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Behavior & Communication

7 Things People Do That Dogs Hate

We love our dogs and consider them family. But that doesn't mean they appreciate everything humans enjoy. As responsible pet parents, it's important for us to learn their 4-legged language and communi…

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The 3 Most Aggressive Dog Breeds May Surprise You

A lot of Care2 readers already know that some bigger dogs, like Pit Bulls, are misunderstood and unfairly labeled as aggressive breeds. So what are the most aggressive dog breeds? I came across a stud…

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5 Tips for Keeping Pets Safe On Halloween

Halloween can be pretty fun for children and adults, but the holiday can be scary for pets who don't understand that costumes are just for pretending. The witch showing up at the front door in the big…

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Cat Finds Owner Weeks After Being Sent To Nursing Home

Cats are renown for finding their way back home even when separated by busy roads, rivers and hundreds of miles, but what is doubly remarkable about this story of feline tenacity is that the owner mov…

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Bat Quiz: How Well Do You Know These Fascinating Creatures?

October is the month of witches, ghouls, black cats and bats ... but bats shouldn't be seen as scary. Despite their negative reputation, bats provide a variety of amazing benefits to humans. They are …

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4 Best Places to Pet Your Cat — and 1 to Leave Alone

Some things really do get better with age. I have long joked that my hairline isnít one of them, but I know one thing that is: My ability to understand cats better, and to build a stronger, more ful…

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Ebola in Cats and Dogs: What We Know (And Don’t Know)

Raging across West Africa like the Grim Reaper, the horrific Ebola virus has already claimed 4,500 lives - and is showing no signs of slowing down. David Nabarro, the U.N. special envoy for Ebola, ann…

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Do Dogs Feel Guilt?

I'm sure you're familiar with the Internet phenomenon of dog shaming: Photographing your guilty-looking dog and the mess he made with a hand-lettered placard announcing what the crime is ("I unrolle…

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Breaking Up a Dog FightóDonít Panic!

It happens suddenly. Youíre taking your dog for a walk in the park when he sees a dog that he regards as a threat to you or your child. And he attacks. Or vice-versa: your dog is suddenly attacked by …

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‘Ebola Dog’ in Spain To Be Euthanized By Court Order

"No good deed goes unpunished" seems to be the maxim that best describes the case of Teresa Romeo. The selfless Spanish nurse helped care for two countrymen as they were dying of Ebola, only to contra…

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