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How to Avoid a Dog Bite

https://trudog.com/ If you’ve ever been around a dog that’s bitten someone, you know the pet parent usually says, “I don’t know why he did that! He’s never done that before!” The truth is any dog will bite given the right…
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Do cats feel love? Do we get a hormonal boost from loving cats?

http://www.catfaeries.com/index.html                                    Posted on May 15, 2018 by Cat Faeries When someone I was buying greens from at the farmers market wished me Happy Mother’s Day, she put…
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How Often Should You Vaccinate Your Cat or Dog?

In part 1 of this 4-part series, Dr. Becker talks with Dr. Ronald Schultz, a pioneer and expert in the field of veterinary vaccines. Listen as the doctors discuss the history of dog and cat vaccines, and the real reason…
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Protecting Pets in a Disaster

Preparation It is best to prepare an emergencyresponse plan prior to any crisis to avoid suffering to our four-legged friends. The American Red Cross provides excellent materials that will also help you and your family to develop an emergency plan. You…
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Pfizer to Discontinue ProMeris Flea and Tick Treatment

According to a spokesman for pharmaceutical giant Pfizer, the company will stop distributing ProMeris, a topical flea/tick treatment for dogs and cats, in the fall. Introduced in 2007, ProMeris was marketed as the first spot-on treatment containing the chemical metaflumizone….
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How Do Animals Sleep?

LAST UPDATED ON MAY 30, 2017 While sleep patterns vary widely among animal classes and species, there are a few general rules of thumb. Sleep serves important evolutionary functions for all animals, but sleep patterns and positioning are based in large…
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How Much Do Cats Sleep?

LAST UPDATED ON JANUARY 11, 2018 Curled up, stretched out, or with fluffy tails across their face, no one can deny that cats are professional sleepers. Spending more than half the day asleep, our feline companions can count themselves among the ranks…
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Do Dogs Have a Special Magnetic Sense?

https://www.psychologytoday.com/us Stanley Coren PhD., DSc, FRSC Canine Corner Dogs may have an internal compass that senses Earth’s magnetic field. Posted Jan 02, 2014 Over the years there have been many reports of lost dogs traveling hundreds, or even thousands of…
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Dogs Sense Earth’s Magnetic Field

https://blog.nationalgeographic.org/ https://blog.nationalgeographic.org/author/kgruber/ A German wirehaired pointer walking on a field. Photograph by Juniors Bildarchiv, AlamyDogs don’t need a compass: Your best friend can sense Earth’s magnetic field, say researchers who report that dogs preferentially align themselves facing north or south…
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Homing Ability of Lost Cats

10 Jan, 2013  in Cat Behavior / Cat Movements or Habitat Use / Lost Pet Research by Danielle        Photo by Greg Saulmon/Courtesy of Masslive.com   One of the most fascinating, but perhaps least understood behaviors of the domestic cat is their ability to find their…
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Ultimate Guide to Removing Pet Hair from Your Home

by Gemma Tyler on April 24, 2017 in General If you have pets, then you will understand the pain that is attempting to remove all of the hair and fluff from your home. My parents have seven cats, three dogs, and a horse, so growing…
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Setting the Record Straight on Spay and Neuter Myths

By Paula Fitzsimmons   There’s no question that spay and neuter surgeries save lives. “Making the decision to spay or neuter a pet means fewer will be euthanized,” says Dr. Kate Maher, Louisiana state representative for the Humane Society Veterinary Medical Association….
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37 Dog-Friendly Store And Restaurant Chains

by Jennifer Nelsonon April 27, 2018 It used to be that just about the only place of business you could take your dog was pet supply stores. These days, more and more stores – and even restaurants – are becoming dog-friendly….
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