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Why Dogs Are Smarter Than Cats

Why Dogs Are Smarter Than Cats | Pet News | Scoop.it
Man's best, but not smartest, friend? Language and cognition experiments show Fido's (sporadic) brilliance.
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Beagle Freedom Project Wants to Bring Research Dogs to CA

Beagle Freedom Project Wants to Bring Research Dogs to CA | Pet News | Scoop.it
A SoCal group wants to bring beagles from a pharmaceutical company's facility in Sweden to adoptive homes in the LA area, but the company says the dogs are still needed for research.
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Bunny's Blog: Petco Shares Tips from Your Pet to Avoid the “Big Game” Hangover

Bunny's Blog: Petco Shares Tips from Your Pet to Avoid the “Big Game” Hangover | Pet News | Scoop.it

Super Sunday typically equals several hours logged jumping up and down on the couch, shouting at the television, and consuming mass amounts of waistline expanding substances that lead to a serious calorie overdose, all while a befuddled pet looks on.

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Bunny's Blog: Kitten Gets Stuck in Washing Machine, Creating Near Catastrophe

Bunny's Blog: Kitten Gets Stuck in Washing Machine, Creating Near Catastrophe | Pet News | Scoop.it

Many of us have experienced a laundry mishap or two – perhaps inadvertently mixing our "darks" with our "whites." Unfortunately for Daryl Humdy of Oakland, Calif., he arrived home in December to find a much more serious laundry calamity.

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Bunny's Blog: Miranda Lambert and PEDIGREE Join Forces to Find Homes for More Shelter Dogs

Bunny's Blog: Miranda Lambert and PEDIGREE Join Forces to Find Homes for More Shelter Dogs | Pet News | Scoop.it

Country superstar Miranda Lambert is teaming up with PEDIGREEto launch a search for the next communities to benefit fromThe PEDIGREE Feeding Project.

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How your pet shelter can qualify for the Hill's Food, Shelter & Love Program

How your pet shelter can qualify for the Hill's Food, Shelter & Love Program | Pet News | Scoop.it
The Hill's Food, Shelter & Love program is seeking strong partners who agree that superior nutrition can improve a pet's overall health and happiness.

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Dr. Arnold Plotnick's curator insight, January 22, 2013 5:51 PM

Hill's offers a food program for animal shelters.   Hill's offers not-for-profit shelters the opportunity to receive exclusive discounts on Science Diet® brand pet food to feed every pet in care.

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DIY: Warm Winter Cat Houses

DIY: Warm Winter Cat Houses | Pet News | Scoop.it
Pet cats living outside and stray & feral cats have a really hard time in winter---those low temperatures can be deadly.  If your neighborhood has cats liv

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Rachele L's curator insight, January 24, 2013 7:44 PM

A must read for those with outdoor cats, great ideas for low-cost and easy to make winter shelters.

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Hartz Recalls Contaminated Dog Treats

Hartz Recalls Contaminated Dog Treats | Pet News | Scoop.it
Complete details of the Hartz Mountain dog treats recall posted by the editors of the Dog Food Advisor

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Rachele L's curator insight, January 26, 2013 4:00 PM

Another treat recall! Hartz brand Chicken Chews and Oinkies Pig Skin Twists

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Bunny's Blog: Dogington Post Asks Readers to Vote for their Favorite Raw Dog Food

Bunny's Blog: Dogington Post Asks Readers to Vote for their Favorite Raw Dog Food | Pet News | Scoop.it

As part of a larger initiative to educate dog owners on proper nutrition, effective training, and other ways to raise a happy and healthy dog, the Dogington Post reviewed products, toys, food, treats and trainers for their first annual Dogington Post Awards.

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Bunny's Blog: Catdance Film Festival Heats Up Park City, Utah with Fresh Feline Flicks

Bunny's Blog: Catdance Film Festival Heats Up Park City, Utah with Fresh Feline Flicks | Pet News | Scoop.it

Fresh Step litter is taking cat videos, the grandfather of Internet memes, upscale by hosting the Catdance Film Festival on Jan. 19 in Park City, Utah

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Bunny's Blog: ASPCA Survey Shows Most Pet Parents Haven’t Made Plans for Pet’s Future

Bunny's Blog: ASPCA Survey Shows Most Pet Parents Haven’t Made Plans for Pet’s Future | Pet News | Scoop.it

The ASPCA has released the findings from a recent poll of more than 1,000 pet guardians across the country, which has uncovered new data on people planning for their pets' futures in the event that the human caretaker dies.

