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Never Feed Your Cat These 6 Human Foods

Although it can be aggravating to an owner, the fact that cats are often branded finicky could be a good thing, especially when it comes to certain dangerous foods. Some "people food" is safe for c…


Barking Dog May Cost Owner Her House

North Seattle resident Denise Norton has a dog that barks. So her neighbor sued. Norton did not take her neighbor's legal threats seriously and ignored what she saw as a frivolous lawsuit. That was un…


10 Best States to be an Animal

Recently, the Humane Society of the United States released its findings for the most animal-friendly states. The organization has been gathering and releasing this data for the past six years. The fin…


Sweet Puppy Rescued From Dumpster

On Saturday morning, a man called 911 in Muncie, Indiana, to report he’d found a puppy in a dumpster behind a business and couldn’t manage to get him out. Police and staff from the local animal shelte…


NY’s Styrofoam Ban Will Remove Nearly 30,000 Tons of Trash

New York city is scheduled to ban food establishments from using plastic foam containers starting this summer. The country’s largest city follows San Francisco, Seattle and Portland, Oregon in prohibi…


How to Avoid Hitting Animals While Driving (Without Putting Yourself In Danger)

When driving, how far would you go to avoid hitting an animal? This week a novice driver in Utah was forced to answer that question when a raccoon suddenly appeared on the road. To avoid hitting th…


What to Do if You See a Dog Chained Up in Freezing Temperatures

For animal lovers, seeing a dog tied up outside elicits a visceral response. Many times the chain is meant as a dog sitter, a way to get the dog out of its owner's hair. The dog is stuck and if the ow…


Petco Pulls Chinese-Made Dog and Cat Treats From Shelves

Following through on a promise it made in May, Petco has removed dog and cat treats made in China from all 1,300 of its stores over concerns that they’re linked to the deaths of 1,000 dogs and sicknes…


What to Know When Taking Dogs to the Snow

Most dogs — especially Nordic breeds like huskies or retrievers — love to play in the snow. Like children, dogs will be attracted to playing in surroundings that are new, unique or interesting. They’r…


Best and Worst High-Tech Pet Gadgets of 2014

If you are a pet parent, by now you are probably aware that high-tech gadgets are not only for the 2-leggeds in your family. Our dogs and cats can also benefit from modern technology. On the other paw…


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