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Got a pooch with a sweet tooth?

Hold off on giving your four-legged friend another bite of something sweet until you check the label—artificial sweeteners could lead to trouble.

Want happy? Get a hound

Introducing a dog into your busy life could be just the ticket to less stress and better health—but only if you commit to regular walks.

Feeling pressured? So does your pooch

Cortisol levels in dogs often mirror those of stressed-out pet owners.

Those perilous pooches

For elderly Americans, dog walking is about as enjoyable as it gets when it comes to exercise—just remember to factor in the risks for falls.

Growing menace: Asian longhorned tick

The invasive species has already made itself known in more than nine states.

Pets double as asthma antidote

Early exposure to cats and dogs may offer some protection from developing allergies and some chronic lung conditions.

Your puppy might make you sick

Fido could be infected with Campylobacter and not be sick, but may still carry the germ.

The cat’s meow: the emotional boost of cute videos

It turns out, watching Grumpy Cat can make you less grumpy.

Could your dog unleash a flu pandemic?

Researchers find that viruses can jump from pigs to dogs, and that influenza is becoming increasingly diverse in dogs. This spells trouble for humans.

Must love dogs

Want to avoid a heart attack or lift the cloud of depression? The benefits of owning a pooch may surprise you.

It’s time to kick Fido out—of bed, that is

Sharing sleeping space with your dog may disrupt your shut-eye.

Walk the dog, gain health

Even in bad weather, seniors get about 30 minutes of daily activity by taking care of their pet.

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