Blog — Species=cats

Meet the Lovable Lineup of Puppy Bowl XIII

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Get ready to rumble! Team Ruff and Team Fluff will face off once again in every dog lover's favorite sporting event of the year: Animal Planet’s Puppy Bowl.

When it airs on Super Bowl Sunday, Feb. 5, 78 playful puppies from 34 shelters in 22 states will take to the field to showcase their adorable antics.

The adoptable puppies will compete for the first-ever Petco Lombarky trophy after a...

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Were There Dogs on the Mayflower?

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If you were on a voyage to a new land, would you want your dog’s companionship and protection? There’s solid evidence that some of the Pilgrims did. There were at least two dogs on board the Mayflower when it left England in 1620, bound for the New World.  

As we get ready to celebrate Thanksgiving, Vetstreet talked with Chris Messier, a living history interpreter...

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Viral Debate: Is This Animal a Cat or a Dog?

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Perhaps in need of a distraction from election coverage, the Internet has a new debate: whether Atchoumlooks like a cat or a dog. It turns out that the subject in the photos is a hairy Persian cat from Canada who’s become Internet famous. Atchoum, 2, was adopted by a groomer in Quebec and has a rare congenital condition called hypertricosis (also known as werewolf syndrome), which causes fast and...

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Pets Displaced by Louisiana Flooding Adopted, Reunited With Owners

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As the people of Baton Rouge attempt to get back on their feet after the devastating flooding that cost so many residents their homes, volunteers are doing their best to care for thousands of displaced animals. Many residents had to leave their homes so quickly that their animals were left behind. There have been tearful reunions of pet owners who found their furry loved ones, while other animals...

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