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Poll Unmasks Halloween Plans, From Candy to Costumed Pets

CHICAGO — The good news for kids this Halloween: They'll likely come home with a bigger pile of candy than of healthy snacks while out trick-or-treating. Americans have a wide variety of plans to celebrate the spooky holiday this year, from carving pumpkins...

How to Keep Your Pet Safe on Fourth of July

Although it's a day of loud and joyful celebration for the human species, Independence Day is notoriously traumatizing for many pets. "The Fourth of July is probably the hardest holiday for all the pets in t...
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Meow Hear This: Study Says Cats React to Sound of Their Name

NEW YORK — Hey Kitty! Yes, you. A new study suggests household cats can respond to the sound of their own names. In four experiments with 16 to 34 animals, each cat heard a recording of its owner's voice, or another person's voice, that slowly recited a lis...