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Bunny's Blog: Weiner Dog Races Please Crowd at PA Oktoberfest

Bunny's Blog: Weiner Dog Races Please Crowd at PA Oktoberfest | Pet News | Scoop.it

Approximately 20 dachshunds competed in Saturday's second annual wiener dog races at the PA Oktoberfest at Pocono Downs.

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How Can I Tell If My Cat Likes Me?

How Can I Tell If My Cat Likes Me? | Pet News | Scoop.it
Cats have very specific ways of showing love, says Dr. Marty Becker. Here are five signs to look for.
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Bunny's Blog: Rabbit Awareness Week 2012

Bunny's Blog: Rabbit Awareness Week 2012 | Pet News | Scoop.it

Rabbits are the UK's third most popular pet - yet there are still a lot of myths and misinformation around the best care for pet rabbits and their welfare needs.

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Bunny's Blog: Petco Foundation Raises More Than $100 Million for Animal Welfare

Bunny's Blog: Petco Foundation Raises More Than $100 Million for Animal Welfare | Pet News | Scoop.it

The Petco Foundation, a non-profit serving as a voice for companion animals across the country since 1999, has just surpassed the $100 million mark for funds raised to help animals.

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Bunny's Blog: Hero Dogs of 9/11

Bunny's Blog: Hero Dogs of 9/11 | Pet News | Scoop.it

One of the most moving parts of BlogPaws 2012 was watching Hero Dogs of 9/11. This special was produced by Kenn Bell and broadcast on Animal Planet.

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Cats require exercise for mind, body

Cats require exercise for mind, body | Pet News | Scoop.it
There are many people who believe cats are the easiest pet to maintain and can pretty much live without much human interaction. However, cats are complex animals and have a long list of requirements to live long, happy and healthy lives.
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Bunny's Blog: PLPA Observes National Pet Memorial Day on September 9

Bunny's Blog: PLPA Observes National Pet Memorial Day on September 9 | Pet News | Scoop.it

The Pet Loss Professionals Alliance (PLPA) and its members will celebrate National Pet Memorial Day on Sunday, September 9.

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Bunny's Blog: VA Won’t Cover Service Dogs Assigned for PTSD

Bunny's Blog: VA Won’t Cover Service Dogs Assigned for PTSD | Pet News | Scoop.it

The Department of Veterans Affairs will pay service-dog benefits to veterans with vision, hearing or mobility-related injuries but not to veterans suffering only with post-traumatic-stress-disorder and other mental health disabilities.

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Bunny's Blog: American Humane Association Partners with Animal Planet's ROAR Initiative

Bunny's Blog: American Humane Association Partners with Animal Planet's ROAR Initiative | Pet News | Scoop.it

American Humane Association is proud to partner with Animal Planet's R.O.A.R. initiative for the second annual matching campaign.

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CARMAA presents a workshop weekend with Turid Rugaas

CARMAA presents a workshop weekend with Turid Rugaas | Pet News | Scoop.it
CARMAA is offering a weekend of learning with Turid Rugaas on September 7, 8 and 9, 2012.
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Bunny's Blog: More about Cat People and Dog People

Bunny's Blog: More about Cat People and Dog People | Pet News | Scoop.it

Research shows that your preference for felines or canines really does say something about your personality. I have owned and loved cats and dogs all my life. And while I am currently dog-less, I have a houseful of cats (four to be exact).

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Animal Friends hosts an evening with Temple Grandin

Animal Friends hosts an evening with Temple Grandin | Pet News | Scoop.it
On Thursday, September 6 at 7:30 p.m., Animal Friends will host an evening with Temple Grandin.
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Why Dogs Really Do Feel Your Pain : Discovery News

Why Dogs Really Do Feel Your Pain : Discovery News | Pet News | Scoop.it
Comforting distressed humans may be hardwired in dogs' brains.
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Bunny's Blog: Horses at Risk of West Nile Virus

Bunny's Blog: Horses at Risk of West Nile Virus | Pet News | Scoop.it

West Nile Virus cases in humans are at their highest level since the disease was first detected in the United States in 1999, and WNV cases in horses are also on the rise, says the CDC.

