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Breaking Up a Dog Fight—Don’t Panic!

It happens suddenly. You’re taking your dog for a walk in the park when he sees a dog that he regards as a threat to you or your child. And he attacks. Or vice-versa: your dog is suddenly attacked by …

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Have a Stressed Cat? There’s a CD For That (Giveaway!)

Have you ever brought your cat to the vet because he stopped eating when the contractors started remodeling your kitchen? Or maybe Fluffy flipped out during the loud booms of fireworks and harmed hers…

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Treating Aches and Pains in Senior Pets

It’s so easy to tell when our animals — even older pets — are happy or joyous. We know that they are glad to see us or excited about going for a walk or passionate about chasing a laser toy. But the…

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Why Poison Ivy is Getting Worse — And How to Avoid It

New research indicates that climate change is causing poison ivy to grow larger and more toxic to humans. A 2006 study found that increased carbon dioxide in the atmosphere caused poison ivy plants to…

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How to Keep Your Cat Out of the Washing Machine & Dryer

Cats don't jump into front-loading washers and dryers every day. In fact, nobody keeps statistics on cat injuries sustained when going though a spin cycle. But, it happens. And it nearly happened t…

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10 Rules Every Kid Should Know to Avoid Dog Bites

Dogs can be man's best friend - and as the number two pet in America - many people obviously agree. However, Fido comes with a sharp set of canine teeth. With those teeth, nearly 5 milli…

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Awesome Doggie Makeovers Save Lives

I don't know about you, but I love seeing makeovers of people in magazines or on television. Well, now I love them even more, because dogs across America are getting their chance to let their inner an…

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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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