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How to spot if your dog is depressed, and what you can do about it

There’s nothing like a good scratch.<p>However new research has shown that far from the picture of satisfaction and contentment, itching and scratching is a tell-tale sign of depression in dogs.<p>Scientists discovered that dermatological issues are not only one of the most common health problems among …

Dog Owner's Shock as Pet Golden Retriever Gives Birth to Incredibly Rare Green Puppy

Three-year-old family pet Rio had a litter of nine puppies last week, but when one came out mint green Louise Sutherland was gobsmacked.<p>The extremely …

Dog CPR: how to administer first aid properly

When glamour model Jodie Marsh posted a video of herself using CPR to save the life of her Bulldog, she managed to raise hackles amongst some canine enthusiasts for a number of reasons, including the fact that her approach was unorthodox. Why was she wearing gardening gloves? And why was she …

Tips for bringing your pet to Take Your Dog to Work Day

Every day was Take Your Dog to Work Day with Jitterbug.<p>My little Tibetan spaniel was the perfect workplace guest. Quiet, calm and always ready for a …

Garfield Day: 13 reasons why Garfield is the ultimate spirit animal

<b>When it comes to cats, there is no-one out there better than Garfield. Fact.</b><p>Everyone at some point has watched Garfield, or read the comic strip and …

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Funeral homes turning to therapy dogs to comfort mourners

As a funeral home director in Pittsfield, Rob Dwyer has worked with many grieving families.<p>But when a young girl became overcome with emotion and …

Dogs can talk to humans, study suggests

Dogs have a surprising ability to make humans understand what their barks and growls mean, a study has shown.<p>Women were better than men at recognising when a dog was being playful or threatening, or feeling fear, scientists discovered.<p>For the study, 40 volunteers listened to different growls …

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Burrito the Kitten Is So Rare, He's Literally 1 in 3,000

Burrito isn’t like other kittens, but you’d never guess the reason why just from looking at him.<p>The 3-week-old rescue kitten is actually a genetic …

Are Pets the New Probiotic?

Scientists are paying increasing attention to the “indoor microbiome,” the billions of bacteria, viruses and fungi that we share our homes and offices with. But not all those micro-organisms are bad for us, experts note. And exposure to a rich array of indoor germs may actually be salutary, helping …

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Here’s Why Your Cat Loves Crawling Into Small Spaces

Sure, your cat might come off like an aloof, self-possessed loner, but he’s also proof that you don’t need to be affectionate to share a bond — and …

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10 Apps for Every Cat Lady *Obsessed* With Her Furry BFF

While some people take the term “cat lady” as an insult, we wear it as a badge of honor. I mean, there’s just so much to love about our feisty felines. Not only are they usually down for a good cuddle, but they’re also independent AF (plus, now that scientists proved that our cats really do love us …

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Talking to Your Pets Is a Sign of Intelligence, According to Science

High-pitched affection included.<p>Some people, who do not own pets, may watch their dog- or cat-adoring friends talking to their animals as if they were human (high-pitched, pet voice included) and wonder what on earth they think they are achieving. But it turns out that this behavior is far from …

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Two Veterinarians Got Married And Had Rescue Kittens At Their Wedding

Their love is fur-real.<p>Michele Bangsboll and Nick Anderson’s wedding day was absolutely <i>purr</i>-fect.<p>The couple, who are both veterinarians and cat lovers, had two very special feline wedding guests by the names of Jeeves and Houdini at their March 25 nuptials at Spruce Mountain Ranch in Larkspur, …

More than two thirds of cat owners are now men, study reveals

Man’s best friend has got some serious competition as new research reveals cats are stealing the hearts of more and more guys across the UK.<p>According …

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Watson the cat with twisted legs can walk again thanks to his new plastic boots

Watson the cat was born with radial hypoplasia, a congenital disease that causes deformities of the limbs.<p>As a result, he has legs that twist …

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Why do some cats like to sit on shoulders?

Aristotle seems very happy about his shoulder perch. (Photo: acunamatata4619/imgur)<p>Maybe you've seen one or maybe you have one. Sometimes cats like …

This woman brought guide dogs to America, and aid to thousands of blind people

The Seeing Eye school has been around for almost a century<p>As a police dog trainer, Dorothy Harrison Eustis had seen dogs do a lot of impressive …

Ask the vet- What is 'Kitten Season' and how can I help? | NOLA.com

In New Orleans, we love our seasons. We have the classic spring, summer, winter, and fall (autumn, if you're fancy), but we have additional seasons …

Hey Dog Owners! Make Your Lives 900% Easier with These 9 Dog Hacks

All you need is dryer sheets, a rubber glove, and some old socks.<p>Fact: Having a dog is the best thing ever. But no matter how much you love them, …

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Olly the Rescue Dog Destroys Crufts Agility Course, Sends Commentator Into Hysterics

“What a nose dive, and he couldn’t care less,” commentator says as the Jack Russell Terrier face-plants over a jump<p>Olly the Jack Russell Terrier …

National Napping Day: 10 Adorable Photos of Babies Snoozing with Puppies

Sorry if you're just hearing, but today is <b>National Napping Day</b>. To celebrate, we've rounded up the cutest pictures of babies takin' a snooze with puppies.<p>Click through to see all the adorable sweetness before you slide into bed yourself.

Dogs Often Take On Their Owners' Personalities

We've long known that dogs and owners often look alike. We also know that dogs have bonded with humans for so long that they can both understand …

Your Dog Might Look Guilty, But It's Feeling Afraid

Every dog owner knows that telltale look. You walk into the kitchen and see your freshly cooked casserole splattered over the floor—and your dog's …

This Daddy Cat Looking After His Pregnant Wife Newborn Kids Is Giving Hoomans Relationship Goals

What are the ingredients for a good father? Love, care, support, and reliability. This cat dad seems to have all such qualities and more. Thuoy Duong …

This kitten is the NYPD’s friskiest officer

He’s on paw-trol.<p>Brooklyn cops found an adorable orphaned kitten at their police station house, so they convinced their boss to adopt him as their …

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Brazil Open 2017: Rescue dogs acting as ball boys to steal the limelight and people's hearts... again! [PHOTOS]

Rescue dogs Cindy, Nanda, Pretinha, Mia, Arlete and Sheep will be fetching balls after each point during matches in Brazil Open 2017.<p>Man's best …

WATCH: Veterinarian Climbs into Cage and Eats Out of Dog Bowl to Comfort Ailing Shelter Pup

When you can’t feed ’em, join ’em.<p>That’s the adage veterinarian Andy Mathis followed. According to <i>USA Today</i>, a emaciated and neglected pit bull a …

JFK Airport is opening a $65 million pet terminal

Traveling with pets just got a little bit easier for anyone passing through New York’s John F. Kennedy airport. The airport just gave us a first look …

3 Reasons to Celebrate National Pet Day

We know you love your pet because he or she is cute, loyal, and entertaining, too. But scientific evidence suggests that you might want to show your …