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Photo: © Skeeter Nash
Photo: © Skeeter Nash
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Dogs And Cancer

If you're like me, your pets--especially dogs--become like members of your family. Those of us who have dogs--and want them to be in the best health possible--have the usual pet-related health issues we worry about: flea/tick infestations, rabies, distemper, even heart disease. A diagnosis of cancer in one of our furry family members is just as terrifying as it would if it was one of us getting that news. Could your breed of dog be more susceptible to cancer than other breeds?

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(Top to bottom:) Bentley, Molly & Phoebe
(Top to bottom:) Bentley, Molly & Phoebe
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Protect Your Pets!

Let's face it, those of us who live in South Texas aren't used to very cold weather. That's why a lot of us moved here from elsewhere, and why we have "Winter Texans," who come south to avoid sub-zero temperatures and ice & snow where they live the rest of the year. Well, when it gets this cold, we need to take special care of our furry family members, too (no, not Uncle Bob with the hairy back). Our pets require special attention, so here are some helpful suggestions on how to do just that.

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Skeeter's pug, Phoebe
Skeeter's pug, Phoebe
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Almost Impossible Trivia for 9/12/13

Congratulations to Amber Hewes of Telferner! She knew the answer to today’s Almost Impossible Trivia Question, and won a couple of yummy Jack In The Box Tacos!

Q:  About 94% of pet owners do THIS…what is it?

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Almost Impossible Trivia for 6/17/13

Congratulations to Gloria Delagarza of Victoria! She knew the answer to today’s Almost Impossible Trivia Question, and won a couple of yummy Jack In The Box Tacos!

Q:  According to CNN, in 3/4 of divorces, the woman gets to keep this...what?

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Animal Rescue Centres Feel The Strain After Christmas Pets Are Abandoned
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A Pets Ten Commandments

This really makes me want to get a dog.  Here are a Pets Ten Commandments

A PETS TEN COMMANDMENTS:
1. My life is likely to last 10-15 years. Any separation from you is likely to be painful.

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Frazer Harrison, Getty Images
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Carrie Underwood Rescues Abandoned Dog

Kellie Pickler isn’t the only former ‘American Idol‘ contestant and blonde country star with an animal-friendly heart. Country queen Carrie Underwood bravely rescued an abandoned Labrador the day before New Year’s Eve (Dec. 30) while driving back to Nashville after visiting her family.

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Wildfire Victims And Their Pets Need Your Help

The wildfires that have scarred the Texas landscape are indeed a tradgedy of epic proportion. Those of us who don't live in or near one of the burnt areas need to help the people who aren't so fortunate. Also, let's not forget our four legged friends that have been displaced.

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Dogs or Cats? What Your Pet Preference Says About You
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Dogs or Cats? What Your Pet Preference Says About You

Even if it's raining cats and dogs, don't expect the same reaction from everyone.

According to data from Hunch collected in an infographic by Column Five Media, cat people tend to be urban dwellers, prefer petsitting over babysitting, and value ironic humor, while dog lovers are more likely to have kids, be outdoorsy people, and name Paul as their favorite Beatle.

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San Francisco Considering Banning Sales of All Pets

A proposal to ban all pets sales in San Francisco is being considered by the city’s Board of Supervisors.

According to those who have proposed the ban, the rational behind it is twofold. It would encourage San Franciscans to adopt animals from shelters and rescue organization, and it would put an end to what animal rights activists claim are inhumane conditions in puppy mills and kitten factories.

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Dyeing Dogs — A Trend Sweeping Asia?

You may not actually own a baby panda, but with the right dog and a little dye, you can fool people into thinking you do.

As recently as 10 years ago, dogs were raised as food in Taiwan. But now many Chinese see that as a shameful reminder of a less-prosperous time and are embracing man’s best friends as companions, instead.

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Man Arrested After Performing Drunk, Naked Surgery on His Dog

While there’s never really a good time to perform surgery on one’s pet, it’s safe to say the worst time you can possibly make this poor decision is after a long night of drinking.

Meet Stewart Gibbs, who got really drunk and then tried to use a kitchen knife to remove a cyst behind his Doberman’s ear.

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Dog Tries to Play Fetch With Lazy Twin Babies [VIDEO]

When this dog was a puppy, he was playing fetch like it was his birth right. Meanwhile, all these babies want to do is sit by the pool on their weak, underdeveloped muscles, sucking on their fingers like they’re covered in Similac. Come on babies, doggie wants to play!

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