Big Cat Week 2012 Starts Sunday!

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9, 2012, at 8 p.m. Nat Geo Wild presents the third annual Big Cat Week starting Sunday, Dec 9th. The week features shows that highlight the kings and queens of the jungle! From Cougars, tigers, cheetahs, jaguars, and snow leopards and more, it’s a great time to learn more about these amazing cats! A few facts that might surprise you: · Africa’s lion population has declined by more than 90 percent in the last 50 years. There are now more tigers living in captivity than in the wild.

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Bird’s Eye View: BlogPaws 2012

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Hi, Birdie here! I have a complaint. The human beans left me a few weeks ago to go to BlogPaws. I don’t know what that is, but it meant that instead of being on MamaBean’s knee, I was stuck with Grandma and Grandpa bean instead. I can’t believe they didn’t take me with them! I even heard that pets got to go! In fact, I even saw evidence that there were pets at BlogPaws in MamaBean’s photos. She thinks I don’t notice what’s on the computer, but I do.

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Dog Whisperer and Philly Undercover Premiere Jan 7, 2012

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Dog Whisperer and Philly Undercover have their season premieres tomorrow, January 7, 2012 on NatGeo Wild! Premieres Saturday, January 7, 2012, at 8:00 PM ET/PT. Once again, Cesar Millan works with dogs and their owners to help dogs suffering from phobias and obsessions! This season Cesar will visit to Fort Hood, Texas, where he takes a handful of four-legged army brats back to boot camp.

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King Juan Carlos, Honorary Head of World Wildlife Fund Spain, Caught in Elephant Hunt

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April 2012. From the Wildlife Extra News. King Juan Carlos of Spain, Honorary President of WWF Spain, is recovering in hospital after breaking his hip in Botswana where he was on an elephant hunt. Apparently it isn't the first time the King has been shooting big game in Africa, or elsewhere (Apparently he killed a bear in Russia a few years ago too). Whilst not illegal, it shows a complete disregard for his 'subjects' and total contempt for his role as 'Honorary President of WWF Spain'.

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Rescued Manatee Gives Birth to Manatee Calf at SeaWorld Orlando

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Story background: On June 8, 2012, SeaWorld’s Animal Rescue team traveled to Sykes Creek in Merritt Island, Fla. So far in 2012, SeaWorld Orlando has rescued 12 manatees. We have some wonderful (and adorable) news to share with you today. A rescued manatee gives birth at SeaWorld Orlando early on Wednesday morning! SeaWorld’s Animal Care team is on 24-hour watch keeping a close eye on the pair, who are both doing well.

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Aussan Natural Cleaners Giveaway

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Leave a comment on this post before midnight on Novemeber 26th, 2012. Our pets spend most of their lives on the floor. They sleep there, play there, and even eat there. Is it any wonder we should be concerned with the products we use to clean the floors in our home? Not to mention all the other surfaces and places we share with our pets! It has been very important to us to find products that both work well, but that are safe for use around our pets.

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Dearfoams Next Top Dog Contest

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PHASE ONE: Submit an image of your dog between February 13th, 2012 and April 16th, 2012! Voting will begin on March 12th – April 16th, 2012! The finalists will be asked to take a picture of their TOP DOG with their new Dearfoams and return it to Dearfoams by May 30th, 2012. June 4th – June 18th, 2012 public voting will begin. On June 18th, 2012 DEARFOAMS NEXT TOP DOG will be announced! Dearfoams is searching for America’s Next Top Dog!

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Frankenweenie Featurette!

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Here is something to help tide you over until the movie opens on October 5, 2012! “Frankenweenie” is a heartwarming tale about a boy and his dog. After unexpectedly losing his beloved dog Sparky, young Victor harnesses the power of science to bring his best friend back to life—with just a few minor adjustments.

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Shine a Light on a Shelter

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Starting on June 28, 2012, anyone can nominate at purina.maker.good.is. Nominations are accepted now through July 30, 2012. 6, 2012 through Aug. 20, 2012 with the winner revealed after Aug. 21, 2012. Purina ONE® beyOnd® brand dog and cat food and GOOD have teamed up to host the Shine a Light on a Shelter challenge and award a $10,000 grant to an animal shelter doing great work. Do you know of a shelter that is doing good work on behalf of homeless pets?

