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 July 14, 2016

Social media star Kyle the rescue cat is helping make changes in connection to domestic violence by bringing awareness to victims and the shelters they're housed in.

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Posted on July 12, 2016

If it’s tailored to pets, somebody somewhere wants it. Find out how you can get the cutest flower arrangements for dog lovers you're likely to see in your entire life.

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Posted on July 8, 2016

Sadly, each year hundreds of pets end up in the pound between July 4-5 as a result of being spooked by fireworks, leaving the 5th the busiest day for animal shelters across America.

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Posted on July 7, 2016

Want a pet but can't have one in your rented home or apartment? Boston Dynamics may soon have the solution with their SpotMini, the robotic companion that can fetch. Find out more about the adorable design here. (VIDEO)

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Posted on July 6, 2016

What if you could shape shift or become a Game of Throne's warg at will? Imagine the animals you could be and the experiences you'd come to know.

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Posted on June 28, 2016

Do you have enough shade in your backyard? Doghouses, while great for keeping out rain and cold, can heat up quickly in summer.

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Posted on June 25, 2016

What's a catio? It's a cat patio, of course. Not everyone is comfortable with allowing their cats and other small pets outdoors. Mobile pet enclosures are a great solution for the dilemma of keeping your pets in.

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Posted on June 23, 2016

Game of Thrones fans: Have you ever wondered whether dire wolves were real or merely a figment of author George R.R. Martin's imagination? Well, according to the blog Scientific American, they were.

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Posted on June 22, 2016

It looks like bears walking on their hind legs for extended distances may not be as rare as we think. Check out New Jersey's 'Pedals' and other bears around the world that have found walking upright to be the only way to go. (VIDEOS)

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Posted on June 21, 2016

Have you ever thought your dog could compete in canine athletic events where they run, jump and dive? The competitions aren't just for herding dogs and breeds in the working class. Small dogs take part in them, too.

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Posted on June 20, 2016

If you're gone all day and worried about your dogs getting bored or into mischief, then a robotic dog toy like the GoBone might be the answer. Find out who makes them and where you can get them right here. (VIDEO)

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Posted on June 16, 2016

Interactive toys or what are sometimes called science toys are a great way to maintain your dog’s mental and physical health. Consider getting an automated ball launcher like the one Buddy the rescue dog plays with. (VIDEO)

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Posted on June 10, 2016

Do you know what the average body temperature of a bird is? Would you recognize the symptoms of heatstroke in them if the condition occurred?

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Posted on June 9, 2016

Giant African Pouched Rats are being trained to save lives with their super sniffers. With one of the most sensitive noses in the entire animal kingdom, these furry creatures are rehabilitating the species in the eyes of the public.

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Posted on June 8, 2016

Short of shopping for all the ingredients and preparing a week's worth of nutritional human-grade pet food at a time, how do you ensure your pet's getting the best food you can buy?

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Posted on June 3, 2016

Check out these tips for keeping your dog free of boredom and out of trouble. All of them are easily implemented, if you're willing to put in the effort.

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Posted on June 2, 2016

Is your house cat bored or depressed? Would you recognize it if it was? If your cat is disinterested or lackadaisical beyond the norm even for a cat, then it may be time to introduce some stimulation into their life.

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Posted on June 1, 2016

While all the basic commands are important, out of sit, stay, lie down, and come here, come is probably the most important. Without the ability to control your dog, he or she could be injured or

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Posted on May 31, 2016

Do you know how many times a day to feed your hamster or what their favorite foods are? How about foods that are considered toxic and therefore lethal to them?

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Posted on May 30, 2016

Have you ever worried whether or not your pet needs urgent care but
you’re wondering if you’re over reacting and don’t want to appear

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Posted on May 29, 2016

When bringing home an exotic animal to keep as a pet, it's important to know what you're getting into. Not all of them are low maintenance. Many people learn this the hard way, especially with reptiles.

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Posted on May 28, 2016

Looking for everyday wear doggy duds or even a bow tie for your favorite pooch to slouch around in? Now there's a designer out of L.A. that's creating "modern pieces with a focus on quality and fabrics that are timeless" with pets in mind.

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Posted on May 27, 2016

Who is HRH Marvin, what was his inspiration and who's the illustrator behind him?

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Posted on May 26, 2016

What's the best type of cage for a ferret? What about the best beds for them? How often should you clean their cages? Do you have any idea how many hours of sleep they're capable of getting each day?

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Posted on May 25, 2016

Did you know that your cat is capable of spreading disease to you and your family members? Well, they can.