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Today, we're celebrating Abraham Lincoln's birthday. You may not think President Lincoln has much to do with pets, but not only was Lincoln an animal lover, he's also the man who gave us the dog name "Fido." Have you ever wondered how Fido became a catch-all name to represent dogs in general? There aren't a lot of actual Fidos. It's not as popular a name for dogs as, say, Duke or Bear. Plus, it's Latin for "faithful." Who speaks Latin? Around 150 years ago, Abraham Lincoln knew Latin. And he named his favorite dog Fido. In fact,...

It's a sad day for the Bush family. According to Dallas News, beloved former first dog Barney Bush has passed away at the age of 12 after battling with lymphoma. Barney was a black Scottish Terrier, and spent much of his time in the White House running around the Oval Office. Former President George W. Bush credited Barney for comforting him after his scary pretzel incident, saying, "I hit the deck and woke up and there was Barney and Spot showing a lot of concern." Barney even had his own film series in which he gave people tours ...

Former President George W. Bush has a new cat and his name is Bob, according to The Atlantic. While we can only speculate how Bob got his name, we're sure everyone can agree the furry Texas resident it super cute. The George W. Bush Presidential Center said that the cat was discovered roaming around a ranch in Crawford, Texas. Bush and his wife Laura decided to take the homeless cat in and offer him a new, cushy life. "Formerly homeless, Bob now comfortably resides in Dallas with his new friends Barney and Miss Beazley, Bush's Scottish Terriers. He enjoys playing with lizards, but he especially loves to search for the sunniest spot in the house to take a long catnap," says the website. Of...

Getty Images Dog Whisperer Chides Obama, Bush "Dog Whisperer With Cesar Millan" kicks off its seventh season tonight, but that's not the only reason Cesar Millan's been in the news lately. He recently criticized both President Obama and President Bush for their lack of discipline when it comes to their dogs, Bo and Barney. Go to USA Today to check out what Millan said about how these world leaders fail as pack leaders. Pet Healthcare on a Budget The Great Recession officially ended in June 2009, but that doesn't mean much when most of us are still pinching our pennies. One thing we don't want to sacrifice through the tight times is the health of ours pets, but when budgeting for veterinary...