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Behavior & Communication

Is It OK to Sleep With Cats?

Does your cat get to sleep in the bed with you? I've experienced all sides of this issue. When I was single, I had cats. They got to share the bed and it was no big deal. They loved it, and it made me…

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Quick Cat Quiz for Cat Lovers

1. In ancient Egypt, when a household cat died, family members did what to mourn the passing of their pussycat? a. Shave their eyebrows b. Henna tattoo the name of their cat across their hearts …

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Adopted Puppy Rescues Family from Gas Leak

He may be only three months old, but Hunter, the black and white husky mix is one smart dog. Thanks to his canine smarts, this little dog that had only been adopted two weeks prior, saved the lives of…

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Formerly Abused Crossbreed Dog Wins Best Rescue at Crufts (video)

Crufts, The World's Largest Dog Show, is not only about breeds competing for Best in Show. Crufts includes the widely entertaining musical freestyle competition, some of the best agility teams in the …

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Should You Report a Stray Dog?

Pop quiz. In which of these scenarios should you report a stray dog? A. You are on your way to work and you see a stray dog bolt across a busy intersection. B. You have seen a dog that looks wel…

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Can Pets Improve Your Love Life?

A study by the National Institutes of Health revealed that having a pet can help to diminish feelings of loneliness, particularly for women living alone, and compensate for the absence of human comp…

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How to Keep Cats Off Counters

It's in a cat's nature to seek out high vantage points like kitchen countertops. Counters, tables and the tops of cabinets are an ideal place to survey territory, and they provide protection from enem…

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6 Misnamed Dog Breeds

So many dog breeds have obvious name origins. The German shepherd, for instance, traces its roots to Germany; the shih tzu means "lion dog" in Chinese. But that's not always the case. There are plenty…

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How Dangerous is Chocolate for Dogs?

If you're a dog lover, you undoubtedly have heard that chocolate can be deadly to dogs, but is that really true? Will the chocolate bar surreptitiously snagged off the kitchen counter by Fido end in h…

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How to Deal With a Fearful Dog

Five years ago this month, my dog Mayzie was rescued by Second Chance Animal Rescue in Colorado. At the time, she was approximately two years old and had spent her entire life at the end of a rope in …

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Goes to show, never judge a book by its cover.

whoa, Marilyn, easy. Who is trying to convert who? All the people in your circle maybe didnt thrive …

Loving the tips in the comments section! I tried the hair rinse idea and my hair has tons of volume…