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6 Questions You Should Ask Before Adopting a Shelter Pet

February 25, 2017 | 14,327 Views

I always like to remind readers that shelter pets are in no way damaged goods, but every abandoned animal has a past, and you need to know as much...

Bengal Cat Trying to Get Sleeping Canine to Play

February 25, 2017 | 4,443 Views

As tired as he is, a very patient Shiba pup puts up with a lot from his Bengal cat sibling.

Don't Ignore This Warning Sign That Something Is Wrong With Your Pet

February 24, 2017 | 35,625 Views

It hasn't taken off in the veterinary community like in human medicine, but that doesn't mean it's not just as useful a measure as temperature, pulse...

Golden Retriever Says ‘Hello’

February 24, 2017 | 5,282 Views

Chowda, a smart Golden Retriever, is so eager to please... and get more snacks!

Dogs Help Researchers Unlock Genetic Links to Human Disease

February 23, 2017 | 3,461 Views

Dogs have limited genetic diversity, which makes them ideal candidates for revealing gene variants linked to disease. Researchers are calling on pet...

Gus Knows Exactly What He Wants

February 23, 2017 | 5,565 Views

The human asks, 'What do you want?' and Gus answers definitively in only nine seconds!

Families Are Relinquishing These Dogs in Record Numbers - But Why?

February 22, 2017 | 42,973 Views

It seems like the demand knows no bounds. They've grown hugely popular. Yet this sad mistake sets the stage for relinquishment and euthanasia. And...

Puppy Comforts Older Dog Having Bad Dreams

February 22, 2017 | 9,930 Views

A Golden Retriever pup snuggles up with an older dog who’s whimpering in his sleep.

Dogs Get This Special Care Five Times More Often Than Cats, but Why?

February 21, 2017 | 20,643 Views

Why do dogs get this preferential treatment so much more often than cats? Recently, a pet food company surveyed over 1,000 cat and dog owners and...

Old World Fruit Bats May Have Once Relied on Echolocation

February 21, 2017 | 1,845 Views

Old world fruit bats rely primarily on their big eyes to find their favorite foods. Although some use a rudimentary form of echolocation, it’s...

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