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Human Medications Can Be Poisonous to Pets

April 19, 2018

There’s a long list of household items that can be toxic to pets: plants, laundry pods and chocolate being the most common enemies. But 50 percent of the calls to pet poison helplines actually involve mishaps with human medications. It can happen easily. A pet noses through a purse on the floor, plucking out a …

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Go Outside: April Is National Canine Fitness Month

April 5, 2018

From blizzards and bomb cyclones to ice storms and snowpocalypses, there were plenty of reasons to huddle indoors with your dog this winter. Now it’s time to fling open your windows and stretch your legs outdoors. Of course, your dog would love to join you. Regular exercise is important to your dog for a number …

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Conservation Dogs Work Where the Wild Things Are

March 22, 2018

Ruger, a Labrador retriever mix, was the sole member of his litter to escape being shot by his owner. Although he was already going blind when he was discovered at a local animal shelter, the folks at Working Dogs for Conservation, an organization that trains detection dogs for national and international conservation work, recognized Ruger’s …

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And the Award for Best Canine Actor Goes to…

February 22, 2018

As the red carpet unfurls for this year’s Academy Awards (aka the Oscars) on March 4, once again a hot topic will be “Who was snubbed?” Every year, movie lovers argue about who was left out of the big night. But not too many people will debate about one group of scene-stealers who are perennially …

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