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Pet Health

Best & Worst Spots to Pet a Dog– Plus: How It Benefits Your Health

Touch between a human and a dog can have therapeutic benefits for both species. In humans, petting a dog can trigger the release of the bonding hormone oxytocin. Touch also serves to soothe a mi…

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The 7 Most Important Reasons to Avoid GMOs

"GMO" stands for genetically modified organisms. Some people also call them genetically engineered organisms. Either way, GMOs are foods whose genetic make-up has been re-engineered, altered or modifi…

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Meet the Dog That’s Allergic to People

When Adam, a Black Labrador, arrived at the†Lucky Dog Retreat Rescue in Indianapolis, his skin was cracked and hair was falling out. He couldn't stop scratching and biting himself and his caregivers w…

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Best & Worst Fruits and Veggies for Pets

Whether your pet is in tip-top shape, carrying an extra pound or two, or outright overweight, you may consider switching from high-fat, high-calorie pet treats to something more healthy ó and inexp…

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Ebola in Cats and Dogs: What We Know (And Don’t Know)

Raging across West Africa like the Grim Reaper, the horrific Ebola virus has already claimed 4,500 lives - and is showing no signs of slowing down. David Nabarro, the U.N. special envoy for Ebola, ann…

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10 Dog Breeds That Live Long Lives

We all want our dogs to share our lives for many years. Whether that happens depends in large part on factors such as great nutrition and veterinary care, not to mention protection from accidents s…

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Top 3 Health Benefits of Pumpkin for Dogs and Cats

Your dog or cat may be curious about the pumpkins sitting on your front porch. It's already Halloween, and your pumpkin may be beautifully carved, but might also be collecting bacteria. While it's bes…

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Is It Safe for My Pet to Lick Lotion?

Why does my dog lick me after I apply lotion? It's a†common question veterinarians are asked. Many dogs and cats appear to like the taste of lotions (especially if the lotions are infused with en…

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‘Ebola Dog’ in Spain To Be Euthanized By Court Order

"No good deed goes unpunished" seems to be the maxim that best describes the case of Teresa Romeo. The selfless Spanish nurse helped care for two countrymen as they were dying of Ebola, only to contra…

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7 Things Pet Owners Do That Drive Vets Crazy

Itís a tough subject to tackle. After all, veterinarians do plenty of annoying things, too. But this particular post is all about you ó well, not you, but the annoying yous among you. Not that most …

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