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What you need to know about the dog flu

New cases of canine influenza have spread across several states, and veterinarians are urging vigilance.

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Japanese cat-collecting game has Internet purring

There's an addicting new app that's taking over screens in Asia and beyond. The goal? To feed cute stray cats in your virtual backyard. Up to 45 of them, if you're lucky.

Pit bull-Dutch shepherd mix wins title at California event

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Meet the world's ugliest dog

Quasi Modo, a short-spined mixed-breed dog from Florida, was named the world's ugliest dog Friday for epitomizing "excellence in ugliness."

The 10-year-old pit bull-Dutch shepherd mix won the dubious title from a pool of 27 underdogs at the annual Wo...

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Blind dog and his 'guide dog' seek new home

People from all over the world are seeking to adopt Glenn and Buzz -- a blind Jack Russell terrier and his "seeing eye dog" best friend.

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Egypt: Millions of dog mummies in catacombs

For centuries, dogs have been humans' loyal, domesticated companions. They've been wild animals, doing what's needed to survive. And in ancient Egypt, they served as bridges to the afterlife, with the hope that they'd intercede with the god Anubis on...

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Study says cat videos are good for you

The next time your boss walks up on you watching cat videos, blame it on science.

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City bans use of kangaroos as service animals

Officials in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin, have changed the city's rules on service animals after a woman took a baby kangaroo into a McDonald's restaurant.

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Therapy dogs used to comfort people in mourning

Funeral homes are increasingly utilizing therapy dogs as four-legged grief counselors for those in mourning.

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Service dog hit by bus trying to save owner

A service dog who leaped between his owner and an oncoming bus is recovering in a New York veterinary clinic after the incident on Monday.

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