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Weekend pet scene in Pittsburgh: September 28-30

Weekend pet scene in Pittsburgh: September 28-30 | Pet News | Scoop.it

There are plenty of pet-related events this weekend in Pittsburgh! From a “Barktoberfest” to a fancy fundraiser to a “Yappy Hour”, there’s something for everyone to enjoy while supporting local animal shelters and rescue groups!

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Animal Friends to host low-cost vaccine and microchip clinics

Animal Friends to host low-cost vaccine and microchip clinics | Pet News | Scoop.it
Due to public demand, Animal Friends will host five more clinics to offer low-cost vaccine, microchip and flea treatments for dogs and cats.
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Bunny's Blog: Wahl and Petfinder.com Foundation Host Search for America's Dirtiest Dogs

Bunny's Blog: Wahl and Petfinder.com Foundation Host Search for America's Dirtiest Dogs | Pet News | Scoop.it

For the entire month of October, people can submit a photo of their dog at its dirtiest along with a short story and shelter nomination to the Dirty Dog Contest App on the Wahl Facebook page.

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Knotweed Urban Farm to conduct ‘rabbit harvest’ on September 28

Knotweed Urban Farm to conduct ‘rabbit harvest’ on September 28 | Pet News | Scoop.it

On Saturday September 22, RabbitWise, a non-profit 501(c)3 organization dedicated to the welfare of domestic rabbits posted the following information on their website:

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Bunny's Blog: NJ May Become First State to Require Seat Belts for Pets

Bunny's Blog: NJ May Become First State to Require Seat Belts for Pets | Pet News | Scoop.it

A New Jersey assemblywoman wants to make seat belts mandatory for family pets. Assemblywoman Grace Spencer has introduced a bill that would require motorists to secure dogs and cats in a seat belt-like harness if they’re not being transported in crates.

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Bunny's Blog: Florida Man Wrestles Alligator to Save Dog

Bunny's Blog: Florida Man Wrestles Alligator to Save Dog | Pet News | Scoop.it

A stunned Steve Gustafson thought only of saving his "best friend" from the jaws of a 7-foot alligator carrying away his terrier for a quick meal.

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Grief support: How to help your child with death of a pet

Grief support: How to help your child with death of a pet | Pet News | Scoop.it
Grief support in the face of a pet death helps reassure your child as you navigate the topic.
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'Queen of Cats' earned her title the hard way - Chicago Tribune

'Queen of Cats' earned her title the hard way - Chicago Tribune | Pet News | Scoop.it
'Queen of Cats' earned her title the hard wayChicago Tribune"Today we understand so much more about cat behavior," says certified cat behavior consultant Pam Johnson-Bennett, "but still, cat behaviors are labeled.
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Coping With Compassion Fatigue: Don’t Overlook the Comfort of a Cuddle

Coping With Compassion Fatigue: Don’t Overlook the Comfort of a Cuddle | Pet News | Scoop.it

In today's busy world, caring for people, family, friends and pets can be exhausting. There's a name for the stress we often feel: compassion fatigue.

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How This Veterinarian Prepared Her 18 Pets for Hurricane Isaac

How This Veterinarian Prepared Her 18 Pets for Hurricane Isaac | Pet News | Scoop.it
Vetstreet's Dr. Patty Khuly discusses what she did to safeguard her menagerie of animals — including goats and chickens — in advance of Hurricane Isaac.
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Death Of Dogs And Cats Blamed On Chinese Pet Treats « CBS DC

Death Of Dogs And Cats Blamed On Chinese Pet Treats « CBS DC | Pet News | Scoop.it
At least 360 dogs and one cat reportedly have died in the U.S. after eating chicken jerky pet treats made in China.
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Caution to pet owners: Dog thefts on the rise - WFMJ

Caution to pet owners: Dog thefts on the rise - WFMJ | Pet News | Scoop.it
Daily Mail - CharlestonCaution to pet owners: Dog thefts on the riseWFMJYOUNGSTOWN, Ohio - In light of the number of recent dog thefts, 21 News has details of what attracts dog thieves and how you can better protect your pet.
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Pet policy helps college keep seniors on campus - The Courier-Journal

Pet policy helps college keep seniors on campus - The Courier-Journal | Pet News | Scoop.it
Pet policy helps college keep seniors on campusThe Courier-JournalSaint Mary's senior student Mara Scott and her Calico cat Oonaugh are one of the residents participating in the St.
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Bunny's Blog: The Yellow Dog Project

Bunny's Blog: The Yellow Dog Project | Pet News | Scoop.it

Have you heard about The Yellow Dog Project? It’s is a global movement for parents of dogs that need more space. There are many reasons a dog may need more space: health issues, training, rehabilitation, being scared, or reactive around other dogs.

