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Secondhand Smoke As Harmful to Pets As People

Ten years ago, Shirley Worthington rushed Tigger to the vet when the dog’s mouth started bleeding. When she was told he had cancer, she knew to blame her heavy smoking, an addiction she couldn’t kick until after her pet died.

07/11/2014

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Cute and Prickly: Hedgehogs Finding Homes as Pets

They are tiny animals with cute faces. They’re covered in quills. They roll into prickly balls when they are scared. The ideal pet?

06/02/2014

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Pet Burials Range From Bottom of Sea to Sky Above

More pets are buried in U.S. backyards than any other place, but that is becoming illegal in more and more places. For those who want something unique, though, the sky’s the limit, literally.

05/28/2014

This is the dog that did not survive after suffering smoke inhalation and minor burns in an October house fire. (Photo credit: Prince George's County Fire Dept.)

Md. Fire Department Creates Fund to Aid Pets Affected By Fires

After a dog died as a result of small burns and smoke inhalation sustained in a house fire in Prince George’s County last year, the Prince George’s County Fire Department is announcing the “PGFD and SPCA Sparky Fire Fund.”

04/07/2014

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Labrador Retrievers Set Popularity-Ranking Record

The top 10 most popular dog breeds in the United States in 2013, according to the American Kennel Club’s registry.

01/31/2014

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5 Ways To Spice Up Valentine’s Day This Year

Spice up your plans with these five ways to ignite the fire in your relationship this Valentine’s Day

01/19/2014

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Maryland Family Reunited With Dog Lost in Maine

A Maryland family’s dog that jumped a fence and went missing on a holiday trip to Maine has been found after surviving more than a week of sub-zero temperatures and severe winter storms.

01/13/2014

Dogs are quite particular about where they choose to relieve themselves -- not only do they defecate in direction with the north-south axis, but they also are sensitive to the Earth’s magnetic field.    (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

Study: Dogs Relieve Themselves In-Line With Earth’s Magnetic Field

Dogs are quite particular about where they choose to relieve themselves — not only do they defecate in direction with the north-south axis, but they also are sensitive to the Earth’s magnetic field.

01/04/2014

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Woman Injured, 6 Cats Dead After McLean Fire

Firefighters were able to revive one dog and one cat.

12/27/2013

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Study Backs Pets as Presents, But Holdouts Remain

Giving a puppy or kitten to the pet lover on your list is a gift idea animal activists have long warned people to avoid. But a national animal welfare group says the fears of pets being rejected or returned are unfounded.

12/18/2013

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