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Behavior & Communication

Best Cure for Dog Begging (Hint: It Requires Your Will Power)

The easiest way to stop your dog from begging? Never to let him begin the habit in the first place. When we like the dog's behavior, we say we're "sharing" our food. When we don't like the behavior…

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Why I Want My Dog to Die Fast

An unusual number of my friends have been saying good-bye to their senior dogs lately, most of them with little to no warning. Fido is retrieving a ball and wagging his tail one night, and the next mo…

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Adorable Rescue Puppies Prepare for Puppy Bowl XI

If you aren't a football fan but you love dogs, you can skip the Super Bowl this Sunday and go right to the pre-game Puppy Bowl XI on Animal Planet. Watch the video to find out why Rott Weiler suppo…

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QUIZ: How Well Do You Know Your Cat?

Humans have shared intimate space and time with felines for thousands of years, but most people know surprisingly little about their furry, purring pussy cat companions. What about you? Take this quic…

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How to Break 7 Common Bad Dog Habits

"No! Bad dog!" How many times have you scolded your misbehaving canine with those words? Probably too many. But before you fly off the handle, one of the most important things to understand about c…

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10 Ways Cats Show You Love

It's often easy to spot when cats are being finicky or feisty. But what about when they are showing pure feline affection? What does that look like? We spoke with Dr. Allen Schoen, a veterinarian, …

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5 Signs Your Cat May Revolt Against the Litter Box

I relish thinking outside the box and love other people who do, too. But when my cat thinks outside his box - the litter box that is - I am less than pleased. I am obviously not the only cat-owning hu…

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Why Does My Dog… Look Guilty?

We often assume that our dogs feel guilty because of the way they act when we catch them doing something they’re not supposed to do. This guilty look — which we are all familiar with from various Inte…

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How to Avoid Hitting Animals While Driving (Without Putting Yourself In Danger)

When driving, how far would you go to avoid hitting an animal? This week a novice driver in Utah was forced to answer that question when a raccoon suddenly appeared on the road. To avoid hitting th…

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Pets Help Autistic Children Improve Social Skills

Recent research by The University of Missouri shows that dogs act as a social lubricant for children with autism, helping them "build assertiveness and confidence in their interactions with others" …

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Well balanced honest article. Thanks.

Lovely, though I would probably choose beef broth over bouillon cubes; add a pound of grass-fed beef…

Cute and if I hadn't recently fostered five kittens, I would wish I had one!

Thanks 4 the tips!

Fear is taught to kids at a young age to control them. So first thing you need to tell parents to s…