Fairfield County Edition

Archive of: Brief and NAPC and *NATURAL PET*

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Stoned Doggies

Stoned Doggies

Although a certain form of marijuana can ease pet pain, dogs that mistakenly gulp THC-laced food can suffer trembling and seizures.

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Sentient Beings

Sentient Beings

A pioneering law formally recognizes that animals can feel pain and stress and so bans the use of animals for cosmetics testing.

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Animal Friends Soothe Autistic Children

Animal Friends Soothe Autistic Children

If they play with a guinea pig before reading in front of other children, autistic children suffer significantly less social anxiety, Purdue University researchers have found.

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No Worries: Cats Naturally Eat Less in Summer

No Worries: Cats Naturally Eat Less in Summer

British veterinarians found that cats do indeed pick at their food in hot weather—eating 15 percent less—and logically eat more in winter.

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Creature Crime

Creature Crime

Abuse and torture of animals is now classified by the Federal Bureau of Investigation as being on a par with homicide.

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Chemicals Harm Pets, Too

Chemicals Harm Pets, Too

Alarmingly high levels of myriad toxic household chemicals found in cleaners and furniture have been found in blood samples of dogs and cats.

March 2014
Natural Eye Care for Aging Dogs

Natural Eye Care for Aging Dogs

Regular checkups, preventive care, and the right supplements can help maintain the eyesight of a dog getting long in the teeth.

October 2013
Mall Dogs

Mall Dogs

Animal rescue societies are finding their needy dogs and cats snapped up at shopping centers.

July 2013
Better Doggie Bags

Better Doggie Bags

A New York park is using compostable bags for dog waste—and its flowerbeds are thriving.

August 2012
Storytime Pals

Storytime Pals

Can therapy animals help children learn to read? In a word, yes.

August 2011