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Daily GIFs: October 21, 2014

Getting through the day can be tough, but you know what makes it easier? Adorable GIFs. Check out these furry mini-flicks floating around the Internet. It's probably the cutest way to waste time and wait for the weekend. 1. "One day, red dot, you will be mine." 2. Videobomb! 3. "I don't mind a little water, but this is out of control. Can you turn it off?" 4. The definition of dog heaven. 5. "Don't worry. We'll get that mohawk back." Share this on Facebook? Get another dose of adorable animals:...

Holistic Pet Care

SHAWN MESSONNIER, DVM One of the most important aspects of being a pet parent is providing for the emotional and physical well-being of your animal companions. Veterinary practitioners who offer an integrated approach to healthcare – combining the best of conventional medicine with that of complementary and alternative therapies – may offer a helpful and viable option beyond what traditional care can offer. Credit: Getty Creative As a vet practitioner, I have spent most of my career searching for ways to provide better care for my patients. Learning about alternative therapies convinced me to share my discoveries with others through the Natural Vet book series (published by Prima)....

Sierra the little girl and Sebastian the Newfoundland pooch are playing a classic game of hide-and-seek. Unfortunately for Sebastian, Sierra is an excellent hider. But he's trusting his nose, which has never led him astray before. Share this on Facebook? MORE ON PAWNATION: Rescued Basset Hound Finds a Playmate Squirrel Surprises Giant Panda Hyper Cat Has Energy to Spare...

The association between Ebola and dogs has been all over the news lately. After potentially being exposed by their infected owners, a Spanish dog, Excalibur, was euthanized, while a Texas dog, Bentley, is being held in isolation at an undisclosed location. The disparate handling of these two cases raises the question -- what risk do dogs really pose when it comes to the transmission of the Ebola virus? Credit: Getty Creative We do know that Ebola has the ability to infect certain types of animals in addition to humans. Antibodies to the virus are widespread in African fruit bats. Many scientists think that fruit bats may be the natural hosts for Ebola since they do not appear to become...