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Will new federal rules make flights safer for pets?
Mother Nature Network
Travelers who fly with kitty and canine companions will soon get more details about pet deaths or mishaps on commercial flights. After numerous incidences of animal deaths, injuries and losses, the U.S. Department of Transportation will require airlines to file a report each time such an event occurs, starting Jan. 1.
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Best cars for dogs, according to Auto Trader
Chicago Tribune
Of the many joys shared by our canine companions, man and mongrel like to go for a drive. In honor of the 10th annual National Dog Day, Auto Trader put together a list of the best cars for dog lovers. Nominees feature conveniences such as fold-flat seats, rear-lift gate, low ride height, containment barriers, sunroof options, airy cabin and a chewable door handle.
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Avoid pet dehydration this summer
Great Pet Health
Pet dehydration is a serious concern during the warm summer months. Just as humans can get dehydrated easily when participating in outdoor activities in warm weather, pets can too.
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  ProClip Pulse Ion

Andis introduces the convenient, cordless ProClip Pulse Ion clipper. With a rechargeable lithium ion battery that enables up to two hours of clipping, and an adjustable detachable blade, it’s the ultimate tool for grooming on the go. Now also available in pink & purple. To get more information visit our website at www.andis.com.
 


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  WaggWalker® by Bark Busters

Take the Lead and Get Tails Wagging with the WaggWalker® Communication Harness. With a simple "flick and release" of your leash, this revolutionary dog walking harness emits a gentle sound to get your dog's attention by communicating with him through operant conditioning to teach him how to walk at your side.
 


Dating sites begin to cater to pet owners
The Associated Press via KLFY-TV
As Internet dating becomes more popular, more singles are using various online dating services to find potential partners. Pet-friendly sites aim to match pet owners with other pet enthusiasts who enjoy spending time with their animals.
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Bubonic plague found in Colorado fleas
Mother Nature Network
Colorado health officials have issued a warning to Boulder County residents after bubonic plague was found in fleas taken from a prairie dog. Flea samples were taken from a Boulder property when a homeowner notified officials of several dead prairie dogs on the property. The neighborhood has been posted with signs warning residents to protect themselves and their pets.
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  Add pop to your leash wall!
NV Pets Sales and Marketing is the US importer for ROK Straps, the 3 – 1 Stretch leash. ROK Straps are made out of extruded UV stabilized rubber with a unique nylon web cover. ROK Straps comes in 4 leash sizes, 12 colors and has matching adjustable collars. ROK Straps has an unconditional 1 year guarantee. ROK Straps has been sold in the US for over two years with major success. For more info please click here.
 


Study offers surprising look at true health of cats
Veterinary Practice News
Many cats that look and act healthy hide a secret. A study of outwardly healthy cats discovered laboratory abnormalities in 1 out of every 4 tested. Furthermore, pet owners who answered a 48-question survey noted warning signs in nearly 70 percent of the 1,197 cats checked.
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7 crazy new products you can buy to spoil your pet
Time
Pet dating services? Dog selfies? "Pre-pups?" The world of pampering pets has hit new heights. In recent years, pet owners have been tempted into treating their beloved dogs and cats to products and services that run the gamut from $350 doggie strollers to pet tattoos, luxury doghouses and gourmet pet cuisine.
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6 ways leaders unknowingly undervalue their employees
Forbes
Leaders often find themselves getting lost within the growing demands of the workplace and losing sight of what matters most to their employees. As such, they fail to realize the negative repercussions that the lack of strategic focus can have on their ability to deepen relationships with employees, which is important to understanding their specific needs for success. As a consequence, employees begin to lose trust in leaders that they perceive as self-absorbed, complacent and only concerned about their own well-being — rather than interested in advancing the people they are responsible for leading.
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