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Pulling A Pet Store Switch To Prove That Shelter Dog Is Just As Good As Your Pricey “Purebreed” | PetsOnBoard.com

Pulling A Pet Store Switch To Prove That Shelter Dog Is Just As Good As Your Pricey “Purebreed” | PetsOnBoard.com

Priceless Pets project puts Brazilian shelter animals in pet shops to dispel the bias against adoption. The image of an animal shelter for many is essentially a prison for damaged dogs and cats. Too old, too mean, too something. On the other hand a pet shop is bright and shiny, with new, totally well-adjusted pet options, right?Of course these are largely incorrect generalizations, but still a largely held view for many people in Brazil, a…

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6 Costs Pet Owners Should Consider Before Summer Vacation – PetsOnBoard.com

6 Costs Pet Owners Should Consider Before Summer Vacation – PetsOnBoard.com

As a dog owner, I’ve been in a vet’s office plenty of times wondering why I’m paying such a large bill for a pet that doesn’t always come running to me when I call his name. And then we get home and he nuzzles against me, telling me in the best way he knows that he’s thankful. All is forgiven — and forgotten — until the next vet exam a year later or when a…

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9 Ways to Pay Tribute to Your Pet | PetsOnBoard.com

9 Ways to Pay Tribute to Your Pet | PetsOnBoard.com

There are many people who truly understand the grief of losing a pet. In fact, nine out of 10 people consider their dog full-fledged members of their family, with 56 percent saying they mourn their deceased pet more than an extended family member. It’s obvious we love our pets. The pet industry makes a fortune. Last year, Americans spent a record $56 billion on their pets. It’s estimated Britons will spend more than $7 billion on their…

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Family convinced popular pet toy nearly killed dog-PetsOnBoard.com

Family convinced popular pet toy nearly killed dog-PetsOnBoard.com

MEDINA, Ohio — It’s a cautionary tale about KONG. Laci, Keri Pavlick’s beloved Labrador Retriever, sits still in ICU after a fight for her life. It all started when 11-year-old Laci vomited for days and finally threw up a piece of thick red plastic. Plavick, who lives in Medina, is convinced it came from the red KONG toy that Laci chewed through. “The whole top part of it was missing,” says Plavick. But there was…

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Shooting of pet potbelly pig defended by state DNR | MLive.com

Shooting of pet potbelly pig defended by state DNR | MLive.com

The state is defending a Department of Natural Resources conservation officer who shot a family’s pet potbelly pig on the belief the animal was wild. The officer shot Caesar near Ispheming on April 2 when the animal came out of woods on state land. “By law, any pig running at large is considered a public nuisance,” said Peter Wright, a DNR law supervisor for one of two Upper Peninsula districts. The shooting has the pig’s…

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5 Costs Everyone Should Consider Before Getting a Pet

5 Costs Everyone Should Consider Before Getting a Pet

Pets can be the equivalent of furry family members to many Americans, but before you fall in love with that adorable puppy in the window, it’s important to be sure you’re financially secure enough to afford your new friend’s myriad up-front and ongoing maintenance and health care costs. Remember, dogs often live to be between 10 and 15 years old, and cats can live as long as 20, so pets should be thought of as…

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How a service dog changed the lives of a boy with autism and his family – Pets & Animals – TODAY.com

How a service dog changed the lives of a boy with autism and his family – Pets & Animals – TODAY.com

The Fontana household has always been hectic, between four kids to get to school each day and a baby to care for at home. Those hectic mornings can be particularly tough for Mark, who was diagnosed with autism when he was 3 years old. Almost completely non-verbal, transitioning from home to school was a challenge. Mark would compulsively flap and scream, and even began to run away. “He would compulsively run away. He would run…

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