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Petco and PetSmart Ban Chinese Made Treats + DIY Jerky Recipes for Dogs

The Food and Drug Administration reports that more than 1,000 dogs have died from eating toxic jerky treats, and more than 5,000 have taken ill. While the FDA currently does not know the exact cause o…

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6 Dog Behavior Myths, Debunked

Interpreting dog behavior can be tricky, and there are some strong myths about dog body language. The list below debunks a few common misconceptions about what our dogs are trying to tell us. Dogs …

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5 Smart Ways to Prevent Dog Bites

National Dog Bite Prevention Week is May 18-24th. You may have seen the Care2 post last week about the little boy who was attacked by a dog when he was on his bike, but his cat came to the rescue and …

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Pool Chemicals Send Thousands to ER

They're meant to enhance summer fun, but if you're not careful, they could result in a trip to the emergency room. As we close in on Memorial Day weekend, people are preparing swimming pools while the…

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How to Spot & Prevent Animal Abuse (Infographic)

One million animals are abused or killed each year during domestic violence in the U.S. alone. This estimate is only what is reported, and does not include the many of the abused exotic pets and lives…

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5 Emergency Plan Tips for Dog Owners

When summer comes, bringing its long, hot days, my thoughts turn to the threat of wildfires. We make our home in the Santa Cruz Mountains, and the charred fir tree at the edge of our property is a sta…

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The Shocking 15 Deadliest Animals in the World

Sharks, grizzly bears and big cats may strike fear into your heart and limbic brain, but they do not even come close to being the deadliest animals on earth. Of the top ten deadliest creatures to huma…

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10 Warning Signs of Pet Hoarding – And How To Help

Pet hoarding is now considered a bonafide mental illness. The newest edition of the DSM Manual (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders), the bible for psychiatrists, indeed lists hoardi…

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Couple Jailed Trying To Save Sick Cat

How far would you go to save a beloved pet that was dangerously ill? Would you walk 5 miles? 20 miles? 40 miles? Would you walk that distance in the winter ... in Alaska? Would you walk that dista…

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260 Cats Rescued From ‘Crazy Cat House’ in Philadelphia

In northeast Philadelphia there is a sign on a fence outside of a home that reads, "I'm the crazy cat lady. And this is the crazy cat house." I consider myself (and so do many others) to be a Crazy…

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