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Can a Cat Bite Put You in the Hospital?

Cat got your hand? Careful—cat bites aren't as harmless as some people think. In fact, according to a recent study, one out of three people who sought treatment for a cat bite were hospitalized. Th…

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3 Ways You Can Help the Dogs of Sochi + Video

If you've been watching the Winter Olympics from Sochi, you may have seen a stray dog or two on the ski slopes or at the opening ceremonies. Stray dogs in Socchi are a common site and the ones you've …

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10 Dog Training Tips

January is National Train your Dog Month. My readers know that I'm an advocate of humane, positive, science based dog training. So, every Tuesday on the Through a Dog's Ear Facebook page is "Training …

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Pet First Aid Kits: Do You Have One?

We are all aware of the benefits of having an emergency first aid kit for ourselves and our family, but what about for Fido and Whiskers? In the case of emergency on the road or at home, an emerge…

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8 Secrets Your Dog Won’t Tell You

If dogs could talk, they would tell you these secrets in human language. But they have other ways of communicating these messages, if we are really listening and observing them. See Also: Translati…

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Frozen Goose and Horse Rescued by Good Samaritans

The 2014 polar vortex has not only been making people miserable, but animals too. Fortunately, many heartwarming stories are emerging of people making the extra effort to lend a hand to those critters…

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Neighbor Trapping Pet Cats and Releasing Them Elsewhere

In Oklahoma City, there is one cat hater who is making his Edgemere Park neighbors very, very angry, according to a local news report from KFOR. The neighbor (who is unnamed in the report) is trapping…

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Why Do People Poison Dogs?

In 1885, veterinarian Joseph Perry referred to people who poison dogs as "the fiend incarnate." Even during Victorian times, the targeted poisoning of dogs and indiscriminate trap of toxic food intend…

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Which U.S. States Have the Best and Worst Drivers?

Dangerous roads discourage people from biking... The map above was created by Car Insurance Companion based on National Highway Traffic Administration (NHTSA) and Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD)…

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8 Good Reasons to Leash Your Dog

Walking a well-trained dog off-leash may seem natural and safe, but I hope that next time your pup has to go potty, you'll grab that leash for your safety and for hers!   When I was around …

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I love garlic! But totally can't cook so oh well

Garlic is easy to grow in any garden. Even a few cloves planted among your flowers will produce qui…

My family's idea of cooking with garlic was to halve whole cloves and add them to warm fresh buttere…

Do most of these. Unfortunately, my clothesline got knocked down by broken tree limbs after an ice …

I must admit, garlic is never something I think to buy.