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People Foods to Avoid Feeding Your Pets

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Chocolate, macadamia nuts, avocados…these foods may sound delicious to you, but they’re actu-ally quite dangerous for our animal companions. Our nutrition experts have put together a handy list of the top toxic people foods to avoid feeding your pet. As [...]

 

How to Get Your Old Dog and New Dog to be BFFs

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Shopping for, finding and bringing home your first dog is probably one of the most fun things that adulthood entails. Buying your second pet, well, it’s awesome too, but getting your new furry friend and your original acquainted…that can be [...]

 

Atlanta’s 9/11 Canine Commemorative

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The terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, inspired heroism writ large—and that heroism wasn’t limited to humans. Search and rescue (SAR) dogs worked tirelessly in the wake of the trag-edy, enduring the same dangers and hardships as their human handlers. [...]

 

Homeless Dogs Get The Ride Of Their Lives

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What happens when you have communities with more dogs than homes and others with a need for adoptable pets? Call in the PetSmart Charities Rescue Waggin’ vehicle. More than 60,000 dogs and puppies have taken the ride of their lives [...]

 

Fascinating Facts About Humans And Animals

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If yours is like most households in the U.S., you have at least one pet. That’s a good thing, considering that people who understand health care have discovered some-thing interesting about animals – they can help improve your health.   [...]

 

The Tooth Truth

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Here’s a health idea you can sink your teeth into: Leading physicians and veterinarians say dental health is important for people and animals. Gum disease has been linked to such illnesses as heart disease, diabetes, respiratory disease, osteoporosis and rheumatoid [...]

 

Adopting a Senior Dog: Is Older Better?

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When people talk about adopting a dog, it may be a cliché to assume that they will want an ener-getic, playful puppy. Or, at the very least, a young adult dog.   Deserving as those dogs are of loving homes, [...]

 

Tech Trends And Smart Homes Give Pet Parents Peace Of Mind

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More than 90 percent of pet owners consider their pet a family member, and most of them worry about leaving their pets home alone. Studies by the American Animal Hospital Association and DogVa-cay.com found that 75 percent of pet parents [...]

 

Holiday Gift Ideas Sure To Please Your Pet

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The holidays are fast approaching, and as wish lists are created and shopping starts, many people will be sure to include their four-legged family members in the process. According to a 2011 Petfinder poll, 63 percent of dog owners and [...]

 

Pairing Kids and Pets To Promote Learning

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A new educational program is building on children’s natural affinity for animals to encourage kids to be more calm, confident and caring.   The program promotes the virtues of shelter pets—Mutt-i-grees®—and uses them to teach children social and emotional skills. [...]

 
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