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Calling all Dogs: Celebrate National Dog Day with Free Ice Cream August 25

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To celebrate National Dog Day 2012, Best Friends Pet Care will be giving away free doggy ice cream treats to every dog who visits any Best Friends facility across the U.S. on Saturday, August 25. The treats are made of yogurt or soy with dog-preferred flavors like peanut butter and honey. National Dog Day acknowledges the important role that dogs play in our lives,” says Best Friends Vice President Renee Coughlin. “And,

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Do dogs get colds?

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It’s that time of the year again when the humans start sniffling and sneezing! If you have ever wondered if your dog can get a cold, the answer is yes ! Not just dogs though, pet birds, ferrets, and even pet rats are all able to catch a cold from a person. If you have a cold, it’s best to keep your distance from your beloved pet so you don’t spread it.

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It’s a Dog’s Life Journal Giveaway

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Just leave us a comment on this post before midnight on May 16th, 2012. Did you just adopt a dog? Maybe you or someone you know is adding a puppy to their family soon? The It’s a Dog’s Life Journal: A Journal of Our First Year Together by Knock Knock is an adorable way to record all those firsts together.

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2012 Dog Fence DIY Halloween Dog Costume Photo Contest

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This contest is open to those in the USA only and will end on November 1, 2012. We love Halloween, and yes, we always dress Baby in something fun for the occasion! This year we are excited to be hosting a Halloween dog photo contest together with Dog Fence DIY ! We are giving away a $25 Target gift card to one lucky Halloween doggie!

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SeaWorld Orlando returns two turtles to the sea!

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We are excited about this update to a story we brought to you in April. If you remember, SeaWorld Orlando had been caring for two baby hawksbill turtles that were rescued. They have now been returned to the sea off the coast of Florida! What great news! Watch the video below for more information and to see the adorable juvenile turtles in action! people helping animals rescues wildlife

Frozen Planet

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We were glued to the TV when Discovery Chanel was airing Frozen Planet, and we have been even more enthralled now that we have the entire collection on DVD (they also have it in Blu-Ray). We have loved seeing places that few people ever get to see, and learning about the interesting wildlife that lives there. We watched in amazement as a furry caterpillar froze and thawed each year until finally becoming a moth at age 14! We loved seeing penguins, whales, polar bears, and wolves.

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Enter to Win a Dog Whisperer with Cesar Millan Pet Travel Product from AutoAnything!

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The sweepstakes runs from July 11, 2012 through July 17, 2012 and is open to U.S. Submissions will be accepted until 11:59PM PT on July 17, 2012. One (1) winner will be chosen at random from all eligible submissions on or about July 20, 2012. AutoAnything has joined forces with 4loveofanimals.com to give away a Dog Whisperer pet travel product. Now you can take your lovely dogs wherever you go while keeping your seats dust free.

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Paws UP for Union Township Animal Shelter

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On June 16, 2012 R&R will be driving through Union, Middlesex, Monmouth Counties and more to bring hundreds of items to the shelter on Route 22. On Saturday, June 16, 2012, Rock & Rawhide is making their way over to Middlesex, Monmouth, and Union Counties in New Jersey to collect these essential items to benefit the Union Township Animal Shelter.

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BlogPaws Round Up!

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My Adventure at BlogPaws 2012 in Pictures via The Dog Files. BlogPaws 2012 Highlights via Tails Inc. BlogPaws 2012 Arrival and Day 1 via Pepper’s Paws. BlogPaws 2012 Day 3 via Bunny’s Blog. Best of BlogPaws 2012 via To Dog With Love. It’s hard to believe it’s been two weeks since BlogPaws. It was so much fun, we learned so much!

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Pets do the funniest things!

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One of the many reasons why we appreciate out pets is because they always keep us laughing. From the adorable sounds our bird makes when she is happy, to watching our dog do “zoomies” around the couch again and again, and many other funny things in between, our pets have always had a way of brightening our days. Even our fish bring us a lot of amusement as we watch them swim. Recently Baby has taken up a new hobby that makes us scratch our heads and laugh at the same time.

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The Divinity Charm

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Looking for a special gift for the dog lover in your life? Consider the limited-edition piece designed by Susan Rockefeller in celebration of author Jennifer Skiff’s new book entitled The Divinity of Dogs. The piece, which is available in both 24K plated gold or silver, is the perfect accessory for dogs and their dog-lover owners. It can be worn as either a necklace or a charm that can be affixed to your dog’s collar.

