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Dozens Sickened By Infection That Likely Came From Petland Puppies

At least 39 people have been sickened by a bacterial infection that may have come from puppies purchased at nationwide chain Petland. The bacteria known as Campylobacter can be spread through raw or undercooked poultry or meat in addition to contact with dog feces. Symptoms in human and dogs include bloody diarrhea, vomiting and fever, […]

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The Senior’s Guide For Choosing A Pet Companion

Pets are valued as beloved companions that provide entertainment, company, and in some cases, protection. Outside of these common characteristics are benefits that can enhance any senior’s lifestyle and well-being. For a senior, a pet can help reduce stress, lower blood pressure, ease loneliness, and get exercise. Owning a dog, for example, increases physical activity […]

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The Amazing Ways Dogs Can Help Treat Depression

Dogs go above and beyond when it comes to relationship-building and companionship. Not only do they provide protection and unconditional love, but some studies show that they can even improve our overall wellbeing and mental health. Millions of people all over the world suffer from depression and anxiety. These mental illnesses lead to debilitating symptoms […]

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Inflammation: It’s All About The Fat

Fatty acids are a vital source of energy because dietary fat has a higher caloric density than carbohydrates or proteins. Many of the fats widely viewed as energy sources come from meats and oils. Those referred to as essential fatty acids have biological functions and are incorporated into membranes of every cell within the body. […]

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How Rescue Organizations Are Saving Pets Displaced By Hurricane Harvey

Hurricane Harvey has left thousands of pets in the Houston area without a home. Some pets were left behind after their owners abandoned their ravaged homes, while others ran off amid the destruction. Many animal shelters are short on space to begin with but rescue organizations and pet owners across the country are banding together […]

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Pets Are Getting Their Own Luxury Hotels And…Homes?

The modern pet owner sees a dog or a cat as not just an animal but a legitimate member of the family. No one wants to skimp on expenses for their child, and pet owners feel the same way about the well-being of their pets. Money is no object when it comes to their pets’ […]

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Top Animal Cruelty Organization Warns Against People Walking Cats

The UK’s top animal cruelty organization has warned cat owners against succumbing to a popular new trend fueled by social media. Most pet cats are primarily indoor creatures with little if any desire for the outdoors, which is traditionally seen as a dangerous environment for them. But over the past few years, a growing amount […]

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Against The Grain: The Rise Of Grain-Free Diets

A quick trip to any pet supply store will reveal a plethora of diets marketed to be free of grains, especially in the fast-growing market of natural pet foods. Grain-free diets are often viewed interchangeably as low carbohydrate, high protein, or highly digestible. But ingredients don’t always tell the full nutritional story, which is why […]

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The Anti-Vaccination Movement Has Apparently Spread To Pets

A growing number of New York pet owners are now refusing to vaccinate their pets, citing the same skepticism surrounding vaccinations for human beings. The anti-vaccine movement started a few years ago when parents began spreading rumors that the shots could cause various conditions, most notably autism. There is no scientific evidence linking vaccinations to […]

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Is This Golden Retriever Really A “Hero” For Saving A Drowning Deer?

An English golden retriever has become a worldwide celebrity after video surfaced of him rescuing a baby deer from Port Jefferson Harbor, New York. According to CBS New York, personal injury lawyer Mark Freeley was walking his two dogs on Sunday, July 16 when the fawn was spotted flailing for its life in the Long […]

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