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  • dogs playing
    Chemicals in Dogs: 5 Red-Flag Warnings We Can’t Ignore
    Whether your dog is cuddly and cute or tough, steadfast and stoic, most American canines have one thing in common: Chemicals in dogs are now detected at alarming levels, sometimes at levels 20+ times higher than what we’re seeing in humans. So what are the biggest threats...
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  • Josh and Scout
    Josh and Scout, A Patriot and His Companion Cat 
    “Josh & Scout” is the fourth film by Mutual Rescue and the third of the series they launched with PetSmart Charities for 2017. Josh was wounded in battle in Iraq when an explosive detonated within feet of him. Multiple concussions sustained from the attack led to constant...
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  • Dog Potty Training
    Dog Potty Training: It’s Never Too Late
    This is all for you dog or new puppy owners who are still having issues with house potty training your dogs. Take heart, its never too late. I know it can be frustrating to deal with a dog that just can’t seem to get the idea that he/she...
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  • Aquarium Phosphates
    Phosphates: The Pollution Question
    As anyone who has an aquarium, be it salt or fresh water knows phosphates are a double edged sword. Too little phosphates means unhealthy fish, too many phosphates means unhealthy fish, with aquariums keeping a balance is a must. o what are the actions of phosphates and...
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  • Music Cats
    The Benefits of Music for Cats
    Does your cat disapprove of your taste in music? There’s a reason for that! Research shows that cats are more likely to be interested in cat music than human music, says Charles T. Snowdon , a Hilldale Professor Emeritus in the department of psychology at the University...
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  • Scared Dog
    11 Tips to Introduce Dogs to New People and Other Dogs
    Introducing a shy or fearful dog to a new situation can be stressful, but it doesn’t have to be! These tips will help you ensure that your dog feels confident and comfortable around new pets and people. Does your dog hide behind you at the park when other...
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  • Couples with pets
    Five Couples Who Met Because of Their Pets
    People meet in all sorts of ways, but these couples have their pets to thank for their love connection! These stories of love, and how pets can bring people together, will truly warm your heart: Dog Portrait Dawn Maslar and her partner Ed Biggie of Davie, Florida...
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  • Breeds of Dogs
    Breeds of Dogs — How Do You Find the Right One for You?
    Dogs are full of personality, as are their owners! Here’s how to find a dog breed that matches your temperament and lifestyle. Breeds of dogs each have their own distinctive personalities and energy levels, just like their human counterparts, so how do you pick your new pooch...
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  • Labrador Retriever
    10 Dog Personalities You Might Be Able To Relate To
    Here are 10 dog personalities that you might be able to relate to: 1.Labrador Retriever: The First Crush Labrador retrievers tend to be outgoing and friendly. As a person, a Lab would likely be the romantic comedy-esque Romeo who caught your eye. Even if you don’t stay...
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  • Cat Pee Smell Article Two
    What to Do When Your Cat Thinks Outside the Box
    Kitty’s marking up the house, and you need to get rid of that cat pee smell pronto. From hard surfaces to your couch cushions, you can make your home odor-free once again!  That wet spot on your family room carpet isn’t apple juice your toddler spilled. Fluffy...
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  • Cat Pee Smell
    How To Find That Cat Pee Smell
    Where is that cat pee smell coming from? Cats can pee in the most unlikely places. Locate the cat urine odor in your home with these top tips. According to the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine, there are varied reasons why your cat might be thinking outside...
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  • Pet Parrot Not For Everyone
    A Pet Parrot Isn’t for Everyone
    Good Pet Parrots Don’t Just Happen Is a pet parrot right for everyone? Absolutely not! In the past years there have been newspaper articles and television programs proclaiming parrots as an easy-care pet. Whoever produced these articles and programs either never owned a parrot, or if they...
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  • Sick Dog
    Is Your Dog Sick?
    Since your dog can’t talk, it’s important to know when your dog is not feeling well as it might be sick. The normal temperature of a healthy dog is about 101-102 F. The best times to walk a dog during hot days is either early in the...
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  • Choosing A Shelter Dog
    Adopting a Shelter or Rescue Dog & Making It Work
    There are always a wide variety of dog breeds in every size, shape, and color available at the animal shelter. And there are, unfortunately, new dogs arriving on a daily basis. If you take the time to choose a shelter dog, and take the time to train...
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  • Cat Grass
    Cat Grass: How To Create The Purrfect Garden For Your Cat
    Even though they are carnivores, cats seem to like a bit of greenery in their diets. Most cat owners are aware of their pets’ propensity for eating grass or houseplants. Cats in the wild usually eat their herbivorous prey’s intestines first and seem to get their “green...
