Pets And Animals Blog by Rebecca West (To Be Edited)

Welcome to Rebecca West's Pets and Animals Blog.

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Posted on April 6, 2016

How do you keep small pets from being attacked from predators like coyotes and birds of prey? Would you even know at what weight the DEEP says these animals are at greater risk? A San Diego couple has come up with a fitting solution.

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Posted on March 31, 2016

Dogs and cats in the U.S. are grossly overweight and sleep more hours than humans. We bet you'll be surprised at the numbers on either statistic.

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Posted on March 30, 2016

With summer on its way, cats will soon have more opportunities to come into contact with dozens of common plants that are considered poisonous. Do you know what any of them are and how dangerous they can be? Find out here.

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Posted on March 29, 2016

Jonathon, an approximately 183-year-old tortoise, is living proof a healthy diet can change your life. Find out here exactly what he ate and the amazing transformation it had on him.

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Posted on February 24, 2016

Are you taking proper care of your dog's or cat's teeth? According to veterinarian sources, 85 percent of all pets have periodontal disease by the time they are 3 years of age.

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Posted on February 22, 2016

Modern technology has once again come to the rescue of an animal in need. A white Pekin duck by the name of Buttercup is the lucky recipient of a new webbed foot courtesy

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Posted on February 19, 2016

If you’re looking for something with a little south of the border flair,
there’s a company called Baja Ponchos that offers handmade pet apparel
from hand-woven Mexican serape blankets.

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Posted on February 16, 2016

Bath time for pets can be a real pain, depending on the animal. Now, somebody has come out with a product called Woof Washer that works
on that principle while providing a 360-degree bathing experience, so

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Posted on February 14, 2016

Guys, the verdict’s in: if you’re looking for a lady, get a dog. Recent studies show women favor men with dogs over men without,
and that includes men who would not typically be considered
traditionally handsome.

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Posted on February 11, 2016

Looking for a pet? Emmett is an emoji-powered personal assistant designed to find homes for shelter animals right from your mobile device.

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Posted on February 5, 2016

It used to be that when it came to dog tags for pets everybody got pretty much the same thing. Now, you can get dog tags for pets in all shapes and sizes, from basic to bling and everything in between.

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Posted on February 2, 2016

Now, you can get man’s best friend a glow in the dark LED collar that will help you spot him or her almost instantly.

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Posted on January 31, 2016

Recently, a rare white giraffe was spotted within the confines of
Tanzania's Tarangire National Park. The youngster was traveling within a
group of mature Masai giraffes, and she stands out like a sore thumb.

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Posted on January 30, 2016

Do you or your pet suffer from separation anxiety when you’re apart?
Maybe you just want to know what Spot or Fifi are doing while you’re
gone? Well, a product known as Petcube can help.

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Posted on January 29, 2016

So, you’re looking to expand the family and adoption is the route you’ve chosen to make it happen. Petfinder can help.

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Posted on January 28, 2016

If you can’t get enough of the cuddly, squirming little balls of joy,
then February 7, 2016, you need to tune into the Animal Planet channel
to get your fix of puppies, puppies and more puppies for the 12th Annual

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Posted on January 27, 2016

Now, you and your pet can enjoy the convenience of monthly home
deliveries in the form of inexpensive goody packages right to your door
filled with items dogs will love.

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Posted on January 15, 2016

Valentine's Day is next month, and it’s a way to show the loved ones in
your life just how much you care. If you’re a pet owner, then you can
show your extended family members they mean the world to you, too.

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Posted on January 7, 2016

Someone has come up with the brilliant idea to open Seattle’s very first
cat café, a place where visitors to the newly opened establishment can
wander in and enjoy a good cup of Joe and play or interact with shelter cats

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Posted on January 6, 2016

Advancements in prosthetics for humans and animals have given a dog named Derby a new lease on life thanks to a 3D printer.

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Posted on December 19, 2015

According to a new study, dogs may have the same prosocial behavior patterns as people
and primates, man’s closest living relatives in the animal world.

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Posted on December 18, 2015

If your pets are your family, there are places you can go and get their
pictures taken with holiday backdrops and props, including Santa, to add
to your photo album.

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Posted on December 16, 2015

Hedgehogs are those adorable little creatures that appear more like the
conjurings of an imaginative mind when pen meets paper or brush meets
canvas. But they’re more than a Beatrix Potter rendering for children’s books.

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Posted on December 12, 2015

Small starter pets can help kids get into the swing of caring for larger pets that may require more time, care and discipline.

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Posted on December 11, 2015

Through the use of in vitro fertilization (IVF) the world’s first
litter of puppies has been born, and they’re just as cute and bouncy as
puppies created the old fashioned way.