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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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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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Amazon Claims Pet Translators Will Be Available In Ten Years

A new report backed by Amazon claims that devices that translate communication from pets could soon become a reality. According to the Guardian, Northern Arizona University professor Con Slobodchikoff has spent 30 years using artificial intelligence software to study the calls of prairie dogs. He found that the animals, which are technically classified as rodents, […]

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This Program Might Have Found A Way To Keep Your Pet Calm At The Vet

Many pets dislike going to the veterinarian and tend to display symptoms of fear and anxiety before visits. But while some of these pets can easily recover from their panic as soon as they get home, others become so stressed they end up inflicting serious psychological and physical damage upon themselves. Just like human beings, […]

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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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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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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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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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