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16 interesting tidbits of trivia about all kinds of pets

Tuesday, Jul 22nd, 2014 | By Dr. Marty Becker

I’m insatiably curious about all kinds of things, so when my Pet Connection co-writer Kim Campbell Thornton suggested we tackle pet trivia for our column this week, my only problem was narrowing it down to a number of fun facts that would actually fit in a newspaper! Here are a few: 1. Cats rub on […]

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Saving Clayton: How social media is changing pet rescue

Wednesday, Jul 16th, 2014 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Have you ever shared the story of a pet in need on social media? You’re part of a movement. From my co-writer Kim Campbell Thornton in this week’s Pet Connection: In January, a sporting dog rescue group asked Lori-Lynn Clayton of San Angelo, Texas, to go look at a dog in her local shelter thought […]

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Pets can be hard on electronics

Thursday, Jul 10th, 2014 | By Dr. Marty Becker

If your dog has swallowed your remote or your cat has thrown up a hairball on your smartphone, you’re not alone. A survey released last month by Square Trade found that 28 million pet owners have had a pet damage an electronic device, with smartphones accounting for almost 30 percent of the damaged items. Electronics […]

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What you need to know before buying a puppy

Thursday, Jul 3rd, 2014 | By Dr. Marty Becker

We can stream movies at any time of day or night, order books or small kitchen appliances for next-day delivery, or send off for a dozen pairs of shoes for in-home try-on, free returns guaranteed. The Internet allows us to acquire all kinds of goods at a speed undreamed of less than a decade ago. […]

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Help your dog get into the ‘swim’ of summer

Friday, Jun 27th, 2014 | By Dr. Marty Becker

It’s summertime, and that means it’s time to get in the water. And what water-loving dog owner doesn’t throw tennis balls for Jake to fetch from the pool, take him to the beach or have him as first mate while power-boating, sailing, kayaking or stand-up paddleboarding? Those are all great ways to spend time with […]

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