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Elementary Students Help Make Tiny Bog Turtle the State Reptile of New Jersey

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While we have all heard about the various state animals within the US, it can actually get way more specific than just one animal. Many states have a variety of animal mascots, from state amphibians, state birds and state fish to state mammals...

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Food and Water

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It is important to remember to pack plenty of dog foodand water when camping with dogs. “A water bowl is important, as some pets cannot drink enough from a water bottle,” Dr. Julius says. “And depending on the location, some...

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Reflective Dog Leashes and Collars

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Making sure your dog’s leash and collar have a light-up or reflective covering is also a great idea, so you can keep an eye on him at all times. “If the dog decides to go into the bushes to investigate something, the light will help...

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First-Aid Kit

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Fortunately, many of the items in your own first-aid kit can also be used for dog first aidif necessary. “Bandaging materials (except Band-Aids, which won’t stick on fur), antibiotic ointment, and blood clotting gel/powder all work...

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Zoos Use Animal Acupuncture to Help Penguins Feel Their Best

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There are a lot of things we will do for the animals we care about, and that doesn’t end with just pet owners. Zoos are also taking extra steps to ensure that the animals they care for are living their best and most comfortable lives. Two...

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Clean and Comfortable Bedding

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An important piece of dog camping gear is a warm and comfortable place for you dog to sleep. A thick blanket, a second sleeping bag (folded a few times) or even a small foam mattress might be enough for your pup to sleep comfortably, as long...

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Get the Right Dog Camping Gear for Camping With Dogs

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By Diana Bocco Planning to go camping with dogs? The first step is making sure your pup is up to date on vaccines for rabies, distemper, Lyme disease and leptospirosis, and discussing flea and tick prevention with your veterinarian. And...

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Get the Right Dog Camping Gear for Camping With Dogs

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Be prepared to go camping with dogs with this guide for essential dog camping gear.

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Cat Lovers Unite for a Very Unique Cat Art Show

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From June 14-24, 2018, there is an art show in Los Angeles that is dedicated solely to celebrating cat art. For those thinking that the cat artwork might be second-rate or amateurish, think again. The cat art at this art show is top-notch. The...

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3 Top Cat and Dog Health Issues

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By JoAnna Pendergrass, DVM Taking care of our pets, especially their health, is an important part of responsible pet ownership. Understanding the basics of some common problems affecting dog health and cat health can help you take even...

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Ready to Adopt a Puppy? Watch Out for These Puppy Scams

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By Paula Fitzsimmons You made the decision to buy a puppy and have even found your potential new family member online. While plenty of reputable puppy breeders and rescues exist on (and off) the internet, puppy scammers are also rampant....

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First Edition of John James Audubon’s Birds of America Book Sold for $9.65M

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John James Audubon’s “The Birds of America” book has long been one of the most treasured books of natural history. The National Audubon Society explains, “Printed between 1827 and 1838, it contains 435 life-sized watercolours...

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German Shepherd Spots Baseball at Bark in the Park Baseball Game

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At a recent Bark in the Park event at a Tulsa Driller’s baseball game, a young German Shepherd proved who the “goodest boy” is. During the team’s warm-up between innings, a few canine baseball fans were brought...

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8 Surprising Ways to Say “I Love You” in Cat Language

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By Jackie Lam Most cat lovers don’t need to be told that a steady supply of cuddles and cat treats will keep their feline friends happy. But what are some methods to show your cat signs of affection that go a little deeper? By learning...

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How to Safely Include Dogs in Weddings

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Cliff Mautner Photography By Nicole Pajer We cherish our pets as beloved members of our family. So when it’s time to celebrate an occasion, like a wedding, it’s likely that you’ll want to include them in your...

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Dave’s Pet Food Voluntarily Recalls 95% Premium Beef Canned Dog Food Due to Potentially Elevated Levels of Thyroid Hormone

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Company: Dave's Pet Food Brand Name: Dave's Pet Food Recall Date: 6/12/2018 Product Names (UPCs; Date Ranges): Dave's Pet Food 95% premium beef dog food 13 oz. (548 Cases) (85038-11167;08/2020) Reason for...

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Minnesota Raccoon Captures National Attention With Daredevil Antics

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The escapade started on Monday, June 11, with a young raccoon scampering around the city of St. Paul, Minnesota. The raccoon had been spotted on various buildings within the city, and despite the efforts of Good Samaritans, she evaded...

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“At least he’s not in pain anymore.”

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“People say this quite often, especially if euthanasia is involved,” says Richman. “While it may be true, it’s still a significant loss, and [saying this is] not meeting the person where they’re at in their grief.” Richman...

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“At least he’s gone to heaven or is running free over the Rainbow Bridge.”

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“A lot of people find comfort and meaning in the afterlife,” says Richman. “But many people do not, nor do they believe in it. This really comes from a sense of not knowing what to say.” Richman suggests this instead:...

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“I’m not really a dog/cat/bird/fish person, so I don’t really get it.”

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Jessica Winn, who lives in Atlanta, Georgia, lost her childhood dog, Licorice, a 13-year-old black lab mix, in 2005. When Winn tried to call in to work the day Licorice passed, her boss said this to her. She has never gotten over the apparent...

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“Aren’t you over that yet?”

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Richman says he has heard this a lot from people in support groups. “They might get phone calls or check-ins for a short time, but that stops pretty quickly,” says Richman. “It’s never appropriate to put a time frame...

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“I really didn’t like your (pet). Maybe you can get something else next time.”

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Dr. Kevorkian says no matter what your feelings are for the person’s pet, avoid judgement. “The judgement is just so insensitive and rude and is not what someone wants to hear.” She says, “The person didn’t adopt...

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“You can always get another pet.”

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Dr. Kriss Kevorkian, who holds a doctorate in thanatology (the study of death, dying and bereavement) and lives in Gig Harbor, Washington, says this is one of the most insensitive things she’s heard said to those who are grieving a pet,...

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“At least you have others.”

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Richman says that this is inappropriate because no matter how many other pets someone has, the person or family had developed a special relationship with that pet that can’t be replicated. “It’s pretty evident [that] people...

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7 Things Not to Say to Someone Whose Pet Has Crossed the Rainbow Bridge

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By Kerri Fivecoat-Campbell Pet loss can be a very emotional experience for everyone whose lives they touched. According to the 2017-2018 National Pet Owners Survey from the American Pet Products Association, 68 percent of US households...

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