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The type of dog you own can indicate whether you’re prone to cheating on your spouse


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Given the plethora of cheaters out there, there have to be some outside indicators that could predict whether the person you’re dating or married to is more inclined to cheat on you or not.

It turns out there is:

Dogs Playing Poker
Dogs Playing Poker
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What does your dog do when you leave the house?


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Have you ever wondered what your dog does when you leave the house?

Apparently, they like to climb up onto the bed and cry. Continue reading WHAT DOES YOUR DOG DO WHEN YOU LEAVE THE HOUSE?

Would you like to buy an alpaca? They’re going CHEAP!


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If you’ve ever wanted to own an alpaca, the market trend right now is that they are not nearly as expensive as they used to be.

Alpacas are calm, easy-going animals with incredible fur to be used in all sort of clothing products, if knitting is your thing.  We know a number of people who own alpacas (or llamas, or chickens, or pigs… a surprising number of friends own pigs), and they think owning an alpaca is the greatest thing.

Alpaca Plush
Alpaca Plush
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The Ultimate (and inexpensive!) Christmas Gift for your Dog


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If you’re one of those people who like to give your dog Christmas presents, but are concerned that you might be spoiling them just a little bit, here’s a brilliant way to handle both your love for your dog and your love of recycling: Continue reading THE ULTIMATE (AND INEXPENSIVE!) CHRISTMAS GIFT FOR YOUR DOG

Latest defense against cancer? Cat Poop


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Medical researchers are always looking for the Next Big Discovery in their quest to prevent cancer.

Maybe they’ve found something that’s been just under our noses all this time:

Barbie Potty Training Blissa Barbie Fashion Doll and Pet Playset
Barbie Potty Training
Blissa
 Fashion Doll and Pet Playset

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It’s BACON – and it’s KOSHER for Passover!


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Everybody is familiar with what “kosher” food is, right?  You see the little “circle K” or “circle U” on food labels as the indicator of that product meeting certain religious preparation standards.

For example, for the longest time Oreo cookies were never kosher – sweet tooths had to be satisfied by eating Hydrox cookies instead.

Passover, on the other hand, has a more special label and marketing behind it at the supermarket.  That’s where you may see a more elaborate display indicating foods that are “Certified Kosher for Passover” rather than being merely “kosher”.

Kosher for Passover requires the food to be made without ingredients that shouldn’t be eaten during the Passover holiday – this food, like Wonder Bread and cakes and most beers – all contain yeast.  And yeast is apparently evil of evils and must be disposed of before the Passover seder can begin.  All those foods that can’t be eaten during Passover are classified as “chometz”.

But guess what?  Bacon – and we’re talking full-on pork bacon, not that whimpy turkey bacon – can be classified and eaten as “Kosher for Passover”.

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The 10 Most Dangerous Dogs


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Dogs are man’s best friend.  At least, until someone gets bitten.  Then the offending dog is nobody’s friend.

We have friends with all sorts of dogs, running the gamut from lap dogs to big ol’ greyhounds.  Even a Great Dane has been in the mix.  A litter of pitbulls. No poodles, though.  Not that we know of, at least.

But we’ve only seen one dog attack amongst all the dogs we’ve been familiar with.  And in hindsight, maybe there’s a reason for it.

BEWARE OF THE DOG, THE CAT IS NOT TRUSTWORTHY EITHER
BEWARE OF THE DOG, THE CAT IS NOT TRUSTWORTHY EITHER

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10 Things Most Likely to Harm Your Cat


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How much money have you spent on your pets on doctor care over the years?

Some people would rather spend that health money on their cats than they would for themselves.  Their cat is just as much a member of the family as a child, and worth every penny.

Cat Owners Home Veterinary Handbook
Cat Owners Home Veterinary Handbook

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OMG! It’s the KITTEN BOWL!


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It’s what some media analysts are already calling the SUPER BOWL SHOWDOWN OF THE CENTURY, and the NFL has absolutely nothing to do with this one.

It’s all about creating the most entertaining alternative programming during the annual Football Championship Game, and there’s a new challenger in place this time that is making a lot of noise.

Puppy Bowl
Puppy Bowl

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10 Reasons You Don’t want an Owl as a Pet


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Web Watch has a friend who used to own a pet parakeet.

We say “used to”, as Alvin wasn’t very happy to be kept in his cage.  So every few days, our friend would let Alvin the Parakeet fly around the apartment – just because he could.

This arrangement seemed to work out well for Alvin.  Until one day when our friend opened up Alvin’s cage door like he has done dozens upon dozens of times before… and Alvin flew straight out the apartment’s sliding glass door that our friend inadvertently left open.

Whoops.

Alvin was never seen again.

Stuffed Owl (Pooh)
Stuffed Owl (Pooh)

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What’s the best dog food?


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If you have a dog, then chances are you know how easy it is to find food that your dog will like.

Basically — is it food?  Let’s eat!

Very rarely are you going to run into a dog that doesn’t like anything you put in a bowl in front of them, or drop on the floor, or leave available on the counter.  Dogs will eat pretty much anything you give them.

Wellness Lamb & Beef Stew with Brown Rice & Apples Canned Dog Food
Wellness Lamb & Beef Stew with Brown Rice & Apples Canned Dog Food

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How to feed your cat: what food do cats like best


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Cats can be known for being pretty particular about their food.

Pet owners will do anything to please their feline friends.  Dogs? They’ll eat just about anything — wet, dry, with gravy, from a box, in a bowl, out of the toilet…  but cats? They’re something a bit more special and refined.

Is it any wonder that the cat food aisle at the grocery store is stocked with more flavors than the soup aisle?  But more importantly, do cats really care what you feed them?

Fancy Feast Gourmet Cat Food, Grilled Seafood Variety Pack, 3-Ounce Cans
Fancy Feast Gourmet Cat Food,
Grilled Seafood Variety Pack, 3-Ounce Cans

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Dogs like tails that wag the right way


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Dogs are very expressive animals.  You can tell when they’re happy, you can tell when they’re sad. You can tell when they know that they’ve done something wrong.

There’s a reason that dog’s are called Man’s Best Friend, in part because there is that charade of communication that pet owners have with their dog that goes beyond a mere belly rub.

A dog wags its tail with all its heart
A dog wags its tail with all its heart

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The problem with fake service dogs


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The other day, Web Watch was in a grocery store where we saw a woman with her chihuahua on a leash walking through the produce section.  The dog was wearing a “service dog vest”, indicating that this dog was specifically trained to assist the disabled in some manner.

And we’ve been seeing more and more of this.  Service dogs appear to be everywhere nowadays.  Have you seen this trend also?

Service Dog Harness
Service Dog Harness

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Dogs are welcoming our robot overlords


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Remember when Web Watch told you about how dogs prefer to eat human food?  Or, at the very least, they prefer to eat food that their human shows them is good to eat?

It ends up that dogs really are more aware of the people around them than we give them credit for. Perhaps the “man’s best friend” term really isn’t just a phrase, but something true and real.

Robotic Dog
Robot Dog

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