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Dogs & Cats in the News

Looking for current resources to use in your Mutt-i-grees lessons? Dogs & Cats in the News provides a compilation of news stories featuring dogs and cats that may inspire students to put empathy into action.

Dogs Get Blues When Youngsters Go Back to School

Young people aren't the only ones who get back-to-school blues. Pooches used to months of constant playtime can get upset when their best buddies disappear with the dog days of summer. Read more:

Headstone Secured for K-9 Veteran

A headstone has been secured for a K-9 military hero. But representatives of the Michigan War Dog Memorial hope he will serve as an inspiration for others. A spokesman for the Oakland County-based military pet cemetery said this week that more than $600 had been raised for the purchase of a headstone for Shaman, a military work dog who had served in Iraq. Read more:

Pet Connection: Do you know the story behind ‘dog days of summer’?

The dog days of summer. We’ve all heard this expression used to describe the hottest time of the year. But what most people don’t know when they use this term to complain about the heat is that the phrase is as old as Western culture itself. Read more here:

Does Your Dog Love You?

If you believe that your dog truly loves you, are you right? Or is this just another way that we humanize our pets? It may not come as a surprise, but research confirms what most of us know from experience: dogs do experience feelings of love and affection. Yes, dogs rely on us for food and security, but they also look to us for social comfort and bonding. