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Think The Fattest States Have The Fattest Pets? Think Again, Research Says

The relationship between human obesity and different regions of the US isn’t too difficult to comprehend. For example, most of the least educated states are located down south, therefore it’s no surprise that these states have some of the highest obesity rates in the country. This suggests that the same concept would apply to pets […]

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Feral Cats Are Being Employed As Guards To Save Shelter Animals’ Lives

Animal rescue organizations are testing out a new way to keep feral cats from being put down: putting them to work. One such worker can be found at a warehouse owned by the Los Angeles Distributing Company that stores food and beverages. His name is Black Cat, and his job is to scare away rodents […]

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Lena Dunham At Odds With Animal Shelter Over Rescue Dog’s Past

Lena Dunham, writer, producer and star of the HBO series “Girls” is no stranger to controversy; attracting the ire of keyboard warriors and fellow celebrities since the beginning of her career. But last month, Dunham appears to have instigated a feud with an entirely different breed of dissenter: an animal shelter. According to the New […]

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This Might Explain Why Couples With Pets Are So Much Happier

Having children has traditionally been perceived as a remedy for a crippled marriage, possibly because the two partners begin to associate each other with their new infant and therefore become less likely to think negatively about one another. After all, previous research has revealed that satisfaction among spouses decreases despite few if any changes in […]

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Companies Are Now Offering Pet Insurance To Attract The Best Candidates

Many studies have proven that pet owners are healthier, both mentally and physically, than people without pets, which suggests that owning a pet makes you smarter as well. There is no evidence that owning a pet makes you more intelligent or that pet owners are more likely to make more money but the actions of […]

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How To Interpret Your Cat’s Mysterious Body Language

Whether you’re a dog person or cat person, you have to admit that cats are the more mysterious of the two creatures. They don’t communicate as clearly as dogs, making their emotional state very difficult to read. For example, while a dog might show affection with an easily-decipherable smile or lick, cats communicate these feelings […]

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Senior Citizens Can Meet Health Requirements Simply By Walking Dogs

A new study suggests that senior citizens who are struggling to maintain good health should try a much more rewarding yet equally effective strategy: getting a pet. According to Reuters, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommend that adults of all ages engage in at least 150 minutes of moderately intense exercise or […]

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Dog Flu Outbreak: Everything Pet Owners Need To Know

Florida’s dog flu outbreak has officially spread to Tennessee, according to the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine. Late last month, Florida health officials confirmed at least a dozen cases of canine influenza that is believed to have spread from dog shows in DeLand, Florida and Perry, Georgia. All affected dogs are currently being […]

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Investigation Of California Pet Shops Supports Efforts To Have Them Banned

Late last month, the California state assembly passed a bill that would force pet shops to only sell dogs, cats and rabbits that come from shelters or nonprofit rescue organizations. The bill, AB 485, would endanger the business of puppy/kitten mills and commercial breeders, both of which have been accused of putting animals in horrific […]

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Animal Shelter Reveals The Most Common Questions From New Pet Owners

Pet adoption is on the rise as of late, thanks in no small part to the increased accessibility to information regarding the many benefits of adopting shelter or rescue animals. Still, you can’t blame aspiring pet owners for being skeptical about adoption. The Internet doesn’t exactly have the best reputation when it comes to cogency, […]

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