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Pets
8:45 am
Sat May 4, 2013

K-9 Comfort Dogs

K-9 Comfort Dog in Waco, Texas
Credit Lutheran Church Charities

Have you ever hugged your pet, buried your face in its fur, and found comfort and acceptance there?  If so, then you can appreciate the mission of these special dogs - trained to be hugged and petted, to comfort and console humans who are struggling to cope with their emotional reactions in the aftermath of a disaster.


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Pets
8:45 am
Sat April 27, 2013

Rescuing Animals After the Explosion

Fire and Devastation in West, TX
Credit The Bay Area's News Station

In many disasters, there are both human and animal victims.  After the fertilizer plant exploded in the town of West, Texas, people and organizations came from near and far to help those who were affected, whether they walked on two legs or four.


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Pets
8:45 am
Sat April 20, 2013

Faithful Companions

on Alabama Public Radio
Credit Jason Norris

Who wouldn't like a faithful companion who will be attentive and loyal and follow you anywhere?   All you have to do it tune in!

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Pets
8:45 am
Sat April 13, 2013

Tax Deductions for Pets

Are you sure I am not deductible?
Credit KNorton

Most folks know that expenses related to the care and well-being of a pet are not deductible on an individual's income tax return.  Or are they? 

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With the deadline coming up for filing personal income tax returns, a lot of us are looking for deductions wherever we can find them.

More than one pet owner has thought about deducting a few extra medical expenses for those veterinary bills last year. After all, the vet is a “doctor” and your pet is a member of the family – a dependent, really, in the truest sense of the word.

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Pets
8:45 am
Sat April 6, 2013

Pet Allergies (Not Yours - Theirs)

Allergies? What allergies??
Credit Elsie esq. (Les Chatfield)

If your pet is biting at its feet or fur, or scratching its ears, this time of year the problem may be a seasonal allergy.

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Pets
8:45 am
Sat March 30, 2013

Danger in a Basket

A-Tisket, A-Tasket - Danger in that basket!
Credit AlishaV (Alisha Vargas)

Easter baskets make us smile, with all the pretty colors and yummy goodies and treats.  The sweet-smelling candies and chocolate are tantalizing to a pet's sensitive nose and that Easter grass wiggling in the breeze entices a curious pet.  Plan now to keep your four-footed friend safe from the dangers that lurk inside (and outside) that basket this Easter.

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Pets
8:45 am
Sat March 16, 2013

Pets Can Be Irish, Too

Are you Irish, too?
Credit typeocats.blogspot.com

DNA tests are now available to find out what your pet's breed heritage really is, but on St. Patrick's Day that doesn't really matter.  What's important is that you are Irish in spirit!



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Pets
8:45 am
Sat March 9, 2013

Pit Bull Hero

Such a friendly Pit Bull!
Credit Steph Skardal

The Pit Bull is really not a separate breed but one of several, or even a combination of two or more.  Because they have been used and abused as fighting animals, some communities have banned them.  But people who really know these dogs will tell you what wonderful pets they can be. 

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Pets
8:45 am
Sat March 2, 2013

Safe At Home

Safe inside the fence!
Credit TexasDarkHorse

Keeping an animal as a pet brings with it certain responsibilities.  One of those is to make sure your furry family member is safe and protected.



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Pets
8:45 am
Sat February 23, 2013

Pet Arithmetic

World Spay Day 2013
Credit Humane Society of the United States

Early in life we learn  to count and to do simple arithmetic, but there's nothing simple about counting the animals - dogs, cats, and even rabbits - who are victims of the pet overpopulation problem.


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Pets
8:45 am
Sat February 16, 2013

Of Champions and Heroes

Banana Joe (credit: Kjunstorm) / Gabe (credit: American Humane Association)

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Pets
8:45 am
Sat February 9, 2013

The Dogs Are Coming - to Westminster!

Westminster - Tibetan Mastiff
Credit Kjunstorm / Lori Branham

New York City is going to the dogs this coming week, as the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show takes center stage!


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Pets
8:45 am
Sat February 2, 2013

Pet Dental Health Month

Happy dog!
Credit Wagbrag

Pets, especially dogs, have a natural smile - but it looks even better when they can show off their pearly whites!


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Pets
8:45 am
Sat January 26, 2013

Cat Show

Cat shows are SO exciting!
Credit Krzysiu Jarzyna

Thinking about getting a cat as a pet?  You need to stop by the cat show, where you can see beautiful representatives of many different breeds and talk to their owners to find out which one would be best for you!




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Pets
8:45 am
Sat January 19, 2013

Dog Flu

I don't feel so good!
Credit Laertes/John Hurd

If you have had the flu, you know how bad you feel.  You also know it can easily turn into something more serious (such as pneumonia) if you don't take care of yourself.  Canine influenza can be just as dangerous for your dog - maybe even more so because your pet probably has no natural immunity to it!


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