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Startup Offers Air-Conditioned Dog Houses Outside Places That Don’t Allow Dogs

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Image via DogSpot/Facebook New York-based startup called DogSpot wants to offer climate-controlled huts for dogs outside of places where pets aren’t allowed. These temporary, vet-approved dog houses provide a comfortable,...

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Firefighters Rescue a Swearing Parrot Stranded on a Roof

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Imagevia LondonFire/Twitter Officers from the London Fire Brigade (LFB) answered quite the unconventional call on Monday, August 13. A blue and yellow Macaw parrot named Jessie had been stuck on her owners’ roof for three days and...

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Community Cat Garden Gives Feral Cats a Second Chance at Life

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Image via nevenm/Shutterstock In Milpitas, California, a humane society has launched a unique program to help give feral cats a second chance at life, and potentially, adoption. The Humane Society of Silicon Valley (HSSV) has a...

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Can You Give a Dog Benadryl?

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Image via NatchaS/Shutterstock If your dog is unlucky enough to be stung by a bee or bitten by a mosquito, of course you’ll want to ease their itching and prevent your dog from having an allergic reaction. Since Benadryl is a go-to...

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Creative Ways to Help Animal Shelters and Rescue Groups Aside From Fostering

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Image via a katz/Shutterstock.com By Victoria Schade Fostering a dog or cat during their search for a forever home is a wonderful way to help animals in need from your local animal shelter, but it’s not always possible to...

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When to See a Dog Chiropractor and What They Can Do

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Image via Sergey Gerashchenko/Shutterstock.com By Heather Larson Dogs often benefit from alternative therapies like massage, homeopathy, calming flower essences like the popular Rescue Remedy drops, acupuncture and chiropractic....

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"Puking" Pumpkin

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Yet another Halloween party favorite that looks gross but tastes yummy is the “puking” pumpkin. Guacamole is strategically placed at the mouth of a carved pumpkin face to create the illusion that the pumpkin is puking. Avocado,...

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Pumpkin Pie

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Pumpkin itself isn’t bad for dogs, but pumpkin pie contains a lot of sugar. What people don’t always realize is that many pumpkin pie fillings aren’t pure pumpkin. When mixed with the other ingredients and the increased amounts...

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Witch Finger Treats

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Another spooky-looking Halloween party treat, these “finger foods” contain lots of sugar and butter, which in general is not a good combo for dogs. If you’re preparing them around your dog, be careful with ingredients...

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Rice Krispie Treats

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These popular treats, common at Halloween and throughout the year, are a no-go for your pup as they’re filled with sugar. The cereal by itself is probably not an issue, but Dr. Gordon warns that if your dog gets into the treats,...

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Dirt Cups

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A dirt cup, for those who are unfamiliar, is an ooey-gooey but yummy Halloween treat that mimics a cup of dirt with worms in it. They’re easy to make but contain ingredients that are hazardous to your dog’s health, such as chocolate...

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Candied or Caramel Apples

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With caramel apples, the apple itself isn’t a dangerous food for dogs, but the core and seeds can be dangerous. The sugar and stickiness in the caramel and the hard candy coating on the apples are not good for your dog’s teeth (or...

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Pretzels and Chips

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What would a party be without tortilla chips, pretzels and potato chips—the ultimate snack foods? Loaded with salt and carbs, they’re not healthy for pets, so make sure your dog doesn’t get into the chip bowl. If they do, they...

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Cookies

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Cookies are too easy for dogs to swipe off a plate, not to mention that they’re loaded with sugar. Susan Blake Davis, pet nutritionist and proprietor of Ask Ariel Pet Nutrition says all sugar is bad for dogs pets and can lead to health...

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Cupcakes

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Cupcakes are always popular at parties, but they often contain chocolate, which is a toxic food for dogs. According to Dr. Bartges, chocolate contains compounds such as theobromine that can cause diarrhea, vomiting, seizures and increased heart...

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9 Dangerous Foods for Dogs at Halloween Parties

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By LisaBeth Weber Halloween is a time for costumes, trick-or-treating and parties. It’s also a time for pet safety. Most people know the usual precautions to take for their kids’ well-being when it comes to neighborhood safety...

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9 Dangerous Foods for Dogs at Halloween Parties

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If you’re planning a Halloween party, be sure to make it pet-friendly! Follow these pet safety tips about dangerous foods for dogs to prevent an emergency visit to the vet.

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What’s the Difference Between Service Dogs, Emotional Support Dogs and Therapy Dogs?

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Image via Belish/Shutterstock By Victoria Schade It takes more than a patch and vest to make a service dog. Although it’s easy to assume that service dogs, emotional support animals and therapy dogs all provide the...

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Arizona Dog Is Screaming His Way to Internet Fame

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Photo via mothescreamingstaffy/Instagram Meet Mo, an American Staffordshire Terrierthat is stealing the heart of thousands with his hilarious 'scream.' Watching funny dog videos is always a good way to start your day. Thousands...

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Vacaville Police Rescue 60 Shelter Animals Before Nelson Fire Strikes

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Image via SPCA of Solano County/Facebook According to the Sacramento Bee, the Nelson Fire started around 5 p.m. on Friday, August 10, and “burned through 2,162 acres between Fairfield and Vacaville in Solano County,” in California. Thankfully,...

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Special Needs Students Paired With Rescue Dogs Training to be Service Animals

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Image via Kids and Canines/Facebook The Kids and Canines program at Tampa’s Dorothy Thomas School pairs students with special needs with service animals in training--an initiative that provides an invaluable learning experience...

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Peanut Butter Cups

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Most dogs love peanut butter, so they are naturally attracted to this popular Halloween candy. Of course, the chocolate can make them a dangerous food for dogs if they get into a lot of the treats. Peanut butter cups may be the most wanted...

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Lollipops

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Dogs can choke on lollipop sticks, and these treats are also full of sugar. People will sometimes let their dog lick the lollipop, but that’s just asking for trouble. Dogs don’t need the sugar, and they may grab the whole stick before...

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Candy Corn

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Candy corn is a common and easily accessible Halloween treat, especially when it’s out in bowls on low coffee tables within the dog’s reach. It’s a super sweet candy that is not a sweet experience for dogs, since it...

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Hard Candies

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Hard candies present a choking hazard, and they are also full of sugar. If they’re sugar-free, they may contain xylitol, which Davis says can have fast, fatal consequences in dogs, such as a precipitous drop in blood sugar (acute hypoglycemia)...

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