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The Important Role of Zoos in Raising Awareness of Endangered Animals and in Promoting Animal Conservation
In 2010, the animal pharmaceutical industry reached $6.8 billion in
total animal health product sales in the United States. Most of these sales
go to treating farm animals, domestic pets like dogs and cats, but some of
these sales are going to zoos to treat animals kept in captivity. The
unnatural habitats cause unusual beh...
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The Decline in the Population of Red Squirrels and the Proposed Efforts to Preserve Them
The red squirrel is a unique creature. Often, people do not associate the color red with squirrels. Many squirrels are brown or grey, or sometimes black. The scarcity of this particular breed of squirrel is due to where they are located. Red squirrels are not seen as frequently in North America as they are throughout the Un...
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Discouragement of Declawing Animals through a Speech by Dr. Jennifer Conrad, a Wildlife Veterinarian and Founder of the Paw Project
Dr. Jennifer Conrad, a Wildlife Veterinarian and founder of The Paw Project, encourages pet owners and vets around the United States to stop declawing animals, especially cats. Many people, including animal lovers, do not realize that declawing is a surgical procedure in which the animal's toes are amputated at the last joi...
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A Day in the Life of a Cat
I hiss at the boy. Can he not see? I am infuriated. I might just… It was just a casual, balmy day in somewhere that is frigid cool in the winter and pleasant in the summer. I have not quite figured out where I reside. Anyways that is not important, I can visually imagine this moment until the day I pass. I am a laid-back c...
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A History of the Evolution of the American Cocker Spaniel
THESIS STATEMENT: Humans have always looked for company, which is why they tamed grey wolves more than 12,000 years ago; from the grey wolves, the European wolves were developed, and that marked the beginning of the American Cocker Spaniel history. Human’s necessity to have a good companion, and the search to find somethin...
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The Effects of the Breeding to Kennel Club Standards on the Welfare of Dogs
Appearance matters: how has breeding to Kennel Club standards affected the welfare of 'Man's Best Friend'? It is a bizarre society in which we live, where the breeding of dogs for aesthetic and frivolous purposes is tolerated despite the deleterious effects such breeding is having. We are quite literally, killing man’s be...
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The Origin and History of the Beagle
The Beagle was first bred in England for hunting use around 1830. Beagles are thought to be a mix of many now extinct breeds including the Talbot Hound, and the southern hound. Beagles are classified as followed. Kingdom Animalia Phylum Chordata Class Mammalia Order Carnivora Family Canidate Genus Canis Speci...
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A Study of the Adaptive Behavior of Dogs in Relation to Their Environment
Evolution is a pretty big theory these days. It is the idea that a species can change and adapt to a certain set of circumstances over a period of time. Now on the extreme side of evolution, there lies the theory that human beings evolved from apes way back when. On the not-so-extreme side of the coin is convergent evolutio...
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A Discussion on the Issue of Excessive Barking in Dogs and How it Can Be Turned to Silent Barking
Introduction Excessive barking is a behavioral problem with most dogs. This problem is common with those dogs which are not well trained or fed hence, making them to bark to anything that appears strange to them even if it is harmless. It factual that dogs bark, barking is healthy and good as it sends a signal of unusual t...
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My Desire to be a Veterinarian
Many are up at the crack of dawn some never to see a bed until midnight or possibly the next day, this describes many different careers in our community from doctors to construction workers, however for the soul purpose of this paper and the one which gives me the most rewarding vision of what possibly is in store for my fu...
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Dogs Should Be Kept On a Leash
Love On A Tight Leash: Protecting Dogs For Their Own Good Owners of dogs enjoy seeing their beloved pets run and play freely throughout the backyard, at a spaciou...
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The Benefits of Owning a Pet
A Secret To Happiness: The Benefits Of Owning A Pet Being a pet owner comes with many responsibilities and requires much patience since you're basically in charge of another life. Whether a person has a pet dog, cat, bird, fish, or hamster, taking good care of that pet is extremely necessary and a part of a daily rou...
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An Argument in Favor of Using Animals in Experimental Research
There has been a controversy between animal rights supporters and scientists about whether it is right to use animals in experimental research. Also, it is very debatable whether using animals for such research results in finding a cure for diseases. From my point of view, if there are no other alternatives, and if it is po...
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A Comparison of the Resemblance of Tail Chasing in Dogs and OCD in Human
Tail Chasing in Dogs Resembles OCD in Humans A research done by Finnish researchers at the University of Helsinki
studied the reason and effects behind tail chasing in dogs. What they found
was extremely profound. Using 368 dogs as test subjects they found things
that might cause tail chasing in the dogs. They used th...
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The Pit Bull Stereotypes and Their Effects on Massachusetts Law Enforcement
The Pit Bull Stereotypes and Their Effects on Massachusetts Law Enforcement Pit bulls were dog fighters in the early 1900s. Out of all dogs, pit bulls have one of the strongest bites. Over the last few decades, the media has portrayed these dogs negatively, calling them vicious and a menace to society. Pit bull owners have...
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The Beginnings of the Domestication of Dogs
The Domestication Of Dogs The dog has become a key member of everyone’s homes. We have grown accustomed to having a dog in our homes, and they are considered a major part of our every day lives. The dog was the very first to become domesticated, while their ancestors were wolves (“Savolainen” page 1). There are many d...
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The Issue of Animal Shelter Genocide in Today's Society
Animal Shelter Genocide One prominent issue our society faces today is the overpopulation of animals. While many of us may enjoy our cat or dog’s company at our own home, we seldom think about the feral pets scavenging for food in the wild. With this also comes the overcrowding of animal shelters. Anyone can take simple...
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A Look at Challenges in Taking Care of Pets
Anyone who owns a pet knows how important it is to keep them healthy. Being a responsible pet owner might feel like it comes naturally, but many people overlook the little needs that help keep our companions comfortable and happy. One of those needs is making sure your dog’s toenails are trimmed regularly. Some dogs hate i...
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