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Celebrity pets: Furry friends of the rich and famous

It’s good to be top dog Even celebrities need a non-human best friend. Here are a few glimpses of the pets of famous (or semi-famous) people. President Barack Obama runs away from the family dog, Bo, during a break from…

Pets are good for your health, and we have the studies to prove it

If you have pets you already know the joy and love they bring to your life. Now science is confirming just how good they really are for you — both mentally and physically. How do they help? One theory is…

This man is a 'knight' in latex armor for countless death row animals

Chris Van Dorn is no stranger to a dark night. His dad died this year — on Mother’s Day. His mom is in a nursing home, living with a rare neurological disorder. So the 27-year-old lives alone in the family’s…

Why hyperthyroidism in cats is such a big deal

Hyperthyroidism is a common disease in cats that most often occurs in older pets. It’s usually caused by an overproduction of thyroid hormones by the thyroid glands. Cats have two thyroid glands in their necks. They play an important role…

14 things you didn't know about goats

Baby goats are as cute as puppies. When you see one, you just want to pick it up and cuddle it and take it home. In fact, researchers found that goats are more like dogs than we thought. They’ll look…

Why snub-nosed dogs have health issues

People just seem to love snub-nosed dogs. From bulldogs and pugs to Boston terriers and Cavalier King Charles spaniels, these flat-faced breeds are regulars at the dog parks and stars on social media. According to the American Kennel Club, French…

Photographers capture gorgeous images of canine pals in U.K. contest

Merlin, a deaf 14-year-old Podenco rescue dog, is the star of this year’s winning photo for The Kennel Club’s Dog Photographer of the Year contest. Photographed by Denise Czichocki from Switzerland, “Dreaming Merlin” was the overall winner in the competition,…

10 cats that act like dogs (but still have kitty traits)

Dog-like kitties There are dog people, cat people and people who want a little bit of both. Perhaps they don’t adore the standoffish-ness that many felines are known for, yet they crave the independence of a kitty. No one asked…

Famous rescue dog Frida earns her retirement

[embedded content] Wearing serious goggles, all-terrain boots and a khaki padded vest, Frida the search and rescue dog is a social media hero. But it’s her amazing life-saving work and not her style that has earned her accolades. In her…

Community rallies to reunite man and dog

Mr. Williams walked into an animal shelter in metro Atlanta on Friday afternoon with a heavy heart. His best friend, Lucky, walked faithfully by his side, no idea what was in store. The pair had been evicted from their home…