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Pets Help Autistic Children Improve Social Skills

Recent research by The University of Missouri shows that dogs act as a social lubricant for children with autism, helping them "build assertiveness and confidence in their interactions with others" …

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What is it Like to Date A Dog-Lover?

Is dating with dogs any simpler than dating with children? Probably in some aspects, but in many ways they are similar. In the same way that I'd be more interested in partnering with a man whose paren…

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Pup Acts as Guide for Blind Dog

In November, two Cocker Spaniels who showed signs of abuse and neglect were rescued by Angels Among Us Pet Rescue in Atlanta. As they recovered, volunteers noticed that one of the dogs, Drummond, neve…

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Friend Requests Dog Photos for 16-Year-Old With Cancer … And The Internet Delivers

Just before Christmas, a friend of 16-year-old Anthony’s family started an event on Facebook, asking people to send in photos of their dogs to make the teen smile. Anthony has been receiving in-patien…

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What’s the Most Embarrassing Thing Your Pet Has Ever Done?

The subject of our dogs' embarrassing moments came up in conversation with friends recently.  People shared stories about dogs peeing on Christmas trees while visiting friends, stealing food from a ne…

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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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10 People (and Pets) Who Inspired Us in 2014

Amidst the war, scandal, natural disasters and violence that engulfed the world this year, there were also extraordinary people doing some truly inspiring things. Here are our favorite stories of comp…

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How to Wrap a Cat for Christmas (video)

This ultra-patient kitty comes to check out all the wrapping paper and ends up being wrapped himself. What do you think -- adorable or is this a little too much holiday cheer? Related: Cat &am…

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How Strangers Saved Christmas for a Dying Woman and Her Cat

Sixty-five-year-old Joan Price of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, has only a few months to live. Price, who contracted hepatitis through a blood transfusion 40 years ago, suffers from cirrhosis of the liver…

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