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During the fall of 2014, Kathleen Zuidema began experiencing severe cramps in her right calf. The pain, which she thought had come about because of excessive gardening, turned out to be something much worse: cancer.Upon arriving at the emergency room, doctors discovered that Zuidema had deep vein thrombosis — a serious condition involving blood clots […]

Who doesn’t get emotional watching clips of veterans reuniting with their loved ones after service?Well, this one is doggone precious. Military dog Rocky and army specialist Andrew Brown first bonded while serving in Afghanistan last year. After a road-side bomb injured both Rocky and Brown injured in December, the two received matching Purple Hearts for […]

Not only do our furry friends offer companionship, they can also help us relax when we get overwhelmed. In fact, in a recent survey conducted by the Harvard School of Public Health, 87 percent of men and women said that spending time with their pet helped them feel less wigged-out. Next time you’re distraught, seek out a four-legged pal and reap these benefits.RELATED: 12 Ways Pets Improve Your Health1. They lower your stress hormonesWhen you’re petting Fido, […]

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A veterinarian in Pennsylvania has made a major medical breakthrough for all the fish in the world struggling with respiratory issues — yes you read that correctly.SEE ALSO: This dog has braces and is smiling big timeWhen Mr. Hot Wing, a pet goldfish born without a lower jawbone, came in to see Dr. Brian Palmeiro, […]

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Vitamin D Toxicity in Dogs Vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin (i.e., stored in the fatty tissues of the body and liver) that is vital in regulating the calcium and phosphorous balance in your dog’s body. It also promotes the retention of calcium, thus aiding bone formation and nerve and muscle control. When ingested in exorbitant […]

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Americans spent just over $60 billion on their pets last year, a record fueled by a big jump in what owners shelled out for services like grooming, boarding and training.Two age groups drove the increase: millennials, because of their lifestyle, and baby boomers, because of their age, said Bob Vetere, president and CEO of the […]

Luna, a 1-year-old German shepherd, miraculously survived after being reported missing in the Pacific Ocean last month, Navy officials said.A dog lost overboard in the Pacific Ocean turned up five weeks later on a remote island off Southern California, Navy officials said Wednesday.Luna, a 1-year-old German shepherd, fell off her owner’s fishing boat Feb. 10 […]

It all started with Chompers the corgi, starring in a video to sell a San Francisco home in 2015. Then in Tiffany, a 5-year-old Shih Tzu mix whose owner, a real estate agent in Australia, started placing the pooch in listing photos, resulting in “nearly double” the page views and a slew of sales.Then the furry floodgates opened wide. […]

Jedi is one trustworthy pup.The service dog is more reliable than many of the tools Luke Nuttall, a 7-year-old boy with Type 1 diabetes, has to track his blood sugar levels. He proved himself when he jumped on Luke’s mom, Dorrie Nuttall, in the middle of the night on March 4 to try and get […]

March 10, 2016 — Nestle Purina has announced it is voluntarily recalling select lots of its Beneful and Purina Pro Plan wet dog foods because they may not contain the recommended level of vitamins and minerals.Purina discovered through its own testing that the affected dog foods did not contain the recommended level of vitamins and […]

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Yellow lab Zeus raced to retrieve an object thrown by his owner, but never brought it back.“He took off running down the hill and, the next thing you know, his back legs came out from under him and he just started yelping,” said Jeff Anthony, of Haughton. “I thought he had stepped on something, maybe […]

Millennial pet ownership grew 25% between 2007 and 2015 while the number of pet owners in the 35-and-older age group increased just 14%.Even more significant, the majority of growth among Millennials came from multicultural young adults, thus making Latinos in particular a key Millennial pet owner segment. Packaged Facts projects that Millennials will be responsible […]

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  Technology isn’t just for humans anymore. In Silicon Valley and beyond, a growing number of startups are selling devices to keep pets safe, healthy, entertained and connected when their owners are away. “Pet tech” entrepreneurs and investors see a big opportunity as pet ownership grows and owners show a willingness to spend serious money […]

Dogs don’t generally seem to care about their pearly whites, but this Golden Retriever is an exception.But a dog in braces? Isn’t that the ultimate in vanity pet care?You might be surprised, actually. Let’s straighten things out by introducing you to Wesley, a happy-go-lucky 6-month-old Golden Retriever. As reported by The Dodo, Wesley had a […]