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Nepal’s Animal Earthquake Victims Getting Help

More than a week after the little Himalayan Kingdom of Nepal was struck†by an earthquake so massive it shrunk Mt. Everest,†people and animals are struggling to get back on their feet. As internatio…

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Ticks and Pets: How to Spot, Remove and Avoid Them Altogether

When temperatures rise, pets tend to spend more time outside, either relaxing in the sunshine, taking long walks or playing. While the fresh air and exercise are great for them (and you!), itís import…

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The Journey Toward a Vaccine Against Melanoma in Dogs

The drive to create a vaccine against melanoma, a serious cancer in dogs, has been going on for years with many successes and failures along the road. In honor of Melanoma Monday, as well as May being…

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Is Your Cat Depressed?

Can cats get depressed? Absolutely. Just like humans, cats can suffer from depression and for many of the same reasons: moving, changes in routine, boredom, excessive fighting by household members, an…

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Why Does My Cat… Snore?

Who can resist YouTube videos of kittens snoring? It may not be so cute, however, when itís 4 a.m. and your cat sounds like a ripsaw on the pillow next to you. Snoring in cats, while not as common …

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Everyday Issues For People With Giant Breeds

Thinking of sharing your life with a Great Dane, Newfoundland, Irish Wolfhound or other giant breed? While these giant breeds can make great companions, there are a few things you need to think about …

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What Every Pet Owner Should Know About Preventing Fleas and Ticks

The thought of insects crawling on your skin and living off your blood probably, well, makes your skin crawl. Yet, too often as pet owners, we allow fleas and ticks to treat our pets like bed-and-brea…

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‘Little Nurse’ Cat Cares For Ill and Injured at Animal Shelter

A couple of years ago I wrote about a nursing home cat, Oscar, that seemed to know when death was imminent for elderly dementia patients. He would enter their room, jump on their bed and keep them pur…

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Allergy Plants for Dogs: Avoid Planting These in Your Yard

Like people, dogs suffer from allergies that can become quite irritating. †A pollen allergy can make your dog scratch and itch, and result in a runny nose, red eyes and sneezing. A dogís nose and mout…

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What to Do if You Can’t Afford Veterinary Care

Sadly, too many pets are relinquished to shelters needing veterinary care that couldn't be afforded by their owners. Everyone suffers when this happens. Pets are confused and even sometimes euthanized…

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This is nothing new in those countries. They have been operating like this for centuries and are no…

He is absolutely adorable and I always recognize his face when I see him. Thank you for taking such…

Aw, Budi is so cute and his progress is remarkable. Good for him.

Great article and well worth trying to help the Home enviroment.

cremated and put in the air or river. Thats for me.