Posts Tagged ‘pet news’

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. [...]

Car Safety: Subaru and Center for Pet Safety Test Harnesses

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A while back, we wrote about Subaru teaming up with the Center for Pet Safety to see what is needed to create the safest ride for dogs in cars. The harnesses sold by pet stores currently proved to be less effective than we’ve all been led to believe. Now, in the weeks that have passed, [...]

Jerky Treats Linked to Pet Illnesses

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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. [...]

Healing Paws Program Brings Pets To The Hospital

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An article in USA Today has brought to light what many of us pet owners have known for a long time: pets can help us heal. They may not be able to prescribe medication or give us solutions to problems we are facing, but by simply being there and allowing us to pet them, giving [...]

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