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Wagbrag keeps you updated on the latest pet news. From the cute and funny pet stories to the more serious issues affecting your pets - check out Wagbag's All News for what's trending today.

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Ruffwear Front Range Harness Review

I've been waiting for the right occasion to do another Ruffwear product review. Finally, the perfect opportunity had arrived - I had just registered my labrador retriever for the CGC (Canine Good Citizen) training class. I...
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Wellness Core RawRev Dog Food Review – Join The Raw Revolution

This post is sponsored by Wellness® and the BlogPaws® Pet Influencer Network™. I am being compensated to help share information about the Wellness® CORE® RawRev™ raw food dog food but Wagbrag only shares information we...
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Tips On How To Pass The CGC Test For Dogs – Canine Good Citizen...

The Canine Good Citizen (CGC) test is comprised of 10 different tests that you must perform with your dog. Your dog must successfully complete all 10 tests for a passing grade. The tests represent...
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Here’s Why The Clean Label Project’s Best and Worst Pet Food Results Changed

  Explanation Of Why The Clean Label Project Best and Worst Pet Food Results Changed This article has been updated: Shortly after the original article was posted, I was contacted by the Clean Label Project and they...
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Why Do Cats Purr And The Science Behind How

A cat's purr is soothing and relaxing to many cat parents. Some cats purr loudly, while others barely make a sound. While listening to the wonderful sound of your cat purring you might wonder...
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12 Snake Bite Prevention Tips For Dogs – Snake Bites On The Rise

It's summer time! As the weather heats up, it's a good idea to keep an eye out for snakes - for the safety of both you and your dog. According to PetMD approximately, 8,000...
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5 Pet Safety Tips You Need to Do Immediately

We know your pets are like family members. You love them and do your best to keep them safe. Here are five important steps you can take to ensure your pet's safety. 5 Pet Safety...
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Cooking Demonstrations & Culinary Delights – Taste of Town Brookhaven Event Benefiting LifeLine Animal...

Featured Cooking Demonstrations and Culinary Delights The Taste of Town Brookhaven is hosting their 3rd annual event.  This event will feature culinary delights from Town Brookhaven restaurants and cooking demonstrations from Atlanta chefs, including Lisa Washington...
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Top Wackiest Pet Names of 2017

Our Kitten - Named After Andy Griffith TV Show Character With A Star Wars Twist We adopted a cute little kitten this year and the whole family had fun coming up with potential names. My wife...
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5 Pet Traveling Facts You Probably Didn’t Know – Flying Overseas With Pets

5 Pet Traveling Tips That Will Surprise You Moving to a new house and moving jobs are some of the most stressful life changes you’ll come across.  Add in 10 thousand miles distance and it’s...
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Party For The Paws Event – Fun Event Supporting Local Dog Rescue

Party To Save Dog's Puppy Haven is very excited to announce their Second Annual Party for the Paws on May 6th from 11am-3pm at their store location on Caldwell Road in Brookhaven, Georgia. All Proceeds Benefit Rescue...

Luxury Dog Bed Giveaway! Petoji Dog Bed Limited Time Offer

Register to win a new Petoji dog bed and avoid the typical dog bed scenario. April 26, 2017: This post has been updated and the dog bed giveaway contest has ended. Typical Dog Bed Scenario The typical...
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LifeLine Animal Project to Provide Free Veterinary Services at Healthy Pets Events

Rising Pet Care Costs With the cost of pet care rising, many Atlanta pet owners cannot afford basic veterinary services for their dogs or cats. To assist pet owners, LifeLine Animal Project will be holding...
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Springtime Means Sky-Rocketing Level of Animal Intakes At County Shelters

“SPRING INTO ADOPTION” AT LIFELINE ANIMAL PROJECT ADOPT A PET FROM ANY OF LIFELINE’S SHELTERS FOR ONLY $40 Promotion applies to all dogs over 25 lbs. and all cats "Spring is almost here, and that means LifeLine...
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Homeless Man Dies With Dog Tied To Him – Dog Found 3 Days...

Up To 350,000 Homeless People Estimated To Have Pets It's reported that there are about 3.5 million homeless people living in the U.S.  Pet's of the Homeless estimates, that approximately 5% - 10% of the...
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A Perfect Dog Treat For Training – Bonito Fish Flakes

  I received Bonito Fish Flakes & compensation from Chef Asako. However, the opinions and text are all mine. I only share information I feel is relevant to my readers. Dog Training Tip - How To Hold...
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Celebrity Alison Eastwood Launches FosterFurKids.com – A First Of A Kind Animal Rescue Website

Alison Eastwood - Determined To Save Homeless Pets Hollywood celebrity Alison Eastwood (yes - that's Clint Eastwood's daughter) has an idea on how to save more animals. I had the privilege of speaking with her about...

Atlantans Come Join The Kitten Bowl Party – Super Bowl Pet Adoption

LIFELINE ANIMAL PROJECT CELEBRATES SUPER BOWL SUNDAY WITH FEE-WAIVED ADOPTIONS AND A KITTEN BOWL PARTY!   ATLANTA, GA -- (February 1, 2017)  Atlanta’s largest animal welfare group, LifeLine Animal Project, is celebrating Super Bowl Sunday with two...
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Eastwood Ranch Foundation Launches FosterFurKids.com to Help Rescues & Shelters

Eastwood Ranch Foundation Launches FostFurKids.com To Help Rescues and Shelters Connect With Pet Fosters and Transporters Eastwood Ranch Foundation, a non-profit animal rescue organization founded by actress and director Alison Eastwood, has launched FosterFurkids.com a...

