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California Calls on Residents to Decrease Mountain Lion, Coyote Encounters

April 28, 2016 | 3,390 Views

Humans have themselves to blame for increasing encounters with coyotes and mountain lions. Officials advise residents on how to make their properties...

A Puppy Named Lombard in Training as a Guide Dog

April 28, 2016 | 4,066 Views

A 10-week-old Golden Retriever puppy named Lombard comes off the "puppy truck."

Pummels Pets With Debilitating Defects Not Found Elsewhere in Nature

April 27, 2016 | 21,887 Views

These changes often translate to pain and agony for your pet - including a lowered ability to reproduce and a higher risk for canine cancer, asthma,...

He Surprised His Girlfriend With a Kitten...

April 27, 2016 | 5,634 Views

This girl is delighted and overwhelmed with love when she finds a kitten in her kitchen.

This Misunderstood Farm Animal That's Playful Like a Dog

April 26, 2016 | 13,892 Views

Contrary to what you might believe, this animal species is highly intelligent and psychologically complex. They're empathetic and very social in...

Wolf Myths Continue to Threaten Gray Wolves

April 26, 2016 | 4,047 Views

Wolves were once hunted and killed nearly to extinction, in part due to unfounded fears about their “ferocious” tendencies toward humans. In reality,...

Sea Shepherd Crew Rescues Entangled Humpback

April 26, 2016 | 3,743 Views

The Sea Shepherd crew help a humpback whale caught in a gigantic, illegal gillnet.

Ignore This Pet 'Gold Standard' - It Can Leave Your Pet Sickly

April 25, 2016 | 21,966 Views

It may be the gold standard in this aspect of pet care. But at best, it's only a start. And at worst, if you follow it to a "T," it can mean you fall...

Cute Baby Bunnies on Trampoline

April 25, 2016 | 6,758 Views

They’re too little to do much bouncing, but these trampoline bunnies sure are cute

This Parasite Can Keep Re-Infecting for Up to 6 Months - For You or Your Pet

April 24, 2016 | 31,197 Views

It is so infectious it takes just a few oocysts to make you downright miserable. And under certain circumstances, it can survive and keep on...

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