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Halloween Can Be Dangerous -- For Your Pet

GalTime | Posted 10.30.2014 | Green
GalTime

When it comes to Halloween, we're careful to protect our little witches and goblins. Yes, we teach our kids that there may be tricks amongst the treats and that we must check all goodies before our little ones can tear in. We don't always think about taking extra precautions with our pets, but it's important.

Here's Why You Should Dress Up Your Cat Right Meow

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 10.30.2014 | Comedy

There's nothing cuter than a pet in a Halloween costume, except, you know, a pet that's not in a Halloween costume. With more and more Americans d...

25 Simple Ways to Save Money as a Dog Owner

Anna Jane Grossman | Posted 10.29.2014 | Green
Anna Jane Grossman

I work as a dog trainer and am surrounded by a lot of nerdy dog types, all of whom don't skimp when it comes to their doggie pals. But that doesn't mean we spend a bundle.

8 Reasons Pit Bulls Are Better Than Most People

Kathryn Leehane | Posted 10.29.2014 | Green
Kathryn Leehane

I get some mighty odd glares when walking my pit bull. No matter. I'd rather hang out with a pit bull than most people any day. Here's why.

Think You Love Your Dog? Think Again

Trish Mitchell | Posted 10.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Trish Mitchell

This is a rant. Saw a post on a Facebook dog page, supposedly humorous, where a woman laughingly described how her dog was completely neurotic, anxio...

Malaysians Rally Around Activist Who Got Death Threats For Inviting Muslims To Touch Dogs

Religion News Service | Darshini Kandasamy | Posted 10.28.2014 | Religion

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (RNS) Syed Azmi Alhabshi has been labeled a heretic, a closet Christian, a Zionist spy or even a Shiite Muslim. His crime? Invi...

It's Just a Dog

Whitney Fleming | Posted 10.28.2014 | Women
Whitney Fleming

I know most people don't mean harm when they say "it's just a dog." But I have to feel these people are missing out on a lot of beautiful things in life, like just another sunset, just another first snow or just another friend.

'We Have Whiskers, They Have Whiskers:' A Man's Best Friend Is His Cat

Peter Mandel | Posted 10.27.2014 | Good News
Peter Mandel

I am feeling embarrassed even as I write this, but, well, we have whiskers, they have whiskers. It is time for the cold war between men and cats to end.

Feathers Ruffled. Fur Flies. Lessons Learned From Ebola.

Melanie Young | Posted 10.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Melanie Young

But in the eyes of the law, pets are property, not family members. And property is not treated the same as family. Like your children, have you made necessary provisions to make sure your pets will be well cared for and given the water, food, shelter and love that they need and deserve if and when you cannot be there for them?

About a Dog

Jim Moret | Posted 10.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Jim Moret

Why all the fuss over a dog? Ask Nina Pham or Teresa Romero or my daughter, Amanda. They'll all tell you these are not just dogs. They are much more precious. They are members of our family.

13 Spook-Free Safety Tips to Keep Your Kids and Pets Safe This Halloween

Laura McHolm | Posted 10.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Laura McHolm

I called upon two experts that have simple tips for a safe, scare-free Halloween to keep your children and pets safe.

The World's First Animal Rescue News App

Rescue Idiot | Posted 10.26.2014 | Technology
Rescue Idiot

Rescue Idiot is proud to now be the world's first animal rescue news app! Featuring animal rescue news from around the world updated daily, adoptable...

Give Unconditional Love a Chance

Rescue Idiot | Posted 10.26.2014 | Good News
Rescue Idiot

I grew up to become a vegetarian turned vegan, volunteer for town shelters, and now am currently employed as a 'dog caretaker' at a no-kill animal shelter. I guess you can say I kind of love animals.

7 Reasons Cats Aren't The Best Pets

Renee Fisher | Posted 10.25.2014 | Fifty
Renee Fisher

Research has been piling up to show that cats, like the people you meet on Match.com, are not quite what they appear to be.

Going to the Doggy Darkside

Mel Miskimen | Posted 10.23.2014 | Fifty
Mel Miskimen

I was in Target, and there it was, hanging on an aisle end cap, among the polyester brides, wiener dog buns and puggalicious sunflowers -- a black and white padded football jersey, number 00, Wide Retriever on the back in big white letters. I couldn't. I shouldn't. But... come on...

These Bulldog Puppies Who Have A Blast Investigating Red Cups Can Really Find Fun In Anything

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 10.23.2014 | Good News

These pups can turn even the most mundane of objects into their own personal playground. In a video from the Pet Collective uploaded to YouTube, t...

Let's Discuss Pets During Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Jen Reeder | Posted 10.21.2014 | Impact
Jen Reeder

Studies show as many as 48 percent of people in abusive situations stay out of concern for their pets' safety, and more than 70 percent of pet owners entering shelters report their batterer had threatened, injured or killed their pets. But despite this issue, most domestic violence shelters only take humans -- no pets are allowed.

Chihuahua in a Suitcase

Ana Garcia | Posted 10.21.2014 | Travel
Ana Garcia

I am a bit of a snob. I like nice hotels with great food and luxurious spas, so does my Chihuahua, Jacob. Finding a hotel that will take us both, isn't always easy. Jacob's actually more down to earth than I am, and not because he's lower to the ground.

These Pets Went ALL OUT For Halloween

The Huffington Post | Avery Stone | Posted 10.21.2014 | Comedy

Halloween is fast approaching, and no one will get you more excited to dress to the nines than these pets. These little ones strut their stuff in c...

These 15 Geeky Dog Costumes Are Perfect For A Nerd's Best Friend

The Huffington Post | Macrina Cooper-White | Posted 10.21.2014 | Science

When Halloween rolls around, geeks are freaks -- after all, it's another opportunity for cosplay. But why leave Fido out of the fun when there are...

The Good Luck Cat: An Interview With Author Lissa Warren

Brandi Megan Granett | Posted 10.20.2014 | Books
Brandi Megan Granett

Only a human pacemaker could save this beloved member of their family. Warren graciously shared with me some of her influences and experiences behind writing this moving story.

The Miracle of a Microchip

Heather Risinger | Posted 10.21.2014 | Parents
Heather Risinger

Ten years ago my son and I fell in love with a dog at a "Pet Adoption Event" in our grocery store parking lot. He was five at the time, and we went to the store for a couple of groceries, and came home with a dog.

Photographer Creates Moving Tribute To Her Beloved Pooch During The Dog's Final Days

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 10.20.2014 | Good News

When her cherished pet fell ill, this photographer found a beautiful way to honor her little friend. Maria Sharp, 23, a photographer from Cleveland...

These Animals Love Fall As Much As We Do

The Huffington Post | Chris McGonigal & Katherine Boehrer | Posted 10.17.2014 | Green

Whether they're frolicking in a leaf pile or lounging on the porch, our animals love fall just as much as we do. When we asked you to share your fall ...

Want A Better Life? Embrace Chaos

Dr. Shamini Jain | Posted 10.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Shamini Jain

If we think our life stops when we have kids and a job, if we don't pursue our passions no matter how ridiculous they may seem, if we don't stretch ourselves to accommodate that rescue dog who needs a home or a family member or friend who needs our help, we miss out -- big time. Because what we get in return when we embrace this "chaos" is LIFE, in all its fullness and all its glory.