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 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.

Pets for Kids to Start With
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.

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Posted on December 10, 2015

If you love cats and are an avid reader looking for material beyond Cat Fancy to quench your thirsts, an author on the New York Times Best Seller list has something for you with her A Cats and Curios Mystery series.

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Posted on December 9, 2015

Certain creatures are well known for their sensitive sides. Whales and dolphins have been studied at great length in order to decode
their behavior, and they clearly exhibit signs of happiness and sorrow.

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Posted on December 8, 2015

A domestic short-haired feline named Vincent got a new pair of legs that puts him in the running for the bionic cat.

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Posted on December 7, 2015

Recently, noted veterinarian Dr. Gary Weitzman, head of the San Diego Humane Society and SPCA, wrote a book entitled How to Speak Cat. In it he gives feline fanciers some insight into their pet's behavior.

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Posted on December 4, 2015

If you’re thinking of opening your home to a new pet there may be no better time than right now, because various animal shelters across the country are offering discounts on adoptions for pets.

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Posted on December 3, 2015

A Laysan albatross that was ringed for tracking back in 1956 and now
believed to be 64 years old is not only still alive but was spotted at
the Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge with a mate tending to their egg.

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Posted on December 1, 2015

CloudPets are the perfect present for little ones and pet lovers. So,
what’s a CloudPet? It’s an adorable stuffed animal that comes with a
recording feature so you can tape personalized messages...

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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.

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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

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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.