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Animal Update: FBI Adds Animal Cruelty To Index Of Major Crimes

The Federal Bureau of Investigations is upping the stakes in their battle against animal cruelty. It’s now part of the Bureau’s index of major crimes. That means crimes against animals will now be taken as seriously as arson or homicide.

03/02/2015

Animal Update: Planning For Your Pet’s Future

What happens if you predecease your animal and have not outlined plans for him or her in your will?

08/26/2013

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Animal Update: Diabetes In Cats

Diabetes is not a problem that just impacts humans. It’s becoming more common in the domesticated animal world, too.

06/03/2013

Animal Update: Preventing Dog Bites

Sunday marked the beginning of National Dog Bite Prevention Week.

05/20/2013

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Animal Update: DNA Unlocking Links Between Dogs, Wolves

Researchers have begun to pinpoint the evolution of dogs from wolves by using genetic sequencing.

03/18/2013

Animal Update: Kitten Season

Each year, we talk about kitten season – when shelters become full of orphaned or otherwise surrendered cats.

03/04/2013

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Animal Update: Pet Behavior

It’s not uncommon for people to think of some pets as expert mimics – birds, for instance. But according to a recently published report, there is evidence to suggest other pets do it, too.

02/18/2013

Animal Update: Therapy Animals

After the recent Connecticut school shooting, a team of dogs was sent to comfort the grieving, driving home the point that therapy dogs can greatly benefit those in emotional distress.

02/11/2013

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Animal Update: Tax Deduction For Foster Pet Parents

A judge recently ruled that pet “foster parents” can tax deduct expenses such as food and medicine.

02/04/2013

Animal Update: Medical Alert Dogs

Strange but true, dogs’ scenting abilities can help humans with medical needs.

01/28/2013

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