Stunning Photos Of Beautiful Shelter Dogs – Capturing The Spirit Of Animals In Need

Take note - this is how you take great photos of animals in shelters! Theses photos, taken by WaltonPets.net, are stunning - they capture the spirit and soul of the animal. WaltonPets.net, supported by William Wise Photography,...
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6 Cat Weight Loss Tips – Creative Ways To Help Your Cat Lose Weight

According to the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention, 58% of the cats in the United States are obese. Feline obesity can lead to liver disease, diabetes, urinary tract problems, heart failure, and other fatal...
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Hiking With The Ruffwear Approach Pack – Dog Backpack Review

If you have read any of my recent posts about hiking, then you've seen photos of my Labrador Retriever, Rio, sporting a bright orange backpack. We've been testing the Ruffwear Approach Pack on several...
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10 Dog Food Ingredients Your Dog Doesn’t Need

The AAFCO (Association of American Feed Control Officials) establishes the nutritional standards for dog foods. Although all of the ingredients are considered "feed grade", that doesn’t mean they are completely safe for our pets....

Chrome Extension Replaces Photos of Donald Trump with Photos of Kittens

Switch out the bad hair comb-over for a soft, furry, cute kitten. Photos of Trump are plastered across the internet. Visit CNN or Fox news websites and you are likely to see a featured...

Give Joy – Pet Adoption Promotion

RECORD SETTING 374 ADOPTIONS OVER BLACK FRIDAY/CYBER MONDAY WEEKEND AT LIFELINE ANIMAL PROJECT’S SHELTERS $25 Adoptions throughout December on Dogs over 25 lbs. and Cats ATLANTA, GA -- (December 1, 2016) Christmas came early for employees...

Exploring And Hiking – How To Be #HealthierTogether With Your Dog

This post is sponsored by Nulo™ and the BlogPawsTM Pet Influencer NetworkTM. I am being compensated to help share information about Nulo, but we only share information we feel is relevant to our readers....
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Do Something Different This Thanksgiving

Black Friday Pet Adoption Special Instead of sitting in traffic, standing in long lines and increasing your credit card bills, LifeLine Animal Project is asking people to do something different.  Take advantage of LifeLine's fee-waived pet adoptions...
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Thanksgiving Foods Pets Can Eat And Ones To Avoid

Thanksgiving is a time for sharing. If you’re anything like staffers here at WagBrag, you find it hard to resist those big, sad eyes when you’re feasting on the turkey and dressing. Both cats...
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How To Be #healthiertogether With Your Dog

  This post is sponsored by Nulo™ and the BlogPawsTM Pet Influencer NetworkTM. I am being compensated to help share information about Nulo, but we only share information we feel is relevant to our readers....
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Watch Cute Kitten Play Ping Pong

Many think that ping pong / table tennis is the world's most popular racket sport. It's apparently popular with cats too - or at least for this young kitten. Video: Watch Kitten Playing Ping Pong Pepper is our...

Dalmatian Shares Her Bed With Foster Kittens

Cute Video of Kittens with Affectionate Dalmatian If anyone has ever asked the question, "can dogs and cats get along?". This kitten and dalmatian video is proof that they can and do! Lady, a Dalmatian, is well...
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How to Cure Your Cat’s Constipation with these Four Safe and Effective Home Remedies

Why is my cat constipated and what can I do? If you’re a cat owner, you know the importance of keeping your cat happy and healthy. Or rather, you understand the importance of making sure...
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Stray Dog Surprised When Caught But Look What Happens…

Stray Dog Is Surprised When Caught But Look What Happens..... I've seen first hand how a scared and homeless animal can transform into a happy confident family pet. That has to be one of the...
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Video: Bulldog vs Chihuahua Battle

Who Is Cuter - American Bulldog vs Chihuahua Let's be very clear - this is a battle of who is cuter. Some will side with the tiny Chihuahua puppy that bounces around chasing after the...
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Smiles From These 15 Homeless Dogs Will Melt Your Heart

  By their smiles you would never guess that these dogs are sitting in a county shelter and needing a FURever home. Many animal shelters around metro Atlanta are at full capacity with wonderful dogs and cats. If...
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How To Create A Pet Friendly Office

We’ve gotten more and more attached to our pets over the last few decades. The nature of the workplace is changing as many companies adopt pet policies.  For example, 9 percent of companies provide...
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11 Amazing Service Dog Facts

Service dogs are highly trained and do some incredible things. But many people are not aware of all of the things these dogs are capable of. Scroll through learn more about these 11 amazing service dog facts. They Help...
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Bonded Senior Dogs At Risk Of Being Separated In County Animal Shelter

These two senior dogs are hoping to be adopted together Armani and Sparky have been at the Fulton County Animal Shelter in Atlanta, GA since March. Their owner "fell on hard times and could not reclaim...
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Cat Expert Tips – How to Communicate with Your Cat

Dr. Tony Buffington, of the College of Veterinary Medicine, professor at the Ohio State University has dedicated his life to the general mystery of cats. He has spent the last few years studying interstitial...
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5 Cats With Cool Jobs That You Won’t Believe

Does your cat work? We usually think of our dogs as having a job or needing one, but the only job we ever assign to cats is catching rodents. However, throughout history there have been...
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Two Stars are Born! County Shelter Dogs Featured in Play!

