Pets

A happy pet is a hydrated pet

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From farm to family: 7 things to consider before living with livestock

Animals play a meaningful role in the lives of their owners. In fact, most people consider their furry friends part of the family. And while dogs and cats tend to be the most common companions, nowadays, the beloved family pet can come in many different shapes, sizes and species. Families across the...

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3 cornerstones to a longer, healthier, happier life for your pet

Your pets are members of the family. They are the source of some of your best memories, they are your travel companions, your confidantes and your evening snuggle partners. You love them and you want them to live the longest, healthiest and happiest life possible. Like it is for you, achieving the h...

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Outward signs of aging in your pet and how to take action

It seems like just yesterday you brought her home and made her a part of the family. If you own a cat or dog, you have fond memories of your furry family member from day one. Fast forward to today. Just like with people, age sometimes creeps up slowly on pets. Every pet is unique, so changes happen...

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Shelter volunteers play critical role in animal welfare efforts

Approximately 6.5 million cats and dogs enter animal shelters each year, according to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA). This massive number underscores the need for volunteers to provide the necessary care to ensure as many pets as possible can be placed in perma...

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Year-round ways to help pets and their families in need

Approximately 48 million Americans face food insecurity every day, according to Feeding America, a non-profit organization and network of more than 200 food banks. That means they, and their pets, face uncertain access to a sufficient amount of affordable, healthy food. “People who face food i...

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Bred for purpose: History behind the show dog, and what makes your breed unique today

It’s easy enough for any dog lover to fall for the silky coat of the Golden Retriever, a Siberian Husky’s striking blue eyes or a Dalmatian’s spots. In fact, most dog owners say it was the look of a breed that drew them to bring home that puppy in the first place. “As beautif...

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Tips for a happy, healthy holiday season with your dog

It’s that time of year again, where you celebrate the holidays with loved ones and the furry friends that are part of your family. But with colder weather, less daylight and holiday parties filled with a few too many calories, the most wonderful time of the year can also take its toll, and it...

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Plastic prosthesis helps one dog live a better life [Video]

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4 ways you can help your cat with asthma

Humans aren’t the only ones that can suffer from asthma. As one of the most common respiratory diseases in cats, asthma affects about 1 percent of the domesticated feline population in the U.S. Cats between the ages of 2 and 8 are most likely to develop the disease. Described as a constriction...

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