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6 Easy Ways to Help Shelter Dogs and Cats

According to the ASPCA, 7.6 million companion animals enter the shelter system in the U.S. yearly. Approximately 3.9 million of those are dogs and 3.4 million are cats. Each year, 1.2 million dogs and…

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5 Pet First Aid Tricks You Can Do At Home

I've had dogs most of my life. For some reason, the emergency vet visits almost always happen after business hours. The last one was at 7 PM on a Friday night, and I was very glad I had my local Veter…

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Strongest Sentencing Ever in Historic Dog Fighting Case

I was so delighted to read in The Dodo this morning, "The perpetrators involved in the second-largest dog fighting raid in U.S. history are finally facing justice." The Dodo reported that 367 dogs …

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5 Ways Chickens Need Your Help This Month

Farming practices have changed drastically over the years. In 1925 it took 16 weeks to raise a 2.5 pound chicken. Today, it takes only six weeks to raise a five pound chicken, according to the ASP…

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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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