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Are Some Dog Breeds More Aggressive?

A neighbor was warning me to stay away from a Pit Bull down the street because he was a "bad dog" who growled when he walked by. I tried to explain to him that there is no such thing as a "bad dog." T…

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SeaWorld Orcas On Valium-Like Drugs

So there you have it. SeaWorld's orcas are not happy. So much so, that their caregivers prescribe the veterinarian equivalent of Xanax and Valium - benzodiazepine - to get some of them through the day…

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Cat Stuck In Tree For 5 Days Rescued Thanks to Social Media

In Pearl Misssissippi, cat cries could be heard throughout a neighborhood last week. Binx, a black kitty, had found himself in a pickle up a 50-foot Sweet Gum tree. After unsuccessfully trying to l…

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5 Household Items That Are Poisonous to Pets

Last week was National Poison Prevention Week. The ASPCA reported that their Animal Poison Control Center in Illinois "handled nearly 180,000 cases of pets exposed to toxic substances in 2013, many of…

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Adopted Puppy Rescues Family from Gas Leak

He may be only three months old, but Hunter, the black and white husky mix is one smart dog. Thanks to his canine smarts, this little dog that had only been adopted two weeks prior, saved the lives of…

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Formerly Abused Crossbreed Dog Wins Best Rescue at Crufts (video)

Crufts, The World's Largest Dog Show, is not only about breeds competing for Best in Show. Crufts includes the widely entertaining musical freestyle competition, some of the best agility teams in the …

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Should You Report a Stray Dog?

Pop quiz. In which of these scenarios should you report a stray dog? A. You are on your way to work and you see a stray dog bolt across a busy intersection. B. You have seen a dog that looks wel…

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How Dangerous is Chocolate for Dogs?

If you're a dog lover, you undoubtedly have heard that chocolate can be deadly to dogs, but is that really true? Will the chocolate bar surreptitiously snagged off the kitchen counter by Fido end in h…

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Sex Offender Kills K9 Officer, Bail Set for 1 Million Dollars

January 30th was a sad day for the Pittsburgh Police Department. Flags were lowered to half staff, tears were shed by the entire community, and officer Phil Lerza's heart was broken. His partner, who …

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How to Deal With a Fearful Dog

Five years ago this month, my dog Mayzie was rescued by Second Chance Animal Rescue in Colorado. At the time, she was approximately two years old and had spent her entire life at the end of a rope in …

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Interesting list. Haven't used milk in ages.

This was a very good article.

Milk comes from a grieving mother.