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21 Plants That Are Safe for Cats and Dogs

There are two things we love deeply in life: plants and pets. The bad news is that many common plants are not safe for cats and dogs. Certain plants can be toxic to pets when ingested, sometimes causing seizures, tremors, or worse. Even the most well-behaved animals are bound to take a bite of a houseplant at some point, so we reached out to New Jersey veterinarian Dr. Judy Morgan for her advice on how to select greenery that won’t harm the four-legged friends in our lives. Since we strongly endorse adding greenery to your home to clean your air

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The Yorkshire Vet talks tearaway goats, sock-swallowing dogs and all creatures great and small

Photo credit: Gary Longbottom
Photo credit: Gary Longbottom

From Country Living

On a vet’s operating table in a North Yorkshire market town, a Labrador’s life hangs in the balance. Julian Norton’s patient, Bea, seems to have eaten something she shouldn’t. Earlier in the week, the dog’s owners noticed Bea and her litter of puppies playing with a sock that mysteriously disappeared moments later.

Julian’s fears are well grounded. “This is bad,” he says, under his breath. One piece of the fabric is lodged in the intestine, the other in the stomach. It takes a careful, two-stage operation for Julian to remove the now fetid,

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The special meaning behind Meghan and Harry’s dog’s name

Photo credit: Samir Hussein - Getty Images
Photo credit: Samir Hussein – Getty Images

From Cosmopolitan

Although they left the UK for LA, to pursue a quieter life away from the spotlight, a new book all about Prince Harry and Meghan Markle has revealed a tidbit of information that has kept royal fans guessing for some time now: the name of their black, female Labrador dog. Exciting!

When the couple first got together, Meghan already had a Beagle named Guy (and a Labrador/Shepherd mix named Bogart, who sadly now lives apart from the couple in Canada) and in August 2018, they jointly welcomed another rescue pup into

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Internet sleuths helped the FBI find a 19-year-old Indiana woman they say tortured and killed cats and dogs for videos she shared online

Private citizens helped the FBI investigate a case of animal cruelty.
Private citizens helped the FBI investigate a case of animal cruelty.


Editor’s Note: This story contains graphic details about animal abuse and cruelty.

  • The FBI arrested a 19-year-old Indiana woman they say was torturing and graphically killing cats and dogs, federal court documents show.

  • Private citizens helped identify Krystal Cherika Scott using social media and providing the information to law enforcement.

  • She was charged with two counts of making and distributing animal crush videos.

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On June 18, Instagram user “SERIAL_DOG_KILLER_DUDE” shared a video of a small gray kitten bound and hanging.

The kitten

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July 4th fireworks can be stressful for dogs. These 6 tips can keep them calm and safe

The Fourth of July rings in the peak of summer quite literally as fireworks fly into the sky from cities to backyards alike.

While the celebration is often colorful and exciting, it is also a time that can be very loud and frightening for dogs around the country, causing it to be the weekend more pets go missing than any other time of the year, according to the American Kennel Club.

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It is common for dogs to suffer from noise phobia and fireworks are usually a big trigger. The noise of fireworks

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