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 October 25, 2015

Just when you think you’ve heard it all comes the story of parachuting
beavers over the skies of Idaho. If you live there currently, don’t
bother running outside to see if it’s raining the furry, flat-tailed and

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Posted on October 24, 2015

When most people hear the words “pet detective” images of Jim Carrey being a buffoon inevitably come to mind, but for one Omaha, Nebraska, private investigator that isn't the case.

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Posted on October 23, 2015

There's an exciting new drug being experimented with that may have the potential to add years to your dog's life.

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Posted on October 22, 2015

Just when you were starting to think that perhaps social media was
getting more people in trouble than anything else comes a heartwarming
story of a missing guide dog being reunited with his visually-impaired owner through the

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Posted on October 16, 2015

International Animal Rescue isn’t just for wild or exotic animals in
foreign countries. The group does work all over the world. They are made
up of vets and nurses, both professional and volunteer. Their work at

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Posted on October 15, 2015

A German shepherd with vision loss may play a key role in finding a cure for human
achromatopsia, a rare form of color blindness. Achromatopsia is an
inherited disorder affecting roughly 1 in 33,000 people in the U.S.

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Posted on October 13, 2015

Bats are essential for maintaining a healthy environment. As their natural habitats decline, building bat houses provides safe shelter that the creatures otherwise may not be

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Posted on October 12, 2015

More than 70 million dogs live in the U.S.  According to the Morris Animal Foundation, half of those dogs beyond the age of 10 will die of cancer. The Morris Animal Foundation wants to change that.

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Posted on October 6, 2015

Ever wonder what your dog is thinking and wish you had an insider's knowledge to his or her thoughts? Well, one company is claiming that you can with their new wearable technology designed to inform pet owners of their dog's emotional status.

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Posted on October 5, 2015

If you're like most pet owners, you probably assume the threat of fleas, ticks and mosquitoes is just a springtime or summer event, but according to
experts the reality of that mindset couldn't be further from the truth.

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Posted on September 30, 2015

If getting back to basics and going green is important to you, here's a list of 10 all-natural and organic pet products for dogs and cats you'll want to check out.

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Posted on September 29, 2015

Chinese scientists announced genetically engineered micro pigs will soon be sold as pets -- and, no, this is not a joke. Put your order in now.

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Posted on September 29, 2015

Ever had a problem medicating your pet? We've all experienced the half chewed, slimy remnants of what was once a pill being spat back up in front of us and the quizical look on our pets' faces as if we're trying to pull a fast one over on them.

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Posted on September 25, 2015

Keeping your cat's litter box fresh and dry is just one of the many uses for natural clay kitty litter.

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Posted on September 17, 2015

On Monday, September 14, 2015, an Air Canada airline pilot made the decision to divert a Boeing 787 with well over 200 people on board to Frankfurt, Germany, in order to save the life of its smallest passenger before any harm could befall him.

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Posted on September 9, 2015

Like something out of Roman mythology, a young boy was recently found nursing at the breast of a dog in Arica, Chile.

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Posted on September 4, 2015

Need a great pet bed? You should think about trying a snuggler bed or pocket bed. Snugglers come in all shapes and sizes. These new pet beds are perfect for all animals that like to burrow and nest.

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Posted on September 3, 2015

Animal friendly hotels with a twist are perfect for animal/nature lovers who can't or don't always want to bring their pets along.

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Posted on June 22, 2015

With all the joys of summer come the realities of safety and awareness. Be a responsible pet owner and keep your dog safe this summer with these helpful tips for dog summer safety.

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Posted on June 15, 2015

While cats are capable of taking care of much, if not most, of their
grooming regimen, there is still a lot that you can do to help. With a
few handy cat grooming supplies, you can reduce the amount of fur

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Posted on June 11, 2015

Animal friendly vacation spots are springing up in the most unusual places. What if you could stay at a first-rate hotel where the animals were basically "complimentary"?

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Posted on May 8, 2015

Owners of multiple pets have their hands full with constant pet hair and dander. These kinds of allergens can bring on watery eyes, itching and sneezing if left unchecked.

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Posted on May 7, 2015

Thinking about taking a vacation with the family dog or cat and looking for pet friendly hotels? You're in luck.

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Posted on May 6, 2015

Thinking about getting a dog? If you are, there are some important things to consider before taking the plunge with any one particular breed. Here's some food for thought on the subject before you take the next step to dog ownership.

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Posted on May 5, 2015

Does your dog lick his paws or scratch incessantly? Those actions are signs of allergies with your pet.