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Marine Corps Institutes Dog Breed Ban

An order sent down from the top ranks from Marine Corps headquarters in Quantico, Virginia, has the Marine Corps banning pit bulls, Rottweilers and wolf-hybrid breeds and mixes. The Dog Breed Ban This order will impact all families and their dogs currently living in on-base Marine Corps housing. Although a few housing compounds will attempt […]

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October Pet Horoscope

Capricorn (December 22 – January 20) Even though Capricorn pets are usually very responsible, this month they will need to have a job of their own in order to feel like a valued member of the family. Provide one for them by teaching your dog to fetch the newspaper. Although cat’s do not generally have […]

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Malicious Viral Rumor Increases Pet Adoptions

A rumor regarding the closure of an animal shelter in ‘Montgomery County’ has caused pet adoptions to increase nationwide. However, government officials are concerned and have sounded the alarm to alert unsuspecting animal lovers to the fact that the rumor is nothing more than a hoax. An organically sent email that simply stated: “An animal […]

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Public Schools Being Sued For Refusing To Allow Service Dogs

These days, service dogs are being used to help autistic children live happy and safe lives. Service dogs are usually welcome inside any establishment in the USA. However, there are a few public schools that now say that they do not want any dog on the premises, service dog or not! The issue raised by […]

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Readers Digest Pet Hero’s of 2009

In August this year, Readers Digest listed 5 pets that had performed heroic acts and asked the public to pick a winner. The winner was 13lb Chi Chi, a Chihuahua, for saving the lives of two women. Four other heroic pets were also contenders for the title, including a cat, a parrot, a horse and […]

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Lessons Learned from Our Pets

In the United States of America there are approximately 74.8 million owned dogs, and approximately 88.3 million owned cats. With all these households that have pets, the idiosyncrasies of the pets most often leaks into the lives of their owners. This can be a good thing, especially if the owner takes notice of how their […]

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New Universal Pet Microchip Lookup Tool

Reuniting lost pets that have microchips with their owners has just gotten a lot easier. On 22 September, 2009, the American Animal Hospital Association launched the internet’s first Universal Pet Microchip Lookup Tool. Microchipping is usually a surefire way to ensure that you will be reunited with your lost pet quickly. However, navigating through the […]

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Pro’s and Con’s of the Trap, Neuter, Release Program for Feral Cats

Whether you are someone who loves cats, whether they are strays or house cats, or you are simply someone who is concerned about the population of feral cats in your area, you may have recently heard about growing efforts to trap, neuter and release feral cats. Also known as Feral Cat Colony Management, Trap Neuter, […]

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World Rabies Day 2009

World Rabies Day 2009 is about helping the world wipe out Rabies and will be held on 28 September 28, 2009. This event has been created to help publicize the dangers of rabies and to raise a new awareness of this devastating disease. Although there are now fewer recorded cases of rabies occurring in the […]

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World’s First Pet Cloning Company Discontinues Service

BioArts International, a biotech startup company in San Francisco, California, with custom micro-engineering operations in London, has decided to put a stop to its dog cloning services. BioArts started its cloning services by launching a competition in May 2008, called “Golden Clone Giveaway”, to entice dog owners to enter their dog for future possible cloning. […]

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