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The Ultimate Guide to Responsible Pet Adoption

Adding a cat or dog to your family is a big decision, and these days there are many ways for you to do so. An adoption is an option for…

4 Ways Preventative Care Can Keep Your Pet Healthy

Your pet isn’t just a companion when you’re lonely. Cats, dogs, birds, hamsters, and other creatures are members of your family. They provide constant unconditional love, and all they ask…

Feeding Your Dog Any Kind of Bone Is Dangerous

You've probably heard people say that feeding bones is natural and healthy for dogs (for a report on the nutritional value of bones, read this) and that feeding bones promotes clean…

My 7 Favorite Animal Books

I love animals and like to read about animals.  Rita Mae Brown, author and cat lover, shares my penchant for fun and interesting animal stories so here a few of…

Why Do Americans Mutilate Their Cats?

Onychectomy, popularly known as declawing, is an operation to remove an animal's claws. Particular victims of this cruel act are domestic cats.…

Top 10 Tips For Calming Your Dog’s July 4th Fireworks Fears

Some dogs are tougher are not afraid of bangs and booms, but many are, and they rely on you to help them when their normally quiet world turns into a…

A Sick Puppy Plus A Snapping Turtle Equals a Freaked Out Nation

Your young teen comes home from school and you ask: “How was your day?” Your child answers, “Great Mom and Dad. In fact, I received extra-credit in my science class.”…

Polish Cow Says NO to Slaughter, Swims to Nearby Island

Faced with the horror of the slaughterhouse and imminent doom, workers tried to load a cow on a truck at the Polish farm where she was raised. This big girl…

Abby the ‘Lazarus’ Lab Returns Home After 10 Years

Abby, a black lab mix, wandered off from Debra Suierveld's home in Pennsylvania 10 years ago, and the family searched for their missing pup to no avail, the Valley News Dispatch reports.…

Warning: Don’t Feed Your Dog Raw Meat

Raw meat, touted by some as an easily-digestible, nutrient-filled superfood for domestic dogs and cats, may put not only your pet at risk, but your own health too, researchers warned…

Beach In West Wales Invaded By Dozens Of Octopus

by Michael John Scott While it’s not quite the Norman conquest, another sort of invasion is worrying locals in West Wales. It appears scores of octopuses have “walked” out of the…

Aussie Authorities: “Idiots of Century” Swim Into Crocodile Trap

Strange things down under and every day brings a new, bizarre, and often stupid adventure.  Australian authorities say they're "gobsmacked" by the absolute stupidity of a group of men seen…

Buenos Aires To Shut Down Zoo Because “Captivity Is Degrading”

Did you know? Only a minority of animals cared for at zoos and available to be peered at by the public are kept in captivity to conserve their species. The…

Why Animals Matter More Than Humans

Many humans, perhaps most humans at least in western civilizations, have ‘pets’. They might have dogs or cats or hamsters or rabbits or budgerigars or lizards or, in more bizarre…