Two Dog Stars are Born! LifeLine's Fulton County Animal Services dogs, Hector and Autumn, are doing fantastic jobs in their acting debuts in Serenbe Playhouse production Of Mice and Men which began June 9 and...

11 Foods Your Pet Should NEVER eat

Harmful Food For Dogs You might think feeding your pet from the table or giving them the same food or drink that you enjoy is showing your love. However, people food and drink can be...
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5 Common Health Problems To Know Before Adopting A Pet

By Sherry L. Granader Rescuing or adopting an animal from a shelter can be a loving and rewarding experience. However, there are some common health problems that you should be aware of going into the...

If Your Dog Loves Treats Then #NudgeThemBack

This post is sponsored by Nudges® Dog Treats and the BlogPaws® Pet Influencer Network™. I am being compensated to help create awareness about Nudges Wholesome Dog Treats available at Walmart® but we only share...

Community Cats: Saving the Feral Cat Population

Anne E. Beall is quite the Renaissance woman. She has multiple degrees, including a Masters of Science, Masters of Philosophy, and a Ph.D. in social psychology from none other than Yale University. When she...
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Coyote! How To Keep Your Pets Safe

Over the past few months, I’ve noticed an increased number of posts on our community forum about coyote sightings around our neighborhood in Smyrna, GA. With the increase in sightings also comes the increase...
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Cat and Dog Adoptions Needed In GA

“PICK A MAY FLOWER” AT LIFELINE ANIMAL PROJECT ADOPT A PET FROM ANY OF LIFELINE’S SHELTERS FOR ONLY $20!   Cat and Dog Adoption Promotion applies to all dogs over 25 lbs. and all cats   ATLANTA, GA -- (May...
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Pet Parent Shaming – Know This Before You Shame

There Is No Perfect Parent Who saw the Today show on TV yesterday morning? Those who did, probably saw the segment about ‘Mom Shaming’. Chrissy Tiegen has taken on a social media battle about leaving...
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Earthday and Going Green With Your Pet

  It's earth day and going “green” is popular today. Recycling, taking reusable shopping bags to the grocery shop and owning compost bins. But are you also going green with your dog? Keep reading to find...

WHOA: 15 Totally Strange Animal Laws From Around The World

Strange Animal Laws Before you take another step with your pet, you're going to want to read these totally strange animal laws from around the world. You never know when you could be doing something...
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Kittens Survive House Fire That Killed Six People

Kitten survives after running back into house fire that killed six. The kitten was found with his sibling on a burnt mattress. Good Samaritan and Others Die In House Fire In the aftermath of the fire...
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Cat Food Review – Best & Worst Brands

As cat owners and lovers of our friendly and sassy felines, we want to be sure they’re getting the best care possible. Right down to what they’re putting in their bellies. Read about the...
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5 Ways Pets Help Child Development

How Kids Benefit By Having Pets Children are always excited about getting a pet. A tour around children’s room will remind you how much they love animals – most of the cartoons, books and comics...
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Top 10 Signs Your Dog Is In Pain

Written By: Micheal Petty, DVM As a veterinarian and pain management expert, barely a day goes by in my practice when a dog doesn’t come in whose caregiver describes behavior that is associated with pain,...
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12 Things You Need To Know About Dog Training With Positive Reinforcement

Positive training is a method of training animals that does not use force, coercion, or other harsh methods.  The basis of positive reinforcement training is to help the dog do what you are asking him...
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Can My Pet Get The Zika Virus?

By Sherry L. Granader Nutritionist It is impossible to turn on the news or open a newspaper and not hear about the Zika virus. It is a virus spread to people through mosquito bites and common...
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Fall In Love With Quasimodo, The Dog With An Extremely Short Spine

Prepare to fall in love with Quasimodo, the full-bred German Shepherd who was born with an extremely short spine. According to the BBC, Quasimodo was a stray, who was picked up in December and taken in by Secondhand...
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Looking For Love That Lasts?

Pets make people happier, and nobody needs to be alone when the perfect pet is waiting at our shelter ready to add some sunshine to someone's life. "Find The One" Adoption Promotion It’s almost Valentine’s Day! ...
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STUDY: Dog Owners Are Happier Than Cat Owners

The great debate over pets continues.. According to a new study from Manhattanville College in New York, it seems dog owners are happier people than cat owners. The study found that dog owners are more conscientious,...
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Homeless Dog Video Encourages Pet Adoption

Homeless Dog Video Sheds Light On The Large Number of Animals In Need Of Adoption https://youtu.be/xPwG6Ib65HQ This video is about a dog named "Max" and it was made and produced for LifeLine Animal Project to address...
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Everyone’s Falling In Love With The Japanese Raccoon Dog

