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Behavior & Communication

30 Body Signals You Should Know from Your Dog

Dogs have a uniquely intricate sense of language. Unlike humans, that language is largely non-verbal and expressed through bodily movements. Thankfully, we can actually learn much of the language ours…

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Why Does My Dog Bury Bones?

Have you ever wondered why your dog likes to bury his bones? Sometimes this behavior can be annoying, especially when his hiding places happen to be a flower garden or under your couch cushions. But t…

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Differences Between Dating a Dog Person vs. Cat Person

Since I have two Labradors and live in the dog world, I have much more experience dating dog people than cat people. But, when I read about the recent survey by Direct Line Pet Insurance and K9 Media …

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Myths About Rescuing Deaf Dogs

Sadly, there are thousands of deaf dogs born each year. Some simply grow deaf due to age, illness, trauma or adverse reactions to drugs. Many uninformed people still believe that such dogs are brain d…

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7 Friendliest Cat Breeds

Looking for a friendly, affectionate, social cat? You've come to the right place! From the Chartreux to the Munchkin, these seven cat breeds tend to thrive on interaction with people and other pets — …

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A Dog Trainer’s Must-Do Tips to Prepare Your Dog for a New Baby

Bringing a new baby into a home with a dog can be stressful, but Mikkel Becker has some good news: With precautions and training, your dog can safely and happily cohabitate with a newborn. Check ou…

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Do Bans on Pit Bulls Really Work?

The city of Platteville, WI is considering a proposal that would ban all Pit Bulls, Pit Dogs, and Pit Bull Terriers. Care2 member Kieryn Aigner was so upset about the ban that she started a petition t…

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Is It OK to Kiss Your Dog?

It seems like everywhere you turn, celebrities can be seen giving their pooches some smooches. Hugh Jackman recently posted an Instagram of his French Bulldog, Dali, giving him kisses. Sophia Bush’…

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6 Most Persistent Dog Myths

There are certain dog myths that seem to stubbornly persist that passage of time. Many are kept alive by starry-eyed children watching fantasy films. Others are passed on in campfire tales, in storybo…

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Top 10 Worst Excuses for Returning Pets to Shelters (And How to Prevent Adoption Fails)

Adoption centers at shelters work towards making every adoption permanent and decreasing return rates. They screen applications carefully because they know that every pet deserves a forever loving hom…

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