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New York Island Overrun By Cats, But One Woman Is Making a Difference

Manhattan Island is not the only island in New York being over-populated. There is another lesser-known island on the Niagara river that has an exploding population, albeit of cats, not people. That i…

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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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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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The Correct Way to Remove a Tick From Your Pet

I am all about biodiversity, but I must admit ticks are not high on my list of biota to celebrate. They are beastly little bloodsucking parasites who double their ick factor when their bellies are blo…

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Most Dogs Hate July 4th. Here’s How to Help That.

July 4th is around the corner, along with the fireworks that inevitably come with this holiday. Almost all humans with dogs in the United States declare this day the worst day of the year for them…

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Prozac for Pets Grows in Popularity, How Sad is That?

When my dog, Sanchez, was recovering from a slipped disc in his neck, for a short time he was on some of the same medication that my mother takes for her back pain -- gabapentin and tramadol. Fortunat…

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Has Your Pup Ever Been Skunked?

I always feel bad for skunked dogs and their owners. Recently, I felt special sympathy for one such pair, because the pair consisted of my Labrador pal Buster and me. We hosted a dinner party. Buster …

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Woman Stuck in Tree After Rescuing Cat – Both Rescued by Fire Department

Earlier this week, residents in a Pennsylvania neighborhood listened helplessly to a cat mewing for days because it was hopelessly stuck high in a tree. Finally, self-proclaimed cat-lover, Tara Dennis…

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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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Eye catching title but it doesn't really apply. Unless the cat has dementia, it doesn't 'forget' it…

Only four minutes? Bull!

Suicidal people, who don't have anyone to talk to, are often reluctant to call a suicide help line f…

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