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A Guide to Buying a Puppy | ColourMind

A Guide to Buying a Puppy | ColourMind | Pets and animals | Scoop.it

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Andy Birkitt's curator insight, November 1, 2013 11:29 AM

As the saying goes, a puppy is not just for Christmas! Never has that saying been more true. More dogs are being left out on the streets as owners realise how much work they really are and the expense that can come with them.

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Buying a Dog? How to Choose the Right Breed

Buying a Dog? How to Choose the Right Breed | Pets and animals | Scoop.it

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Andy Birkitt's curator insight, November 1, 2013 11:27 AM

Buying a dog is not a decision to take lightly, and you will need to consider all of the implications carefully. You should ask yourself if you will be able to afford vets bills, be able to exercise it regularly and give it the attention it deserves. Once you have looked at your circumstances, you will also need to start thinking about your lifestyle and what breed would suit you and your family best. Here are some things to consider to help you make the right choice:

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Dogs we understand. Cats are mysterious, even though they are the most ... - Washington Post

Dogs we understand. Cats are mysterious, even though they are the most ... - Washington Post | Pets and animals | Scoop.it
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Cats are the world's most popular pets, outnumbering dogs by as many as three to one.

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Protect Your Pet from These Autumn Dangers

Protect Your Pet from These Autumn Dangers | Pets and animals | Scoop.it
When the long and hot summer days disappear and the leaves start to change colour, it’s a sign that autumn is finally here. It’s time for frosty mornings, warm cups of tea, woolly jumpers, Halloween costumes and brisk walks in the fresh air with your beloved pet.

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Andy Birkitt's curator insight, October 10, 2013 6:09 AM

There are a number of specific health risks that your pet will face during the autumn months. It is important to protect your pet and  take care of their health so that they don’t become ill.

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Deadly Dog Virus Killing Pets In Ohio And Michigan - The Inquisitr

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As reported by the Ohio Department of Agriculture, a deadly dog virus is killing pets in Ohio as well. The deaths prompted a warning from director David T.
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Now Checking In: Pampered Pets

Now Checking In: Pampered Pets | Pets and animals | Scoop.it
Pet-icure? Puppy purse? Pooch minibar? These days, hotels are rolling out the amenities to make sure pets, and their owners, feel right at home.
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Artist paints 5,500 shelter dogs -- the number killed in the U.S. each day

Artist paints 5,500 shelter dogs -- the number killed in the U.S. each day | Pets and animals | Scoop.it
Mark Barone is immortalizing the dogs to put a face on the staggering statistic and encourage animal shelters to adopt no-kill policies.
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Pet Depression Therapy - How Pets Can Affect Your Mood And Health

Pet Depression Therapy - How Pets Can Affect Your Mood And Health | Pets and animals | Scoop.it
One of the ways to help your depression is through pet depression therapy. A pet such as a dog, cat, rabbit or fish can provide many therapeutic benefits and he(...)
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Five common mistakes with cancer surgery, and how to avoid them in your dog

Five common mistakes with cancer surgery, and how to avoid them in your dog | Pets and animals | Scoop.it
Dog owners facing cancer surgery are prone to making these five mistakes. Dr. Susan Ettinger, co-author of The Dog Cancer Survival Guide, gives her best advice.

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Your Dog | Leaving my dog alone | Dog Health and Care | Dog Care and Advice

Your Dog | Leaving my dog alone | Dog Health and Care | Dog Care and Advice | Pets and animals | Scoop.it
Keeping my dog happy while I work (Help your dog cope when he's alone http://t.co/YjRACCavvE)

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Pet-Weight-Problem

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Obesity is a significant issue for our pets, with estimates of 50% being overweight or dangerously obese. (Are Our Pets Overweight?
Health and wellness info to help fulfill your vow to keep your pet hale and hardy....

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Pet-Weight-Problem

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Obesity is a significant issue for our pets, with estimates of 50% being overweight or dangerously obese. (Are Our Pets Overweight?
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Is Your Dog Depressed? How to Recognize the Symptoms & Some Simple Solutions

Is Your Dog Depressed? How to Recognize the Symptoms & Some Simple Solutions | Pets and animals | Scoop.it
It may surprise you to learn that dogs, like humans, can experience the signs and symptoms of depression. Canine depression tends to be less common th...

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Halloween Safety Tips for Your Dog and/or Cat

Halloween Safety Tips for Your Dog and/or Cat | Pets and animals | Scoop.it
Let’s face it. What’s not to love about Halloween? As adults, we get to put our maturity aside and pretend to be something or someone we’re not, even if just for the length of a Halloween party. And what kid can’t resist all those treats?
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Neuroscientist reveals research that dogs have emotions just like us

Neuroscientist reveals research that dogs have emotions just like us | Pets and animals | Scoop.it
Gregory Berns, a professor of neuroeconomics at Emory University, Atlanta, has discovered that dogs have emotion, just like humans, after testing dogs' MRI results.

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Beloved guide dog dies while saving 4-year-old boy

Beloved guide dog dies while saving 4-year-old boy | Pets and animals | Scoop.it
11Alive reports Simon, an 80-pound boxer, heroically pushed Will Furukawa out of the way of an oncoming vehicle this week after the car ran a stop sign while the boy was trying to cross the street with his father.
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Dog Helps Save Stabbing Victim

Dog Helps Save Stabbing Victim | Pets and animals | Scoop.it
When a 67-year-old man in a wheelchair was stabbed at his Lacey, Washington home and left to die, his dog came to the rescue.
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Blind man saved from drainage culvert by his brave dog and police officer

Blind man saved from drainage culvert by his brave dog and police officer | Pets and animals | Scoop.it
A heroic police officer is crediting a seeing-eye dog for saving his guardian, Ronnie Webb, after the two were sucked down a drainage culvert in Denver, Colorado. Denver experienced flooding on Friday and many streets and pathways became dangerous.
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Hero dog alerts parents to abusive baby-sitter, saves baby

Hero dog alerts parents to abusive baby-sitter, saves baby | Pets and animals | Scoop.it
Let's hear it for Killian. The black Lab and German shepherd mix is being hailed as a hero after saving the 7-month-old son of his owners, Benjamin and Hope Jordan, from an abusive baby-sitter.
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Signs of Illness in Your Dog

Signs of Illness in Your Dog | Pets and animals | Scoop.it
What exactly does dog illness look like? These warning signs could signify potential health problems, and they can help you help your dog stay healthy. (RT @TheDogDaily: What exactly does dog illness look like?

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New non-surgical procedure "Zeutering" offers alternative to neutering for dogs - CBS News

New non-surgical procedure "Zeutering" offers alternative to neutering for dogs - CBS News | Pets and animals | Scoop.it
New non-surgical procedure "Zeutering" offers alternative to neutering for dogs
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Healthy food, healthy pet - New York Daily News

Just as with humans, diet and nutrition can contribute majorly to overall health and well-being.

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Pet-Weight-Problem

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Obesity is a significant issue for our pets, with estimates of 50% being overweight or dangerously obese. (Are Our Pets Overweight?
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