Giveaway: Royal Bitch Couture

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You may leave a comment daily until the giveaway ends at midnight on Sunday May 15, 2011. We have a fun giveaway for our stylish dog lovers! Royal Bitch Couture is giving you the chance to win one of 10 tees, just in time for summer!

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8 Reasons Why Bringing Your Dog To Work Is A Good Idea

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Office Life – 8 Reasons Why Bringing Your Dog To Work Is A Good Idea. Today’s guest post is from Lloyd Burrell. Lloyd is an animal lover and enjoys blogging on the office theme.

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RIP Knut

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The little polar bear that captured the attention and hearts of so many has passed away. Knut was only 4 years old, and the cause of death is still unknown.

Earth Hour 2011

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Earth Hour 2011 takes place tomorrow, March 26, 2011 ! People, businesses and iconic buildings around the world will switch off their lights for an hour at 8:30pm local time.

Heifer International

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Did you know that 63 percent of Americans have a pet? Not only do we love our pets as part of the family, but many times our pets become guides and even therapy aids. It’s even been shown that having a pet helps us live longer, happier, lives.

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Diabetes in pets.

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Additionally, now through December 31, 2011, VCA Animal Hospitals is offering a savings of $250 on Senior Best Care Comprehensive Checkups for pets seven years and older. November was National Pet Diabetes Awareness Month, were you aware that just like humans, dogs and cats can also get diabetes? In fact, one in 200 cats and one in 500 dogs has diabetes. As with most medical conditions, early detection and treatment of diabetes is recommended and can help with treatment.

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Jeter’s Favorite Sweet Potato Chips

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Top Chef Alum Carmen Gonzalez (Bravo’s “Top Chef Masters” Season 2) has created a pet-friendly “Sweet Potato Chip” recipe to show her support for Rock & Rawhide !

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Pets Are Good For Your Health!

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Here is a fun infographic showing all the ways that pets are good for our health. just for fun

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Baby vs. the “Hide a Squirrel”!

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What better way to banish boredom than with a fun new toy? Luckily the kind folks at Kyjen (who’s motto is “Boycott Boring Dog Toys&# ) sent Baby a fun new Hide a Squirrel to play with. As soon as Baby saw the box arrive, she knew that whatever was in that box was for her!

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On "Imposing" Our Beliefs on Our Children

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It's fascinating, how what 98% of Americans do with their children is called "parenting" and "guidance." It can also be referred to as "transmission of culture," with its handing down of the trappings, rituals, holidays and even mutilations of religion and ethnicity.

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The Last Lions

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A new National Geographic movie, The Last Lions, opened this past weekend in Washington, DC. The movie is about saving lions, and they are doing some really fun promotions to help spread the movie around the country. First up, you can enter to win a trip to Botswana for a 12 day private safari!

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Enjoy Helping Animals? Consider an Education in Zoology

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Today’s guest post is from Amy Silver. Amy is a Public Health student and an animal lover. She enjoys spending time with her two dogs, and suggests studying animal care for those who wish to turn their love into a career.

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Dog Park Dangers

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Today’s guest post comes from: Heather Reynolds is a pet lover and internet journalist at Trupanion , North America’s fastest growing pet insurance company. Trupanion offers a simple, customizable pet insurance policy with no payout limits and 90% coverage of veterinary bills.

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Where Does Vegan Baby Sky Get Her Protein?

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I'm constantly asked about the details of Baby Sky's life. Where does she get her protein? How are her bones going to grow without cow's milk? You mean she's never eaten bacon? Are you a communist? At Baby Sky's 15 month checkup she landed at about the 75th percentile for height and weight.

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Animal Person at ARZone This Saturday

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. I'm honored to have been asked to be interviewed at the next worldwide Live Guest Chat hosted by ARZone. Questions must be submitted to Carolyn@ARZone.net by midnight GMT on Wednesday. Here 's the link to the page, and I hope to meet you there. Thanks! Mary Martin, PhD. . . . Activism

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Pretty Paws Giveaway

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Comment before midnight on February 3rd, 2011. We have a very fun giveaway from Pretty Paws! One lucky reader will get their choice of a personalized dog ID tag. There are a lot of different designs, made from hard-wearing polished stainless steel.

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Unlikely Healer Walks on Three Paws

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The initial implementation of Henry’s program has had such a substantial impact that it has been named the subject of the first in-service training of 2011. Half a decade ago, in a little mountain town about 60 miles northeast of San Diego, a feral kitten dragged his front left leg uselessly.

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Angel Tree Campaign To Help Homeless Pets at 70 Shelters

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I was really excited to hear about an Angel Tree program for pets. The program, which is run by Best Friends Pet Care , is now in it’s 11th year!

The Emotional Lives of Animals

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the Spring 2011 issue of YES! Grief, friendship, gratitude, wonder, and other things we animals experience. by Marc Bekoff. Scientific research shows that many animals are very intelligent and have sensory and motor abilities that dwarf ours.

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Three High Tech Pet Gadgets

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As animal lovers, we sometimes go to extremes to not only pamper our pets, but to make life with our four-legged friends more enjoyable and healthier for everyone.

