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Why are so many of our pets overweight?

As with humans, obesity in pets is at epidemic proportions. Over half of the dogs and cats around the globe battle the bulge. As with humans, obesity in pets is at epidemic proportions. Over half of the dogs and cats around the globe battle the bulge.
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As with humans, obesity in pets is at epidemic proportions. Over half of the dogs and cats around the globe battle the bulge.

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Want to live longer? Get a dog

Owning a dog could literally be saving your life, according to a new study. (Pixabay) Owning a dog could literally be saving your life, according to a new study. (Pixabay)
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The benefits that come with owning a dog are clear-- physical activity, support, companionship -- but owning a dog could literally be saving your life.

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Are you sure your pet is safe?

Pets are a part of our families. They ride in our cars with us, they eat our food, and they protect us. But it’s easy to forget that even playtime can be dangerous if unsupervised. Pets are a part of our families. They ride in our cars with us, they eat our food, and they protect us. But it’s easy to forget that even playtime can be dangerous if unsupervised.

Pets are a part of our families. They ride in our cars with us, they eat our food, and they protect us. But it’s easy to forget that even playtime can be dangerous if unsupervised.

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Pets behaving badly? Could be separation anxiety

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If you’ve ever come home to a complaint about barking or an “accident” from your cat, your pet may have separation anxiety.

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Teach Kids Proper Pet Care

Some kids will promise to do anything in order get a new pet, but it can quickly become a challenge to get them to follow through with their pet-care chores after the novelty wears off (and trust us, it will). (Photo: AP) Some kids will promise to do anything in order get a new pet, but it can quickly become a challenge to get them to follow through with their pet-care chores after the novelty wears off (and trust us, it will). (Photo: AP)

Some kids will promise to do anything in order get a new pet, but it can quickly become a challenge to get them to follow through with their pet-care chores after the novelty wears off (and trust us, it will).

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The five most dangerous foods for your dog

Who can resist the sad pouty look from a dog when they are begging for treats from the dinner table?  While it is tempting to toss them a snack, some people foods can be deadly to your dog. Who can resist the sad pouty look from a dog when they are begging for treats from the dinner table?  While it is tempting to toss them a snack, some people foods can be deadly to your dog.

Who can resist the sad pouty look from a dog when they are begging for treats from the dinner table?  While it is tempting to toss them a snack, some people foods can be deadly to your dog.

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It’s true, chocolate is toxic to dogs

No doubt every dog owner has heard that chocolate can be dangerous to their pet. While you may have tossed your dog a chocolaty treat or they may raided the candy box in the past without getting sick, it is a very real danger. No doubt every dog owner has heard that chocolate can be dangerous to their pet. While you may have tossed your dog a chocolaty treat or they may raided the candy box in the past without getting sick, it is a very real danger.

No doubt every dog owner has heard that chocolate can be dangerous to their pet. While you may have tossed your dog a chocolaty treat or they may raided the candy box in the past without getting sick, it is a very real danger.

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Five questions every pet owner needs to ask their vet

According to experts, the greatest threat to the life of your beloved pet is a condition you can do something about, today. (Photo: OUTUGO) According to experts, the greatest threat to the life of your beloved pet is a condition you can do something about, today. (Photo: OUTUGO)

According to experts, the greatest threat to the life of your beloved pet is a condition you can do something about, today.

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Third-hand smoke, a hidden danger for pets

The dangers of smoking and second-hand smoke are well documented in humans, however it can cause a serious health threat to your pet as well.

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Grapes can be deadly for your dog

Dogs are known to eat a little bit of everything, however two treats you should never, ever slip your pooch are grapes and raisins. Dogs are known to eat a little bit of everything, however two treats you should never, ever slip your pooch are grapes and raisins.

Dogs are known to eat a little bit of everything, however two treats you should never, ever slip your pooch are grapes and raisins.

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Cool! Google Photos can now identify your pets

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Your furry friends are finally getting acknowledgment that they're not just an important part of the family -- they're also an essential part of your photo library. 

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Art exhibit made for the enjoyment of dogs

Bug, a domestic short hair cat, inspects Noah Scalin's "The Hand That Feeds" at Dogumenta (I) NYC, Friday, Aug. 11, 2017, in New York. The art show, featuring 10 sculptures and installations created specifically for dogs. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer) Bug, a domestic short hair cat, inspects Noah Scalin's "The Hand That Feeds" at Dogumenta (I) NYC, Friday, Aug. 11, 2017, in New York. The art show, featuring 10 sculptures and installations created specifically for dogs. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

You won't find any pictures of dogs playing poker at DoGUMENTA.

