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As a military brat, I spent much of my childhood moving around the country. With each move, we left memories and even treasured toys in our wake. Perhaps that's why I'm more prone to trash rather than transport items from my old life to the new destination.

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Tips for flying with your petupdated: Fri Aug 06 2010 16:41:00

Pet owners may be rethinking flying with their furry companions after seven dogs died this week after traveling in the cargo hold of an American Airlines flight to Chicago.

Pet vaccinations are no longer one-size-fits-allupdated: Mon Feb 22 2010 11:30:00

When Linda Thomas of Frederick, Maryland, found out her 2-year old beagle, Henry, had Lyme disease, she was pretty upset. Her dog hardly went outside. But after his diagnosis, Henry's vet told Thomas that Lyme disease, which is transferred to pets by deer ticks, is fairly common in Maryland, and Henry probably should have been vaccinated for it.

Blood bank helps four-legged patientsupdated: Mon Feb 15 2010 11:05:00

Diablo is not your typical blood donor. Fuzzy and four legged, the golden retriever is eager to jump up on a table and offer a half-unit or more of blood for a few goodies.

Dogs give bloodupdated: Mon Feb 15 2010 11:05:00

HLN's Susan Hendricks tells us about a blood bank for dogs.

Tips for road tripping with petsupdated: Tue Nov 24 2009 10:07:00

The plan is for Kitty and Fido to go? Here's what you need to know. Are Microchip Tags Safe?updated: Thu Oct 18 2007 12:00:00

Studies show that RFID tags, implanted in pets and humans, can cause cancer in mice. But one maker defends his chips

Pet food safety tipsupdated: Fri Aug 24 2007 06:53:00

The recent announcement by Wal-Mart Stores Inc. that two brands of Chinese-made dog treats contained traces of the chemical agent melamine gives pet owners new cause to worry about what their animals are eating.

U.S. is a nation of 360 million -- petsupdated: Fri Mar 10 2006 09:35:00

Pets outnumber people in the United States by about 60 million, with furry, feathered and scaly inhabitants numbering about 360 million, according to the pet industry.

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