2017

12 Reasons Why Dogs Help With Depression and Anxiety

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The World Health Organization declared April 7th, 2017 as World Health Day, a day focusing on mental health, but it’s also a year-long campaign which aims to educate, raise awareness and help people suffering from mental illness. Depression, Anxiety, and … Continue reading →

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Tom Regan (1938-2017), R.I.P.

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Yesterday, the world lost its most powerful voice for animal rights, Tom Regan. Regan devoted his professional life to defending animal rights in his numerous books (including: T he Case for Animal Rights ; The Animal Rights Debate ; Animal Rights, Human Wrongs ; and Empty Cages ), in his countless articles and public lectures, and in his testimony before Congress. No one has done more to explain what "animal rights" means and why animals have rights than Tom Regan. In a society (the U.S.)

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A Microchip Miracle: The Gift of Reunion

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Like so many of us who share our lives with a beloved dog, we had our dog Teddy microchipped when he became a permanent family member after a short foster period. And although life is fickle, and nothing we do … Continue reading → guest post pet care pet stories

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House Cats and Big Cats Differ in Size, But That’s About It

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Written by Suzanne Redfearn for Nat Geo WILD and USA Today Article originally appeared in a special edition of USA Today for Nat Geo WILD Did you know that there are very few differences between your house cat and endangered … Continue reading →

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12 interesting facts about cats that you might not know

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Cats, along with dogs, are the most popular pet in the world. And it’s no wonder – these adorable, cuddly creatures are great at winning over our hearts. But even if we think we know them in detail, there are … Continue reading → cats guest post

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Keep your pet safe during BBQ season

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Pets can sure find themselves in a lot of trouble. Whether it’s eating a pair of socks, chewing up the furniture or leaving unwanted messes on the floor, pet parents definitely have their hands full. Warm weather on its way … Continue reading → cats dogs pet care

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Keep your dog safe on Thanksgiving

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It’s almost Thanksgiving, and that means your dog might be fed by over-zealous relatives who try to sneak them food off the table. As a result, you could be spending nearly double at the veterinary hospital to treat your pet … Continue reading → dogs holidays

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Big Cat Week 2017 on Nat Geo Wild!

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It’s that time of the year again! Big cats are taking over Nat Geo WILD starting on Monday Feb. 20 at 9/8c. Big Cat Week is an extension of the Big Cats Initiative, which aims to halt the decline of … Continue reading → cats

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On the Scent of Life

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On the Scent of Life In the distance he saw it; the figure of a woman, emerging from a stand of pin oak and palmetto. He had to squint to make sure he was seeing right. Sometimes at dusk, when … Continue reading → The post On the Scent of Life appeared first on 4 The Love of Animals.

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7 Signs Your Cat Is Sick: The Symptoms You Need to Look After

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When you own a furry feline, you’ve got a friend for life! And what’s great about owning a cat is how laid-back and relaxed they are. But the problem is that they can end up being too calm that you … Continue reading → cats guest post pet care

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Surfing dog raises ½ MILLION dollars for charity on New Year’s Eve

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More than 250 human/animal causes benefit as Surf Dog Ricochet achieves this major fundraising milestone on New Year’s Eve! Surf Dog Ricochet celebrated New Year’s Eve by reaching a new milestone… raising ½ million dollars!

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Giveaway: Mariah Carey’s All I Want for Christmas is You

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The holiday season is almost upon us, and we are excited that we get to give a copy of this Christmas movie to one lucky reader! This is a very cute film, and perfect for younger kids who love dogs. … Continue reading → giveaways

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Flooding aftermath poses risks to our pets

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Petplan pet insurance staff veterinarian Kim Smyth shares important tips about the hazards that those in the area affected by Hurricane Harvey (and flood prone regions) should beware of when it comes to the health of their pets in the … Continue reading → pet care

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How hot is too hot for pets?

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With Boynton Beach (FL) Police Department’s video saving a dog from heat stroke in a hot car has gone viral (click here to watch), Petplan pet insurance wants to remind pet owners that the heat takes its toll on our … Continue reading → cats dogs guest post pet care

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Best Friends Animal Society Opens First Pet Adoption Center in New York

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We are so excited to be “spreading the news”!! Best Friends Animal Society Opens First Pet Adoption Center in New York! The SoHo Center will Raise Awareness for the Nearly 5,500 Dogs and Cats Killed Every Day in U.S. Shelters.

