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Sleeping Grandpa Raises More Than $20,000 for Special Needs Kitten Shelter

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Image via Safe Haven Pet Sanctuary/Facebook Wisconsin man and cat shelter volunteer Terry Lauerman, 75, has become an internet sensation after pictures of him sleeping with kittens at the Safe Haven Pet Sanctuary went viral on...

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Recent Study Shows Why It’s so Important to Clean Dog Bowls

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Image via LightField Studios/Shutterstock.com A recent study from Hartpury University in the United Kingdom has identified water bowls for dogs as a haven for harmful bacteria and a contributor to disease transmission within households. Phys.org...

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How Do Dogs Sweat?

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Image via Grigorita Ko/Shutterstock By Dr. JoAnna Pendergrass I recently ran a race on the Fourth of July. It was a grueling, 6.2-mile run in the heat and humidity of a typical summer day. Needless to say, I was drenched in...

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5 Gray Squirrels Rescued After Tails Became Intertwined

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Image via Wildlife Rehabilitation Center at Wisconsin Humane Society/Facebook On Friday, September 14, a good Samaritan happened upon a very strange sight. They found a group of baby gray squirrels stuck together by their tails....

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Reporter Stops Live Stream to Save Therapy Dog From Flooding

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Image via Good Morning America/Twitter Journalist Julie Wilson from ABC local station WTVD was reporting on Hurricane Florence on Friday when she interrupted the broadcast to save a therapy dog from the flooding. Wilson...

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What to Expect When Your Kitty Becomes a Senior Cat

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Image via Zhorov Igor/Shutterstock By Dr. Ken Lambrecht My 15-year-old cat, Lance, sits next to me as I write this piece. He is special to me because he is the oldest of my four cats and we have shared quite a bit of time together....

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Over 100 Cats and Dogs Saved From Top Floor of Flooding Animal Shelter

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Image via Celiafoto/Shutterstock.com On Friday, September 14, rescue workers saved two staff members, 43 dogs and about 80 cats from the top floor of the Carteret County Humane Society, in Newport, North Carolina, which was flooded...

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What to Look for in Human-Grade Cat Food and Dog Food

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Image via Evdoha_spb/Shutterstock.com By Jennifer Coates, DVM Many pet food brands label their products as being “human-grade,” but what does this really mean? Is human-grade cat food or human-grade dog foodsafer or...

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Pet Safety Hurricane Kit Checklist

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Hurricane season is a stressful time—especially for people with pets. From mandatory evacuations to deciding whether you want to leave when you’re not in an evacuation zone, things can get pretty hectic all at once. If you’ve...

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Nailed It! 5 Tips for Stress-Free Dog Nail Trims

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Image via MALKO VOLHA/Shutterstock By Victoria Schade Does trimming your dog’s nails feel like a wrestling match? Or do you opt to outsource the job to your vet or groomer in order to avoid the trauma? Believe it or not,...

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The Dogs of Chernobyl: A Story of Tragedy and Hope

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Image Courtesy of Lucas Hixson By Paula Fitzsimmons The Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant is not a place most people associate with life. When one of its reactors exploded in 1986, it released radioactive material into the atmosphere,...

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Have a First Aid Kit Ready

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Even tiny scratches or cuts can get easily infected if your pet is walking in dirty water or rough terrain, so having a cat or dog first aidkit ready is essential if disaster strikes—like the Kurgo first aid kit. Aside from basic...

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Be Aware of Invisible Parasites

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Heartworms are very serious and potentially fatal parasites for dogs and cats—and you’ll find heartworms wherever you find mosquitoes. “Unfortunately, natural disasters that result in heavy rains and flooding give mosquitoes...

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Have Bottled Water Ready

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Drinking contaminated water can bring about a lot of trouble after a hurricane or flood. “Salt water, brackish water, dirty water and even clean-looking standing water all pose disease threats,” says Dr. Edward M. Wakem, DVM, Ceva...

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Watch Where You and Your Pets Step

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This becomes essential after a flood, hurricane or major storm. Dr. Carlson warns that you have to watch out for anything from broken glass and building materials from damaged homes to sharp metal objects (like nails or torn siding). “After...

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Be Ready for Invaders

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Hurricane safety sometimes includes dealing with unexpected guests in the form of dangerous animals. “Although it depends on the region and wildlife that inhabit it, during natural disasters, we often see wild animals ranging from snakes...

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Stay Dry When Waters Rise

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One of the biggest pet safety issues to worry about during the hurricane aftermath is excess moisture and the trouble that it can create for your furry companion. “Excess moisture during or immediately after natural disasters like...

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6 Pet Safety Tips for After a Hurricane Hits

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By Diana Bocco While hurricane safety is often a topic of conversation—how to prepare for it and what to do if disaster strikes—few pet parents are actually ready for what comes after. From contaminated waters to dangerous...

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You Can’t Buy Love, but You Can Adopt a Dog!

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Image via Olesya Kuznetsova/Shutterstock By Carly Sutherland For millions of adoptable dogs, it’s the chance for a whole new future. When you adopt a dog, you add to your pack and help homeless animals find their loving forever...

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6 Pet Safety Tips for After a Hurricane Hits

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There are many guides for pet hurricane safety when it comes to preparing for a hurricane, but what about tips for after? Learn how to properly care for your pet and keep them safe during hurricane aftermath.

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Pet Safety Checklist to Prepare for Hurricane Season

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Image via lavizzara/Shutterstock By Nicole Pajer Hurricane season can be a scary time. In the face of an impending storm, it’s important that you take all the proper precautions necessary to keep your family safe—both...

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Man Rescues 64 Dogs and Cats From South Carolina on a School Bus

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Image via The Greenville News/Facebook Tennessee man Tony Alsup used his big yellow school bus to evacuate 64 dogs and cats from the path of Hurricane Florence. A few days before the storm, Alsup drove his school bus to...

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8 Things You Never Knew a Service Dog Could Do

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Image via Pamela Au/Shutterstock By Helen Anne Travis When most people hear the phrase “service dog,” they likely picture a pup leading someone with a visual impairment down the street. And while that is one of...

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What's Your Cat's Scratching Style?

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Image via Alewtincka/Shutterstock By Rita Reimers Cats are adorable. Often pictured as soft, cuddly, sweet companions who curl up against us and purr us to sleep, cats are unsurprisingly the subject of many viral photos shared...

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Eating Cats and Dogs Is Now Outlawed in the US

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Image via Anatolii Brohovskyi/Shutterstock.com The House passed the Dog and Cat Meat Trade Prohibition Act of 2018 on Wednesday, Sept. 12, making it illegal in the US to kill cats and dogs for the purpose of consumption. The...

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