Is it a dog? Is it a raccoon? Well, neither, really? The internet is abuzz over Tanu, a Japanese animal called tanuki, or in English, a raccoon dog. A raccoon dog is a species that falls...
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Uplifting Video: Paralyzed Dog Tries Wheelchair For The First Time

VIDEO: A paralyzed dog gets new doggie wheelchair.   Bookie is one of those dogs you'll always remember. Not because of his disability but instead for his happy and high-spirited personality. Bookie, a beagle mix, survived...
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BREAKING: PetSmart & Petco Supplier Caught Freezing Hundreds Of Animals

Disclaimer: WagBrag is in no way affiliated with PETA, nor do we necessarily agree with its status. This article is intended to bring light to a particular issue regarding PetSmart & PetCo.  Prepare yourself for the...
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Create a Cat-Friendly Home with Tips from Jackson Galaxy

Talking With Jackson Galaxy I spoke to Jackson Galaxy for this article, and it was an honor. I've been a fan of his work with cats for years. Getting to talk to him about the...
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Dog Found Tied To Post – Looking For A Forever Home

Back in December, something caught Adam's eye when he was leaving a park in Atlanta, GA.  He saw something off in the distance. It looked like a dog standing very still, all alone on...
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TERRIBLE: 10 Worst Zoos For Elephants In North America

The 10 worst zoos for elephants. It's important to remember, that although many times animal abuse is focused on those poor cats and dogs, it occurs to all species in the world. Elephants, who are exceptionally smart...
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Woman Under Fire After Doing THIS To Her Dog

Animal abuse comes in may shapes, forms, and apparently colors. Pet dental hygienist Summer Wilson is being called out on animal abuse for dog dyeing her Great Dane. Apparently, it took Wilson seven hours to...
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Abused Dog Cried At First Sign Of Affection, But Not Anymore!

Many people often take for granted the emotions of animals. These creatures are not only able to feel sadness, happiness and fear. Abused animals in particular are more sensitive to the negative emotions, as...
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2 New Dog Breeds Recognized By The American Kennel Club

Two new dog breeds have been added to the club... the American Kennel Club that is. Let's hear it for the American hairless terrier and Sloughi, who are the newest members of the registry of purebred dog...
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The Shocking Reason Why People Give Up Their Pets

Animal abandonment is huge issue across America. According to the ASPCA, 7.6 million companion animals enter animal shelters nationwide every year. Of that number, 2.7 million animals are euthanized. There have been so many times when we...
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Top 8 Manly and Famous Men Who Love Cats

Famous men who love cats! In our culture, there is a ridiculous assumption that cats are only for females.  While reading Dan Harris' New York Times Bestseller, 10% Happier, I learned that he was teased by...
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WATCH: Neglected Dog’s Incredible Gesture For Help

We often stress how important it is to report puppy mills in your area. Puppy mills function purely on the idea of making money, and more often than not, the conditions in which the...
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GRAPHIC: Woman Who Tossed Dog In California Is Identified

 Warning: The video below might be upsetting to some viewers.  Pets often are involved in domestic disputes, and end up becoming victims to animal abuse by their own family. This was the case with a Fairfield, California pug,...
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Dogs At North America’s Most Remote No-Kill Shelter To Be Euthanized

Chances are you haven't heard of Iqaluit, the capital city of the Canadian territory of Nunavut. While very remote, Iqaluit is a snowy place where a small group of thousands of people and dogs live. It has...
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Home 4 the Holidays Campaign – Saving Homeless Animals

The holiday season sees more animals brought into families than the rest of the year combined. Blue Buffalo’s Home 4 the Holidays Campaign is designed to take advantage of that. The goal is to...
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Actress Amber Heard Pleads Not Guilty To Illegally Importing Dogs

Actress Amber Heard has stated that she will plead not guilty to charges that she illegally imported dogs into Australia. Back in July, Heard was charged with two counts of illegally importing her and husband Johnny...
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New Pet Carrier Features A Window For Your Animal

It's safe to say many pets do not like going into a pet carrier because they usually associate it with going places like the vet or taking a long ride where they will be...
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Man Spends Millions Saving Dogs From Being Slaughtered

We'd like to shake this man's hand. Meet Wang Yan, a former Chinese Millionaire who has spent his fortune saving dogs from being slaughtered. A true a animal rescue hero. According to the Shanghaiist, it all started...
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Her Death Breaks Our Hearts

There are those 9/11 stories that fill your heart with joy and hope and those, like this one, that rip your heart into tiny little pieces. Humans weren’t the only ones hurt or killed in...
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How Two Rescue Dogs Became Australia’s Smartest Dogs

You know how smart dogs can be because you’ve no doubt seen demonstrations of their amazing abilities. Dogs have been trained to act on command for a number of things including choosing specific items...
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November is Adopt A Senior Pet Month: Top 6 Reasons Why To Adopt A...

November is Adopt a Senior Pet Month Older dogs make great pets.  Most people who want to adopt a dog look for a puppy or adolescent. There is nothing like a puppy for its cuteness,...
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5 Great Things Happening In The Pet Industry

WagBrag attended our first BarkWorld Expo in Atlanta this past week. BarkWorld touts that it is the "only industry event that explores social media, technology and lifestyle as it relates to pet owners, social...

