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Bill would eliminate sales tax on pet meds

It's no secret that many people spend thousands of dollars trying to keep their pets healthy and alive. Legislation introduced in Trenton would give pet lovers a bit of a break by excluding pet medications from New Jersey's 7 percent sales tax.

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Secondhand smoke just as harmful to pets

Secondhand smoke can cause lung and nasal cancer in dogs, malignant lymphoma in cats, and allergic reactions and respiratory issues in both, according to studies by several schools.

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Fat pets get help at NJ camps

We know obesity rates in people continue to climb, but now comes word the number of overweight and obese pets is also on the rise.

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Female goldens are supposed to weigh 55 to 70 pounds but overweight Ceili weighs 126 pounds. The facility says she is very active but when they do stair climbing drills, she has to take a pause. (Mel Evans, AP)
Female goldens are supposed to weigh 55 to 70 pounds but overweight Ceili weighs 126 pounds. The facility says she is very active but when they do stair climbing drills, she has to take a pause. (Mel Evans, AP)
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Fat camps offer pudgy pets ‘pawlates’ to slim down

It's not just a people problem: Growing rates of obesity in pets have led to the emergence of fat farms offering "pawlates," "doga" and "Barko Polo," doggie versions of Pilates, yoga and Marco Polo to help slim down man's best friend.

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Watch this ‘conversation’ between a dog and his owner [VIDEO]

You may have heard of Mister Ed, the talking horse, but have you ever heard a dog talk before?

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Join Big Joe 6/14 for the Monmouth County SPCA Fur Ball

Join Big Joe Saturday, June 14th from 6-10p at Stillwell Stables in Colts Neck as he hosts The Fur Ball to benefit The Monmouth County SPCA, celebrating their fifth anniversary of the Homeward Bound Adoption Center.

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This photo taken on May 12, 2014, shows a grave marker for Buddy a beloved family pet memorialized at the Los Angeles Pet Cemetery in Calabasas, Calif. Saying goodbye to a beloved dog or cat is hard. Despite many options, an estimated 70 percent of owners will leave the body with their veterinarian to dispose of. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)
This photo taken on May 12, 2014, shows a grave marker for Buddy a beloved family pet memorialized at the Los Angeles Pet Cemetery in Calabasas, Calif. Saying goodbye to a beloved dog or cat is hard. Despite many options, an estimated 70 percent of owners will leave the body with their veterinarian to dispose of. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)
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Pet Burials Range from Bottom of Sea to Sky Above

People saying goodbye to a beloved cat or dog can do it in style, sending their pet's remains to the bottom of the sea or letting them fly high into the sky.

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The James family of Eatontown who found their dog "Reckless" a year and half after losing it during Superstorm Sandy. Here the family poses for a photograph in Neptune. (AP Photo/The Asbury Park Press, Mark R. Sullivan)
The James family of Eatontown who found their dog "Reckless" a year and half after losing it during Superstorm Sandy. Here the family poses for a photograph in Neptune. (AP Photo/The Asbury Park Press, Mark R. Sullivan)
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Family Reunited With Dog Lost During Sandy

A New Jersey family whose terrier-pit bull mix escaped from their backyard during Superstorm Sandy went to an animal shelter this week to adopt a new pet and came home with their old dog.

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"Alfred"  courtesy of Brendan
"Alfred" courtesy of Brendan
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Meet “Alfred” The Pig

I was planning on posting this story on Easter Sunday.  Ham is a popular meal on Easter, so I thought best to wait a week.

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What Is Your Dog Saying?

Dogs express their emotions, just like us humans, but in different ways.

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