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How to make sure your pet has a good time on vacation, too

Family vacations can be a good time to create stronger bonds with each other, especially if the family pet is brought along. When travelling with a pet, it is important to remember its dietary needs considering that road trips can take several hours. Toys and other belongings can also help fight off the boredom of extended travel.

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How to make sure your pet has a good time on vacation, too – Pratt, KS – Pratt Tribune

Good News Sunday: Texas dog wins National Hero Award for saving owner

In Texas, a dog whose name is Bear adopted by Debbie Zeisler of Millsap has been honored with the 30th National Hero Award from the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals in Los Angeles. Recently at a ceremony held at the Nokia Plaza in downtown Los Angeles, Bear who is a 5 year old Shiloh German Shepherd was presented the award for saving his owner during a seizure.

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Good News Sunday: Texas dog wins National Hero Award for saving owner – San Antonio Headlines | Examiner.com

Cloned dog Lancelot Encore has pups

When Edgar and Nina Otto lost their pet dog Lancelot to cancer four years ago, they decided that the next best thing would be an exact copy of their lost loved one. Their new pup, Lancelot Encore, is a clone of their previous labrador, and is the product of their new website labraclone.com, which is intended to bring back the past with the technology of the future.

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Cloned dog Lancelot Encore has pups – South Florida Sun-Sentinel.com

Do Pet Owners Care More About Environmental Issues?

Purina has taken a look at pet owners who use their company’s product, and has found a correlation between owning pets and caring about the environment. Finding that most of those surveyed consider their pets part of the family, and that many think of them even as like a child, the results showed an inclination among pet owners to make the world a better place for the animals in their lives.

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Do Pet Owners Care More About Environmental Issues? | Care2 Causes

Dog saved her life, and she wants to save others

When Julia Seaton’s pet terrier Kiara was diagnosed with a life-threatening pancreatic disease, they found solace with Take The Lead foundation which shouldered the cost of the experimental transplant that saved the terrier’s life. Now Seaton is giving back by trying to raise money to benefit other people who might be in the same situation as she once was.

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Dog saved her life, and she wants to save others – JSOnline

Top 10 Most Unusual Dog and Cat Names of 2012 Revealed

The article lists some of the most unusual pet names, for the year 2012. The list is based on data collected by a pet insurance company called Veterinary Pet Insurance Co. It is stated that such names make the pet unique and special to the family. The article also lists various services provided by the company and their contact details.

Highlights include: Chew Barka, Stinker Belle, and Kitty Gaga!

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Top 10 Most Unusual Dog and Cat Names of 2012 Revealed – MarketWatch

Diseases You Can Catch from Your Pet

Many people don’t realize that there are several diseases that you can catch from your pet. While most of them are uncommon, people should use common sense and good sanitation and hygiene techniques to avoid catching diseases from their cats and dogs. Some of these diseases are spread via animals’ saliva, feces, and urine, while others can spread to humans simply through petting the infected animal’s fur. The article urges pet owners to discuss these risks with their veterinarian.

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Diseases You Can Catch from Your Pet – Medical Daily

George Brett Shines a Spotlight on Dogs Left in Cars

Major League Baseball Hall of Famer George Brett is now going to bat for our canine friends. Specifically, the former Kansas City Royals star is participating in a campaign to educate people on the dangers of leaving animals in cars. Even on days where the outside temperature is in the 70′s, the inside temperature of the car can rise to dangerous levels even with a window cracked. Brett and his buddy, Charlie, are appearing in ads to raise awareness of this critical issue.

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George Brett Shines a Spotlight on Dogs Left in Cars – DogTipper.com : DogTipper.com