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7 Tips for Creating a Dog-Friendly Yard

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Having a pet does not mean you have to give up hopes of having a lush, well-manicured yard. Although dog ownership may pose some challenges in the quest to achieve garden greatness, it’s definitely not a hopeless cause. The key is balance. You may need to make adjustments to your landscaping design in order to create a safe, welcoming environment for your canine companion, and the dog should make certain compromises as well.

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Cesar Share a Story Share the Love: Therapy Dogs

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In 2012, CESAR® is committed to donating $100,000 to help support therapy dogs and all they do to help people in need. Dogs are more than man’s best friend. They’re capable of lowering stress, anxiety, even blood pressure. And they give their love to anyone who needs it. That’s why Cesar proudly supports the work of therapy dogs – special dogs that go above and beyond to help people in need. You can love them back and support these dogs too.

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Join America’s Pet Debate!

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9, 2012. To help end the age-old debate of whether America is a nation of cat or dog people, Purina® is calling all pet owners and lovers to join in the “America’s Pet Debate.” From now until Nov. 8, you can vote for your favorite pet at www.americaspetdebate.com once a day. Purina will proudly declare whether America is a cat or dog nation on Nov. But this debate has a greater purpose!

Can dogs eat apples?

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Yes, apples are a wonderful treat for your dog! Just be aware that apple cores and seeds should not be eaten by dogs. Apple seeds contain a compound similar to cyanide (it’s called amygdlin) which can prevent oxygen from being carried through the blood. Cores can be hard to digest as well, and could cause a blockage. Be aware that too many apples can cause loose stools. Apples are also not good for dogs with kidney problems.

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What happens to a dog left in a hot car.

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Please, please, please, spread the word about this to everyone you know. Too many times I have seen dogs (and even children), left alone in a car on a hot day. It’s dangerous. It’s deadly. It’s just plain stupid. And here is what happens to your beloved dog when you leave them in a car on a hot day. via AskAVetQuestion.com.

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Five Surprising Benefits of Spaying or Neutering Your Pets

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Keep Your Pet Healthy. There are major benefits of spaying or neutering your pets. Most of us know that spaying or neutering a pet can help reduce pet overpopulation and prevent an unintended pregnancy. But for some people, it’s still hard to take the plunge, and many people see altering a pet as surgery that the pet doesn’t need and wouldn’t consent to if he was able to talk.

Siberian Husky Voted Top Dog in Pets-idential Election

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November 1, 2012, Norwalk CT – National pet services company Best Friends Pet Care has announced the winners of its 2013 Pets-idential Election for Canine in Chief and Canine Cabinet. Canine Cabinet Posts Filled by a Melting Pot of Breeds from across the U.S. Hayllo Ynares, a Siberian husky, received the most votes and earns the title of Best Friends Canine in Chief for 2013.

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7 Pet Friendly Fall Activities

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Yes ladies and gentlemen, the fall season is officially upon us. It’s that magical time of year when a turkey themed thanksgiving and a candy heavy Halloween on the horizon make us more than happy to swap our sexy swimsuits for sweaters. Likewise, the four-legged member of the family is equally happy to see the leaves hit the ground. While we may not be too excited to see the mercury drop, we’ve also never had to wear a fur coat through the summer.

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Blog the Change

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Today is Blog the Change day, a special day where bloggers write about animal causes near and dear to them. So today I want to tell you about my personal favorite, Best Friends Animal Society. Above is a photo of Flat Buster. Buster is the mascot for Strut Your Mutt , an amazing event where dog lovers come together to raise money for Best Friends. But what we love most about Best Friends is that they don’t just help dogs, they help birds, cats, horses, and more!

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Beyond Companionship: How Pets Can Help Your Health

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Humans and animals share an extremely important bond. For centuries the two have coexisted together and studies have shown that animals can provide much more than just companionship. Spending time with animals or keeping them as pets is associated with a number of health benefits especially those concerned with mental, social, and physiologic health issues.

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The Friskies!

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Be sure to submit a video for a chance to win The Friskies, the major award for the best new Internet cat videos of 2012. Does your kitty have what it takes to be the next internet star? Many great art forms have awards for the best new work created each year. Films have the Oscars®. TV shows have the Emmys®. And now, finally, Internet cat videos have “The Friskies.”.

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Animal Protective Association’s Harmony House for Cats

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Opened in June 2012, the Eco-friendly Adoption Center showcases cats and kittens in Chicago’s greenest shelter. We are excited to tell you about Animal Protective Association’s Harmony House for Cats new eco-friendly, net-zero cat shelter in Chicago! Animal Protective Association’s Harmony House for Cats is a registered 501c3 charitable organization. New volunteers, supporters and adopters are always welcome.