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  • Potty Training Parrot
    Potty Training Your Bird In 72 Hours
    Parrots in the wild develop a habit of defecating in certain areas and under certain conditions as a matter of survival. We know most breeding hens will sit on eggs all night long without leaving the nest and defecating. We know parrots that are territorial during their...
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  • Benji
    Benji was homeless his whole life…then this happened
    When Hope for Paws got the call they weren’t real sure what to expect. One thing that is for sure is that there are few animals on the planet as resilient as the dog. Benji is the epitome of why dogs are called mans best friend. Take a...
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  • Resolutions from Pet Parents
    RESOLUTIONS: Americans Want More QT With Pets
    According to the 2016 Milk-Bone Canine Resolutions Survey — an original survey of 3,000 U.S. “pet parents” by Milk-Bone brand dog treats (in conjunction with Learndipity Data Insights) — more Americans than ever before have dog-related resolutions for the new year. TOP 10 MOST POPULAR NEW YEAR’S...
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  • Pet Health
    The Power of Energy in Health and Healing
    By Bill Piechocki Maintaining our pets’ health often seems like a very complex issue. First we have veterinary medicine, with its’ approach that drugs and procedures are necessary to be healthy which makes this even more confusing and complicated. In addition, factor in our hectic lifestyles and...
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    Potential Household Perils to Your Parrot
    By Richard Horvitz It is important to understand some potential perils pertaining to parrot possession that may not apply to other pets. What follows is a list of household dangers to your parrot that you may or may not be aware of. 1. Teflon Teflon is DANGEROUS...
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  • Sleeping with Dog
    Memo to the Family Dog and Cat
    By: Anonymous Dear Dog and Cat, When I say “move”, it means someplace else, it doesn’t mean switch positions with each other so there are still two of you in the way. The dishes with the paw prints are yours and contain your food. The other dishes...
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  • Cat and Dog
    Cats…Or Dogs? It’s an Undying Question
    By Shelly Allen here is much ado about which animal makes for a better companion, but the one thing I know for certain is that personality has a lot to do with which animal suits you best. I don’t have the expertise to give you the scientific...
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  • Helpless Dog Cat
    Pet Junction Publisher’s Letter
    Recently someone asked me why Pet Junction is so important to me. They said, “You put a lot of time, energy, and money into this publication and into your website. Why?” I took a moment, looked up and simply said, “The animals.” et Junction is not about...
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  • The New Issue of Pet Junction IS OUT!
    The New Issue of Pet Junction IS OUT!
    The new issue of Pet Junction is ready! Check it out online or look for it at a distribution site near YOU! Click HERE to peruse our pages!...
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  • Wolf Eating Fresh
    A Better Cure for Cancer in Pets Could Be through Diet…
    Published research on the “war against cancer” has been available for some time and the results sure look good. r. Thomas Seyfried, one of the leading pioneer academic researchers has been promoting cancer treatment through nutrition. He has been teaching neurogenetics and neurochemistry as it relates to...
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  • Scarlet Macaw
    Components of a Nutritious Bird Diet
    By Vanessa Rolfe, DVM, Dipl.ABVP Is YOUR bird getting what it needs to live a long, healthy life? utrition is a very important part of how we can shape health in our companion birds and keep them thriving. Many of the health problems that I see in...
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    New Issue of Pet Junction Coming Soon!
    We know your tail is wagging, your feathers are fluffed, and your ears are perked in anticipation… The new issue of Pet Junction is right around the corner! Don’t miss all the new, updated information. Not to mention the fun stuff, like pictures, innovative products and did...
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  • Dog In Cabinet
    Top 10 Holistic Home Remedies for Pets
    By: Dr Carol Falck Top 10 Holistic Home Remedies for Pets In a pinch with your pooch or kitty? You may not need to look any further than your own pantry to treat your pets ailments. Consider these top 10 common items: I advise you to work...
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  • Red-Tailed Black Cockatoo
    Red-Tailed Black Cockatoo
    All About the Majestic Red-Tailed Black Cockatoo Red-tailed black cockatoos are around 24 inches in length and sexually dimorphic. The male’s plumage is all black with a prominent black crest made up of elongated feathers from the forehead and crown. The bill is dark grey. The tail is also black with two lateral...
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  • The Nose Knows: Cats’ Amazing Sense of Scent
    The Nose Knows: Cats’ Amazing Sense of Scent
    Cats’ Amazing Sense of Scent Did you know that a cat’s sense of smell is fourteen times stronger than a human’s? That is because its total nasal organ is comparatively larger than that of a human. Cats depend on their sense of smell for their very survival;...
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