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Q&A: Abbey Cat Brewing
Michael Schuler McLean is proud to run a “foster kitten sweatshop.” Based in New Jersey, the endeavor involves a workshop full of adorable kittens less-than-helpfully getting in the way of the wooden homebrew beer tools and supplies he crafts under the name of Abbey Cat Brewing. It’s a combination Michael says came about naturally, as both …
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“The Cat Rescuers” Is A Story of People Taking Action
When most people move into a house and find that the place came with a colony of feral cats, they’d probably just shrug their shoulders and ignore the problem. But not Steve Lawrence. “My wife Helen and I got involved with [trap-neuter-return] because of a problem on the block where we had just moved in,” …
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Living with a Super Sensitive Dog
My pit bull Bunch is a very, very, very sensitive dog (feel free to add a few more “verys”). She’s a rescue from the streets of New York City, so there’s no way of knowing what she experienced during her first two years. Of course, you can have a very sensitive dog who wasn’t subjected …
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How to Help The Vet Make Your Dog’s Appointments The BEST
As loving guardians, you want the BEST for your pets and do all you can to make it happen. You feed them a premium diet. You offer the most comfortable nighttime “zzz’s” with cozy bedding. You keep canine body and mind in top shape with walks, park visits and games. And to guard their health, …
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Why It’s Imperative To Let Our Dogs Sniff Each Others’ Butts
Butt sniffing is how dogs gather information about each other and it’s not only normal, it’s a necessary ritual that dogs do during greetings. Gross, right? Well, not to them. The hormones excreted by the glands surrounding their genitalia offer much information about the dog and we need to get over it. It’s a dogs …
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How the Smells Around Your House Might Delight or Offend Your Dog
I’m constantly impressed by my dog’s sense of smell, especially when she finds even weakly scented nibbles during games of hide-and-seek-the-treat around the house. At the same time, I worry that I’m filling our home with too many olfactory obstacles for her. From slow cooker meals to baby diapers to scented candles, I wonder what …
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How Do You Say “Dog” In Other Languages?
There are as many foreign words for dog as there are languages. In English, dog is, of course, the preferred nomenclature, but there are even a wide range of variants in our own tongue, with new ones popping up all the time. We’ve got pup, pupper and doggo, for instance. You might think a word …
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Dog breeds that change dramatically as they grow!
How different did your dog look as a pup than he looks full grown? Some breed pups resemble a miniature rendition of their older selves. Other breeds change dramatically, not only in size, but in colors or coat textures. Five breeds are ready to share examples of their changing appearances. Who knows, but perhaps humans …
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Cute Video: Cat Trust Falls Into Owner's Lap
We've seen dogs to trust falls, but cats? That's a new one! Watch as Didga, who takes part in other un-cat-like activities like skateboarding, trust fall into her owner's lap. Read More >
Pet Scoop: Residents Rescue Blind Dog From Lake, Penguin Chicks Hand-Reared at Zoo
Blind dog rescued from lake, contaminated dog food recalled, penguin chicks hand-reared, and more animal news Read More >
"Eufloria": Catnip Isn’t the Only Plant Scent Cats May Love
A recent study revealed that catnip isn't the only plant cats tend to enjoy. From silver vine to honeysuckle, learn which plants your feline friend may go crazy for. Read More >
I Escaped an Abusive Relationship — Thanks to My Dogs
When trainer Mikkel Becker found herself in an abusive relationship, she didn't know where to turn. But her Pugs gave her the strength to get help. Read More >
Want to Take Your Cat on a Walk? How I Do It
Taking your cat for a walk isn't impossible... even if your kitty isn't comfortable on a leash. Here's one editor's experience with her cat, Trixie. Read More >
5 Adoption Stories We Can’t Get Enough Of
From modeling sessions turned forever homes to a geriatric pup finding a second chance, here are five stories about pet adoption that will warm your heart. Read More >
Pet Scoop: Dog Survives After Rescue From Fire, Top Names for April the Giraffe’s Calf
Nalah the dog is saved from a fire by firefighters and her vet, you can vote on the top ten names for April the giraffe's calf, a giant rabbit name Simon died on a United Airlines flight to Chicago and more animal news. Read More >
Pet Misbehaving? It Might Be Your Fault
Pet owners typically make three common mistakes that can lead to problem behaviors in their dogs and cats. Here’s what they are, and how to fix them. Read More >