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Dog aggression education classes sponsored by Chartiers Custom Pet Cremation

Dog aggression education classes sponsored by Chartiers Custom Pet Cremation | Pet News | Scoop.it

Deb Chebatoris, owner of Chartiers Custom Pet Cremation in Bridgeville, has scheduled four educational classes dealing with dog aggression at local public libraries in the Pittsburgh area during the first quarter of 2013.

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Cat Beats Professional Wealth Managers at Picking Stocks | TIME.com

Cat Beats Professional Wealth Managers at Picking Stocks | TIME.com | Pet News | Scoop.it
The stocks selected by Orlando the cat managed to outperform those selected by finance professionals.
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Bunny's Blog: HSUS Provides Resources for Rescue Groups through Rescue Central

Bunny's Blog: HSUS Provides Resources for Rescue Groups through Rescue Central | Pet News | Scoop.it

Through Rescue Central, the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) is committed to providing rescue groups with the tools and resources they need to achieve even greater success.

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“Pets With Heart” Program A Stress Reliever For Carlow University Students - CBS Pittsburgh

“Pets With Heart” Program A Stress Reliever For Carlow University Students - CBS Pittsburgh | Pet News | Scoop.it
With their tuition and debt increasing and job prospects decreasing, there's no denying that today's college students are under a lot of pressure.
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Cocaine, police dogs help 4th-grader win science fair

Cocaine, police dogs help 4th-grader win science fair | Pet News | Scoop.it
An ounce of cocaine doesn’t usually come with a blue ribbon, even in Miami.
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Bunny's Blog: Hartz Mountain Corporation Voluntarily Withdraws Two Brands of Dog Treats

Bunny's Blog: Hartz Mountain Corporation Voluntarily Withdraws Two Brands of Dog Treats | Pet News | Scoop.it

The Hartz Mountain Corporation is voluntarily withdrawing its Hartz Chicken Chews and Hartz Oinkies Pig Skin Twists wrapped with Chicken for dogs in the United States because they contain trace amounts of unapproved antibiotic residue.

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Dogs and Humans Co-Evolved, Evidence Mounts Dogs and Wolves More Different than We Think

Dogs and Humans Co-Evolved, Evidence Mounts Dogs and Wolves More Different than We Think | Pet News | Scoop.it
It’s clear dogs evolved alongside people. The evidence continues to mount.
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Rachele L's curator insight, January 27, 2013 2:42 PM

Kinda puts a thorn in the side of "domincance theory"

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FAQs About Microchips and Cats

FAQs About Microchips and Cats | Pet News | Scoop.it
A microchip is your best chance of being reunited with your cat if your cat ever becomes lost. Learn more about microchips.

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Rachele L's curator insight, January 24, 2013 7:18 PM

Pretty much everything you need to know about microchips and cats.

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Reflecting on Separation Anxiety

Reflecting on Separation Anxiety | Pet News | Scoop.it
Separation between closely bonded animals can affect their emotions as strongly as those of their guardians.

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Bunny's Blog: My Life Has Changed (Again)

Bunny's Blog: My Life Has Changed (Again) | Pet News | Scoop.it

Well, my furry family has expanded once again. Over the years, my family has grown from just having Bunny to including several cats that had been strays in my neighborhood.

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Bunny's Blog: Iams Home 4 the Holidays Helps Nearly 1.3 Million Pets Find Forever Homes

Bunny's Blog: Iams Home 4 the Holidays Helps Nearly 1.3 Million Pets Find Forever Homes | Pet News | Scoop.it

Iams Home 4 the Holidays, one of the world's largest pet adoption drives, has announced that nearly 1.3 million pets were placed in forever homes between Oct. 1, 2012 and Jan. 2, 2013.

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Cats take on owners' habits — good and bad

Cats take on owners' habits — good and bad | Pet News | Scoop.it
Cats really do become part of our families, to the point that they take on human habits — good and bad — and adapt their lifestyle with that of their owners, says new research.
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Vermonters love pets; D.C. residents not quite so much

Vermonters love pets; D.C. residents not quite so much | Pet News | Scoop.it
A whopping 70.8 % of households in Vermont own a pet, according to a new survey from the American Veterinary Medical Association.
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Bunny's Blog: Daily Kibble announces “26 Acts of Kindness” to Share the Love!

Bunny's Blog: Daily Kibble announces “26 Acts of Kindness” to Share the Love! | Pet News | Scoop.it

 Daily Kibble is announcing26 Acts of Kindness, a contest featuring 26 fabulous prizes plus a bonus charity donation, over a 26 day period starting on January 28 and ending on February 22.

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