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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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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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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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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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