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Behavior & Communication

Dolphins & Whales Squeal, But Why?

Dolphins and whales have their own "Happy" song, according to scientists who have translated the animals' high-pitched sounds as squeals of delight. Researchers at the National Marine Mammal Founda…

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How to Keep Your Cat Out of the Washing Machine & Dryer

Cats don't jump into front-loading washers and dryers every day. In fact, nobody keeps statistics on cat injuries sustained when going though a spin cycle. But, it happens. And it nearly happened t…

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10 Rules Every Kid Should Know to Avoid Dog Bites

Dogs can be man's best friend - and as the number two pet in America - many people obviously agree. However, Fido comes with a sharp set of canine teeth. With those teeth, nearly 5 milli…

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New York Island Overrun By Cats, But One Woman Is Making a Difference

Manhattan Island is not the only island in New York being over-populated. There is another lesser-known island on the Niagara river that has an exploding population, albeit of cats, not people. That i…

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Why You May Want a Therapy Dog When You’re Sick

A therapy dog is truly a special breed of animal. Unlike service dogs, which are used to help people with a specific disability, therapy dogs are specially trained and credentialed to provide love, su…

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Just a Couple of Guinea Pigs Playing Basketball (Video)

Animal Trainer Barbara Heidenreich is clearly a genius. Using treats as rewards, she's taught her guinea pigs to play basketball. Each guinea pig even knows his designated basket, so it's a proper…

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Penguin Study Answers What We’ve All Been Wondering

If you could talk to African penguins, you'd know when they're hungry, lonely, pissed off, and ready to party hardy, according to researches at the University of Turin, Italy, who have decoded the chi…

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It’s National Mutt Day! 5 Reasons These Dogs Rule

Growing up, we called them Heinz 57. The American Kennel Club calls them All-American Dogs. No matter what your preferred name is for mixed breed dogs, people who have adopted mutts all agree that the…

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What Your Cat’s Mealtime is Missing

I was captivated by a recent NPR interview with veterinarian Vint Virga, a specialist in animal behavior. Virga emphasizes that we should try to view the world from our companion animals' senses. The …

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Dogs Get Jealous Just Like Humans

What will a puppy do if its owner both ignores it and showers affection on a lifelike stuffed dog? Push its way between its owner and the toy, raise its tail, push its owner, bite at the toy, and even…

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Thank you :)

Thanks Editors for sharing Ms Firszt's informative article.

I'm just glad this stupid cop shot himself, and not the dog or any of the kids!!

Please wait while I go brew a pot :D

Cute idea and great for helping our pets keep the weight off. Now we need something for people...oh …