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Some Lucky Puppy Love

I always tear up when I think of the days I won’t have my two dogs around anymore. In his article titled “When my dog Lucky died, I disappeared, too,” TODAY writer Bob Sullivan notes the pain of the obvious … Continue reading

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Pet Ownership in Decline

According to a new survey conducted by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), pet ownership has experienced a slight decline over the past five years. The survey shows a 2.4 decrease from 2006 to 2011. The source book produced by … Continue reading

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Furry Companions May Help Autistic Children Socially

Recently an article published on My Health News Daily by staff, reported findings from a new French Study. Although the study was small, researchers discovered that children with autism, who got a pet after age 5, demonstrated improvements in their … Continue reading

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Finalists in the Hero Dog Awards

Finalists in the 2012 “American Humane Association Hero Dog Awards” were selected after more than two million votes. There are 8 dogs chosen and each one is put into specialized categories including: Law Enforcement and Arson Dogs, Service Dogs, Therapy … Continue reading

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Celebrities Promoting Pet Causes

Celebrities often use their publicity to bring awareness for certain issues including pet causes. Celebrities have a way of making an issue come to life like no other person can. Once a celebrity starts caring about something, everyone else does … Continue reading

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Are We Substituting Human Interaction with Animal Interaction?

Recently an article published on Care2 by Sarah Cooke claimed we are filling our emotional needs with pets instead of people. The author said we are not appreciating animals for what they really are. Cooke maintains that having an animal … Continue reading

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The Next Benji

Walden Media is teaming up with writer, director and producer Brandon Camp to recreate the movie “Benji”. Also joining the team is Mark Forbes, a well-known animal trainer who has worked on blockbuster movies such as “We Bought a Zoo” … Continue reading

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Using Pet Insurance to Cover Unexpected Veterinary Costs

A recent article on LakeForestPatch.com, a website providing comprehensive local coverage of Lake Forest, California, told the story of a pet owner named Gina and her Flat-Coated Retriever McKenzie. Flat-Coated Retrievers are prone to cancer and at seven years old … Continue reading

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In the News: Grieving for a Lost Pet

In a recent Washington Post article, journalist Joe Yonan discusses the heart-wrenching experience of losing his beloved Doberman Pinscher Red and how the grieving process was eerily similar (even worse) to when he lost his father and beloved sister. He asks … Continue reading

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College Students as Pet Owners

Whether you grow up with pets or have simply always wanted a pet and have never had the opportunity, its inevitable that you will start thinking of getting your own pet once you move away from home. Many college students … Continue reading

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