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Heroic Dogs Save Owner’s Life by Snuggling

Home alert systems and pendants are increasingly popular among older adults who live alone, but Judy Muhe says that when she took a tumble in her kitchen, her survival depended on a couple of furry, f…

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Dogs Get Jealous Just Like Humans

What will a puppy do if its owner both ignores it and showers affection on a lifelike stuffed dog? Push its way between its owner and the toy, raise its tail, push its owner, bite at the toy, and even…

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5 Reasons to Make Homemade Dog Treats (Plus a Recipe!)

Dogs are very special to us. So why do we feed our dogs packaged, processed foods that we so knowingly avoid for ourselves? They accompany us in the best of times and worst of times with a wagging …

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One Way to Keep Pets Out of Shelters

The cost of pet ownership can be a little bit of a surprise for first time dog and cat parents. Folks who work at animal shelters will tell you that they get a lot of animals from people who say they …

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Study: Animals Can Fall In Love

In quite possibly the most awww-inspiring experiment ever conducted, researchers found that animals can love, just like humans. Paul Zak writes about a series of studies in which he was involved in th…

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Detox Your Car in 10 Simple Steps

I just bought a small, used utility truck. Months of scouring the marketplace and test-driving vehicles reminded me of just how many chemicals most people use in the maintenance and upkeep of their ve…

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9 Ways Animal Friends Make Us Better Humans

I often say that my cat is the coolest person I know. Whether I'm happy or sad, angry or depressed, she's always there and always responds with unconditional love. She also makes sure I don't spend to…

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Are We Treating Dogs Like Trash?

Mary Shannon Johnstone is not just your average dog lover. As an artist and photographer living in Wake County, North Carolina, Johnstone is turning her creative talents towards raising awareness abou…

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10+ Things You Never Knew About Pit Bulls

When's the last time you saw a pit bull? How did you react? The average person might shrink back from an encounter with a pit bull, scooping up their kids or crossing to the other side of the street. …

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Remarkable Story of Animal Communication (Video)

Do you believe you can talk to animals and they can talk back to you? Anna Breytenbach has dedicated her life to what she calls interspecies communication. She sends detailed messages to animal…

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