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How Does A Euthanasia Drug Find Its Way Into Dog Food?

Last Friday, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warned that traces of a drug called pentobarbital might be found in numerous popular dog food brands. Pentobarbital is a barbiturate that is commonly used to put dogs, cats and sometimes horses to sleep. The affected products included Gravy Train, Kibbles N’ Bits, Ol’ Roy and […]

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South Korea’s Dog Meat Trade Persists Despite Olympic Spotlight

Countries that host the Olympics usually make a conscious effort to emphasize the beauties of their culture and downplay their flaws. Before the TV cameras arrive, hosting countries invest in “covering up” certain practices or policies that athletes and viewers might find distasteful. One such practice that exists in South Korea, the host of the […]

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4 Overlooked Things To Consider Before Adopting A Pet

Pet adoption rates are on the rise, largely thanks to a younger generation that may very well be more excited about having pets than human children. Their tendency to treat pets like legitimate family members is often criticized but it has unquestionably exposed how rewarding pet ownership can be and increased the appeal of owning […]

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Here’s Why There’s So Many More Dog Breeds Than Cat Breeds

One of the most interesting differences between dogs and cats is the diversity between breeds. There are dogs that weigh well over 200 pounds while others are just over five pounds. Certain dog breeds look extremely different from each other as well, almost to the point where they seem like different animals altogether. Most cats, […]

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If Your Dog Eats Poop, Blame Ancient Wolves

Regardless of how “natural” the behavior may be, dog owners are understandably horrified to see their pets eating poop. Not only does it seem undeniably unhealthy, but there is also no concrete scientific explanation for why a trained, socialized pet would do such a thing. Not As Unhealthy As You Think Before exploring potential answers, […]

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4 Popular Home Remedies For Itchy Skin In Dogs

Itchy skin is one of the most common health problems for dogs, largely because it can be triggered by so many things. If fleas or ticks are not the culprit, your dog’s skin might have become inflamed, infected or excessively dry thanks to allergies, yeast, or dust mites. Some dogs have allergies to seemingly harmless […]

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Four Signs It’s Too Cold To Take Your Pet Outside

The massive snowfall and drop in temperature throughout the country has many pet owners wondering if it is safe for their pets to be outside for extended periods of time. A warm coat on top of your pet’s thick fur might seem like sufficient protection but depending on a variety of factors, taking your dog […]

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Dogs On The Move: Helping Man’s Best Friend Adapt To A New Home

When you’re searching for a new home, your decision doesn’t just come down to the number of bedrooms and baths. You want a safe neighborhood to play in, great schools for the kids, reasonable commutes for working parents, and close proximity to the activities everyone enjoys. You must consider the wants and needs of every […]

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3 News Year’s Resolutions For Pet Parents

The start of a new year is a time to think about your goals for the immediate and distant future. But regardless of whether your top priority is to make or money or take that vacation you’ve always dreamed of, everyone’s new year’s resolutions have at least one common objective: to be a better person. […]

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China Produces First Ever Gene-Edited Cloned Dog

Chinese scientists have reportedly cloned the world’s first dog from a gene-edited donor in an attempt to find a cure for disease. Atherosclerosis cardiovascular disease (ACD) is a blood-clotting disorder that causes heart attacks and strokes by building up fatty material that thickens artery walls. The number one cause of death around the world, ACD […]

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