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Here are the top pet-friendly cities in America

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 The research looked at pet businesses, the number of veterinarians, walkability, and parks per capita among expert analysis to get its list. 

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‘President Trump’ found inside dog’s ear

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Here’s something you can’t unsee.

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Family dog emerges alive and happy from wildfire aftermath

Izzy, a 9-year-old Bernese Mountain Dog who belongs to Jack Weaver's parents relaxes Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017, in Windsor, Calif. (AP Photo/Jonathan Copper) Izzy, a 9-year-old Bernese Mountain Dog who belongs to Jack Weaver's parents relaxes Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017, in Windsor, Calif. (AP Photo/Jonathan Copper)
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She was very happy to see us," Weaver said of Izzy, a 9-year-old Bernese Mountain Dog. "She's such a brave dog. She was panting a lot and clearly stressed. But she was not frantic or anything."

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Keeping pets healthy: Simple steps you can take

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Regular doctor visits are important to maintaining good health. And the same goes for our pets. 

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Why can't cats resist thinking inside the box?

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Twitter’s been on fire with people amazed by cats that seem compelled to park themselves in squares of tape marked out on the floor. These felines appear powerless to resist the call of the #CatSquare. The Conversation

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Keep Easter lilies away from your cats

Easter lilies are a symbol of the holiday, spring and a popular decoration this time of year. However, these and similar flowers can be hazardous to your cat’s health. Easter lilies are a symbol of the holiday, spring and a popular decoration this time of year. However, these and similar flowers can be hazardous to your cat’s health.

Easter lilies are a symbol of the holiday, spring and a popular decoration this time of year. However, these and similar flowers can be hazardous to your cat’s health.

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When 'man's best friend' feels more hate than love for an owner

Everyone thinks that dogs worship their owners – viewing them as gods of some sort. While that may be true in the majority of cases, it isn’t always so. Everyone thinks that dogs worship their owners – viewing them as gods of some sort. While that may be true in the majority of cases, it isn’t always so.
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Everyone thinks that dogs worship their owners – viewing them as gods of some sort. While that may be true in the majority of cases, it isn’t always so.

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Good dog, bad food: Foods for people that are bad for your dog

If you consider the family dog, well, family—and are apt to toss him a piece of your food now and then—proceed with caution.

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Dog's YouTube 'candidacy' is a big hit in Newfoundland

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One of the candidates in for mayor in St. John's, Newfoundland, has become a celebrity — the one with fur and four legs. It's a 5-year-old Australian cattle dog named Finn. 

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Slideshow: Adorable pets show off Halloween costumes

Instagram pet celebrity, @thedailywalter (84.8k followers) turns into a feline at PetSmart’s 2017 Fall/Halloween collection launch event in New York City. (Amy Sussman/AP Images for PetSmart) Instagram pet celebrity, @thedailywalter (84.8k followers) turns into a feline at PetSmart’s 2017 Fall/Halloween collection launch event in New York City. (Amy Sussman/AP Images for PetSmart)
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Dogs are adorable. That’s a given. But what’s even more adorable is when they’re dressed up for Halloween! Check out these adorable photos of our canine pals!

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California becomes first state to ban sales from puppy mills

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California has become the first state to ban the sale of animals from puppy mills.

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Fireworks Safety Tips: Keeping your family and pets safe

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It’s that time of year where we celebrate our country’s independence with family, barbecues and lighting fireworks. But just how dangerous are fireworks? Well, if handled incorrectly, the results can be deadly.

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Loving Pets recalls Air-Puffed Dog Treats because of possible Salmonella

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Loving Pets of Cranbury, NJ is voluntarily recalling a limited number of dog treats because of the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.

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Dog flu found in eight states

If you have a pup, be sure to keep an eye on them. The University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine says eight states have confirmed cases of dog flu, strain H3N2. If you have a pup, be sure to keep an eye on them. The University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine says eight states have confirmed cases of dog flu, strain H3N2.

If you have a pup, be sure to keep an eye on them. The University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine says eight states have confirmed cases of dog flu, strain H3N2.

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Animal Drugs at FDA Phase 2 Implementation

In our continued effort to improve transparency and public access to information about approved animal drugs, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Veterinary Medicine is launching Phase 2 of the redesigned Animal Drugs @ FDA website. In our continued effort to improve transparency and public access to information about approved animal drugs, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Veterinary Medicine is launching Phase 2 of the redesigned Animal Drugs @ FDA website.

