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A recent study caused waves in the pet world when it suggested that dogs might have an intelligence edge over cats, but don’t jump to conclusions so quickly. Quite a few other studies have shown that dogs don’t have great mathematical abilities, especially in comparison to wolves. Meanwhile, other less traditionally “smart” animals like fish
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(Picture Credit: Getty Images) It’s hard not to break down in tears when you watch a video of a dog reuniting with their beloved human after being separated for months, or even years, on end. You’ve probably seen some of the viral videos of soldiers returning home to be greeted by pups that have emotional
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(Picture Credit: Getty Images) If you have a dog that absolutely lives for the snow, you may be looking for ways to have fun with them outside during the winter season. There are plenty of ways to enjoy the winter weather, but if there’s snow on the ground, it can be a chance for you
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Having a companion animal is a lifetime commitment–and sometimes that commitment involves spots and odors from urine, feces, or vomit. Naturally, you will want to remove all traces of spots and odors. Not only for a clean, fresh-smeilling home, it will also help to discourage repeat offenses. Trouble with house-trained dogs? Even housetrained dogs can
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This one is for those celeb-obsessed dog owners out there. For Wes Anderson’s newest film, the whimsical director is creating a new stop-motion animated feature. Instead of focusing on the fantastic lives of foxes, this one is going to the dogs. Isle of Dogs takes place in a dystopian future in Japan, where the nation’s
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After two dog deaths following grooming appointments around the holiday season, PetSmart is in hot water yet again. According to KTRK, who reported the story, a Houston PetSmart groomer has been fired by the store, after a customer caught the employee abusing a client’s dog on camera. Terah Leder walked into the store and noticed
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According to the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), there are approximately 3,500 animal rescue shelters in operation in the United States today. These facilities and the hardworking staff and devoted volunteers who work for them serve anywhere between 6 and 8 million animals every year, providing housing, food, medical attention, and perhaps most
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(Picture Credit: Getty Images) Valentine’s Day is more than just the most romantic holiday of the year. From accessories, chocolates, jewelry, flowers, to, yes, undergarments, pets will likely enjoy your Valentine’s gifts and treats just as much as you do, but with some potentially serious health consequences. Be careful with the candy… From those pastel-colored
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(Picture Credit: Getty Images) Fetch is a great form of both mental and physical exercise. When structured properly, it’s also a terrific way to practice impulse control and consistent obedience. Structured inappropriately, it can turn into a fun game (for your dog, that is) of keep away! Follow these steps to develop a fantastic fetcher!
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Hey sports fans, your day is here yet again: Super Bowl Sunday, with all its football and food glory, is just around the corner. But this weekend isn’t just for traditional sports lovers anymore — the animals have taken over. Both Puppy Bowl and Kitten Bowl are back this year to bring a softer side to
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(Photo Credit: Shutterstock) Some household cleaning products are loaded with chemicals, and can be harmful to your pet after prolonged exposure. Today, rates of canine cancer are increasing, following the same trend of rates of human cancers, which has caused researchers to look more closely at a shared environmental pathogenesis. We are not immune to
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Yes, you read that right: A dog named Ryder, who lives with his owner Michael Haddock and family in Saugatuck, Michigan, received a letter from the State of Michigan Unemployment Insurance Agency on Saturday, reports WZZM13 ABC News. Ryder apparently qualifies for $360 per week in unemployment funds. The official document is addressed to “Michael
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Ugh. Is it still January? Not for much longer, but this frigid weather isn’t going away for a while. Here’s a heartwarming, almost unbelievable, scene that should defrost even the coldest and crankiest of viewers. In the video filmed by veterinary nurse Brittany Semeniuk and another wildlife photographer last November in Manitoba, Canada, a wild
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Good news for customers and fans (including their pups!) of on-demand dog walking service Wag!: One of the most popular pet startups in the country is only getting bigger and better. On Tuesday, the No.1 dog walking and boarding mobile app announced a $300 million investment from the SoftBank Vision Fund, according to a company
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Question: How can I stop my puppy from chewing everything in sight? Answer: Puppies, like babies, tend to explore the environment by putting things in their mouths. The problem, of course, is that not everything a pup finds lying around is appropriate to chew, and many things can be downright dangerous. Just as with a
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