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A Top Reason for Euthanasia - How to Help Avoid It

June 24, 2016 | 24,434 Views

It's a leading cause behind why owners put their senior pets down, but it's often one that's avoidable if you take the proper actions. Here's how to...

Tiny Meerkat Loves His Tummy Rubs

June 24, 2016 | 5,987 Views

About the size of a child's hand, this adorable meerkat demands a tummy rub!

‘Fat Vincent,’ the Overweight Dachshund, Is Now ‘Skinny Vinnie’

June 23, 2016 | 7,503 Views

Fat Vincent was so obese that his chest and abdomen nearly touched the floor. In eight months, he lost nearly half his body weight and went from...

Puppy Learns to Swim in the Tub

June 23, 2016 | 4,046 Views

A puppy is released on one side of the tub to paddle to his mom on the other.

Your Pet's Kidney Failure — Where's It Really Coming From?

June 22, 2016 | 30,607 Views

Two types of kidney failure often have one single common root cause, making it the primary issue to address to keep your pup's kidneys in sparkling...

Birdfeeder Chipmunk’s Guilty Response

June 22, 2016 | 7,472 Views

A chipmunk with his cheeks full of birdseed does his best to look innocent.

Does Your Cat Act More Human Than Animal? It May Not Be Your Imagination

June 21, 2016 | 19,321 Views

If you sometimes feel like your pet is a human covered in fur, you may not be imagining things. A team of researchers, studying 3,000 cat personality...

New Ghost-Like Octopod Discovered Living in the Deep Sea

June 21, 2016 | 3,689 Views

A white, gelatinous octopod (an octopus-like creature) was found 2.5 miles below the ocean's surface near the Hawaiian Islands. With little muscle...

Cute Little Hamster Eating Under the Covers

June 21, 2016 | 4,143 Views

What's so cute about a hamster eating a carrot? When it's breakfast in bed!

New Dog Training Technique That Rivals Clicker-Training

June 20, 2016 | 36,175 Views

Dogs who were taught by this method were more likely to learn a new behavior within 30 minutes, and to learn the behavior faster than dogs in a...

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