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11 HOURS AGO - Boston Globe

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The Healing Power of Pets

See how a retired teacher named Nancy Denen uses her two cats as therapy animals. Plus, veterinarian Dr. Karen Halligan and Lisa Erspamer, creator of the book “A Letter to My Cat,” share the health benefits of owning pets.

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JAN 19, 2015 - Washington Times

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Group provides animal comfort and aid for those in need

COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) - After 13 years of helping others relieve stress, Dexter has a stress-free schedule of naps and treats planned for his future. The long-haired Dachshund was one of the first animals to join Aggieland Pets with a Purpose, a nonprofit organization launched in 2002 ...

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JAN 16, 2015 - Huffington Post

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Your Pet Says More About Your Personality Than You Might Think

Cat people and dog people really do have different personality traits, new research suggests. People who own cats tend to be more creative, adventurous, and anxious. Dog owners, on the other hand, tend to be more extroverted, secure, and risk-averse. Those differences were seen in a fascinating new study (see video above) by scientists at the University of California, Berkeley ...

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JAN 14, 2015 - Health Canal

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Helicopter parenting better for pets than for kids, study suggests

BERKELEY — Helicopter parenting may not be the best strategy for raising independent kids. But a healthy measure of clinginess and overprotectiveness could actually be advantageous when rearing dogs and cats, according to new research from UC Berkeley and California State University, East Bay.

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JAN 13, 2015 - Cleveland Plain Dealer

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Petco says it has quit selling pet treats from China, over fears of contamination

"What we feed our pets matters, and this milestone supports the company's steadfast commitment to putting our customers, partners, animals and the communities we serve first," said Petco CEO Jim Myers.

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