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Are Your Carpet Cleaners Poisoning Your Pets?

My cat suffered for many years from an over-active thyroid and excessive shedding. Her vet could never exactly figure out what caused her condition. She was an indoor cat, so there was no way she woul…

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Kitten Video is ‘Coming of Age’ Movie Parody (Video)

This cute kitten clip makes fun of the massive amount of kitten videos dominating the internet (and our hearts) for years. The video manages to also make fun of hipster 'coming of age' films -- near…

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6 People Foods You Can Feed Your Dog

Most dogs know when you’re eating something you really enjoy. They give you those sad puppy eyes that say, “Please share.” The question that haunts you is, do I give in and offer my dog some? Is this …

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Your Pet’s Last Breath in the Luxury of Your Home

When I had my 13-year-old Golden Retriever euthanized in 2003, I was blessed to be surrounded by loving friends in my backyard. As difficult as it was, I was very comforted having my veterinarian come…

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What Your Cat’s Mealtime is Missing

I was captivated by a recent NPR interview with veterinarian Vint Virga, a specialist in animal behavior. Virga emphasizes that we should try to view the world from our companion animals' senses. The …

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Warning Signs That Your Cat Is Lonely

I adopted my calico cat, Blaze, when she was 8 weeks old, and I had just left a failed love affair and was living alone – again! -- on Manhattan's Upper West Side. Blaze was a beauty – a collage of…

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Can A Litter of Puppies Have More Than One Father?

We are currently fostering a canine family consisting of seven puppies (Cosmo, Piper, Pompeii, Sterling, Max, Snoopy and Cheyanne) and their mama, Daisy. Curiously, the puppies look very little like t…

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Firefighter Saves Dogs, Then Pays Their Medical Bills

Utah, my home state, doesn't always make headlines for positive stories; polygamy, bizarre politics and air pollution are often tied to news about the state. However, community involvement and helping…

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5 Lessons I Learned About Aging from My Senior Dog

I've been noticing some subtle behavior changes in my 11-year-old Lab, Sanchez, as he matures. He definitely is more set in his ways and seems to have a different agenda in his senior years. Every tim…

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6 Summer Safety Tips For Your Dog That You Probably Don’t Think About

Summer is a fun time for you and your pet, but it also brings its share of dangers. Exposing your dog to excessive sun and heat can lead to sunburned skin or worse. Protect your best friend’s well-bei…

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