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The Cornish Rex: The Greyhound of Cats

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11/02/2010 16:59:13 PM, by KapitN 9017 views, Category: Pets in news View All Blogs
Consumer Reports Examines Pet Insurance: Are the Benefits Worth the Cost? Pet insurance has gained popularity for obvious reasons; people love their animals and want to make sure they can afford to keep them healthy. And the point of health insurance is to pay the agency when times are good to ensure the most support when times are not. However, the costs upfront for pet health insurance are high enough to make the de...Read More
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10/26/2010 18:53:40 PM, by KapitN 1779 views, Category: Pets in news View All Blogs
Cute Dogs Used To Chase Less-Cute Geese in Columbia, Maryland Dogs have a history of being used to kill birds. Many breeds, including retrievers, pointers, and flushing dogs were developed to help hunters going after waterfowl. Some simply retrieved birds who had been killed, while others actively worked to flush out the fowl, leading them into the hunter's crosshairs. While this certainly wasn't done with...Read More
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10/12/2010 13:13:03 PM, by KapitN 6014 views, Category: Pets in news View All Blogs
The Ex-Parrot: Hilarious Monty Python Classic Inspires Hideous Real-World Scam "'E's not pinin'! 'E's passed on! This parrot is no more! He has ceased to be! 'E's expired and gone to meet 'is maker! 'E's a stiff! Bereft of life, 'e rests in peace! If you hadn't nailed 'im to the perch 'e'd be pushing up the daisies! 'Is metabolic processes are now 'istory! 'E's off the twig! 'E's kicked the bucket, 'e's shuffled off 'is mo...Read More
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10/07/2010 15:10:34 PM, by KapitN 9467 views, Category: Pets in news View All Blogs
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Nintendo's Virtual Pets Implicated in Real Dog Attack Nintendogs, a virtual pet simulator for Nintendo's handheld DS game console, has been an unqualified success. The four versions of the game ( each corresponding to a different breed ) have sold a combined total of 21 million units. However, like all success stories, this one comes with a dark side; or, at least, is inaccurately implicated in a t...Read More
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09/23/2010 16:21:53 PM, by MsLucky 1713 views, Category: Pets in news View All Blogs
Famous Presidential Pets First pets are a point of interest to many because they get a lot of media attention, the living is very good, and well, they are just plain cute! Check out a few of the past presidential pets and one current presidential pet. Bo, a Portuguese water dog, is the newest presidential pet. India ‘Willie’ Bush is named after the...Read More
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09/04/2010 15:21:46 PM, by KapitN 3679 views, Category: Pets in news View All Blogs
Five years later, people find Katrina-displaced pets >For the humans living in New Orleans five years ago, Hurricane Katrina was a massive disaster, killing over a thousand and leaving many more homeless and traumatized. But for their pets, it was even harder. The rescue workers didn't have any room in their shelters for the majority of animals, so thousands upon thousands of pets were abandoned. ...Read More
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08/29/2010 18:19:25 PM, by KapitN 6253 views, Category: Pets in news View All Blogs
Embedded in the Cute: My Trip to the Santa Monica Cat Show Earlier today my fiance' and I took a trip to the Santa Monica Cat Show, an annual Los Angeles event put on by the Cat Fancier's Association. Though she had always been a cat lover, this was my first trip to a cat show, because before two years ago I had never owned a cat and couldn't fathom why people would be so obsessed with the animals. On...Read More
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08/25/2010 17:49:42 PM, by BridgetM 1403 views, Category: Pet thoughts, Pets in news, Pet care, safety and insurance View All Blogs
National Feed Pets of the Homeless Week This is the first in what I hope will be many blogs dedicated to pet-related holidays. I just missed this one, so I figured it would make a good starting point. There are weird and wacky days and weeks and months dedicated to animals throughout the year and I hope to highlight some of them here.   National feed the pets o...Read More
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08/20/2010 22:18:08 PM, by pinkmilestone 1300 views, Category: Pets in news View All Blogs
Walk Dog Then Bathe & SAY YEEEEEE ! On Car Rides With Pet ! Walk with Harley today during high noon was just about the Funniest part of my day, but not as funny or just about the same as getting stuck for a mere 10 seconds in Bart’s sliding automatic doors I said AHHH !  Instead of just walking and having him run, I let him go chase the ball I threw for him.  He didn’t seem to get...Read More
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08/18/2010 18:10:14 PM, by KapitN 1930 views, Category: Pets in news View All Blogs
Disney World adds luxury resort-- for pets! The self-proclaimed happiest place on Earth is about to get happier-- for animals, at least. On September 1st, Disney World will open a Best Friends Pet Resort, offering to not only accommodate tourists' dogs and cats, but to outright spoil them. The resort spans over 50'000 square feet of land, including artificial turf, lightly forested woodla...Read More
