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Everyday Pet Care

6 Signs Your Dog Has You Trained

You may think you own a dog, but chances are good that it's the other way around. On behalf of dog lovers everywhere (and the canine kings and queens they serve), I've put together this list of six wa…

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Top 10 Ways to Give Your Pet a Pill

"Dog food gone. Pill remains. Is Sanchez the only dog who does this?" I posted that on Facebook, and fans chimed in with very helpful and funny comments. Here are my favorites: Helpful comments: …

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What to Say (& Not Say) to Someone Who Lost a Pet

As too many of us know, the death of a pet is devastating. Our pets are more than just animals; they are integral parts of our families, they are our confidants, our best friends, and our biggest fans…

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Dangers of Laundry Detergent Pods to Pets

Laundry detergent pods (single-use laundry packs) have been in the news recently for causing poisonings in children who, attracted by the bright, candylike packaging, ingest them. These pods have surg…

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Are You Treating Your Old Dog Like an “Old Dog?”

If your dog is in his “senior years,” he'll have special needs. Like people, old dogs want to be treated with dignity and respect when they get old. It’s no secret that older dogs will undergo physica…

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How to Pet-Proof Your Christmas Tree

Winter holidays are especially exciting, with all the sparkly lights and streamers, delicate ornaments and brightly colored garland, and don’t get us started on the candies and treats! All of these th…

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Delta Airlines Treats Pets Like Luggage

What do you do if you hear about an airline treating dogs more like replaceable luggage than beloved pets? Care2 member Sue Lee heard about Ty the pit bull and started a petition asking Delta to im…

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Common Household Items That Stress Out Pets

We live in a world chock-full of arresting — and often overwhelming — sights, smells and sounds. But while you can block all that background static with state-of-the-art Bose headphones, your pets hav…

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A Vet’s View of Home Euthanasia for Pets

Nobody says, "I hope I die in a hospital bed in the ICU in a lot of pain." If you were to query your friends, most people would probably say, "I hope I die at home in my sleep." (In fact, according to…

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7 Ways to Make Quick Cash in One Day

Need quick cash for holiday shopping or to catch up on late bills? Here are 7 ways to make money today. Gather Lost Change: Check wherever change is likely to hide in or fall from pockets -- on car…

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