Care & Safety

PetMD Editorial
Nov 13,2018

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The California wildfires have displaced countless families and forced many to evacuate. The Woolsey fire in the city of Thousand Oaks has affected people from Malibu all the way to Calabasas and Bell Canyon. The Camp Fire has now…

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PetMD Editorial
Nov 08,2018

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Florida was not the only state to pass animal welfare-related legislature this past election. California voters also overwhelming voted to pass Proposition 12.

The Official Voter Information Guide for California explains that Proposition 12 (also…

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PetMD Editorial
Nov 06,2018

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In Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, one mother came home to the ultimate surprise. Her 17-year-old son had gone to a one-day reptile show in Hamburg, Pennsylvania, and had purchased a 4-foot-long alligator.

According to Lancaster Online, Jesse…

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PetMD Editorial
Oct 31,2018

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The Chinese city of Jinan launched a scoring system for pet owners that deducts points for various infractions, such as walking the dog without a leash or not picking up their poop.

According to The Telegraph, losing all of your points can mean…

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PetMD Editorial
Oct 29,2018

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Therapy dogs were sent to comfort the people of Squirrel Hill in Pittsburgh following a shooting at the area’s largest and best-known synagogues, according to The Hill.

The Go Team, an active group that oversees therapy dog teams, sent 13 certified…

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PetMD Editorial
Oct 24,2018

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The new Milwaukee Bucks arena, Fiserv Forum, is the first pro sports arena in the world to be deemed bird-friendly. The recognition comes from the building’s design, which makes it less likely that a bird will be killed by flying into the large windows of…

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PetMD Editorial
Oct 16,2018

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Austrian real estate development company Bundesimmobiliengesellschaft (BIG) hired a landscaping consultant—dubbed “The Hamster Commissioner”—to ensure that their latest renovation project complies with regulations protecting wild hamsters.

According…

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