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5 Offbeat Valentine's Day Activities for Single People

Paola K Amaras | Posted 02.08.2016 | Healthy Living
Paola K Amaras

After much thought (at least 10 minutes or so), I came up with the following activities that you are welcome to emulate.

Man Says Kitten Saved His Life Days After Adoption From Shelter

The Huffington Post | Hilary Hanson | Posted 02.08.2016 | Good News

Glen Schallman knew that Blake, a black kitten he took home from the Humane Society of North Texas in January, was special. "This little boy and I bon...

The Big Game Can Spell Big Trouble for Pets

Natasha Ashton | Posted 02.04.2016 | Impact
Natasha Ashton

Chances are you're planning to tune in to the game of all games this Sunday. But watching the action on the field is only half the fun; the other half is the food. Wings, nachos, chips and dips may feed a fan's frenzy - but they can pose a real threat to our pets.

This Is Why Chocolate Is So Bad For Dogs

The Huffington Post | Kate Bratskeir | Posted 02.04.2016 | HuffPost Home

You know to never give your pup a taste of your Hershey's bar, but do you know why you need to keep your dog away from cocoa? As exp...

5 Ingenious Ways To Make Life With Your Cat Even Better

The Huffington Post | Kate Bratskeir | Posted 02.04.2016 | HuffPost Home

If you've got a cat at home, you've probably thought to yourself that life can't get any better. And while it's true that you're one of the lu...

The Canine Fresh Food Movement Has Arrived

Carlos M. Gutierrez, Jr. | Posted 02.03.2016 | Business
Carlos M. Gutierrez, Jr.

In recent years we have seen a proliferation of healthy eating alternatives. From organic farming products, to the farm to table movement, or to the...

What's a Good Life for an Old Dog? Ice Cream or Nasty Pills?

Marc Bekoff | Posted 02.02.2016 | Denver
Marc Bekoff

I'm receiving emails from a number of people that can best be capsuled as, "What's the best life for an old dog?" I began thinking of this question focusing on the many senior dogs with whom I've had the pleasure of sharing my life.

What A Sick Puppy Taught Me About Love

Stephanie Gates | Posted 02.02.2016 | Women
Stephanie Gates

The only way to find life again after any kind of death is to allow it to flow through you -- to both receive it and give it.

Retired Cop's Beloved Dog To Be Auctioned Off 'Like A Shovel'

The Huffington Post | Hilary Hanson | Posted 02.04.2016 | Crime

UPDATE 2-2-2016: Police Chief Rodney Hupp said at a Monday news conference that Matt Hickey would be able to keep his police dog if he signs o...

Bunny Blown Onto Roof In Storm Rescued By Heroic Firefighters

The Huffington Post | Hilary Hanson | Posted 01.30.2016 | Weird News

While everyone knows the old trope about cats getting stuck in trees, it’s not as often that you ear about a rabbit stuck on a roof. But firefig...

A Senior's Best Friend: Why Older Adults and Pets Go Together

Laura Dixon | Posted 01.28.2016 | Fifty
Laura Dixon

Pet cats, dogs, birds and fish may be the smallest members of our households, but they claim a big place in our hearts. Our furry, feathered and scaly friends provide unconditional companionship, regardless of our current employment status, physical ability or age.

This Is Really Why Your Cat Suddenly Goes Crazy

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 01.28.2016 | Weird News

So what turns your placid pet into a frenetic fur ball? Short answer: Mother Nature. With the help of a cat behaviorist, "Simon's Cat Logic" e...

WATCH: Puppies Trying to Howl Is the Cutest Thing You'll See Today

HooplaHa | Posted 01.27.2016 | Good News
HooplaHa

While they'd like to think they sound scary, they really sound adorable and well, funny!

WATCH: Fuzzberta the Guinea Pig, Instagram Star

HooplaHa | Posted 01.27.2016 | Good News
HooplaHa

We have seen our share of interesting animals. Whether it's a painting donkey, cat that sings or an owl that dances, we thought we've seen it all. That was until we met Fuzzberta.

The 5 Human Behaviors That Are Scaring Your Dog

Janet Eve Josselyn | Posted 01.27.2016 | Fifty
Janet Eve Josselyn

Dear Human of Mind: As the dog of the house, I want to take this opportunity to point out the five behaviors of yours that scare me. I hope you take no offense (and please keep the food comin').

Doggone Life-Changing Lessons From Your Dog!

Pamela Levin | Posted 01.26.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Pamela Levin

Our furry canine friends are loaded with affection and ultimately make fun, compassionate pets because they have no reason not to. If you treat them with love and care, the lessons and love and (ultimately) health benefits you will receive back from them will be unmatched.

What Your Veterinarian Wishes You'd Stop Feeding Your Pets

OWN | Lisa Capretto | Posted 01.26.2016 | OWN

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Lizard Found In Salad Gets Second Chance As Classroom Pet

Associated Press | Hilary Hanson | Posted 01.26.2016 | Weird News

PRINCETON, N.J. (AP) — A central New Jersey elementary school science class has a new pet after a lizard was discovered in a student's salad af...

The Dog Who Saved My Mom's Life

O, The Oprah Magazine | Ashley Sepanski | Posted 01.25.2016 | OWN

We picked up Macy when her previous family returned her to the shelter because they wanted a bigger dog, which we couldn't understand -- she'...

Healthy Child Healthy Pet: What Do Pets And Kids Have In Common

LuxEco Living | Posted 01.22.2016 | Green
LuxEco Living

By Nancy Chuda founder of LuxEcoLiving and co-founder of Healthy Child Healthy World In 1992, we lost our only child to a rare non-hereditary cancer...

Healthy Child Healthy Pet: Safer Toys For Pets Linked To Phthalate Free

LuxEco Living | Posted 01.22.2016 | Green
LuxEco Living

By Nancy Chuda founder of LuxEcoLiving and Healthy Child Healthy World Healthy Child Healthy World provides parents with information that can preve...

Walter Chandoha Is the Grandfather of Cat Photography

Suzanne Donaldson | Posted 01.18.2016 | Arts
Suzanne Donaldson

Seventy years before there was Grumpy Cat, there was Walter Chandoha.

Very Important Life Lessons From Cats

The Huffington Post | Kate Bratskeir | Posted 01.18.2016 | Healthy Living

If you want to live your best life, take a cue from your cat.  Our feline companions have it all worked out. They know how to find the best nappi...

Finally, Obama Weighs In On What Kind Of Pants Dogs Should Wear

The Huffington Post | Hilary Hanson | Posted 01.16.2016 | Weird News

We just don’t understand why someone didn’t bring this to the president sooner. The question of whether dog pants should have two or four ...

Watch This Boy's Reunion With His Lost Dog And Try Not To Cry

The Huffington Post | Hilary Hanson | Posted 01.18.2016 | Good News

This is second only to the ending of "Homeward Bound" as the most heartwarming video reunion between a child and a pet we’ve seen. And this one ...