New Study – When Dogs Became Domesticated

No one doubts that our loving canines began as wolves … and probably gray wolves from a region straddling Europe and Asia … thousands of years ago. Dog food companies love to tout that...
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Dez Bryant And His New Pet Monkey

No, Dallas Cowboys wide receiver, Dez Bryant, did not consult with WagBrag before getting his new pet monkey.  If he had, we would have sent him the link to an article that we wrote a year...
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Domestic Abuse – How To Keep Your Pet Safe

When Domestic Abuse Happens During a domestic abuse situation, it’s important to remember not only those who seek shelter from an abuser but also the welfare of their pets. For many of these victims, pets...
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Cat Food Drive – In Honor of Feral Cat Day

LifeLine Animal Project is having a fundraiser and cat food drive for feral cats on October 11 - 17 in honor of National Feral Cat Day on October 16.  The food they collect will...

Pet Food Industry and Slave Labor

The total U.S. pet industry expenditures for 2015 are estimated to be over $60 billion, according to the American Pet Products Association.  Pet food will make up the largest percentage of that expenditure - estimated...
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Lost Dog Recognizes Owner On TV

How many times have you been watching a show featuring a dog and watched your dog watching the dog on TV? Plenty of times, if our staff experiences have any correlation. So, what’s this back...
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Pet Custody Cases Up

It's a sad truth, but the reality is, 50% of marriages end in divorce. Along with divorce, comes the family members caught in the cross-fire and the latest evidence of this is a marked...
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Dog Theft Scam

Unfortunately we are all too accustomed to hearing about scams. But here is a dog theft scam that all pet parents need to be aware of: People impersonating animal control officers who take your...
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A Closer Look at Pedigree Dog Food Complaints

This past summer, dog parents found something quite disturbing in their fur babies’ food: Foreign objects that looked like wire. If you’re a pet parent who relies on the purity and safety of a Pedigree...
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PawsLikeMe – A New Way To Find Your Perfect Canine Match

August 26th, is National Dog Day. The holiday is dedicated to celebrating dogs and the important role they play in our lives while also bringing attention to the vast amount of dogs that still...
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Saving Dogs’ Lives – WagBrag Partners With Rescue Me GA

Through the "Very Special Pets" (VSP) program, WagBrag partners with no-kill pet rescue organizations that have a reputation in their community for doing excellent work. Wagbrag provides funding to permanently sponsor a portion of...

Cecil, We Shall Miss You!

Nightly news and the Internet are abuzz with the recent killing of Cecil, the beloved 13-year-old Zimbabwe lion, by American dentist Walter Palmer. CNN reports that some celebrities are joining the posse to hunt...
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Celebrate National Mutt Day on July 31st!

Okay – we know all about pure breeds especially through our spotlight series but we want to talk to all of you who are claimed and loved by mutts. Those fabulous four-leggers with different colored...
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Kids with Pets Have Higher Emotional Intelligence

Studies reveal that kids who have pet friends have a higher emotional intelligence (EQ).  As noted in the Washington Post, "More than intelligence, EQ is the best indicator of a child’s likely success in...

Tennis Star Andy Murray and Sniffer Dogs

A Champion Among Champions Tennis star Andy Murray advanced to the quarter finals earlier this week at Wimbledon.  In 2013, he won the men's singles Championship at Wimbledon.  Regardless of how he finishes up this...
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Five-Foot Nile Monitor Lizards Are Eating Florida’s Cats

  There is a carnivorous monster in the state of Florida. This monster is the Nile monitor lizard. State wildlife staff is hunting for the lizards that can grow to be over five feet and...
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How the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ George Johnson Spends His Time Off

View image | gettyimages.com When you think of a defensive lineman for the NFL, are dog shows the first thing that springs to mind? No, of course they don’t. But that’s exactly what George Johnson does...

A New Study: How Dogs Can Improve Your Immunity

There have been lots of studies in the past decade that have shown the tight connection between dog and human in terms of stress reduction. This joinery, if you will, helped spawn a burgeoning...
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Labradoodle Creator Regrets His Actions

Are you a Labradoodle lover? Or maybe even an owner? This breed of designer dog has found lots of followers but also has taken its licks as well. Here’s what Wally Conron, the man tagged...
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Beyond The Fur – Book Campaign

I think all animal lovers can attest that the human and animal bond can be special and unique.  So special that the bond can seem almost mysterious.  Think about it, humans and animals do not share...

Dogs on Deployment – Helps Care for Military Personnel’s Pets

You have no doubt seen many military members deploy from the U.S. overseas. But what happens to their pets who are left behind? It was a question we posed recently and came away with some...
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How Drones Help Find Stray Dogs on Operation Houston: Stray Dog City

If you’re a fan of Animal Planet, you’ve seen the kinds of rescue and rehabilitation programs they have to offer. From pit bulls and parolees to Cesar 911 and even My Cat From Hell,...
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March Madness for Dogs and Cats

Shelter Pet Challenge Is your NCAA basketball tournament bracket busted? In the spirit of March Madness, Petplan insurance has another tournamanet bracket that you might want to follow. However, this bracket is filled with shelter...

