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Disabled War Veteran Pays it Forward with Charitable Toy Invention

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Two remarkable stories of determination and persistence come from the household of disabled war veteran James Hayes, who has a service dog, an 85 LB German-Shepherd named Barrett. Barrett was given to James by Dogs4Warriors, an organization that helps veterans cope with Traumatic Brain Injury and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, both of …

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5 Dog Startup Companies Win Prize for Interesting Innovations

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From ingredient innovations to streamlining veterinary care, the finalists for the 2018/2019 Pet Care Innovation Prize are making lives easier and better for pets and their owners. The five finalists each receive $10,000 in cash from Purina with no strings attached. They will also receive transportation, accommodations, and a booth presence at Global Pet Expo, …

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Have Asthma and a Pet? Re-homing Might Not Be Necessary

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Researchers found that once asthma guidelines are followed, environmental exposures to pets or secondhand smoke were not significant factors in overall asthma improvement over time. A study from the Nationwide Children’s Hospital analyzed environmental exposures, like pet and secondhand smoke, to determine if they have a role in asthma control …

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Pet Obesity on Rise for 8th Year Straight According to Data

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One of America’s most common New Year’s resolutions is to lose weight, and statistics show that pet owners should share that goal with their dogs and cats. Data from Nationwide reveals that pet obesity is on the rise for the eighth straight year. Nearly 20 percent of Nationwide members’ pet insurance claims …

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Nominations Open For 2019 American Humane Hero Dog Awards

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15 The annual, year-long campaign seeks to identify and honor America’s bravest heroes on both ends of the leash and will culminate this fall with the premiere of “American Humane Hero Dog Awards” on Hallmark Channel. The two-hour special, now in its ninth year, is broadcast in conjunction with the …

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