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 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.

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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.

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Posted on October 28, 2015

As heartwarming stories go, this one's a doozy! Read how the meeting of a little girl with a hearing disorder and an abandoned shelter dog changed both their lives forever.

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Posted on October 27, 2015

People aren't the only ones that turn into projectiles in a wreck, and it doesn't have to be a
wreck in order for your pet to be injured. They can also be hurt during

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Posted on October 26, 2015

With comedy and interviews behind him, Daily Show host Jon Stewart and his family have decided to open an animal sanctuary and educational center on a 12-acre farm they purchased in Middleton, New Jersey.

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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.