Ladybug Love Run to benefit Rock & Rawhide!

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Do you enjoy running, biking, or walking? Sign up for a super fun “run” anywhere in the world with other animal lovers, and help a truly great cause in the process. You can be anywhere in the world to take part, any distance, any way to help shelter animals!! And if you are in the NYC area, you can take part in a special event in Central Park! Run, walk, crawl, bike, dance your way through the park!

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Pets Add Life; Guinea Pig Interview

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We were laughing out loud when we watched this interview of Rory the guinea pig! “Have you seen what turtles can do?” ” he asks, but more importantly he will let you know the real reason why being an only pet isn’t much fun! You can see more pet interviews on the PAL YouTube channel. PAL recently started a great pledge campaign on their Facebook page.

EU Bans Battery Cages

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1, 2012, egg-laying hens across many European countries will live with fewer discomforts: The European Commission has officially implemented its ban on battery cages, the notoriously cramped cages used by many egg farmers and criticized by animal rights proponents and veterinarians who call them cruel and harmful to the birds' welfare. To offset yesterday's crappy news about California, here's good news from the EU! Full article on Food Safety News. As of Jan.

Tidy Cats Pure Nature Giveaway

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We are really excited about today’s giveaway! Love your cat? Pure Nature from Tidy Cats is a wonderful new product to help you care for your cat naturally. dust free, clumping, and made from cedar, pine, and corn, Pure Nature will leave your home smelling fresh even when “nature calls”! And you can feel great about using it too!

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Improving Your Dog’s Health with Regular Grooming

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The regular grooming of your dog doesn’t just make it look more attractive and remove any dirt that has been caught in the hair; it also helps you to bond with your dog and also crucially, spot any health problems that may be occurring under the surface that you may otherwise not notice. Although all dog owners obviously want their dogs to look healthy and happy, this isn’t the main reason that regular grooming is essential.

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Easy Chicken Dog Cookies

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These Chicken dog treats are full of flavor and nutrition for your best friend. Add a few of the suggested natural ingredients to turn it into a delicious nutritional supplement. Easy Chicken Dog Cookies. Formulated by Melody McKinnon exclusively for 4TheLoveOfAnimals.com. Ingredients: 1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour (or flour substitute). 1/4 cup pureed sweet potato. 1 TBSP extra virgin olive oil. 1/4 cup unseasoned chicken drippings. 1 egg. 1 TBSP plain yogurt. Dash of fine sea salt.

Sundaygrams: Snow

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It snowed this week, and that means Baby gets to wear her adorable sweater! Of course, I couldn’t resist snapping a couple of photos of her in her sweater inside too. Come follow along with us on Instagram to see all of our Instagram photos! cute animals cute of the day Sundaygrams

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How to keep your cat warm this winter

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Cat owners! Have you woken up in the night with a wet nose burrowing under the covers? Has your pet been miaowing by the radiator, and grumpily finding cosy corners to sit in? There’s a good chance that they could be feeling the cold just as much as you. Yes, it’s a little neurotic to start buying a stash of electric blankets to swathe your kitty in, but there are a few easy (and cheap!) things you can do to keep them warm in winter.

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National Family Pack Walk Giveaway

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To enter the giveaway leave a comment on this post before midnight on September 10th, 2012. This year’s National Family Pack Walk will prove, once again, that it’s not your average walk in the park. Scooby-Doo, Cesar Millan, four-legged friends and their pet parents from around the U.S., will walk to raise money to save the lives of shelter dogs. The 1.5

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Feds Approve Killing Sea Lions in the Columbia River

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The Federal government has approved the killing of California Sea Lions in the Columbia River, blaming them for killing and eating endangered salmon. Never mind the main reasons for the problems with the salmon: hatcheries, human harvest, hydropower and the destruction of habitat. cull State of Washington salmon california columbia river sea lions

CATS for Cats

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The stars turned out for the 2nd annual CATS for Cats charity event on Saturday, July 14, 2012 at the Orpheum Theatre in Los Angeles, CA. Dynamic duo Janel Parrish (Pretty Little Liars) and Brendan Robinson (Pretty Little Liars) walk the red carpet at Kitty Bungalow’s CATS for Cats benefit concert at the Orpheum Theatre in Los Angeles. Janel was Rumpleteazer and Brendan was Mungojerrie in the one-night only charity event.

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