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A chihuahua dog. (Chris Weeks/Getty Images)

Animal Update: Chihuahuas Need Help

Animal Shelters across California are overflowing with Chihuahuas—that’s right, the smart and lovable breed is in trouble. Hundreds of these guys and gals are in need of rescue.

04/15/2013

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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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Dog-Friendliest Workplaces In San Francisco

A number of dog-friendly San Francisco companies favor a positive view of dogs in the workplace. Some businesses have set rules to keep workers healthy and safe, while others take a more idealistic approach and simply request good behavior.

01/25/2013

Animal Update: Domestic Violence Protection Orders For Pets

More and more states are starting to include pets in domestic violence protection orders, which raises the question – are pets often abused in homes with domestic violence problems?

01/02/2013

Animal Update: Diabetes In Cats

We all know that diabetes is becoming a huge problem in this country; could that be the case for pets as well?

12/27/2012

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