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A bill that will allow first responders to provide medical treatment to dogs and cats in an emergency has unanimously passed out of the General Assembly and is now headed to Gov. John Kasich’s desk to sign.

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After being apart, three owners and their dogs both experienced a drop in heart rate upon being reunited, according to new research. The syncing of heart rates occurred rapidly and suggests a mutual reduction in stress, researchers said.

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On Friday, the U.S. Sentencing Commission voted unanimously to raise the recommended minimum sentence for convicted dog fighters. The recommended minimum sentence is now 21 to 27 months, up from a range of six to 12 months.

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Cambodia, in coordination with the WWF, has launched a bold strategy to reintroduce tigers to the country's Eastern Plains landscape with the hopes of having more than 25 individual tigers in 10 years. There are no longer any breeding tigers left in the wild in Cambodia, where the species is considered "functionally extinct."

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Cat Person, Dog Person or Neither? Your Pet Says More About Your Personality Than You Think: http://buff.ly/1Yb9Gnu
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Canine cancer trial could lead to breakthrough in human treatment; results so far have been "mind blowing." http://buff.ly/1RTIMMD

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Grab that leash! Dog ownership may reduce risk of high blood pressure:

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Scientists use gene editing to create disease-resistant swine: http://buff.ly/1Tqt93h
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Ticks that can spread Lyme disease now live in almost half of US counties, CDC says:

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A computer scientist at Georgia Tech has been outfitting service dogs with computerized vests, so that in an emergency they can find another human and pull a mechanical lever on the vest that triggers an audio help message.
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