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  • Donna, a military bomb-sniffing dog, was reunited with her handler in Houston Saturday. Courtesy My Fox Philly  // Donna, a military bomb-sniffing dog, was reunited with her handler in Houston Saturday. Courtesy My Fox Philly  (Donna, a military bomb-sniffing dog, was reunited with her handler in Houston Saturday. Courtesy My Fox Philly )

    Marine reunited with dog

    Donna the dog served in Afghanistan and is retiring.

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    Cat gives soldier a warm welcome home

    Kitty can't hide its excitement when his owner walks through the door.

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    6 reasons we love cat people

    It’s an age-old discussion: Are you a cat person or a dog person?

  • Firefighters and animal services workers came to the rescue of a horse stuck in a pool in Virginia. Loudoun County Fire and Rescue // Firefighters and animal services workers came to the rescue of a horse stuck in a pool in Virginia. Loudoun County Fire and Rescue (Firefighters and animal services workers came to the rescue of a horse stuck in a pool in Virginia. Loudoun County Fire and Rescue)

    Horse rescued from pool

    Fire-rescue crews were able to lead the animal to safety.

  • 10 strange dog behaviors, explained

    8 great dog-friendly beaches

    For many, summer means getting outside and spending quality time with four-legged friends. Sometimes that's a game of fetch in the backyard, but sometimes it's fun in the sun (and sand) at the beach. Luckily, there are a number of beaches in the United States that let you bring your pooch — as long as you follow the rules, of course. Here are eight beaches that you can visit with your dog.

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    America's best cities for dogs

    Factors include weather, walkability, yard sizes and more

  • 10 Strange Cat Behaviors Explained

    10 adorably lazy cats

    Check out some of the sweetest cat naps we've ever seen...

  • 5 breeds that used to be more popular

    5 somewhat worrisome dog breeds

    I love all pets. I wouldn’t be a veterinarian if I didn’t, and I celebrate the human-animal bond every day. I do look forward, though, to the day when these five breeds aren’t as popular. The reasons vary, but in many cases the problems are health-related, and overbreeding by puppy mills and other less-than-ideal operations has a lot to do with that. What would help these breeds is for there to be a lot less of them. A couple of them need many more adopters and far less breeding, and all would benefit from people who are well-prepared for the challenges of owning a dog, and who make sure to look to rescue, shelters and reputable breeders for their pets. As always, whatever pet you choose, we veterinarians are here to help you make healthy choices for life.

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    California mayor gets caught ditching poop bag

    The mayor of an affluent California town has landed himself in a messy situation.

  • Negro was reunited with his owner, Ignacio Nacho Etchetchury, in Brazil last weekend.Life With Dogs // Negro was reunited with his owner, Ignacio Nacho Etchetchury, in Brazil last weekend.Life With Dogs (Negro was reunited with his owner, Ignacio Nacho Etchetchury, in Brazil last weekend.Life With Dogs)

    Dog walks 400 miles to World Cup

    Dog reunited with owner in Brazil.

  • 5 breeds that used to be more popular

    5 out-of-fashion dog breeds

    These breeds used to be more popular, but they could just be one hit TV show, movie or commercial away from a comeback.

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