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How to Act if You Suspect Cataracts in Your Pet

Thursday, September 21, 2017 | HealthLifestages

Have you noticed that your older pet has a haziness at the center of his eyes? Most people might fear that it’s cataracts. The good news is that it’s much more likely to be nuclear sclerosis, a normal condition in aging cats and dogs in which the lens of the eye becomes cloudy. And since …

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Police Dogs Protect and Serve

Thursday, September 14, 2017 | Training & Behavior

Wanted: fearless, physically active dogs with keen noses to track down fugitives, defend citizens and safeguard their partners. Chihuahuas need not apply. In police departments across the country, K-9 officers are valued partners of law enforcement officers. These dogs track down and apprehend suspects, detect narcotics and explosives and help keep their partners safe in …

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13 Ways to Ensure a Safe Dog Park Experience

Thursday, September 7, 2017 | Training & Behavior

Does your dog want to romp in the Pacific? Check out Huntington Beach Dog Park in California. Are giant fire hydrants more his style? Visit Fort Woof Dog Park in Fort Worth, Texas. There’s a tennis ball tree —every retriever’s dream — at Beau’s Dream Dog Park in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. With 731 off-leash dog parks …

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Firehouse Dogs: More Mascot, Less Workhorse

Thursday, August 24, 2017 | Working Dogs

Few things are more closely associated with the roar of a fire engine, the clang of bells and the wail of a siren than the Dalmatian. While he once was considered an integral part of the fire crew, today the Dalmatian is a rare sight at firehouses and is more likely to fulfill a less …

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Hot Dog: Sunburn in Pets

Thursday, August 17, 2017 | Health

Does your dog sprawl in the sunniest spot in the yard, soaking up the rays? Will your cat follow the patch of sunlight around the living room all day? If so, it’s possible that even the furriest fur baby can get sunburned, just like you. Even indoor pets can be burned when certain UV rays …

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Common Diseases in Senior Cats

Thursday, August 10, 2017 | Health

A cat named Creme Puff holds the world record for “oldest cat,” slinking past her 38th birthday by three days. While most cats don’t have that kind of longevity, advances in nutrition and veterinary medicine are helping felines live longer than ever before. And with the right care, maybe your kitty will make it into …

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Active Dogs for Active Owners

Thursday, August 3, 2017 | Pet News

Is your garage packed with kayaks, running shoes, bicycles and other signs of an active lifestyle? Want a dog who likes to keep moving as much as you do? Then you’ve come to the right place. Here are seven breeds that have the energy to keep up with your go-go-go life. Labrador Retriever This active …

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Your Cat’s Tail: A Translation

Thursday, July 27, 2017 | Pet News

Does it seem that your cat intentionally keeps you guessing about what’s in her mind? Guess what: she’s actually giving you hints — with her tail. In fact, tail position is one way cats communicate with other animals. If you know how to decode the language, you can understand what she’s trying to say to …

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Cancer-Sniffing Dogs Are the Best Medicine

Thursday, July 20, 2017 | Pet NewsTraining & Behavior

The dog was obsessed with a mole on his person’s leg. The mixed breed constantly sniffed at the blemish — even when the woman wore pants — and eventually tried to bite it off. Although the woman wasn’t particularly concerned about the mole, her dog’s persistence convinced her to seek her doctor’s opinion. As it …

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