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 November 30, 2015

With the exception of fish that are perhaps obligatory meat eaters, most
fish enjoy mixing it up with some fresh fruit and veggies in their
diet. Find out which ones right here.

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Posted on November 27, 2015

The 14th Annual Purina National Dog Show took place on Thanksgiving, and we have all the info on who won what right here in 2015.

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Posted on November 26, 2015

A new study claims dogs are a benefit to children beyond being their best buds and partners in crime. It turns out kids who live in homes with a canine score far lower on clinical measures for anxiety.

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Posted on November 25, 2015

Uber teamed up with Austin Pets Alive to deliver puppies to offices
throughout Texas’s music capital for a rare treat to workers. Instead of
taking a coffee break or slipping out for lunch, office drones got to

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Posted on November 24, 2015

A new website called has rolled
out the welcome mat for canine owners in looking for reliable
pet sitting services for dogs.

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Posted on November 23, 2015

Looking for the perfect pet? Search no longer. With Paws Like Me, you can find your soulmate and give him or her a forever home right now.

Government ends testing on chimps
Posted on November 20, 2015

Happy days are here at last for chimpanzees and animal lovers! The U.S. government has announced that it will finally end decades of research conducted on the primates that so closely resemble humans in their genetic makeup and behavior.

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Posted on November 19, 2015

If you’ve got cats, chances are you’ve got multiple kitty litter
containers. Since they began putting kitty litter in convenient
re-sealable tubs, people have been discovering they’re good for all
sorts of uses...

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Posted on November 18, 2015

With the holidays nearing, it bears reminding that chocolate is a no-no
for pets. Yes, a lot of us know that, but most of us don’t know why or
just how toxic it is to them...

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Posted on November 17, 2015

This year, consider getting creative and treating your pets to some
homemade turkey jerky made from Thanksgiving leftovers. All you need is turkey
and an oven.

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Posted on November 16, 2015

According to the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention, roughly 55
percent of dogs and cats in the United States are overweight or obese.

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Posted on November 13, 2015

Sleeping with pets, should you or shouldn't you? There are a lot of pros and cons to sleeping with your pets. Find out just how bad or good for you it can really be right here.

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Posted on November 12, 2015

Besides the playful side of the animal fashion trend, are dog coats really necessary? Depending on the breed of dog and where you live, yes, dog sweaters or dog clothes can be very much necessary.

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Posted on November 11, 2015

Programs like Dogs on Deployment and other groups like them help service members find volunteer “foster parents” who are willing to board their pets while they’re fulfilling their military commitments. That’s where you come in . . .

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Posted on November 10, 2015

Every time we turn around it seems someone is coming up with a new
invention for the purpose of better understanding our pets, most
specifically our dogs. Now, there's No More Woof.

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Posted on November 9, 2015

Dog nail clippers with quick guards are definitely preferred over models without them. They are no guarantee you still won't clip too far, but they're a definite help.

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Posted on November 6, 2015

Chewy.com wants to be your new go-to source when it comes to home deliveries of various pet products, including a wide variety of healthy foods.

Boarding pets
Posted on November 5, 2015

If you're looking for places to entrust your pet or pets to this holiday season, you might want to consider all-inclusive pet boarding options that take a majority of the worry out of the decision.

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Posted on November 4, 2015

Many a holiday has been ruined or dampened, at the very least, due to
pets coming into contact with seemingly innocuous elements. Here's a pet safety list of things to watch out for during
the holidays.

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Posted on November 3, 2015

Like almost all expressions, there's an origin for the sleeping-with-one-eye-open saying. That's because certain animals and reptiles are known for doing it. Can you guess which ones?

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Posted on November 2, 2015

It's easy to forget service dogs are there to help their masters
overcome their day-to-day challenges. Most of them are so
sweet, we just want to reach out and pet them. It's

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Posted on October 31, 2015

If you haven't heard of it, K9s for Warriors is a wonderful foundation that supplies returning veterans suffering from trauma with service dogs to help them on the road to recovery.

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Posted on October 30, 2015

Tom Hardy has been captured on camera snuggling up to a bevy of British beauties, and it's not for a movie, either. Those "beauties" happen to be dogs...

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Posted on October 29, 2015

Worried about your dog's paws? Freezing cold and harsh winter elements can injure your canine's feet. So what can be done to protect their pads during walks and playtime in cold weather?

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Posted on October 29, 2015

Sweet, "full-figured" dog seen boarding a flight out of Los Angeles (LAX) on what can only be described as a trolley or handtruck.