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Insights into Veterinary Endocrinology: The Best Diet to Feed Hyperthyroid Cats

Insights into Veterinary Endocrinology: The Best Diet to Feed Hyperthyroid Cats | Pet Sitter Picks | Scoop.it
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Live from CVC San Diego: 5 ways to enrich the lives of brain-dead fat cats - Firstline

Live from CVC San Diego: 5 ways to enrich the lives of brain-dead fat cats - Firstline | Pet Sitter Picks | Scoop.it
Help veterinary clients convert chunky cats into smart, stimulated felines.
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Great tips to keep your indoor cats healthy and active.

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EMTs Save Starving Pit Bull Pup

EMTs Save Starving Pit Bull Pup | Pet Sitter Picks | Scoop.it
When a Buffalo, N.Y., veterinary clinic reportedly refused to take in a starving puppy found shivering in its parking lot, a local EMT crew came to the dog's rescue.
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What I Mean by “Balanced”

What I Mean by “Balanced” | Pet Sitter Picks | Scoop.it
[The following was written for Animal Behavior College in response to a request for an article on balanced training.] I’m not big on labels, especially empty ones. Tags like positive or balan...
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"Least Likely To Be Adopted" Project

"Least Likely To Be Adopted" Project | Pet Sitter Picks | Scoop.it
NYC-based photographer and artist LaNola Stone wanted to help her local animal shelter, so she created this photography series of the dogs who had been at the shelter for the longest time.
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What Is it About Animal Rights That Brings Out the Worst in People?

What Is it About Animal Rights That Brings Out the Worst in People? | Pet Sitter Picks | Scoop.it
Animal rights activists, opposed to the No Kill movement, recently threatened to kill Nathan Winograd's beloved pet dog.
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10 Halloween Safety Tips for your Pets - Pawsitive Attention Pet Services

10 Halloween Safety Tips for your Pets - Pawsitive Attention Pet Services | Pet Sitter Picks | Scoop.it
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Please Don't Give to the US Humane Society if You Care About Pets

Please Don't Give to the US Humane Society if You Care About Pets | Pet Sitter Picks | Scoop.it
I expect most people wouldn't send donations if they knew what the Humane Society of the United States actually was. It doesn't run any shelters. It has no veterinary clinics.
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How a Hong Kong Alley Rat Changed One Couple's Life - Oprah.com

How a Hong Kong Alley Rat Changed One Couple's Life - Oprah.com | Pet Sitter Picks | Scoop.it
Meet the lovable Mr. Tiffany (Mr. T, for short): pen thief, beer drinker, and all-around lovable rodent.
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Nature’s Recipe Dog Treats Recall

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Complete details of the Nature's Recipe dog teats recall as posted by the editors of the Dog Food Advisor...
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Kelly Ripa Slams Pit Bulls During Pit Bull Awareness Month

Kelly Ripa Slams Pit Bulls During Pit Bull Awareness Month | Pet Sitter Picks | Scoop.it
The TV host showed a remarkable lack of awareness, calling Pit Bulls a "dangerous type of dog."...
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'Drag Queen Bingo' will benefit Sacramento animal shelter - The Sacramento Bee

'Drag Queen Bingo' will benefit Sacramento animal shelter - The Sacramento Bee | Pet Sitter Picks | Scoop.it
A midtown hamburger joint will host a raucous %22Drag Queen Bingo%22 tonight, with proceeds benefiting dogs and cats of the city of Sacramento's Front Street animal shelter.
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A fun event for a wonderful cause - make it out if you can!

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Blind dog taken for walks by guide cat

Blind dog taken for walks by guide cat | Pet Sitter Picks | Scoop.it
STRAY puss has been helping eight-year-old pooch with cataracts find his way around after being let into house
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Good kitty! What a beautiful friendship.

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Bunny rabbit gets a second chance with a custom-built wheelchair.

Bunny rabbit gets a second chance with a custom-built wheelchair. | Pet Sitter Picks | Scoop.it
Bunny rabbit gets a second chance with a custom-built wheelchair.
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Stanislaus firefighter braves flames to save dog

Stanislaus firefighter braves flames to save dog | Pet Sitter Picks | Scoop.it
MODESTO, CA - A Stanislaus Consolidated Fire District captain rushed through flames Thursday morning to save a dog trapped inside a burning barn.
While another firefighter sprayed water toward the dog, Capt.
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Billboard helps bring home missing dog

Billboard helps bring home missing dog | Pet Sitter Picks | Scoop.it
When a dog went missing at the end of October in Edmonton, newspaper ads and lost dog flyers weren’t enough for one dog owner. He asked to put up a billboard with his missing dog’s information.
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Utah Paperboy Attacked by Goat named Voldemort

Utah Paperboy Attacked by Goat named Voldemort | Pet Sitter Picks | Scoop.it
Voldemort the goat. (Image courtesy KSL Broadcasting) SMITHFIELD, Utah- A paperboy in northern Utah was attacked by something sinister on his Tuesday morning delivery run - a goat named Voldemort.
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Deer and dog's interspecies friendship is seriously sweet

Deer and dog's interspecies friendship is seriously sweet | Pet Sitter Picks | Scoop.it
You see animals of different species making friends and you wonder why it's so difficult for Homo sapiens to get along. The PBS documentary "Animal Odd Couples" profiled Pippin, a deer fawn whose best pal is Kate, a Great Dane.
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The 25 Most Awkward Cat Sleeping Positions

The 25 Most Awkward Cat Sleeping Positions | Pet Sitter Picks | Scoop.it
These are all the major ones. Do not attempt any of them unless you have professional experience with (a) sleeping and (b) being some kind of a cat.
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A Little Miracle called Harper

A Little Miracle called Harper | Pet Sitter Picks | Scoop.it
  This adorable pit bull cross, named Harper, was born with a deformity known as "swimmer puppy syndrome." The front legs are splayed out stiffly preventing them from walking.
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Bunny's Blog: October 16 Is National Feral Cat Day

Bunny's Blog: October 16 Is National Feral Cat Day | Pet Sitter Picks | Scoop.it

Alley Cat Allies created National Feral Cat Day to promote humane care for feral cats. Their efforts to share information and educate others on the importance of Trap-Neuter-Return have been supported year after year by caring individuals and groups.


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The truth about cat people and dog people

The truth about cat people and dog people | Pet Sitter Picks | Scoop.it
Research shows that your preference for felines or canines really does say something about your personality.
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