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Want More Affection From Fido? There’s a Drug for That

Often referred to as the "love hormone" or "cuddle chemical," oxytocin plays a strong role in bonding us with our loved ones. Our pituitary gland naturally releases the hormone during special loving m…

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Stray Dog Who Swallowed Basketball Makes Amazing Recovery

Pets, especially dogs, have the unfortunate habit of swallowing all sorts of crazy non-edible objects from legos and beer bottles to wallets full of cash, but I think Hannah, the pit bull mix currentl…

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5 Smart Ways to Prevent Dog Bites

National Dog Bite Prevention Week is May 18-24th. You may have seen the Care2 post last week about the little boy who was attacked by a dog when he was on his bike, but his cat came to the rescue and …

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8 Helpful Uses for Vinegar in Your Pet Household

While you might find white vinegar in the food section of grocery stores, there are also many great uses for vinegar beyond the kitchen. The ASPCA says vinegar is an environmentally friendly odor dest…

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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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“No Pet Store Puppies” Campaign Launched

The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals has just launched a new part of the No Pet Store Puppies campaign to raise awareness about cruel practices in puppy mills. Many pet stores…

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Win $15,000 for Your Favorite Shelter

As co-founder of Through a Dog's Ear, I have had the pleasure of working with Adopt-a-Pet.com and the ASPCA.  We share a common vision of helping shelter dogs find forever homes. Through a Dog's E…

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Top 10 Common Pet Toxins

Dogs and cats often have a penchant for eating strange things. Whether by instinct or hunger, or simply the mysterious behavior that pets are known to have; cats will often gravitate toward plastic or…

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Abandoned Dog Helps Save 12 Lives

A black lab named Pearl was left at an animal shelter and later adopted by the National Disaster Search Dog Foundation. There she was trained and certified as a search dog. After being trained she joi…

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Adopt a Rescued Rabbit

You'd think that "Adopt A Rescued Rabbit Month" would be in the spring when people have bunnies on the brain--like in April. But no, July is the month that holds the honor. Why? Because it takes a fe…

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Good Evening -thank you for this article -it was very informative and interesting- besides sufferin…

Great article. We just adopted our cat, Kiki in May from the humane society. She's 3 years old and…

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