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Old Dog copes with old age with Old Friend

Panda was struggling with old age, and his dad did not know what to do. The poor 12-year old dog Japanese chin had canine dementia, and would routinely go into overdrive. “Each night he went beserk. He barked and barked at bedtime,” dad remembers. He could not get him to settle down, and the other […]

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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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Cute little feline overcomes diarrhea with BM Tone-up Gold

Just before summer, this cat-loving family based in Boston decided to adopt a second shelter cat. They fell in love with an adorable small curled up ginger boy who was nothing but bones and no fur left. This adorable little man had a rough start, and went through a lot including the removal of all […]

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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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Large Dogs Could Soon Be Living Well Into Their Teens

Large dogs age faster and therefore die younger than smaller ones. A Yorkshire Terrier has a faster metabolism than a Great Dane but will most likely live at least thirteen years, whereas the Great Dane could die before its eighth birthday. A 2013 study found that every 4.4 pounds of body mass on a dog […]

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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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