Posts Tagged ‘pet news’

Don’t Blame the Breed

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A new study from the University of Bristol’s School of Veterinary Sciences confirmed what many of us know: Dog breed is not a reliable predictor of aggression. In a survey conducted among dog owners, it was found aggression can be categorized into three realms, family members, strangers, and in or out of the house. The [...]

British Parliament Decides to Not Adopt A Cat

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Earlier this year, a story from the UK floated around the internet about the British House of Commons thinking about getting a cat. The reasoning was that it would help deter the pests that run around on the grounds. However, the decision to get a cat was denied for several reasons but probably the cutest [...]

More and More Domestic Violence Shelters are Taking in Pets

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In an article from DailyMail, the story of a woman who left her husband with her children and pet rings true to the fact that none of NYC’s 50 domestic violent shelters accepted pets. Now, months later, this woman and her pet have been reunited because a shelter in NYC has finally opened its doors [...]

Doing Your Taxes? Don’t Forget to Deduct Your Foster Pet!

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Tax season is here. Some of us will get a refund and others of us will owe money. Before you find a reason to procrastinate doing your taxes, think about this for a minute: You can write off the money spent on the dog or cat you fostered this year. Yup, you read that correctly. [...]

Your Dog Ate What? 2013′s Most Unusual Claims to VPI

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Veterinary Pet Insurance (VPI) is a pet insurance company that many pet owners use to help with medical costs. Like our own medical insurance, claims are submitted by pet owners to alleviate the costs of caring for their pets. This past year VPI received some unusual claims of what pets ate out of the 6,700 [...]

Do Dogs Need Clothes?

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Some of my friends have dogs that are fluffy and don’t wear sweaters or rain coats during the winter and some other friends of mine dress their dogs in everything from vests to seat jackets and little hats. I’ve also heard friends talk about how the pet product industry markets in a certain way to [...]

Edmund the Kitten

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A kitten was saved by a couple off Interstate 5 near Salem, Oregon in December. They were driving on the highway when they saw and SUV ahead of them toss something out the window. The couple stopped their car and saw a kitten lying in the road. Acting quickly, they picked up the little gray [...]

The Coolest Animals of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade 2013

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I was thinking a few days about people who tell me they aren’t “animal people.” I understand not being a “pet person” and not wanting that responsibility or feeling that type of affection towards an animal. But to not be an animal person seems hard to swallow for me because, simply, we are surrounded by [...]

Cats Adopt Human Habits

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This article in Discovery News is a few months old but made me sit back and think about the habits I have that my cats also seem to have. I can validate that one of my cats has a habit of walking into the litter box when I’m in the bathroom, regardless if I’m brushing [...]

Jerky Treats Linked To Illness in Pets

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The FDA is looking into a recent outbreak of illnesses that are connected to jerky treats. There’s been almost 600 deaths and over 3,000 illnesses since 2007 from treats made from chicken, duck, sweet potatoes and other ingredients. The treats are made in China and it’s unclear what other ingredients might be in the treats. [...]

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