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Ellen Bornet of London Terrace Gardens in New York, greets resident Lisa Bulloch-Jones and her Maltese-Yorki mix, Marley. (AP Photo/Rose Associates, Rebecca Koppel)
Ellen Bornet of London Terrace Gardens in New York, greets resident Lisa Bulloch-Jones and her Maltese-Yorki mix, Marley. (AP Photo/Rose Associates, Rebecca Koppel)
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Housing trend: Landlords who charge your pet rent

Man's best friend is taking a bite out of renters' wallets.

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The 13 friendliest dog breeds

I don't know why I'm a sucker for lists like these. Probably because they always leave you with something to argue about.

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The fattest cat you’ll see all day

No one will ever know how he got this big, but a rescued cat found abandoned on the side of a road in Nashville, Tennessee weighed in at 23 pounds.

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Piercings and tattoos…for dogs and cats?

Some people enjoy dressing up their dogs in colorful sweaters and bandanas, but others have started giving them tattoos and body piercings, and officials in New Jersey are concerned about this disturbing new trend.

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Exotic funeral arrangements for pets date back as far as the ancient Egyptians, as illustrated in this museum exhibit showing a cat coffin with mummy. Is final rest in outer space a logical next trend? (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)
Exotic funeral arrangements for pets date back as far as the ancient Egyptians, as illustrated in this museum exhibit showing a cat coffin with mummy. Is final rest in outer space a logical next trend? (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)
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Houston, we have a dearly departed pet to launch

HOUSTON (AP) -- A Houston company that already sends human remains out of this world will offer the same memorial space flights for four-legged loved ones.

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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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