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What is your cat's favorite toy?
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What is your cat's favorite toy?

We posted this poll on Pet Place and hundreds of cat lovers responded. But if you haven't told us about your cat's favorite toy yet, there is still time to make your voice heard. What is your cat's favorite toy? Take our poll now! Here are the results: CAT'S FAVORITE TOYS # OF VOTES % OF VOTES Furry mouse toy 156 13.

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Just for Kids: Exercising Your Cat

Everybody needs to exercise. Everybody! And that goes for your kitty, too. Young kittens as well as grown-up cats need to move. Even our older pets needs to get off that couch and do something physical. Your kitty probably exercises on her own every day. Maybe she dashes through the house, leaping onto chairs and racing through the rooms.
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Cool Cats and the Veterinarian Who Knows Them Best

Talk to Dr. Jean Duddy about her favorite patients and the veterinarian invariably comes around to the "aged." Many of Jean Duddy's colleagues are less excited about older animals than she is because their ailments tend to be persistent, long-standing and require a lot of time and fortitude on the part of the doctor and owner.
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An Interview with an Internal Medicine Veterinarian

Dr. Jean Duddy, a veterinarian practicing general medicine at Angell Memorial Animal Hospital in Boston, speaks about her work, clients and favorite patients. site: What does your day-to-day job involve? Duddy: I see about 80 percent cats. A lot of them are older cats with endocrine problems such as: thyroid disease - like hyperthyroidism - diabetes, and chronic kidney failure.
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How Mia Got Her Groove Back

Veterinary care and a pet owner's love and devotion give the gift of life to an adopted cat. Jim Gargani is the perfect pet owner. He's attentive to the animals that share his life - even to the point of setting up a Web site devoted to his dog Helga - and he takes responsibility for their health. It was Gargani's devotion, in fact, that made the difference between life and death for his cat, Mia.
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Book Review: Solutions For Your Dog - And You

Celebrated Los Angeles dog trainer Matthew Margolis has authored and co-authored a dozen books on pets. But in his latest work, "Solutions," he and his wife Rose have had the chance to live the words he wrote on doggie/owner do's and don'ts. The couple brought home a Cardigan Welsh corgi puppy, named Melvin, to join a household already populated by another Cardigan, 3-year-old Pebbles, and a 10-year-old German shepherd named Ullie.
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The World's Smallest Pooches

They say it isn't the size of the dog in the fight, but the size of the fight in the dog. That's true in the case of Dylan, thought to be the smallest dog in the United Kingdom of Great Britain. Weighing just 0.9 ounces (or, in Britain, 25 grams) at birth, the 10-week-old puppy is just a third the size he should be.
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Kerry Blue Terrier Wins Westminster Dog Show 2003

The crowd sat silently shortly before 11 p.m. as Irene Bivin, Judge for Best in Show category signed the book and then stepped onto the green carpet. She was ready to make her announcement: The winner for Best in Show for the 2003 Westminster Dog Show was the Kerry blue terrier, Ch.Torums Scarf Michael, affectionately known as Mick.
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Animal Control Officers - What Do They Do?

Stereotypes die hard, but the image of the typical animal control officer has changed remarkably. Long lampooned by cartoons as net-carrying villains, animal control officers are now considered on the frontline of protecting a community's pets and wild animals. The roles and duties of animal control officers vary widely.
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Miniature Poodle Takes the 2002 Westminster Dog Show

Spectators at the Westminster Dog Show were caught off guard at the upset win of the miniature poodle Surrey Spice Girl, who snatched the Best in Show title from the jaws of Mick, the heavily favored Kerry blue terrier. Everyone was surprised except the 3-year-old ornately groomed poodle. Spice Girl, of the Non-sporting group, was calm and self-assured at her amazing win, the first for a miniature poodle since 1959.
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November is Adopt a Senior Pet Month

When considering expanding a family or household to include a pet or even a pal for other pets, many people think about adding a puppy, kitten, bunny or other young pet. Often times though, an older pet can be the perfect choice for a family looking to grow or an individual seeking companionship. November is the ASPCA® and Petfinder.
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How to Exercise a Cutting Horse

If you've ever seen a cutting horse in action, you know what a high-energy event it is. In the cutting horse class, the horse and rider enter a herd of cows and the rider indicates to a judge which calf they are going to "cut out" from the herd and drive out into the arena. The rider then adopts a loose set of reins and turns the job of preventing the calf from rejoining the herd over to the horse.
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Don't Use Sparky's Flea Drops on Fluffy

Each year as flea season approaches, The ASPCA's Poison Control Center hears from thousands of cat owners with a common problem: the symptoms their cats are exhibiting that stem from applying their dog's flea products to their cats. Cats react very differently than dogs to some insecticides; because of this, some products that are safely used on dogs can be deadly to cats, even in small amounts.
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A Man And His Dog Go to Heaven

We have great article called How Many Dogs Does it Take to Change a Lightbulb? We had some fun responses from cat lovers and this was our favorite. A dog lover submitted this story. We thought it was wonderful and wanted to share it with you. I hope all you dog lovers like it as much as we did.
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Your Grr-eat Horoscope… for January

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, CAPRICORN! Patient and prudent, the Capricorn dog has super canine drive. Born under the tenth sign of the Zodiac, the Goat is a go-getter and goes for it (in agility and obedience) like a sporting breed retrieving a stick. So, it's your endurance that helps you win in the show ring or at home.
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New Safe Air Transport Law For Pets

Beginning July 1st, 2005, commercial airlines in the United States will be required to report the incidents of family-owned pets injured, lost, or killed while flying in the cargo hold of domestic flights. The reporting requirement will provide pet owners who wish to travel with their companion animals with invaluable, sometimes life-saving information regarding an airline's track record on transporting pets in the cargo hold of airplanes.
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Are Veterinarians Over-vaccinating?

Are veterinarians really over vaccinating? Recently, claims of a class action lawsuit surfaced accusing veterinarians of vaccinating pets that don't need it. The Law Firm of Childress Duffy Goldblatt, Ltd. of Chicago, Illinois, is investigating the pursuit of a class action lawsuit arising from the misrepresentation of the need for pet vaccinations.
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Tips From a Photo Pro for Perfect Pet Pictures!

Is Fido ready for his close-up? If you're like most pet owners you love taking pictures of your pride and joy romping in the park, walking along the beach or just hanging out with you. Still, most photographers know that working with animals can be a challenge, and it's often a struggle to get any decent photos.
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How to Find the Right Portrait Photographer for Your Cat

As the saying goes, "A picture is worth a thousand words." But, as we found at Pets & People Photography, a picture of a family with their beloved pet is priceless. A portrait creates a lasting memory that will be cherished by the family. If you are like so many pet owners, your pets are a part of the family, so it is only natural to want to include Spot or Fluffy in family portraits and holiday cards.
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How to Find the Right Portrait Photographer for Your Dog

As the saying goes, "A picture is worth a thousand words." But, as we found at Pets & People Photography, a picture of a family with their beloved pet is priceless. A portrait creates a lasting memory that will be cherished by the family. If you are like so many pet owners, your pets are a part of the family, so it is only natural to want to include Spot or Fluffy in family portraits and holiday cards.
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