Care & Safety

PetMD Editorial
Sep 19,2018

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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 from Hurricane Florence.

According to USA Today,…

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PetMD Editorial
Sep 17,2018

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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 passing of the bill is a win for animal rights groups,…

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PetMD Editorial
Sep 13,2018

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According to a study published in PLOS ONE, animal shelter staff correctly identify a dog’s primary or secondary breed 67 percent of the time. When asked to identify more than one breed, their accuracy dropped to just 10 percent.

Breed…

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PetMD Editorial
Sep 06,2018

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This past week has been a historic week for the state of California. The state’s legislature became the first in the United States to pass a bill that would ban the sale of animal-tested products.

California bill SB 1249 specifically focuses on…

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PetMD Editorial
Aug 31,2018

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Omaui, a town in New Zealand, is considering implementing a ban on new domestic cats in an attempt to help protect their ecosystems and native wildlife.

As explained by BBC News, “Under the initiative, proposed by Environment Southland, cat…

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PetMD Editorial
Aug 16,2018

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The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) plans to deploy more bomb-sniffing dogs to airport checkpoints, a program that may significantly reduce airport security waiting times.

By implementing bomb-sniffing dogs, passengers who aren’t TSA…

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PetMD Editorial
Aug 15,2018

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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, cozy and clean area for dogs to relax in while their owners…

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