These days, we’re closer to our pets than ever before. By: barnimages Julie Tichota was an artist who drew cat angels — beautiful, realistic-looking cat angels with soul-piercing eyes that were based on her own Maine coons. One of them, Gracie, was especially beloved and died when a routine spay surgery went horribly wrong. The
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Release the Hounds! You don’t want your pup to be tardy for the party. Aug. 26 is National Dog Day, and canines across America are showing their puppy pride on Instagram (and beyond) with the hashtag #partydog. All types of pups have turned up for this celebration. Let’s check out who’s on the VIP list.
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1. Key Characteristics AKC Group: Non-Sporting Height: 17–20 inches Weight: 40–70 pounds Life Expectancy: Around 15 years The chow chow is a medium-to-large, muscular and powerful dog of Chinese origin. The head is large and can be flanked by long hair, which sometimes makes the dog appear similar to a lion. The large nose is black,
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The latest in “celebrity animals leading glamorous lives” news comes from multi-hyphenate Paris Hilton. The deejay, known for her eclectic collection of pets, recently posted several pictures of her dog house, or, more accurately, dog mansion, to Twitter. “My dogs live in this two-story doggy mansion that has air conditioning, heating, designer furniture, and a
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Make sure you follow your pet’s medication instructions to the letter. By: Laura D’Alessandro What’s the hardest part about being a pet’s human? Probably caring about them so deeply, especially when that fur friend is unwell, in pain or unable to do what makes them purr or wag. But don’t feel helpless — for better
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School is stressful. Finding just the right clothes, attracting just the right people, taking all the right classes — the list is endless. Our pets may not feel precisely the same back-to-school pressure, but there are times they can definitely relate. The upside to being a pet, though, is that you pretty much look cute
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Is your dog a strong swimmer? By: wplynn If you’re lucky enough to live near a body of water, it’s likely you’ve been out on a boat at least once or twice. Boating is an excellent recreational activity and comes in so many forms: fishing, whale watching, kayaking or a pleasure cruise. So naturally, we
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These kitties are rolling in kibble. A Bronx, New York, widow recently died and left $300,000 to her two cats, Troy and Tiger, reports the New York Post. The late Ellen Frey-Wouters wrote in her will that the large sum should be used to care for the kitties and keep them from ever ending up
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It’s hard to imagine what life would be like without my wife, Courtney, and beautiful children – my daughter, Gia, my son, Dominic, and (naturally) our two four-legged children, Julio and Juanita. The truth is I’ve always wanted dogs – and of course, children, however, back when I was single and constantly traveling and working,
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They don’t call this time of year the dog days of summer for nothing. The phrase originated in ancient Europe and refers to the dog star, Sirius, so it’s fitting that Monty’s Dog Beach & Bar in Crikvenica, Croatia, has become a go-to canine travel destination. Located in the small harbor of Podvorska and shaped
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Even after a summer of warnings, pet owners continue to leave their animals alone in parked cars, left to bake in the sun. Someone recently made this dangerous decision in Garfield, New Jersey. According to WNBC, which first reported the story, 26 bulldog puppies were rescued from a hot van left in a Walmart parking
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What Is It: NomNomNow, human-grade, restaurant-quality fresh dog food, delivered to your doorstep Who Tried It: Spoon the Dog (@luvspoonie on Instagram), and Saryn Chorney, PEOPLE Pets editor Level of Difficulty: 2 (eating it was easy for Spoon, but figuring out the right portions and arranging for delivery took a bit more effort) Raise your
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When you’re a pet owner, keeping your dog or cat healthy and safe is paramount.  Our animals love us and shower us with affection; educating ourselves about potential dangers inside the home (and outside in the yard) is a necessary part of being a responsible pet parent. In the latest PEOPLE Pet Vet episode, Dr.
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How do you turn a dog frown upside down? For Flora, a 100-lb. malamute who had recently lost her best friend Dexter, a 20-year-old cat, the best medicine was a handful of kittens. The passing of this special cat left a void in Flora’s life. Although they came from different worlds (and different species), Flora
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That’s a lot of bones! During this year’s Clear the Shelters — an annual event presented by NBC- and Telemundo-owned television stations during which shelters waive or reduce adoption fees — more than 60,000 dogs and cats found new homes. (At press time, the number was 68,908, as some organizations keep the event going for several
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Now that the eclipse is ending its run across the United States, you might be feeling a total eclipse of the heart — the bright part of your Monday replaced with a dark hole, much like the moon eclipsing the sun. Don’t worry, because while the eclipse lasted minutes, the memories it created can last
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