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Do We Love Our Pets More Than Our Children?

Carole Bennett, MA | Posted 07.17.2013 | Healthy Living
Carole Bennett, MA

So why do we love our pets so much? Let me answer as a dog owner, even though this list may attest to cats, birds, hamsters, snakes, horse, chickens or whatever other pet an owner may share his or her life with.

Animal Cancer Awareness Month

Ken White | Posted 07.16.2013 | San Francisco
Ken White

Get your animals spayed or neutered. And while your pet's annual veterinary check-up certainly includes the sort of hands-on exam that may detect a lump, it's important to know your pet's body well enough on your own to offer up what in fact saved Sugar Rub.

Why I'm So Glad To Be Rid Of My Yellow Lab

Ronna Benjamin | Posted 07.17.2013 | Fifty
Ronna Benjamin

'How is Sophie?' a neighbor asked the other day, inquiring about our endearing Yellow Lab. Sophie, with her lively personality and satanic eyes (she had Horner's syndrome), was an important member of our family for a long time. We loved her. We lost her. And now life is pretty awesome.

How a Shopping Trip became a 72-Hour Science and Parenting Lesson

Alex McCord | Posted 07.16.2013 | Parents
Alex McCord

Kids are insightful, and if led with love, are fully equipped to handle the life and death cycle. This experience was bigger than our family.

Relocation Anxiety... it's Not Just for Humans

Mindy Trotta | Posted 07.15.2013 | Fifty
Mindy Trotta

One of the hardest things about relocating from West Coast to East Coast, from house to apartment, from suburb to city was not my adjustment... it was dealing with the adjustment of Dashiell, my dog.

Immortalizing My Dog

Felice Shapiro | Posted 07.15.2013 | Fifty
Felice Shapiro

Not only did Jazz become the centerpiece of our life, but she is now the centerpiece on our kitchen table. I discovered an amazing ceramicist who paints dog portraits on all kinds bowls and plates.

12 Ways Your Pet Can Improve Your Health

Danielle Hark | Posted 07.14.2013 | Healthy Living
Danielle Hark

Somehow, my fur-baby can always gets me to smile, no matter how miserable or stressed I feel. I am not alone. It turns out that all pets, not just therapy pets, can help your mind, body, and spirit. Here are a dozen reasons why.

WATCH: 3.5 Minutes Of Extremely Happy Animals

Posted 05.12.2013 | Green

Animals just know how to let loose and have a good time. Chasing balls. Running places. Hanging on doors. The short film "Savor Every Moment" aims ...

Sad Mama Cat Lost Her Litter To Illness; Is Made Whole By Orphaned Kittens That Needed A Mother

The Pet Collective | Posted 07.11.2013 | Green
The Pet Collective

The story of Mickey the mama cat is a testament to a mother's instinct and love for her children. There are so many stories of pregnant cats and dogs winding up at the shelter, and the horrors all animals, especially vulnerable newborns, face in that environment.

What We Can Teach to (and Learn From) Kids and Dogs

Cesar Millan | Posted 07.10.2013 | Impact
Cesar Millan

Here's my question to you: Why do you think that most kids and dogs get along so well? The reason is simple: Young children, like dogs, tend to be instinctual.

LOOK: Cutest Best Man EVER

Posted 05.10.2013 | Weddings

This might be the cutest best "man" ever! Redditor thechantiki posted this photo Thursday of the best man at her wedding. He's even wearing a tuxed...

The Impossible Paradox of Life and Death

Andrew Z. Cohen | Posted 07.08.2013 | Healthy Living
Andrew Z. Cohen

At the highest metaphysical level, my teacher was right: It takes no effort to be free. But interestingly enough, this spiritual freedom is of little help to me now as I face one of the most challenging decisions of my life. As life is so full of paradox, so is enlightenment.

San Diego Moves to Ban Puppy Mill Sales

Carole Raphaelle Davis | Posted 05.06.2013 | Green
Carole Raphaelle Davis

Puppy mills and pet factories are likely to lose yet another important market in the ongoing battle between animal protection advocates, consumer protection advocates and the $84 billion pet trade industry.

Flea and Tick Control: Your Decision

Donna Solomon, DVM | Posted 07.06.2013 | Chicago
Donna Solomon, DVM

Do not fall victim to a boastful flea and tick advertising campaign by the manufacturer. Choose the best product for your pet based on your concerns and the advice of your veterinarian.

House Cats: Let's Take a Walk on the Flea Larvae Side

Thom Nickels | Posted 07.06.2013 | HuffPost Home
Thom Nickels

The problems associated with owning a pet could fill volumes. As a relatively new cat owner, I did not expect my life (and my house) to be turned upside down with the invasion of flea eggs and flea larvae.

Unbelievable: 89 Dogs Rescued From a Hoarder; Here's One Dog's Story

The Pet Collective | Posted 07.06.2013 | Green
The Pet Collective

Arwen is a 10-year-old pittie mix. She was one of 89 dogs found in a bad hoarding situation. Our story starts in the Mojave Desert where an animal h...

It's Be Kind To Animals Week!

Natasha Ashton | Posted 07.05.2013 | Impact
Natasha Ashton

Back in 2000 when I was still living in the UK, I was involved in a terrible car accident. I was driving on a highway when all of a sudden a rabbit da...

PHOTOS: Local Pets Up For Adoption

Posted 05.03.2013 | Chicago

Recent news that the city's Animal Care and Control facility is understaffed and failing to meet its own standards for veterinary examinations for the...

You Need To See These Chihuahuas

The Huffington Post | Will Wrigley | Posted 05.02.2013 | DC

Nothing says Cinco de Mayo quite like...a Chihuahua race? The second annual Running of the Chihuahuas, being held Saturday, May 4, starting at 11 a...

Remembering Tango

Pam Townsend | Posted 07.01.2013 | DC
Pam Townsend

Today would have been Tango's 14th birthday. I'd hoped to be celebrating; instead, I'm mourning his passing three weeks ago and reflecting on his life with us.

5 Ways To Include Your Pooch In Your Wedding

Matthew David Hopkins | Posted 07.01.2013 | Weddings
Matthew David Hopkins

Oftentimes, we're as close to our pets as we are to our own family members, so it only makes sense we want them with us when we tie the knot.

Pregnant Dog Abandoned By Her Owners At The Shelter Is Saved

The Pet Collective | Posted 06.27.2013 | Green
The Pet Collective

There is no harder lesson about spaying and neutering your dog than the story of Mimi. Mimi, an unspayed Maltese, suddenly became pregnant. She was only four-years-old when the adorable, white fluffy dog was turned into the shelter.

Pet Adoption: Translating Attitudes Into Action

Jan Wilkins | Posted 04.25.2013 | Impact
Jan Wilkins

Pet homelessness is a solvable goal. If each person looking for a new pet chose adoption, a lifelong home for every pet could be a reality. I've followed my passion for pets throughout my career, and I hope to inspire others to consider how adopting a pet can change their life, too.

Veterinary Confidential

Jennifer Scarlett, D.V.M | Posted 06.24.2013 | San Francisco
Jennifer Scarlett, D.V.M

Unlike us humans, who value face-to-face introductions, dogs prefer some latitude and movement when they meet. Meeting nose-to-nose may seem the most polite way to us, but it's the least preferred approach.

AWW: Why This Pup Is So Special

Posted 04.23.2013 | Divorce

After a divorce or a bad breakup, it's only natural to seek out something to take your mind off the split, be it a dependable friend who indulges your...