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Animals Animals: Through a Dog’s Ear

Using sound to soothe the savage beast? by Sunny Branson We  know that our dogs’ hearing is very sensitive. How does that sensitivity inform their daily lives? Is there an aud …

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Animals Animals: Yum, Tuna-Flavored Meds

Made-to-order prescriptions for your pets (and you, too): Compounding pharmicies offer customized meds, just like in the olden days. by Sunny Branson How hard is it to get your igu …

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Pet vaccinations—too much, too often?

Lenny, a one-year old Bernese mountain dog, was surrendered by his owner to the animal rescue where I volunteer. A bouncy, playful pup, Lenny was up for his standard vaccination bo …

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Animals Animals: Bassetts on Parade

The St. Patrick’s Day Wasatch Waddle. by Sunny Branson Do you like drool, short legs, and howling out of tune? If so, then the Wasatch Waddle fundraiser is the event for you!  …

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Animals Animals: Manx Cats

Tailless wonder of the cat world. by Sunny Branson Gus, a Manx cat, stands watch at the Yuppie Puppie pet supply store, home of Wasatch Animal Rescue. He is a noble creature – a be …

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Animals Animals: A Lament for Roosevelt Ave Owls

Microhabitat lost to urban pressures. by Sunny Branson Across my street not long ago there was an old maple tree and in it the most perfect knothole- a cavity just the right size f …

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Animals Animals: A Murder of Crows

Exploring terms of venery. by Sunny Branson What do Venus, venison, and venereal disease have in common? They are all derived from the Latin word venari, meaning "to desire …

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Animals Animals: Volunteer for a Day

A visit to Kanab's Best Friends Animal Sanctuary. by Sunny Branson I recently had an opportunity to spend a day volunteering for Best Friends Animal Society in Kanab, Utah. Kn …

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Animals Animals: Symbol of the West

Protecting wild horses on public lands. by Sunny Branson I first learned about the Wild Horse and Burro Act during an outing to Ching Farm Animal Sanctuary. Faith Ching introduced …

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Animals Animals: When You Find a Baby Bird

Observing from a distance may save its life. -by Sunny Branson This time of year aviaries and bird rehabilitators are flooded with calls from people who have found wild baby birds …

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Animals Animals: Pit Bulls

Good dogs may get a bad rap. -by Sunny Branson For some, the name alone conjures up negative images of snarling, ferocious, uncontrollable dogs. But many pit bull owners know the t …

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Animals Animals: Slow Food for Pets?

Exploring dietary alternatives for cats and dogs. by Sunny Branson Last month the FDA and Menu Foods, Inc. confirmed that a contaminant in pet food was responsible for many illness …

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Animals Animals: Make Mine Chocolate

An Easter plea to protect bunnies and chicks. Also: Another perspective of chicks in the city. by Sunny Branson On a recent trip to a farm supply store to purchase bedding for my g …

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Animals Animals: Homeless People with Pets

Dogs belonging to homeless people are some of the most well adjusted in America. by Sunny Branson An estimated 5-10% of homeless people have pets. I always thought that having anim …

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How to Help

Spread the Word—Educate yourself with extensive research and then talk to people about the issues. Letter Writing—Instead of boycotting products, people are encouraged …

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