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Ebola in Cats and Dogs: What We Know (And Don’t Know)

Raging across West Africa like the Grim Reaper, the horrific Ebola virus has already claimed 4,500 lives - and is showing no signs of slowing down. David Nabarro, the U.N. special envoy for Ebola, ann…

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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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Mobile Home Residents Ordered to Kill Feral Cats with Anti-Freeze

A large population of feral cats have been a problem in a Missouri mobile home park. Some residents feed the cats. Others want them dead. Residents of the park received a letter stating that any re…

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FBI Reports Animal Cruelty Cases as a Major Offense

Animal lovers are rejoicing! The FBI will include animal cruelty (including animal neglect) offenses in the Uniform Crime Report, rather than the generic "all other offense." CatChannel.com reported, …

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Why Electronic Dog Fences Fail You & Your Pet

Some dog owners have considered using electronic dog fences to keep dogs confined in front yards or unfenced backyards. But fences like these have a number of drawbacks that are both inhumane to the a…

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Sanctuary Offers Refuge to Rescued Farm Animals

How much do you know about the farm animals providing your eggs, milk and meat? Do you know how they live or what their personalities are like? Unfortunately, many people don't know much about the f…

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10 Dangerous Human Foods for Pets

You might think that giving your four-legged friend all the leftovers that his heart desires will make him happier, but feeding him certain human foods can cause stomach upset, diarrhea, serious heal…

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How to Build a Safe Doghouse

While some building and animal supply stores carry adequate, ready-made doghouses, you and the kids have decided to build one special, just for your dog. Here's what you need to know before putting ha…

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Animal Rights Advocates Outraged Over Dog Tattoos

It's a growing trend -- people decorating their dogs with tattoos. The specialty practice stems from an offshoot of pet care that began when dog owners sought to transform their pets into a panda or o…

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Poodle’s Scary Bath Sends a Lesson to All Pet Owners

Poor little poodle. Selene Ortega, 12, was giving her dog, Morita, a bath when the poodle's paw became lodged in the tub drain, reports local Albuquerque news site krqe.com. The dog screamed, and t…

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When asked about his ban decision, Governor Cuomo had this to say: If the state health commission…