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Thank you so much for this one, Vicki! There has been a yellow-ribbon image going around that features a Pit Bull and I was always hesitant to share as I feel it draws too much attention to breed. This is perfect, and I'm happy to have found the source.
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Bunny's Blog: World Rabies Day is September 28

Bunny's Blog: World Rabies Day is September 28 | Pet News | Scoop.it

More than 55,000 people die from rabies worldwide every year, a rate of one person every 10 minutes. This is an astonishing number, especially because rabies in humans in 100 per cent preventable.

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Bunny's Blog: Proof that Cats are Better than Dogs

Bunny's Blog: Proof that Cats are Better than Dogs | Pet News | Scoop.it

Just to start your week off with a smile, here's a video from the folks at BuzzFeed who claim they have scientifically proven that cats are better than dogs.

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Bunny's Blog: Deaf Pet Awareness Week: September 23-29

Bunny's Blog: Deaf Pet Awareness Week: September 23-29 | Pet News | Scoop.it

Did you know that the last full week of September (Sunday – Saturday) is Deaf Pet Awareness Week? And since today is also the last day of Adopt a Less Adoptable Pet Week, it’s the perfect time to give a shout-out to these special animals!

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Weekend pet scene in Pittsburgh: September 22-23

Weekend pet scene in Pittsburgh: September 22-23 | Pet News | Scoop.it
Fall is in the air and there are plenty of pet-related events in Pittsburgh this weekend.
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No, You Probably Can't Guess That Dog's Breed — and a New Study Explains Why It Matters

No, You Probably Can't Guess That Dog's Breed — and a New Study Explains Why It Matters | Pet News | Scoop.it
Researchers at the University of Florida found that even expert guesses are often unreliable -- and that can cause a surprising array of issues.
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Cravendale Milk's Cat Mascot 'Bertrum Thumbcat' Is Thoroughly Terrifying In ... - Huffington Post

Cravendale Milk's Cat Mascot 'Bertrum Thumbcat' Is Thoroughly Terrifying In ... - Huffington Post | Pet News | Scoop.it
Cravendale Milk's Cat Mascot 'Bertrum Thumbcat' Is Thoroughly Terrifying In ...Huffington PostHaving always held the belief that if our house cats were to suddenly grow to three times their size, they would immediately kill us in the night --...
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Bunny's Blog: Tuxedo Stan Runs for Mayor of Halifax

Bunny's Blog: Tuxedo Stan Runs for Mayor of Halifax | Pet News | Scoop.it

Meet Tuxedo Stan, mayoral candidate for Halifax, Nova Scotia - and yes, he's a cat. Stan is running on the Tuxedo Party's platform and hopes to raise awareness about the stray cat problem in Halifax.

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Bunny's Blog: Human-Animal Bond Especially Strong in Elderly and Kids

Bunny's Blog: Human-Animal Bond Especially Strong in Elderly and Kids | Pet News | Scoop.it

Animals and their humans have been comforting and loving each other for ages, the bond nearly magical, say experts who use that connection to help frail or disadvantaged populations.

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Ask Dr. K: My children want a pet, but will it make my kids sick - Gaston Gazette

Ask Dr. K: My children want a pet, but will it make my kids sick - Gaston Gazette | Pet News | Scoop.it
Ask Dr. K: My children want a pet, but will it make my kids sickGaston GazetteShould I bring a pet into the home? DEAR READER: Pets can make us sick, but that's a reason to take precautions — not a reason to avoid having pets.
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Petfinder hosts ‘Adopt a Less Adoptable Pet Week’: September 17-23

Petfinder hosts ‘Adopt a Less Adoptable Pet Week’:  September 17-23 | Pet News | Scoop.it

Big black dogs, FIV+ cats, senior pets and special needs animals: Many factors can make a pet seem "less adoptable." 

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