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6 Ways To Prevent Diabetes in Dogs

Source:  Pet MD / By Helen Anne Travis Canine diabetes is on the rise. According to Banfield Pet Hospital’s 2016 State of Pet Health report, cases of diabetes in dogs have increased by almost 80 percent since 2006. Unfortunately with dogs, diabetes isn’t always preventable, says Dr. Anthony Ishak, a veterinarian at BluePearl Veterinary Partners in Tampa, FL. “Some dogs are going to get diabetes no matter what you do,” he says. But you may be able to make it easier to manage or reduce the severity of your pup’s symptoms by following these six tips. Click here to continue reading and to view...

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Can your dog predict an earthquake? Evidence is shaky, say researchers

Source:  Seismological Society of America / April 17, 2018 For centuries people have claimed that strange behavior by their cats, dogs and even cows can predict an imminent earthquake, but the first rigorous analysis of the phenomenon concludes that there is no strong evidence behind the claim. The paper published in the Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America instead suggests that most of this “evidence” consists of single observations and anecdotes that cannot be tested rigorously. Its authors suggest a series of questions that researchers should use in analyzing the...

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Senators Introduce Bill To Protect Animals After Dog Dies On United Flight

Source:  Huffington Post / POLITICS  / 03/15/2018 03:42 pm ET A Republican and a Democratic senator are introducing legislation to protect animal welfare on airplanes after a dog died aboard a United Airlines flight on Monday. Sen. John Kennedy (R-La.) and Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) filed the Welfare Of Our Furry Friends (WOOFF) Act on Thursday to prohibit individuals from putting animals in overhead compartments. Under the bill, the Federal Aviation Administration would be directed to establish regulations and fines for anyone who violates the prohibition. To continue reading...

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Flying with your dog? Here’s what to do

Source:  Francesca Street and Karla Cripps, CNN • Updated 31st March 2018 (CNN) — Traveling anywhere by plane for a dog owner once meant a painful farewell, but thanks to a surge in the number of pet-friendly hotels and airlines, more people are taking their faithful friend with them when they fly. But cases involving tragedy and confusion when transporting animals have raised questions over the best way to fly with a dog or other pet — and whether animals should travel by air at all. Some, such as TV’s “Dog Whisperer” Cesar Millan, advocate traveling everywhere with...

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Five Life-Lengthening Health Tips for Your Pet

Source:  Pet MD / By Lorie Huston, DVM How to Add Years to Your Pet’s Life Anyone who has ever had a dog or cat wishes just one thing — that he or she has a healthy and long life. Here are five tips that can help your pet do just that.   1. FEED A HIGH QUALITY DIET. Pets fed a high quality diet have a shiny hair coat, healthy skin, and bright eyes. A good diet can help strengthen your pet’s immune system, help maintain his or her intestinal health, help increase his or her mental acuity, help keep joints and muscles healthy, and much more. To continue reading please click here...

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Baby Zoo Animals Born Since Fall 2017

Click below to see photos of cute baby zoo animals born since Fall 2017: https://www.usatoday.com/story/travel/experience/america/2018/02/12/baby-zoo-animals-born-since-fall-2017/324966002/

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