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People and Other Animals: Pets and the Next Earthquake

Ken White | Posted 08.28.2014 | San Francisco
Ken White

If we're not preparing for what's probably inevitable, we're likely not preparing to take care of our companion animals in the time of a disaster. And that is just irresponsible.

Fighting Fires: Safety and Survival Tips Pet Parents Need to Know

Natasha Ashton | Posted 08.27.2014 | Impact
Natasha Ashton

As summer winds down and we prepare for the excitement of a new season, there's one lesson every parent needs to remember during the back-to-school blitz -- how to keep pets safe in the event of a house fire.

Daily Meditation: Losing A Pet

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 08.27.2014 | Religion

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these daily meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be par...

This Abandoned Puppy Used To Fear Human Touch. Now He Can't Get Enough Lovin'

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 08.26.2014 | Good News

Sometimes a little TLC can go a long way. Just ask Finn. The formerly homeless puppy still had baby teeth when the team at Hope for Paws discovered...

Life Lessons From Our Cats and Dogs

Karin Joy Whitley | Posted 08.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Karin Joy Whitley

I wonder what would happen if we paid more attention to our loved ones' emotions and moods as our pets and focus on giving a gentle touch or hug during times of distress. Such small acts of love makes us all better human beings.

A Rescue Pet Sees Her Best Friend

Rescue Idiot | Posted 08.26.2014 | HuffPost Home
Rescue Idiot

The videos online of soldiers coming home from overseas deployment after months and sometimes even years to be greeted by their pets who missed them a...

Cat Lovingly Reciprocates Owner's Affection By Petting His Human Back

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 08.25.2014 | Good News

This cat is very insistent on returning the love. In a video uploaded to YouTube, a black cat nuzzles up to his owner. After the owner pets his he...

Cats Getting Drunk to 'Blame It (On the Alcohol)' Is the Only Rehab You'll Need Today

Leslie Goshko | Posted 08.19.2014 | Comedy
Leslie Goshko

Underneath the soft and fuzzy exterior are creatures who battle with their own demons. They are sentient beings who yearn to "get their krunk on", crack a glow stick, and dance around their designer shoes. They are cats who love to party.

A Community of Problem Solvers: This Week in Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 08.19.2014 | Impact
Ari Nessel

In 2013, I began giving a seed grant every single day of the year to a social change visionary with a practical plan to make their community and the w...

A Freeway Detour

Rob Hiaasen | Posted 08.18.2014 | Fifty
Rob Hiaasen

I stopped, pulled over and walked back to the dog. He was still standing guard on the bridge. As I approached, he began barking, then jumped down behind the bridge and started to run. I turned my back and sat on the bridge to see if the dog would settle down. I was in no hurry.

Celebrating Check the Chip Day With Happy Pet Reunion Stories

Jen Reeder | Posted 08.15.2014 | Good News
Jen Reeder

To help pet owners remember the importance of keeping microchip information updated, the American Animal Hospital Association and American Veterinary Medical Association designated August 15 as Check the Chip Day.

Why This Woman Spent A Fortune To Save A Cat

HuffPost Live | Chris Branch | Posted 08.15.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

After one of her cats recently passed away, Courtney Vaudreuil — who said she is a "magnet" for sick pets — decided to do some research. She looke...

Your Cat Is Ruining Your Next Apartment Move And You Don't Even Know It Yet

The Huffington Post | Posted 08.15.2014 | HuffPost Home

Pets can be expensive. And so can moving. Pets + moving? Well, Apartments.com did the math in it's 2014 Pet-Friendly Renting Trends Survey and reveale...

My Pit Bull Turned Me into a Superhero

Imelda Suriato | Posted 08.15.2014 | Green
Imelda Suriato

Our pet came to us by accident. He was a skinny, ten-month old pit bull who was punched, kicked and dragged by his previous owner in the industrial part of Brooklyn, NY. As soon as the owner walked into the bodega, he was ours. That was our first rescue.

17 Wag-Inducing Dog Biscuit Recipes

The Huffington Post | Kate Bratskeir | Posted 08.13.2014 | Taste

Your pup will be in heaven.

Pets Are One Solution Helping Veterans Overcome PTSD

Mother Nature Network | Laura Moss | Posted 08.13.2014 | Green

This story originally appeared on Mother Nature Network. When Army veteran Stephen Simmons returned from his last tour in Iraq in 2008, post-trauma...

WATCH: Super-Smart Dog Understands Sentences

The Huffington Post | Francis Hernandez | Posted 08.12.2014 | Training

Who said you can't teach an old dog new tricks? Chaser, a 9-year-old border collie that gained fame for understanding more than 1,000 English word...

Happily H-mping Hamsters and Explaining This To Your Child

Steven Schlozman, M.D. | Posted 08.05.2014 | Parents
Steven Schlozman, M.D.

As you might guess by his name, Mr. Speckles is a male hamster. If you are wondering how I know that Mr. Speckles is a male hamster, then you have obviously never seen a male hamster. It's pretty obvious and therefore intimidating to the rest of us with Y-chromosomes.

Man's Best Friend

Anonymous Thank Yous | Posted 08.05.2014 | Good News
Anonymous Thank Yous

Yesterday I was on the last leg of a long trip home and was anxious to arrive at my final destination. About ten rows ahead of me was a toddler who ...

Salmon: The Fresh Raw Food You Should Never Feed to Your Pet

Dr. Karen Becker | Posted 08.04.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Karen Becker

If you live in the Pacific Northwest and your dog goes swimming, boating or fishing with you -- or if you live elsewhere and are in the habit of offer...

10 Things You Need To Know Before You Move With Pets

Laura McHolm | Posted 08.04.2014 | HuffPost Home
Laura McHolm

Moving? Let's be honest, moving is stressful. But, imagine if you can't read, understand all of the chatter around you and all you see is the chaos of boxes, your home in an upheaval and stressed out humans everywhere.

How Our Dog Went From Lost to Found in Three Hours by the Power of Social Media and Sheer Human Kindness

Galit Breen | Posted 08.01.2014 | Parents
Galit Breen

Days like this one -- as heartbreaking and stressful as it was -- are the reason why I will always tell my kids that this world is kinder than it is harsh, that most people are good, to jump at the chance to be the helper and to notice those around you and what they might need.

Wilbur

Lynda Freeman | Posted 07.29.2014 | Good News
Lynda Freeman

Wilbur loves to play and go on walks. My son says he's a chick magnet. I can see that this might be so as all kinds of people stop to say hello to Wilbur.

Your Dogs Are Fighting: Step In or Step Off?

Nicole Wilde | Posted 07.29.2014 | Green
Nicole Wilde

If either dog is being injured, breaking things up right away is obviously necessary. But if not, should you let it go on or step in?

#BecauseLove

David_Goldstein | Posted 07.29.2014 | Green
David_Goldstein

Anybody who has lived with cats or dogs knows this and knows it for certain: Cats and dogs think deeply. When my stubborn, huge-hearted dog Spike was getting old and sick, I tended to him as if he was one of the family -- because he was.