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New Global Education Program Brings Compassion into the Classroom

Cats and dogs are two of the world’s most universal species, living side by side with people in hundreds of millions of homes and communities in every human society on this planet.

Yet, on every continent and in every culture, dogs and cats continue to be subject to cruel and inhumane treatment. And a growing body of research has shown that violence against animals is connected to violence against people.

To help address the root causes of animal cruelty, the International Fund for Animal Welfare is launching a new global educational program, Cats, Dogs and Us, which introduces students ages 5-14 around the world to the many different ways that people live with cats and dogs and helps develop knowledge, skills, and empathy and respect.

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Natura Pet Issues Voluntary Recall

Natura Pet Products has voluntarily recalled specific lots of dry pet food because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. No Salmonella-related illnesses have been reported. Procter &…

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5 Reasons to Check a Breeder’s Reputation Before Buying a Pet

by Sandi Lilly

If you’ve decided it’s time to purchase a furry friend, be sure to do your due diligence. Purchasing an animal from a disreputable breeder may mean that you end up with a puppy or kitten that isn’t the breed you’ve paid for. Worse, you may end up with an animal that is ill-tempered or carrying a disease.

For these reasons, it’s incredibly important that you do your research before purchasing a pet. Check the reputation of potential breeders online before handing over your hard-earned cash.

Avoid Puppy Mills

When you take the time to research breeders online before making a purchase, you can avoid puppy mills. These disreputable breeders run breeding operations that are unclean, dangerous, and can potentially spread disease. When you’re learning about breeders in your area, avoid prices or turnaround times that seem too good to be true. Instead, opt to purchase from a reputable dealer with good references.

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Top 10 Tips to Keeping Your Furry Friend Warm This Winter

by Chris Martin

Here are ten suggestions for making sure that your furry friends stay warm throughout wintertime.

1. Raise their beds. Inspect the places where your pets sleep. Is there at last two or three inches of padding or space between your pet’s body and the surface on which the bed rests (especially outdoors)? If not, you pet will feel the cold emanating from the floor or ground.

2. Heat their beds. There are plenty of products on the market that can safely provide artificial warmth for your pet. So place a “snuggle disk” (a plastic frisbee-like object that can be heated in a microwave) or a hot water bottle in your pet’s bed for some extra heat while they sleep.

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