Top Mistakes to Avoid at a Dog Park

Dog parks it seem like the perfect place, don’t they? After all, you have a wonderful open space with lots of canine friends. What could be better? Quite a bit, as we’ve come to realize. A...

Prosthetics For Pets

By Sherry L. Granader Prosthetics have been a solution for many people to improve the quality of their life. The same is true for our pets with innovative and orthotic solutions that are successful in...

Top Signs That Your Dog is Stressing Out

Stress is something we all feel whether human or canine. It’s a part of life for any being. We have all felt the fight or flight instinct and dogs are no different from us...
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Dog Stabbed 20 Times…. and Survives

Article Updated on March 7th Dog Stabbed 20 Times Now Stable Roxy, a dog who was allegedly stabbed 20 times February 28, is in stable condition today and is now expected to make a full recovery....
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Adopt A Lucky Charm

LIFELINE ANIMAL PROJECT OFFERS SPECIAL ADOPTION RATES DURING ‘ADOPT A LUCKY CHARM’ PROMOTION AT DEKALB AND FULTON COUNTY ANIMAL SERVICES ATLANTA (March 3, 2015) -- You don’t need a four-leaf clover to get the luck...
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50 Shades of SPAY

How about this for a clever spay and neuter contest name? Found Animals, an nonprofit organization dedicated at tackling the pet over population problems, has announced a spay and neuter contest on the hills of...
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Bring Home a Furry Valentine

FIND TRUE LOVE AT DEKALB AND FULTON COUNTY ANIMAL SERVICES  Bring Home a Furry Valentine for only $14 during February ATLANTA (February 2, 2015) -- There is nothing like true love, and yours is waiting for you...

Top 3 Pet Contests: Submit Your Furry Friend!

A picture really is worth 1000 words. And where better to show off your best pet friend then to enter them in a photo contest? There are lots of them out there and the grand...

Animal Care Expo 2015

This year will mark the 10 year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina.  So it seems fitting that New Orleans will be hosting the 2015 Animal Care Expo.  The Expo is a premiere event and considered to be...
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Top 5 Books Any Cat Lover Will Want to Snuggle Up With

  Do you love cats? Do you love reading? If you answered yes to both of those questions, I bet you'd enjoy reading quality books about our feline friends. It's worth having a few around...

New Years Resolutions Ideas For You and Your Pet

You have probably thought about your new years resolutions all year. I’m going to lose weight!...next year. I’m going to exercise more!...next year. I’m going to have more fun!...next year. The new year is...

AllPaws: A Cool New Adoption App For Your Phone

As the old mantra goes, "There's an app for that!" There are apps for finding restaurants, new music, and even potential romantic partners- and now there's an app for finding your new best friend....

The Pet Food Industry is Booming.  So What’s Trending?

The pet food industry is booming - it's an industry that makes over $20 billion annually according to market research. Pet food companies have been trying for years to squeeze into every niche of the...
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5 Cool Pet Gift Ideas

The holidays are coming and the goose is getting fat. Please give your doggie more than a Santa hat! All kidding aside, you dog is important to you all year-round so when it comes to...

Top Holistic Pet Health Trends

Holistic wellness- meaning all-encompassing treatment and care- has long been a focus of human medicine and nutrition. But it extends to our favorite furry friends as well. Embracing a host of topics from grain-free...

Thanksgiving With Your Pet

  Thanksgiving is a time when we all stop and count our blessings. While we give thanks for our friends, family and great food, you can’t forget to give thanks for your pet. Make this...

Video: Virtual #KittenTherapy

Surprising new stress buster! Tidy Cat invited stressed out people into a glass room and then unleashed several kittens.  It's just a matter of time before this video goes crazy viral. http://youtu.be/35T8wtmTbVg
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The Shelter Pet Project

Finding All Shelter Pets a Home Many have heard of The Humane Society of The United States (HSUS). As the largest animal protection association in the country, the HSUS has not only been rescuing tens...

Video: Scottish Terrier Puppy Pinwheel

We don't think you could have trained these little Scottish Terrier puppies to be more choreographed - or more cute. Watch the lady pour goat milk into the bowl and around and around they go. <Also...

Ebola Surviver And Her Dog Reunited!

We are all relieved to learn that the TX nurse, Nina Pham, has been declared Ebola-free. But we take actual joy in the news that Nina Pham reunited with her dog Bentley - an adorable little...

Book Review: FLame – The Horse that Refused to Die

What do you dream of doing when you retire? When Bill Reilly retired from IBM, he didn't sit on the beach sipping cocktails. He became an animal humane law officer for Dutchess County, NY and...
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Ebola And Pets

Waking up every morning and hearing the news about the Ebola crisis, it may make you wonder if it could spread to our dogs, cats or other pets. For example, the nurse, hospitalized in...
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VIDEO: Firefighters Revive Dog After Fire

After a close call, a Virginia Fire Department is going to make a change to help save pets during fires. Firefighters pulled out a shepard mix from a home fire in Petersburg VA who was...

Update on Blind Dog Needing Rescue

A Plea To Save A Blind Dog Wagbrag followers may recall, we sent out a plea last month for someone to please rescue a blind dog who was about to be euthanzied at a county...

