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Pets and Babies: How To Prepare Your Pet For The New Member Of The Family

For many couples, their dog or cat is the first ‘baby’ in the family. Then one day a human baby arrives on the scene, and the family dynamic changes. This is often not a happy state of affairs for the furry, four-legged kid in the household. In order to help your dog or cat make

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Why Does Dogs Seem To Comfort You When You Cry

If your dog seems concerned when you cry, chances are you’re not imagining things. New research indicates dogs actually respond in a unique way to human tears. Researchers at the University of London found dogs are more apt to approach a person who is crying than one who is talking or humming. And even more

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Prolonged Aerobic Exercise Gives Dogs ‘Runners High’

In case you’ve ever doubted your canine buddy was a born runner, researchers at the University of Arizona’s School of Anthropology in Tucson recently discovered that dogs actually get a “runner’s high” just like people doi. Runner’s high is the term used to describe the positive feelings exercise can generate. Studies show natural chemicals produced

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When Raw Food is NOT the Right Food for Your Pet

At a 2011 American Academy of Veterinary Nutrition (AAVN) symposium, three researchers affiliated with the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine presented the case of a kitten with metabolic bone disease and central retinal degeneration. This case is an excellent illustration of what can happen when a dog or cat is fed an unbalanced raw

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