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Fun: Peanut Detecting Dogs

There are close to 1.8 million people living in America today that are allergic to peanuts, with 400,00 of being school children, according to the Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Network. Sadly, only 20% of those children actually outgrow their peanut allergy. Nearly 150 adults and children die each year due to peanut allergies. Ironically, it […]

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Dogs: Dogs That Eat Grass

Every dog owner knows that dogs are not fussy eaters at all! Dogs will eat just about anything that you offer them, and some things that you don’t, with grass being one of them! Even though dogs live off of a mostly carnivorous diet, they can also survive on a vegetarian diet that is well […]

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Dogs: How To Massage Your Dog

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N0wD9NLyhcc] Animal Massage Therapy helps to increase an animal’s circulation, boosts their immune system and increase mobility. Therefore, it is extremely helpful for dogs who have arthritis. This video explains the basics of animal massage therapy for a dog who is both suffering from arthritis and cancer.

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Cats: Kitten Classes

When you think of pet training, you instantly think about your dog attending obedience school. But what about your cat? Kersti Seksel, a veterinary behaviorist from Australia, opened her first “Kitty Kindy” nearly a decade ago to accommodate kittens aged between 7 and 14 weeks. Since then, such kitten classes have slowly spread across the […]

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News: Cloning a Dog Hero

A dog that was dubbed a hero during the aftermath of 9-11 has been successfully cloned – five times! Retired Police Officer James Symington, won a competition that was being run by BioArts International, a Northern California biotech company. The prize? Five cloned versions of his late search and rescue dog, Trakr. The contest sponsored […]

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Dogs: Is Your Dog a Blood Donor?

Every year there are numerous dogs that are rushed into the nearest animal emergency hospital because of an accident or injury. In order to survive, most of these dogs require a blood transfusion. Animal blood banks have increased in the USA, mostly due to the advances in the veterinary field. Developed initially for human medicine, […]

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News: Take Your Dog To Work Day – 26 June 2009

This Friday will mark the 10th Anniversary of Take Your Dog To Work Day. This internationally celebrated event was first sponsored in 1999 by Pet Sitters International. A mere 300 businesses participated in that event by encouraging the adoption of dogs from local animal shelters. Take Your Dog To Work Day was initially designed to […]

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News: China’s First Animal Rights Law

Chinese officials are currently in the final stages of drafting the country’s first animal rights law. Once completed, the proposed law will be submitted to the Chinese government and congress authorities. In December 2008, China’s first Animal Protection Law Research Center was created at the Northwest University of Politics and Law. Since then, law professors […]

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Cats: Is Your Computer’s Keyboard Cat-Proof?

If you have a home computer or home office and you own a cat or two, chances are that at some point, your cat has walked over your computer’s keyboard. A new computer software has been developed that will help ease your cat walking troubles: PawSense! PawSense is a novel computer software program that has […]

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Cats, Dogs: Does your pet need vaccinations every year?

Even though the importance of vaccinations has been stressed to pet owners, it may not be necessary to vaccinate your pet every year. The vaccinations stimulate the pet’s immune system and are done to protect the pet against a specific type of infectious disease, depending on the vaccine being administered. However, it is not as […]

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