In our continued effort to improve transparency and public access to information about approved animal drugs, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Veterinary Medicine is launching Phase 2 of the redesigned Animal Drugs @ FDA website.

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New leash on life: Michigan group finds old pets new homes

(AP Photo/Mike Householder). In this Feb. 10, 2017, frame from video, Tyson’s Place Animal Rescue founder Jill Bannink-Albrecht pets a cat at a shelter in Holland, Mich. (AP Photo/Mike Householder). In this Feb. 10, 2017, frame from video, Tyson’s Place Animal Rescue founder Jill Bannink-Albrecht pets a cat at a shelter in Holland, Mich.

A 15-year-old cat. A 14-year-old dog with a mouthful of bad teeth, a wart on his head and a kidney infection. Even a 17-year-old parakeet named Bubba. Tyson's Place Animal Rescue helps old pets find new homes.

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Ex-soldier accused of killing her service dog found dead in apparent suicide

In this undated photo released by the Cumberland County Sheriff's Office, in Fayetteville, N.C., Marinna Rollins, poses for a photo. (Cumberland County Sheriff's Office via AP) In this undated photo released by the Cumberland County Sheriff's Office, in Fayetteville, N.C., Marinna Rollins, poses for a photo. (Cumberland County Sheriff's Office via AP)
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The Army veteran and her 25-year-old boyfriend were charged last month with cruelty to animals after investigators say they tied the dog to a tree and shot it multiple times with a rifle.

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I-Team: Animal abuse epidemic

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Michigan has an epidemic of animal abuse on its hands. Horrifying headlines of beloved pets being abused, tortured and killed appear virtually every week.

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Marijuana leftovers sicken dog in Colorado

(Source: CNN) A Colorado dog owner is asking marijuana users to be more careful with their leftover pot. (Source: CNN) A Colorado dog owner is asking marijuana users to be more careful with their leftover pot.

A Colorado dog owner is asking marijuana users to be more careful with their leftover pot.

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Dog nearly dies after eating hot dogs stuffed with nails

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 A 3-year-old Yorkie-mix is lucky to be alive after eating a hot dog that someone stuffed with nails. 

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Stuck in a pickle! Dog named 'Pickle' gets head stuck in jar

Talk about being in a pickle! A dog in Fort Worth was roaming around a neighborhood for four days with a plastic jar stuck on his head. (Photo: CNN) Talk about being in a pickle! A dog in Fort Worth was roaming around a neighborhood for four days with a plastic jar stuck on his head. (Photo: CNN)

Talk about being in a pickle!

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Pets in Hollywood given holistic hands-on healing as therapy

Reiki for dogs is now trending in Hollywood as a holistic hands-on form of healing for your pets. (Photo: AP) Reiki for dogs is now trending in Hollywood as a holistic hands-on form of healing for your pets. (Photo: AP)

Reiki for dogs is now trending in Hollywood as a holistic hands-on form of healing for your pets.

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Dog opens doors, flees animal clinic

This photo shows a Great Pyrenees, the type of dog that escaped the clinic. This photo shows a Great Pyrenees, the type of dog that escaped the clinic.

A dog who escaped from a Virginia animal hospital after opening several doors has been found and reunited with his owner.

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Vets not sold on some fancy pet foods

Pet owners have more options that ever when it comes to choosing specialty foods for feeding their pets. Pet owners have more options that ever when it comes to choosing specialty foods for feeding their pets.

Pet owners have more options that ever when it comes to choosing specialty foods for feeding their pets.

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New Jersey cat missing 2½ years reunited with family

A New Jersey cat that went missing more than two years ago is back home. Jimmy, a brown tabby, disappeared after being let out of its Wanaque home on Sept. 13, 2014. (Photo: CNN) A New Jersey cat that went missing more than two years ago is back home. Jimmy, a brown tabby, disappeared after being let out of its Wanaque home on Sept. 13, 2014. (Photo: CNN)

A New Jersey cat that went missing more than two years ago is back home. Jimmy, a brown tabby, disappeared after being let out of its Wanaque home on Sept. 13, 2014.

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  • Robotic pets: the future of elderly care?

    Robotic pets: the future of elderly care?

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    Meet MiRo, a biomimetic robot that's on a mission to make friends. Developed by experts at the University of Sheffield, it's intended to be used in various environments, but particularly as a companion, perhaps for the elderly or maybe for people with disabilities.

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    Meet MiRo, a biomimetic robot that's on a mission to make friends. Developed by experts at the University of Sheffield, it's intended to be used in various environments, but particularly as a companion, perhaps for the elderly or maybe for people with disabilities.

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