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Dogs Find Cicadas Irresistible, Should They Eat Them?

Cicadas live underground, feeding on plant fluids called xylem, silently tracking freeze/thaw cycles to let them know when it’s time to emerge.1 Brood X cicadas — the largest brood of 17-year cicadas — recently emerged in Pennsylvania, Indiana, Virginia and Tennessee, coming out in staggering numbers. Their large population uses a survival strategy known as …

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Shelter Dog Can’t Believe How Much Fun It Is To Go On Field Trips

As a shelter dog, life can be hard. Sometimes it’s loud. Other times, it is stressful and sad watching people pass you by in your kennel, picking another dog instead.  That’s just the reason why caretakers at Austin Animal Center decided to bring 3-year-old Bagel out for a field trip one day last week. And when …

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This Fruit Fuels Healthy Cells and Brain Power

The perfect summertime snack, this juicy fruit symbolizes immortality in Daoist mythology. Not surprisingly, it’s an excellent source of bioactive compounds that may help protect your pet’s cells against free radicals that can cause chronic diseases, including tumors and heart disease.

The Difference Between Marijuana and CBD Oil for Pets

As an ever-increasing number of states in the U.S. legalize marijuana for recreational use, more and more dogs are consuming products containing THC, according to a new study from the University of Guelph.1 The study is the first of its kind and while it’s based on U.S. data, Canada is experiencing similar problems. “We found …

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