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Weekend pet scene in Pittsburgh: September 14-16

Weekend pet scene in Pittsburgh: September 14-16 | Pet News | Scoop.it

There are lots of pet-related events in Pittsburgh this weekend. From a haunted house to a dog wash to a full-fledged feline frolic, there’s something for everyone to enjoy while helping local animal shelters and rescue groups.

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Bunny's Blog: PetSmart Charities Assists Hundreds of Rescued Dogs in South Carolina

Bunny's Blog: PetSmart Charities Assists Hundreds of Rescued Dogs in South Carolina | Pet News | Scoop.it

PetSmart Charities dispatched its Emergency Relief Waggin’ vehicle, stocked with $90,000 worth of crucial supplies, to the scene of an alleged puppy mill situation in Johnston, S.C.

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For some owners, cat walks may not be a stretch | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram

For some owners, cat walks may not be a stretch | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram | Pet News | Scoop.it
Karen Nichols wanted a life unchained from the monotony of twice-daily dog walks, so she got herself three cats. But she still strolls the neighborhood on nice days – with her cat Skeezix.
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The weekly pet scene in Pittsburgh: September 10-13

The weekly pet scene in Pittsburgh: September 10-13 | Pet News | Scoop.it
Even though the weather has started to feel more fall-like, there are still plenty of pet-related events in Pittsburgh.
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Alley Cat Allies Tells ABC's 20/20 to Get Their Facts Straight

Alley Cat Allies Tells ABC's 20/20 to Get Their Facts Straight | Pet News | Scoop.it

Alley Cat Allies has derided ABC’s 20/20 after the program aired a sensational segment about outdoor cats and wildlife predation, but ignored the species with the greatest impact on wildlife: people.

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Bunny's Blog: Tufts University Opens First Veterinary Obesity Clinic

Bunny's Blog: Tufts University Opens First Veterinary Obesity Clinic | Pet News | Scoop.it

Created by the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University, The Tufts' Veterinary Obesity Clinic will tap the strengths of the Cummings School's nutrition service, a 15-year-old clinical, teaching and research service located at Foster Hospital for Small Animals — one of the nation's busiest teaching hospitals.

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Noelle Richards Memorial Walk to be held on September 8

Noelle Richards Memorial Walk to be held on September 8 | Pet News | Scoop.it
The Noelle Richards Memorial Walk will be held on Saturday, September 8 from 9 a.m. to noon at Twin Lakes Park in Hempfield Township.
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Bunny's Blog: Dogs Throw Party for Retiring Mail Carrier

Bunny's Blog: Dogs Throw Party for Retiring Mail Carrier | Pet News | Scoop.it

As soon as the news got out that their mail carrier, Bob Wright, was retiring, the dogs in The Village of Westover (Hampden Township, PA) immediately began emailing Susan Craig.

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Bunny's Blog: Rabbits Make Green Companions

Bunny's Blog: Rabbits Make Green Companions | Pet News | Scoop.it

You're vegetarian, you shop with your own recycled bags and work hard to keep your waste out of the landfill, so it make sense that you are leaning toward an animal companion that matches your green lifestyle.

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Dogs Set to Make Waves at HWAC 7th Annual Surf Dog Surf-a-thon

Dogs Set to Make Waves at HWAC 7th Annual Surf Dog Surf-a-thon | Pet News | Scoop.it

With beach season nearing its close, west-coast canines have one major event to make the summer feel complete – Helen Woodward Animal Center's 7th Annual Surf Dog Surf-A-Thon, held at Dog Beach in Del Mar, sponsored by Iams.

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Dr. Donna on National Holistic Pet Day

Dr. Donna on National Holistic Pet Day | Pet News | Scoop.it

With National Holistic Pet Day upon us, I am reminded of this and another similar quote frequently attributed to Hippocrates: “Leave your drugs in the chemist’s pot if you can heal the patient with food”. 

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