Hero Dog Awards

Hurray! The 2014 Hero Dog Awards are here again! Where we get to celebrate how amazing our four legged, canine companions can be. Last year’s winner for the 2013 award was a pitbull named...
canine detection

How Canine Detection Dogs are Helping to Stop Illegal Wildlife Trafficking

  A dog’s sense of smell is a thousand times better than a human’s.  Dogs also have the amazing ability to sniff through “layers” of scent to detect what is underneath.  This is coming in...
pet flipping

Pet Flipping: What it is and why pet parents should be aware

  What is pet flipping?  Pet flipping is, basically, the practice whereby someone obtains a dog (or animal) for free or by stealing one and then immediately tries to sell it for a profit. "Free To...

The Cat Tracker Project: Enroll Your Cat

The Cat Tracker Project is a collaboration between Your Wild Life, a group of scientists and others dedicated to studying the world around us from unique angles, the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences,...
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National Dog Day

August 26th is National Dog Day.  Collien Paige, Founder of National Dog Day states that ”I founded National Dog Day in 2004 to honor dogs, to give them "a day", to show our deep...
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Pet Theft on the Rise: How To Protect Your Pet

No reliable numbers exists but it's estimated that up to 2 million dogs are stolen annually. Just last month a young boy from Orlando FL was walking his dog when someone pulled up in a car...
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Top 10 Cat & Dog Loving States

Which is more popular - dogs or cats? Recent news sheds light (not fur) on how cats and dogs rank throughout the world. In the U.S., more households have dogs by a slight margin...
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17 Pit Bulls Featured in Esquire Magazine

Pit bulls On "Death-Row" An estimated 4 million animals are euthanized every year in county shelters, according to the Humane Society of the U.S. Walk down the aisle of an animal shelter - especially here...
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FDA Warns – Raw Diet For Pets Dangerous. But Is It?

The FDA released a press release on July 2nd about the dangers of the feeding your pet a raw diet.  They warn that it can pose health risks to both you and your pet. ...
July 4th - Pet Safety Tips

How To Keep Your Dog Safe During July 4th

Before you fire up the grill or light one single firework this July 4th holiday, be sure you take a few minutes to make sure your pet is safe and comfortable. Many pets become...
US beats Ghana in World Cup Match

US Defeats Ghana! Is Your Dog Up For Soccer?

 The US Defeats Ghana In Opening Round of World Cup No way! Yes they did.  The U.S. beat Ghana in last night's Group G opening round of the 2014 World Cup. Clint Dempsey of the U.S....
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June is Adopt A Cat Month

June is Adopt A Cat Month June is adopt a cat month and it's that time of year when many shelters are busting at the seams with cute and adorable kittens. Not to mention the...
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Rachael Ray $100k Challenge to Save Pets

The Rachael Ray $100k Challenge Kicks Off In June The ASPCA Rachael Ray $100k Challenge kicks-off on June 1st. The $100K Challenge is a contest in which 50 animal shelters across the country compete to...
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Tainted Pet Jerky Killed 1000 Dogs

Dog Deaths Caused By Tainted Pet Jerky! The Food and Drug Administrations (FDA) has reported that more than 1000 dog deaths have been related to tainted pet jerky. 5000 complaints have rolled in since 2007. Most...
New York City spay and nueter program

How Two Big US Cities Plan to Tackle Pet Overpopulation

Two US cities popped up in news this past week highlighting their significant progress in establishing spay and neuter programs and tackling the pet overpopulation issue head-on.  New York City is now reported to...
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Dog Surfing Tips. Time To Hit The Beach

Dog Surfing Summer is right around the corner and many of us are hitting the gym to get ready for the beach. Your canine, on the other hand, is not going to care one bit how...

Viral Video of Dog Dancing on Bed

He is being described as a naughty dog but since this is not your bed - you'll find his actions innocent and will appreciate the humor.  The pet's guardian installed a hidden camera (not...
Olympic Skier Gus Kenworthy and rescueing puppies

Olympic Skier Rescues Dogs

U.S. slopestyle skier Gus Kenworthy wins the Gold!  Technically, he won the silver on the ski slopes.  But if Wagbrag was giving out medals, then he’d receive a Gold for his efforts in helping...
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Justin Bieber – Setting an Unfortunate Trend

Exotic Animals As Pets We know he can sing and drive teenage girls crazy, but can he take care of a pet?  It's been reported that last month, Justin Bieber got a tan and white...
Decoding Your Dog

“Decoding Your Dog” May Save Your Dog’s Life

There are multiple dog training theories, and most people have strong opinions as to how to train a dog or how to handle certain dog behaviors.  Some of these misconceptions can even be dangerous...
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An Odd Couple – Dog and Fox Playing

                      New Friends Last year in Norway, Torgeir Berge was walking his German Shepherd when an abandoned baby fox appeared from the woods and approached the dog. What happened next is amazing and heartwarming - the...
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Paul Walker – Actor and Animal Lover

Paul Walker Dead At Age 40 The actor Paul Walker died this weekend in a car crash at age 40.  Although he was well known for movies, many people don't know that Paul Walker was also...

Cuddling Shelter Dogs Find a New Home

A couple from Springfield, PA appeared on NBC's Today Show with the two dogs that they adopted after seeing a cute photo of the dogs cuddled up together.  The two pit bull mixes are...

