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How Dogs Read Our Moods: Emotion Detector Found In Fido's Brain

How Dogs Read Our Moods: Emotion Detector Found In Fido's Brain | Pet Sitter Picks | Scoop.it
Anyone who's had MRI knows how hard it is to lie motionless. But the dogs that participated in this brain-scanning experiment aced the test. Maybe the treats did it.
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She wasn't being rude

She wasn't being rude | Pet Sitter Picks | Scoop.it
My receptionist Ericka was in tears. The caller had said some pretty mean things, and she's sensitive to what people say to her. She thrust the phone towards me, and pleaded for me to deal with it,...
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Majestic New Cat Species Discovered In Nepal

Majestic New Cat Species Discovered In Nepal | Pet Sitter Picks | Scoop.it
Researchers studying snow leopard populations high in the Himalayas have announced the accidental discovery of a cat previously unknown to Nepal -- a majestic little cat that's at home in the highest mountain range on Earth.The small feline, about the same size as a domestic house cat, was caught on...
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Introducing Kittyo

Introducing Kittyo | Pet Sitter Picks | Scoop.it
Introducing Kittyo - a revolutionary new product that lets you watch, speak to, play with, and record your cat when you're away. You can even dispense treats!
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The guy is deaf, and he taught his cat the sign for “food.” So the cat’s not just saying “put that in my mouth,” it’s actually signing. - Imgur

Imgur is home to the web's most popular image content, curated in real time by a dedicated community through commenting, voting and sharing.
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Kitty cops to put bite on rodent crime at LAPD mounted police barn

Kitty cops to put bite on rodent crime at LAPD mounted police barn | Pet Sitter Picks | Scoop.it
ATWATER VILLAGE >> The LAPD Mounted Platoon horse barn went to the rats soon after its nacho-orange tabby disappeared.Now two new kitty cops have arrived to sweep the vermin from mounted police stalls.
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Kitten born with backwards legs undergoes surgery, finds forever home

Kitten born with backwards legs undergoes surgery, finds forever home | Pet Sitter Picks | Scoop.it
An orange tabby kitten named ''Stockings'' now has a forever home -- and two back legs that work. He was born with backwards hind legs, but thanks to a Chicago vet Stockings is now running, jumping and playing more like other kittens.
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Kohole's surgery fund

Kohole's surgery fund | Pet Sitter Picks | Scoop.it
Kohole is an 11 month old puppy in desperate need of surgery her owners cannot afford. Need has been verified through our application process and speaking directly with the vet.
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New Red Cross app has life saving information for pets - WISH

New Red Cross app has life saving information for pets - WISH | Pet Sitter Picks | Scoop.it
WISH New Red Cross app has life saving information for pets WISH INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) - Dogs and cats are a part of many families, and the Red Cross is rolling out a new App for your phone to help in case of an emergency.
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BSL in Pasadena | SwayLove.org

BSL in Pasadena | SwayLove.org | Pet Sitter Picks | Scoop.it
Pasadena, CA has chosen to embrace egregious discrimination and criminalize groups of dogs based solely on how they look.
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CA currently has a law which prohibits breed bans however, Steve Madison is trying to overturn that law. 

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How One Woman Helped Reunite A Little Girl With Her Favourite Toy, With The Help Of Twitter

How One Woman Helped Reunite A Little Girl With Her Favourite Toy, With The Help Of Twitter | Pet Sitter Picks | Scoop.it
Lauren Bishop Vranch found a "lost bear" on a train at Kings Cross. Thanks to her actions and the kindness of the internet, a little girl won't be without her favourite toy this Chris...
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Out of service: Most animals don't fall under ADA regulations

Out of service: Most animals don't fall under ADA regulations | Pet Sitter Picks | Scoop.it
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Legally only dogs and in some cases miniature horses can be service animals. So why then are so many people confused as to what is and isn't a service animal? Let's make it simp...
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No pet, no apartment at North Hollywood complex - Los Angeles Daily News

No pet, no apartment at North Hollywood complex - Los Angeles Daily News | Pet Sitter Picks | Scoop.it
No pet, no apartment at North Hollywood complex Los Angeles Daily News Mary Rickettshas lived at Judy's place for almost 25 years.
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The lies of the animal-rights racket

The lies of the animal-rights racket | Pet Sitter Picks | Scoop.it
NYCLASS isn’t a one-trick pony anymore: Founded to crusade against Central Park’s carriage-horse operators, the group that spent $220,000 to elect Mayor de Blasio has now turned its attention to…
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Signs of Maladaptive Stress Reactions in Dogs

Signs of Maladaptive Stress Reactions in Dogs | Pet Sitter Picks | Scoop.it
Maladaptive stress responses – chronic, long-term anxiety and phobias -- are a growing problem among companion dogs.
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Squirrel hides nuts in a Bernese Mountain dog's fur (as seen on Ridiculousness) - YouTube

Wally likes to hides his nut in the fur of our Bernese Mountain dog Jax.
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Homemade Cat Food, A Balancing Act - Feline Nutrition

Homemade Cat Food, A Balancing Act - Feline Nutrition | Pet Sitter Picks | Scoop.it
I am confused about supplements. I make homemade raw cat food. The recipe I use does not have vitamins that are included in some prepared premixes.
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RIP Colonel Meow. A look back at the life of an Internet sensation.

RIP Colonel Meow. A look back at the life of an Internet sensation. | Pet Sitter Picks | Scoop.it
Meow showing his patented smile. (via Facebook)The Internet community is filled with sadness and awful puns this afternoon as word spreads about the death of the cantankerous, lovable feline Colonel Meow. A Himalayan-Persian crossbreed, Meow held the world record for the longest cat fur, which his owner says he often accidentally pooped in.
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Pet Cooler Carrier

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Looks like a really interesting idea and would certainly come in handy when traveling with pets over long distances in the warmer months.

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Prepare To Systematically Have Cats Thrown At You

Prepare To Systematically Have Cats Thrown At You | Pet Sitter Picks | Scoop.it
Australia-based band Midnight Juggernauts know just how to promote their song "Systematic," which comes from the group's new album "Uncanny Valley": by making a music video with lots and lots of cats.
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Think Your Dog Has A "Guilty" Look? Think Again

Think Your Dog Has A "Guilty" Look? Think Again | Pet Sitter Picks | Scoop.it
I get it. Like you, I have known (and loved) dogs who have massacred pillows, invaded cabinets and made abstract art with toilet paper. I’ve felt confusion, disbelief, maybe even anger.
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Molly goes home after recovering from 4 broken legs

Molly goes home after recovering from 4 broken legs | Pet Sitter Picks | Scoop.it
Molly, the dog who was hit by a snowplow and broke all four legs during a storm on Dec. 17, went home to her original owner Wednesday night.
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Protective Dachshund adopts paralyzed cat

Protective Dachshund adopts paralyzed cat | Pet Sitter Picks | Scoop.it
In this dog-eat-dog world, we should all be so lucky as to have a friend like Idgie — a friend who refuses to leave our side, even if we're lame and lying in the dirt by a busy road.
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Psychiatric Service Dogs & Emotional Support Animals: Access to Public Places & Other Settings | Nolo.com

Psychiatric Service Dogs & Emotional Support Animals: Access to Public Places & Other Settings | Nolo.com | Pet Sitter Picks | Scoop.it
Psychiatric services dogs are allowed in most public places, while emotional support animals are not.
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