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The death of a pet can be traumatic. That little dog, cat, hamster, goldfish or (certainly in my case) rabbit was, to varying degrees, a part of the family. So it seems only fitting that a suitable send off should be chosen when our pets take their afternoon nap for the last time. Credit: Getty But you can forget digging a hole for for Nibbles, Chester or Fido in that ever-expanding back yard pet cemetery, there's a far grander idea that will get the neighbors talking: Launch your beloved pet into outer space. RELATED: SpaceX Giving Dearly Departed Ride to Final Frontier Celestis is a private spaceflight company with a difference. Since 1995 it has been sending payloads on suborbital and...

Dogs Running on Treadmills

Countless canines have pledged to stay fit in 2014 by going for a run.

10 Reasons Why Pets Need Clean Water

Just because your dog licks the bottoms of your toes and your cat nuzzles inside the dirty laundry pile doesn't mean they don't need clean water. It's just as important for your furry friends to drink fresh water as it is for humans. Here are 10 reasons why you should keep your pet's bowl full of clean…

Satterwhite.B, Flickr Scabies symptoms are a common affliction for household pets. As part of a Paw Nation series providing background about medical problems your pet may suffer, we spoke to Dr. Kristen Fulham, veterinary dermatologist with Southeast Veterinary Specialists in Matairie, La., to get some insights about the condition. Are scabies symptoms potentially deadly or are they common? Symptoms of scabies include itching, crusty skin, oozing and cracking of skin, lack of appetite, hair loss, and overall decline in the quality of your pet's health. Scabies can be fatal if left untreated....

.thana✌, Flickr Vomiting is a common affliction for household dogs. As part of a Paw Nation series providing background about the medical problems your pet may suffer, we spoke to Dr. Andy Plauche', DVM at Lafayette Veterinary Care Center in Lafayette, La., to get some insights about the condition. You should always consult your veterinarian before giving medication or supplements to your pet. What are the signs that my dog's vomiting requires special attention? If your dog is vomiting and becomes depressed or lethargic, then consulting your veterinarian is important. Diarrhea in conjunction with vomiting can rapidly lead to severe dehydration. Early detection of dehydration is an...