Rescue Dog is now Police K-9

Chance is a German Shepherd who was rescued from abuse and neglect.  The RSPCA found him living outside a home in Bradford, UK with no food or water and very little shelter.  Although rescued,...

Cats Provide The Link To HIV Vaccine

By Sherry L. Granader   Scientists have been on a mission to find an HIV vaccine and have discovered a link to cats in the process.  When human blood of an HIV-positive person is exposed to...
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The New iPhone 5 and Pet Paws

iPhone Fingerprint Scanner Of course there are cool new features that come along with these new iPhones.  One of those features, which is getting a lot of attention, is the biometric fingerprint scanner.  So instead...

Pet Emergencies: What Should You Know?

By Sherry L. Granader.  No one looks forward to an emergency, whether it concerns your two or four-legged family members. But ignoring the obvious – emergencies happen to everyone at one time or another –...

Dexter, The Newest Therapy Dog

Wagbrag is excited to announce that Dexter passed all his tests and evaluations to be a therapy dog.  So who is Dexter?  Dexter is the Labrador Retriever who belongs to Wagbrag Co-Founder, Russ Boles....
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$1,000,000 Donation towards Multipurpose Pet Adoption Center

Wagbrag wants to give a nice, big "shout out" to the $1 Million donation that Petco gave to the Animal Care Services of San Antonio. ACS has announced plans to build a new, state of...
May 8th was the National Animal Disaster Preparedness Day. Even though this day has come and gone it's always important to be prepared for disasters.

Animal Disaster Preparedness

May 8th was the National Animal Disaster Preparedness Day. Even though this day has come and gone it's always important to be prepared for disasters. Who could forget hearing the news and seeing the...

Humane Society of the United States – Leadership Call

As a supporter of and a financial donor to the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), I had the privilege of attending their Leadership Briefing call this past week.  The HSUS is one...

Bomb Sniffing Dogs, Pets Giving Blood, and Comfort Dogs

News about animals from this past week:  Bomb Sniffing Dogs, Pets as blood donors, and dogs comforting victims of the Boston marathon bombings. Bomb Sniffing Dogs 60 Minutes (CBS) aired a segment about bomb sniffing dogs...
Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Month

April is Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Month

Like children, animals are innocent and depend on us for their well-being and protection. Animals give us so much – they are our companions and protectors, they serve us in the military and act...

Bunnies as Gifts, Photo-bombing Dog and More

News about animals from this past week:  Should you give a bunny as a gift over Easter?, Dog photo-bombs Craig's List Ad, Twilight Actress's dog dies in house fire, a ban on horse-tripping.  What's up...

Dog Rehabilitation Center – Dogs Smell Out Cancer

Pet News Flashback - A look at this week's past news about animals:  A Rehabilitation Center for Fearful Dogs, Dog on Wrong Flight to Ireland, Medical Detection Dogs Smell out Cancer  ASPCA Opens Behavioral Rehabilitation...
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Pet News Flashback – Yellow Dog Project, An Official State Dog, Cat Cafe

Pet News Flashback - A look at this past weeks news:  Yellow Dog Project, An Official State Dog for Nevada, Cat Cafe Opening soon.   Yellow Dog Project – “Ask Before Approaching Me” Just like people, some...

Pet News – Flashback of this weeks news

Flashback of this weeks news about pets:  Show dog from Westminster poisoned, Store cameras show puppy stolen, the Itidarod sled dog race begins, and some goods news about a dog protecting a toddler. Dog from...
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Responsible Pet Owner Month – Don’t Forget World Spay Day

In honor of Responsible Pet Owner Month during the month of February, Wagbrag is here to help outline the ways that can help you be a responsible pet owner. Your pets rely on you...

Pet News: Week of February 18th

Pet news from this week:  The dirty side of the exotic pet bird business is exposed, a dog saves family from house fire, and another pet food recall. Exotic Pet Bird Business Exposed Matt Smith, the...

February is Responsible Pet Owner Month

Being a Responsible Owner (part 1) February, in addition to being Black History Month and Heart Disease Awareness Month, is also Responsible Pet Owner Month. Here at Wag Brag, we take being a responsible pet...

Caffery the Cat – Gets Along Fine with Two Legs

While my family is in the process of adopting a new cat who has only one eye, I can’t help but to be absorbed by the news about the two legged cat, Caffery, who...

The Passing of Barney – Grieving for Your Pet

Barney, the Scottish Terrier, who belonged to former president George W. Bush, has died.  Barney was twelve years old and passed away due to his battle with Lymphoma.  We can all still picture this...
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Antlers: For Your Dog (not Ray Lewis)

As Baltimore Ravens linebacker, Ray Lewis, is preparing for this weekend's Superbowl match up against the 49ers, he is also having to contend with allegations that he used a banned substance, known as deer antler spray....

Cats Kill Billions…! Why Your Cat Should be an Indoor Cat

The cat's prowess is creating quite a buzz due to a recent study.  Nature Communications, who publishes biological, physical and chemical science research articles, reported that cats kill billions of birds and small mammals...

What is Wagbrag?

WagBrag is a website for those who are passionate about their pets! The editors of Great Pet Health are excited to bring you WAGBRAG. Wagbrag will feature the same great animal health and wellness content...

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