’s Animal Hospital During October of 2018, Young’s Animal Hospital in Titusville, Florida, was asked to lend a hand to a wild yellow rat snake that seemed to have swallowed some sort of foreign...

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Indiana Pet Rescue Welcomes Dogs From South Korean Dog-Meat Farm

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Image via Facebook/Humane Indiana Humane Indiana, an emergency placement partner for Humane Society United States, in conjunction with Humane Society International, welcomed five dogs who were rescued from a South Korean dog-meat...

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You’re Not a Bad Pet Parent If Your Dog Jumps on People

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Image via iStock.com/A&J Fotos By Victoria Schade Admit it—you’re reluctant to have friends over because your dog’s greeting behavior is a bit embarrassing. She jumps so high that she’s nearly eye-to-eye...

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10 Bird Toys That Are Safe

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Image via iStock.com/Lusyaya By Dr. Sandra Mitchell When shopping for your bird, you’ll find so many types of bird toys—mirrors, ladders, swings and ropes—that the choices are almost overwhelming. Some of the...

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Natural Ways to Calm a Nervous Dog

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Image via iStock.com/Sonja Rachbauer By Carly Sutherland If you have a nervous dog, you may not always have to resort to pet behavior medsor dog supplementswith artificial ingredients to keep him calm. Sometimes, an all-natural...

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Bacon Response Team: Police Officer Trains Two Pigs to Be Therapy Animals

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Image via FOX 46 Chad Webster, a police officer with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg department, is a man of many talents. He is not only a police officer and community volunteer and mentor, but he is also a published author of two children’s...

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NYC Residents Are Adopting Feral Cats as Working Cats to Save Them From Euthanasia

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Image via iStock.com/JanJBrand The NYC Feral Cat Initiative, which supports organizations and individuals who help community cats, helps process about 1,000 feral cats every month, which saves them from euthanasia. They also get...

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California Becomes First State to Restrict Pet Stores From Selling Animals From Breeders

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Image via iStock.com/Ulianna A new California state law went into place on Jan. 1, 2019, that requires all pet stores to only sell dogs, cats and rabbits that come from rescue organizations instead of breeders. Any pet store that...

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4 Hand Signals for Dogs That You Can Teach Your Pup

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Image via iStock.com/Zbynek Pospisil By Rebecca Desfosse January is National Train Your Dog Month, and there’s no better way to celebrate the bond you have with your pup than by teaching him a few tricks in an exciting, new...

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