Service Dogs by Warren Retrievers (SDWR) is being accused of betraying the trust and taking the money of those seeking trained diabetic alert dogs. According to Newsweek, a lawsuit filed out of Virginia claims the company sold untrained 3-month-old Labrador puppies at $25,000 each to those seeking a skilled diabetic alert dog (DAD), a service animal
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Warmer weather has arrived and dogs can finally stretch their paws a bit more. But before your pooch rushes out to the beaches, woods, parks and yards the summer world has to offer, it is important to make sure they are prepared for the hazards the season can bring. The number of ticks, fleas and
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Veterinarians should only buy medications directly from pharmaceutical companies to sell to clients. By: Daga_Roszkowska A gray market exists when products from a manufacturer are sold outside the intended or manufacturer-approved channels. The products are diverted from the intended channel to gray channels. For pet medications, it’s big business. A $10 billion business. Certain pet
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SNAP benefits do not cover pet food. By: litthouse There’s a hotly debated question running around online, especially with the recent spotlight of a petition that might have crossed your browser at some point: Should people relying on food stamps be able to use them to buy pet food? On top of that, should people relying
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1. Key Characteristics Weight: 7–11 pounds for females; 12–16 pounds for males Life Expectancy: Around 15 years The American bobtail cat is a medium to large cat with a naturally short tail. The cat is native to North America and resembles a wild cat in appearance because of their almond-shaped eyes. They are muscular and graceful felines with
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Bladder infections are pretty common in cats. By: rudeboy86 What is the hidden benefit of pet insurance? An unexpected benefit is that claims’ data gives valuable insight into which conditions are most common. That’s because when claims are processed, a diagnosis is recorded. This provides a large database of statistics about why people take their
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Kitten yoga is exactly what it sounds like … wonderful! And also, yoga with adorable baby cats. Best Friends Animal Society is the latest animal-loving group to get in on the trend. The nationwide animal rescue and advocacy organization will be hosting kitten yoga sessions throughout the spring and summer at their New York City pet adoption center,
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Just when you thought the never-ending debate over whether cats or dogs are the smarter animal reached a conclusion, a dark horse contender comes along — and by horse, we’re talking figuratively not literally, lest we confuse anyone further. Recently, PBS NewsHour attempted to settle the feline vs. canine intelligence battle by enlisting three scientists — a neuroscientist,
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Just when you thought the never-ending debate over whether cats or dogs are the smarter animal reached a conclusion, a dark horse contender comes along — and by horse, we’re talking figuratively not literally, lest we confuse anyone further. Recently, PBS NewsHour attempted to settle the feline vs. canine intelligence battle by enlisting three scientists — a neuroscientist,
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Victims of domestic abuse sometimes have to choose between their own safety and that of their pets. By: John Liu Years ago, when I adopted my German Shepherd, Gypsy, I was cautioned that she’d had an aggressive episode: She had attacked the man in the family she lived with before her adoption. When I asked
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Chocolate is one of the most toxic things your pet can consume. “Chocolate contains methylxanthines and caffeine, both are very toxic to pets,” says PEOPLE Pet Vet Dr. Evan Antin. “Dark chocolate is far more dangerous. All chocolates are dose dependent meaning more chocolate is more deadly. Small amounts may not be a concern but
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