Animals

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Study: Pets Could Help Lower Social Anxiety In Children With Autism

Researchers from Purdue University found that when children with autism were exposed to companion animals, their stress levels dropped.

05/21/2015

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Getaway Guide: Favorite Zoos, Near And Far

We all have tales of bears or snakes, cougars and deer. But those are one at a time, and that’s why I like zoos. You get a world of fascinating animals in one place, and you don’t even have to run away!

04/16/2015

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Conflicting Body Language Between Dogs And Cats

Body language is an instinctive and extremely important source of communication for all animals – but sometimes it can be a source of miscommunication as well.

01/08/2015

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When Killing An Animal Is Not Animal Cruelty

How could someone even possibly face animal cruelty charges if there’s nothing illegal about killing the animal?

09/05/2014

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Philadelphia Zoo Welcomes First African Lion Cubs Since 1996

On Monday, the Zoo announced its four-year-old African lion, Tajiri, had given birth to four cubs.

07/07/2014

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Crews Battle Barn Fire In Montgomery County

Crews are currently battling a barn fire in Douglass, Montgomery County.

05/12/2014

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Dogs From Storm-ravaged Mississippi Now Available For Adoption In Philadelphia Area

The recent tornadoes in the southern part of the country have left a lot of people homeless. They’ve also, however, left many animals with no place to go.

05/08/2014

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National Aquarium

Ukee Washington and Pat Ciarrocchi were joined by Liz Evans and Christine Behringer from the national aquarium and they brought along some friends, including a boa, tortoise and skink!

04/14/2014

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Corpulent Canine? There’s An App For That

FitBark is a new fitness tracker for portly pups and their concerned owners.

03/12/2014

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Study: Don’t Judge A Dog By Its Breed

Whether pit bull, Akita, poodle or Yorkie, it turns out breed is not a good predictor of aggression in dogs.

03/07/2014

Prison-dog Training Program Brings Pets To Vets Suffering With PTSD

On Monday February 24th, New Leash on Life will announce a new program entitled, “Saving & Reclaiming Lives.”

02/25/2014

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Philadelphia Shelter Dog Gets Loving Home — At The Ripe Old Age Of 16

She may have waited a long time for a home, but a blind dog from the PSPCA found a good one.

02/14/2014

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Pet Food Company Recalls Potentially Tainted Food

Pro-Pet LLC is voluntarily recalling the products, which tested positive for salmonella.

02/07/2014

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Poll: 20% Would Choose Their Phone Over Fido

One in five people would rather be parted from their pet for a month than give up their smartphone for the same amount of time.

01/08/2014

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Penn Vet Warning Pet Owners About Potential Holiday Hazards

It might be the most wonderful time of the year for humans, but it certainly isn’t for pets.

12/16/2013

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