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Sneeze Prone? Top 5 Dogs for Allergy Suffers

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When I was 12-years-old, my 6 pound Chihuahua was involved in a tragic fatal accident. It was bit of a traumatic experience for me and I vowed to never own an animal again. About 15 years later I finally began to have a change of heart.

Sleep Number True Silver Blanket

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I’m very excited to share this with you! We all know that our pets love to be on our beds with us. Some even sleep in our beds with us all night long! At the very least, I am sure that we have all snuggled up with our pets on our bed from time to time. I know I have!

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Greenleaf Gifts

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People with pets know all to well that at times things get smelly. Our home is not immune to this, so I was really excited when I got to try out an awesome product from Greenleaf.

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A Chance for Bliss

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A Chance for Bliss takes in and provides lifetime care for senior and special needs animals, as well as those others who are facing end of life circumstances.

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A video on the importance of pet insurance

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Sheila Stewart from the Capricorn Animal Rescue centre speaks with money supermarket’s Felicity Hannah on the importance of pet insurance. Pet insurance video from moneysupermarket.com.

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iPad Game for Cats (not humans)

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Do you have a cat and an iPad? Then this just might be the game for you (or rather, for your cat)! Let you cat chase a laser or a mouse! Just look at all the fun these big cats are having with the app!

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Cheesehead for Pets

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That’s right friends, the SUPER BOWL is this weekend!! Do your pets get into the football frenzy with you? If you are cheering for Green Bay, why not let your pets cheer right along with you! With a simple cut and fold, you could have your very own cheesehead for your pet!

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A Sweet Ride

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Nothing like a sweet ride to brighten your day! cute animals cute of the day

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Unlikely Animal Friends 2

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Set your DVRs for this fun and fascinating show from the National Geographic Chanel! Unlikely Animal Friends 2 premieres Friday, January 7, 2010, at 9:00 PM ET/PT.

Hal Herzog's "Some We Love, Some We Hate, Some We Eat"

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Hal Herzog’s “ Some We Love, Some We Hate, Some We Eat ” (Harper 2011), though fascinating, is ultimately depressing for vegans and animal rights activists.

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Roger Scruton on the Duty to Eat Meat

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A great number of animals owe their lives to our intention to eat them. And their lives are (or can easily be made to be) comfortable and satisfying in the way that few lives led in the wild could possibly be.

What Foods you should Avoid Feeding your Dog?

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Dogs seem like pretty hardy animals for the most part, perfectly capable of eating all sorts of foods. However, man’s best friend has rather strict dietary restrictions. You should avoid feeding your dog the following foods. Certain Fruits and Vegetables. Your dog should stay away from avocados, grapes, raisins, persimmons, peaches, and plums. Avocados contain persin, which in large amounts can be toxic to dogs and other domestic animals.

What To Do If Your Dog Gets A Cold

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Sneezing, runny nose, headache, even fever: these are the things that we human beings experience when we have a cold. But having a cold is not just exclusive to us humans as our beloved pet dogs can get a cold too. But how do we determine if our dog has a cold? And most importantly, what to do if your dog gets a cold? Below are some facts and tips on what to do if this does happen do your dog.

Giveaway: $25 giftcard from LocalPages

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LocalPages is a great website where you can find coupons and deals for businesses in your area. They have offered a $25 giftcard for one of our readers, which can be used at any of the pet stores found on their site! Would you like a chance to win? To enter, just leave a comment on this post before midnight on Sunday, May 8th. Let us know what you would like to buy for your pet! You may comment daily until the end of the giveaway.

On Stanley and Family Commitments

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He's 79 pounds of muscle, he sports a tuxedo, he's got gorgeous teeth (a first for the hounds in our house) and he's very shy. And afraid of men.

On Dogs and Unconditional Love

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Saturday was the one-year anniversary of the tragic death of my Charles Hobson Booger, III and it got me thinking about how easy he was to love. Everyone loved him. Okay, not everyone. There was that little Westie whose vulva he bit early on. Yes, vulva.

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Happy 12th Birthday Violet Rays!

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There she is. my girl. She has beaten the odds and made it another year. The life expectancy of greyhounds is 12-15 years. If they've raced, you subtract a year for each year of racing. Violet Rays was a very successful competitor and the offspring of a Hall of Famer, and she made someone a lot of money, winning race after race for the two years she was hauled between Oregon and South Florida.

"The Animals We Use," Revised

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As anyone who writes and edits knows, it's far easier to produce a longer powerful, thorough piece than a shorter one. I intentionally deleted the entire section on the environment, I'm not dealing with the health benefits of not using animals, and meanwhile I wanted to present a logical progression of comments and questions that, for its perspective, was thorough. And all while remaining accurate with verbiage. Thanks for the comments and suggestions.

From Today's New York Times

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26, 2011 To the Editor: Seamus McGraw mounts all the standard defenses: I am feeding my family; there are too many deer; I kill as mercifully as possible. 26, 2011 To the Editor: I don’t have all the answers concerning Pennsylvania’s burgeoning deer population (most of it caused by the burgeoning human population), but I want to comment on the self-serving tone of Seamus McGraw’s article. 26, 2011 To the Editor: Please give me a break. 26, 2011

Henry Sidgwick (1838-1900) on Duties to Animals

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[I]t is not quite clear whether we owe benevolence to men alone, or to other animals also.