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Here’s a roundup of some of the more interesting and informative stories we've found on the web today — including a Vetstreet guide to controlling pet allergies and many great stories of lost pets who've been found!
Though dogs can technically become anorexic, it's not because they're suffering from self-esteem or body issues.
If your pet has gone on an extended hunger strike, it's likely a side effect of a medical condition, which calls for a visit to the vet. This article covers what you need to know.
After disappearing from her Rocky Mountain home in 2006, a Calico cat named Willow was found prowling the streets of Manhattan this week. Thanks to her microchip, she'll soon be reunited with a family that had given up hope of ever finding their beloved kitty.
Just because you're allergic to pet dander doesn't mean that you have to forgo furry companions. Though there's no such thing as a truly hypoallergenic breed, Vetstreet's Dr. Marty Becker offers some basic steps you can take to keep symptoms at bay, from investing in HEPA filters to giving pets regular baths.
The R&B star has a four-legged friend keeping her company while she works on her latest album in New York City — a 6-year-old Bull Mastiff named Oprah. Before she heads back to the U.K., Stone plans to find the adoptable pup a new family. "I can't take her home because I live so far away," she says. "And I have four dogs of my own."
Gerald and Lisa Francis of Cubria, England, wasted no time hiring their own Ace Ventura when their 15-year-old cat, Cloudy, went astray. Although they had to fork over £1,000 (that's about $1,580!) to retain Animal Search UK, the octogenarians say it's a price worth paying — especially if they can find the feline.
After papering Manhattan's Upper West Side with flyers, Jim DiGiovanni was finally reunited with his wayward bird, Josie, who escaped from her cage on the way to the vet's office on the Friday before Hurricane Irene struck. Four days later, the Cockatiel was spotted on a bench in Central Park — hungry but happy.
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