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Pet Health

Why Panda Dogs Are a Bad Idea

Fox News recently reported on the latest dog craze in China: Panda Dogs. While it sounds like a cross between a panda bear and a dog, a Panda Dog is actually a Chow dog groomed to appear like a panda.…

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10 Signs You’re a Responsible Pet Parent

Anyone who is lucky enough to have the unconditional love of a dog, cat, rabbit, ferret, goldfish, horse, iguana, or any kind of pet, knows that animals deserve our best even if we can’t give it to th…

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‘RatGirl’ Breeds and Releases Rats in San Francisco

Batman, CatGirl, WonderWoman, Wolverine and now ... RatGirl!  Before saying, wow, that is cool, let it be known that RatGirl is not a superhero nor a fictional character in a comic strip, but rather a…

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8 Warning Signs That Your Cat May Be Sick

Cats get a lot of flack for acting like Prima donnas, but as any cat lover knows, it's mostly an act. Cats are extremely resilient, strong, and stoic: Which means they're very good at hiding signs of …

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6 Myths About Cat Litter

How much do you know about Mr. Whiskers' bathroom habits? Read up to separate cat litter fact from fiction. CAT LITTER MYTH 1: If your cat urinates or defecates outside of its litter box, you can tea…

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How 2,4-D Hurts Pets & Wildlife

Dow’s Enlist Duo threatens household pets and other animals. Pets, farm animals and wild animals don’t know when and where a weed killer has been applied.  They wander into 2,4-D-sprayed corn and soyb…

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5 Safety Tips For Taking Dogs on Boats

Summer is a great time to get out on the water. And while I love taking my dogs on a variety of fun adventures, not all dogs enjoy boat rides. Every dog is different, and the size of the boat may also…

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Stray Dog Who Swallowed Basketball Makes Amazing Recovery

Pets, especially dogs, have the unfortunate habit of swallowing all sorts of crazy non-edible objects from legos and beer bottles to wallets full of cash, but I think Hannah, the pit bull mix currentl…

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Nourishing the Heart of Your Pet

“I am the rug beneath your feet that buffers you from all the harshness of life.” – Dog I have had the gift of four dogs, a cat and two horses in my life. I fed them, groomed them and loved them. I c…

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Rabid Cat Attacks Woman and Children

Earlier this month, in Pittsburgh's Spring Hill neighborhood, local authorities warned residents about a rabid cat that not only attacked a woman and two children but was still loose in the neighborho…

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