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Safety Tips for Keeping your Dog Warm When it’s Cold

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We love these simple and effective tips for keeping your dog warm when it’s cold. The weather is getting colder in our part of the world, and although our dogs are better at keeping warm than we humans are, there … Continue reading → dogs pet care

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Now Casting for Finding Fido

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Let our expert, Seth Casteel, help match the perfect fur baby with you! From the producers of My Cat From Hell comes the second season of Finding Fido. Looking for dog lovers ages 18+ living in the Southern California area … Continue reading → dogs

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February is Healthy Kisses Month at Petplan

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“Veterinarians always talk to clients about maintaining the dental health of their furry friends, especially in February during National Pet Dental Health Month.

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Burn Notice: Petplan Reveals the Three Biggest Fire Safety Mistakes Pet Parents Make

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With Pet Fire Safety Day on July 15, pet insurance provider says failures in prevention and planning put pets’ health in peril Having a pet can be a real learning curve, but there’s one aspect of pet parenthood that leaves … Continue reading → cats dogs guest post pet care

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Making Trips to the Vet Easier [Infographic]

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Your dog might understandably be quite apprehensive about going to the vet and the whole experience is often very stressful for them. It’s a trip that they will almost certainly need to make at some point, though, so find out … Continue reading → cats dogs pet care

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Puppy Proofing Your Home: Everything You Should Know

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Puppies are arguably one of the cutest things on the planet, but they also come along with a great deal of intrigue that comes from a natural sense of curiosity and a sense of exploration. Just like toddlers, they’re “into” … Continue reading → dogs guest post pet care

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It’s National Pet Month! Time to start #PetPraising

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Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Nestle Purina PetCare Company. As a #PurinaPartner I am being compensated for sharing this information. Did you know that May is National Pet Month? That’s right! An entire month to celebrate how much we … Continue reading →

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Pets and hot cars: What you need to know

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It doesn’t take much time for a car to get hot enough to cause serious harm, or even death, to a pet. Did you know researches have found that close to 80% of temperature increase in vehicles happens within the … Continue reading →

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Easy-to-Make Dog Treats For Your Furry Best Friend

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When it comes to cooking, you love to whip up an incredible meal for your family; from yummy casseroles, to delicious crock pot apple crisps. Your family appreciates your cooking, so why not create something special for your pet too? … Continue reading → DIY for pets

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Keeping Guinea Pigs cool in the summer – your top 12 guide

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The recent warm weather has been perfect for us, but some Guinea Pig’s have suffered. Guinea Pigs can quickly overheat during the summer leading to heatstroke, which in severe cases can be fatal. Unlike humans, Guinea Pigs cannot sweat – … Continue reading → pet care

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Can I give my dog OTC medicine?

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The simple answer is no, you should not treat pain in your dog with over the counter medicine. Please look at this helpful infographic from PetMD to learn why.

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How to Teach Your Dog to Love His Crate in Easy to Follow Steps

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Imagine your dog running amuck while you celebrate your anniversary or in the middle of an important phone call with your boss. That can seriously jeopardize your plans to surprise your loved ones or hand you your resignation papers the … Continue reading → dogs guest post

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Get fit with your pet, with a Misfit Ray!

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The weather is warming up for most of us now, and it’s time to get outside and spend more time with our pets! Awhile back I got to attend a super fun tech afternoon for bloggers. They gave us some … Continue reading → giveaways Pet Tech

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Being Brave for Bailey

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Pet loss is a hard subject for all pet parents, but it can be especially hard for children. Being Brave for Bailey is a sweet book that helps children prepare for and deal with pet loss. Being Brave for Bailey … Continue reading → cats dogs gifts for pet lovers pet stories

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2017 Tournament of Tails

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Playing off the popularity of the NCAA men’s basketball tournament, Petplan’s Tournament of Tails features adoptable pets from 32 shelters across the country vying for the crown of top dog or cat.

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THE REBELLION BEGINS ON BLACK FRIDAY

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Tune into the Savage Kingdom on Black Friday while you recover from all the crazy sales and shopping of the day! Called “nature television as Shakespearean drama” this season brings rebellion as the sins of the lion king are carried … Continue reading → tv wildlife

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10 Fun Facts About Parrots

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10 Fun Facts About Parrots by James Alston writing for ExoticDirect pet insurance. There are nearly 400 species of parrot There are 393 species of parrots (though more are being found all the time). Parrots also like the heat … Continue reading → guest post pet care

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Preparing Pets for Hurricanes

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The No. 2 Week of Sharks Returns! #SharkFest

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SharkFest, television’s second-best-known week of sharks, returns to Nat Geo WILD on Sunday, July 23 at 8 PM ET. In addition, decorated Olympian Ryan Lochte makes a splash to help spread the word about the most sharks per square inch … Continue reading → sharks tv wildlife

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