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Study of Cat Behavior Finds Cats Enjoy Human Companionship More Than Most People Think

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Image via iStock.com/AzmanJaka When most people think about felines, they think of antisocial, independent cats that call all the shots when it comes to affection. It is pretty common to hear how a cat chose the one dog person...

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Senior Dog Travels to Butcher Every Day for Years for Bone

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Image via Maddie Ford/Facebook A 13-year-old dog named Fletcher in Australia has traveled to the same butcher shop every day for the past ten years. The Daily Mail reports that Fletcher walks to Boutique Meats Kitchen in...

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Guide for Finding Dog Measurements for All Your Dog Supplies

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When it comes to finding the perfect fit for dog apparel and gear, it is important to have accurate dog measurements. If you have ever wondered how to measure a dog for a harness or how to measure a dog for a crate, it does not have to...

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Pennsylvania Man Keeps Gator as Emotional Support Animal

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Image via U.S. First Responders Association/Facebook Pennsylvania man Joie Henney, 65, has registered his 4.5-foot long alligator, Wally, as an emotional support animal. Henney says he decided Wally the gator would make a great...

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When Can a Puppy Go Outside?

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Image via iStock.com/Lunja By Sarah Wooten, DVM Socialization is when your puppy learns how to interact with other creatures in his environment and determines whether the world is a safe and happy place or not. To...

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How Often Should You Brush Dog Teeth and Cat Teeth?

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Image via iStock.com/FatCamera By JoAnna Pendergrass, DVM Many of us can remember our parents telling us that we should brush our teeth twice a day and go to the dentist. We probably didn’t know it as little kids,...

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6 "Aquarium" Plants to Avoid

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Image via iStock.com/takepicsforfun By Kenneth Wingerter It's fairly easy to cultivate most live aquarium (that is, aquatic) plants. If you keep your aquarium plants well-nourished, as well as provide appropriate lighting...

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Street Performer Finds Himself Performing to a Crowd of Kittens

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Image via YouTube/Blooduhz A local street performer in Pangkor, Malaysia was playing his guitar and singing in the hope of attracting a crowd and maybe earning a little bit of money. However, what he did not expect was to attract a feline...

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UK Veterinarians Warn Equestrians About Increasing Number of Overweight Horses

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Image via iStock.com/dageldog Leading veterinarians from the British Equine Veterinary Association (BEVA) warn that obesity is one of the biggest health threats facing horses within the United Kingdom. The Telegraph reports,...

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Humane Society of Tampa Bay Offers Free Pet Food to Government Workers

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Image via Facebook/Humane Society of Tampa Bay In response to the ongoing government shutdown, the Humane Society of Tampa Bay announced on Tuesday, via its Facebook page, that they will be offering free pet foodfor government...

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A Look at the Blind Cave Tetra

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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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