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Superstorm Sandy: Pets Displaced by Storm Get Help in California

Superstorm Sandy: Pets Displaced by Storm Get Help in California

ABC News(NEW YORK) — Sixty cats and dogs orphaned in Superstorm Sandy are getting a new home, three thousand miles away from the disaster zone in Southern California.Southwest Airlines and Seaworld teamed up to fly the animals to the Helen Woodward An…

Protein Linked to Alzheimer’s Found in Wild Cats in Japan

Protein Linked to Alzheimer’s Found in Wild Cats in Japan

HANS-ULRICH OSTERWALDER/Getty Images(TOKYO) — Could cats hold the latest clue in figuring out the cause behind Alzheimer’s?Japanese researchers say they’ve discovered a possible link to the disease in cats.  Scientists who studied the carcasses o…

Pet Ownership Declines: Is the Economy to Blame?

Pet Ownership Declines: Is the Economy to Blame?

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — The number of American pet owners declined last year – and researchers believe the economy could be to blame.A new survey by the American Veterinary Medical Association shows the dog population declined by abou…

Dogs, Cats May Help Kids Avoid Respiratory Illnesses

Dogs, Cats May Help Kids Avoid Respiratory Illnesses

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Having dogs or cats during infancy may actually protect children from respiratory illnesses during the first year of life, a new study published in the journal Pediatrics suggests.Finnish researchers followed 397 chi…

Fospice Program Provides Homes for Elderly, Terminally Ill Pets

Fospice Program Provides Homes for Elderly, Terminally Ill Pets

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — It may be hard for an animal lover to imagine, but many elderly and terminally ill dogs and cats are abandoned by their owners just when they need their people the most.And that’s where the ASPCA of New York City’s “…

Warning Signs of Arthritis in Pets

Warning Signs of Arthritis in Pets

Janie Airey/Lifesize/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Millions of Americans are living with the pain of osteoarthritis, and so are millions of pets.According to veterinarians, it’s one of the most under-diagnosed conditions in their field, and unlike their huma…

Cat’s New Knee an Ortho-PET-ic Innovation

Cat’s New Knee an Ortho-PET-ic Innovation

Comstock/Thinkstock(RALEIGH, N.C.) — A photogenic 20-pound orange tabby was resting comfortably in an intensive care unit on Saturday following pioneering replacement of a cancer-weakened knee by veterinary surgeons at North Carolina State University …

Seven Secrets to Keep Your Pet Trim

Seven Secrets to Keep Your Pet Trim

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Humans aren’t the only ones waging a fight against fat.  Man’s best four-legged friends are waging the obesity battle too.According to the latest veterinary surveys, more than half our nation’s dogs and cats are…

Stress Busters for Anxious Pets

Stress Busters for Anxious Pets

Comstock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — We know that stress can affect the health of humans, but how about for our pets? Pet expert Dr. Marty Becker says pets can be stressed by car rides, visits to the vet or grooming.Dr. Becker appeared on ABC’s Good …

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