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Cost Of Ownership Is One More Thing Pet Owners Are Unfamiliar With

The desire to own a pet is apparently so extreme that aspiring owners are ignoring the costs of caring for a dog or cat over its lifetime. Previous research has suggested that many pet owners aren’t exactly aware of what is required of them to keep their pets healthy and disciplined. For example, more than […]

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Dog Placed On Wrong Flight And Lost By Airline Is Reunited With Owners

A series of careless mistakes by a Canadian airline suggests that airline staff are still not receiving proper training when it comes to handling pets. Terri Pittman and her roommate, Chelsea Simon, are the owners of Cooper, a Golden Labradoodle who lives with them in Halifax, Nova Scotia. When the two roommates flew to Jamaica […]

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Pet Shops In This State Might Soon Only Sell Shelter Or Rescue Animals

California is poised to become the first US state to force pet stores to only sell dogs, cats and rabbits that have come from a shelter or rescue organization. Introduced by Assemblyman Patrick O’Donnell (D-Long Beach), the bill known as AB 485 was designed primarily to crack down on puppy mills, which allegedly keep female […]

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Talking To Pets As If They Were Humans Actually Makes You Smarter

Everyone knows someone who talks to his or her pet as if the dog or cat is a human being. Such individuals might have lengthy conversations with their pets under the belief that the animal’s mind is just as advanced as their own and can therefore fully comprehend human dialogue. The tendency to assign a […]

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Pets Can Protect Children From Getting Sick And Becoming Obese

Want to protect your unborn child from excessive sneezing, coughing and weight gain? Get a pet, a new study says. According to First Coast News, research conducted at Canada’s University of Alberta found that babies born into families with dogs or cats have a lower risk of developing allergies and becoming obese. Led by epidemiologist […]

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Nationwide Initiative Seeks To End Euthanasia Of Shelter Animals By 2025

A Utah non-profit is leading a nationwide mission to permanently eliminate the need to euthanize healthy shelter dogs and cats. Based in the city of Kanab, the Best Friends Animal Society is known as the largest “no-kill” animal sanctuary in the US. It works with animal shelters across the country to end animal homelessness, reduce […]

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Attention Cat Owners: Your Pet Wants You, Not More Food!

Cats have long been perceived as selfish, indifferent and difficult to train. Even a great deal of cat owners apparently believe their pets don’t have much interest in human interaction and would mostly prefer to be left alone with their favorite treats. But the results of a new study suggest that cats actually love playing […]

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How Organizations Around The US Are Combating Pet Overpopulation

Animal shelters do not have the capabilities to fight pet overpopulation on their own. Approximately 3.3 million dogs and 3.2 million cats enter shelters in the US a year but just 10% of companion animals taken to shelters are spayed or neutered. The lack of space in shelters results in about 1.5 shelter animals being […]

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Are Automatic Feeders For Pets Sending The Wrong Message?

Next month marks the release of the Catspad, an autonomous device that provides dry food and clean water to cats based on a schedule created by the owner. Designed by a French startup, you can arrange portions by weight and track your cat’s calorie intake via a nutrition calendar that comes with the Catspad mobile […]

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Obese Pets Are Developing The Same Diseases As Humans

An increasing amount of obese dogs and cats are now suffering from the exact same diseases as obese people, according to a recent press release. In 2015, a survey by the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention found that approximately 58% of cats and 54% of dogs in the US are overweight. The explanation came to […]

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