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08/05/2010 22:34:12 PM, by KapitN 1391 views, Category: Pets in news View All Blogs
Cape Cod Couple to be prosecuted for Captive Coyote An unsettling case of animal cruelty occurred a week ago in Cape Cod, Maine, when a wild coyote was found caged in a local couple's apartment. Responding to several tips, police encountered the animal in unsanitary conditions, a stench of waste so strong that later inspectors entered the apartment with breathing equipment. The coyote, a female n...Read More
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07/30/2010 11:16:38 AM, by KapitN 1393 views, Category: Pets in news View All Blogs
Monkey attacks Indiana teen, raises concerns about pet legality As much as people love monkeys and even want them as pets, they are still wild animals that can be dangerous if provoked. Hamilton County, Indiana was reminded of this the hard way when Enjo, a 7-year-old Patas monkey owned by resident Bobbi Phelan, escaped his cage and attacked her teenaged son. The 15-year-old boy received only a minor cut to ...Read More
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07/14/2010 16:01:09 PM, by KapitN 1650 views, Category: Pets in news View All Blogs
Bawdy feline swindles English neighborhood out of its undergarments If a human being was found stealing the underwear of his neighbors, he would certainly not be well received. He would be considered a disgusting pervert, and even if his legal punishment was lenient, his community would never treat him with respect again. So when over seventy pairs of clothing were stolen in a neighborhood South Hampton, England...Read More
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07/12/2010 09:28:31 AM, by fairfieldvet 1230 views, Category: Pets in news View All Blogs
The Humane Conflict The images are designed to inflame our anger and tug at our hearts. Severely matted dogs, wounded cats and emaciated horses linger on the television screen and in our minds. Throughout the ninety second infomercial, celebrity voices plead with us to open our hearts, and our wallets, to save these poor creatures.   The Humane So...Read More
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06/26/2010 22:25:28 PM, by KapitN 4563 views, Category: Pets in news View All Blogs
A Hot Dog is A Sick Dog: How to Beat the Outdoor Heat The adverse effects of heat upon a dog inside a closed space are well known, as seen by the tragic fates of animals left in cars. However, a hot day can be dangerous to an dog outdoors as well. Even environmental heat and humidity can cause dogs symptoms such as dizziness, dehydration, stomach problems, and in the worst cases, heat stroke. Dogs ...Read More
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06/19/2010 18:48:02 PM, by KapitN 1152 views, Category: Pets in news View All Blogs
Sometimes a Sneeze is Just a Sneeze The attachment people have to their pets can’t be overstated, so obviously a pet owner is going to be concerned when they see their animal sniffling. They will likely start worrying about how bad it could be, and prepare themselves for the worst case scenarios. However, while owners should watch their pets’ health, they shouldn’t necessari...Read More
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06/08/2010 17:25:06 PM, by Judy-at-Shady-Grove 1195 views, Category: Pets in news View All Blogs
Video of The Life Of A Special Service Dog -- A Surfing Service Dog! A friend sent me this video link about a service dog -- I thought, oh another nice story of how a service dog is raised, trained and changes the life of someone special who needs the help.  But this one was different - this is about a service dog that didn't quite fit the mold, and who was going to be dismissed from the program - until the ...Read More
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05/26/2010 13:01:51 PM, by KapitN 1102 views, Category: Pets in news View All Blogs
Second-Hand Smoke: Bad For Humans, Worse For Pets At this point in the 21st century, the negative effects of tobacco are so extensively documented that nobody can light a cigarette without being aware of the damage they’re doing to themselves. It is well-known that smoking tobacco is addictive, lowers physical stamina and lung capacity, increases the smoker’s risk of heart disease and cance...Read More
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05/22/2010 18:33:06 PM, by KapitN 961 views, Category: Pets in news View All Blogs
Frontier Airlines Now Allows Pets On Board Frontier Airlines, a lower-cost airline based out of Denver, has recently joined the ranks of the best services for traveling pet owners. The company’s policy now allows animals of a certain size ( specifically, any animal that can fit in a carry-on container, such as a cat, rabbit, or small dog ) to ride in the cabin with their owner. They mu...Read More
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05/18/2010 18:46:17 PM, by KapitN 3150 views, Category: Pets in news View All Blogs
The American Animal Obesity Epidemic It’s a common fact that Americans are fatter than ever, to the point of a much-discussed ( and still unresolved ) obesity epidemic. Unfortunately, not even American pets have been spared from the health problems of our over-indulgence. A poll of American veterinarians showed that 45 percent of the dogs and 57 percent of the cats that enter the...Read More
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