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Articles tagged with 'Dogs'

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When pets seem human

Published Jan. 13, 2016

OK, so your dog or cat isn't really a human, but he or she might be very human-like in some ways. Research proves domesticated animals can do a lot more than we thought. Local pet owners share stories.

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Help find Fen!

Published July 27, 2015

Last week, Fen - a 2-year-old pitbull - was most likely taken from his backyard in the Harambee neighborhood. His best friend and caregiver, Alana Wooldridge, would really like to get him back.

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What are the rules in dog-friendly bars?

Published June 20, 2015

What is the protocol in dog-friendly bars? Should a person have a right not to interact with a dog when in a dog-friendly bar or is the understanding that if people go to a dog-friendly bar they have to accept all dog behavior - from tail wagging to foot licking to leg humping?

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Can dogs suffer from mental illness?

Published March 18, 2015

The question of weather a dog can actually be mentally ill is a controversial topic in veterinary medicine, but one that blogger Lindsay Garric asks anyway.

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Puppy love: Study says Wisconsinites love their dogs 22nd most in the U.S.

Published Feb. 14, 2015

It's Valentine's Day, which means many will be showing their love to their significant others, boyfriends, girlfriends and so on. But how much do we show our love to our pets - dogs in particular? According to a recent survey, as far as Wisconsinites go compared to the rest of the U.S., we're somewhere in the middle.

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After football, puppies rule the night

Published Feb. 4, 2015

Among key viewers, there was only one program that performed as well as the Super Bowl did in the ratings on Sunday. Animal Planet's "Puppy Bowl XI" had 10.4 million viewers across broadcast and online audiences.

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Gary's Pet Jungle celebrates 20 wild years

Published Sept. 20, 2014

This summer, Gary Johnson celebrated two decades of owning his pet and pet supply store, Gary's Pet Jungle, 2857 S. Howell Ave. During that, says Johnson, "I've been bitten way less by gerbils than hamsters."

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When a dog has a serious job to do

Published Aug. 14, 2014

More and more people are able to take their pooch to work thanks to the rise of dog-friendly offices, but few folks actually work with their pets. Christina Marshall does.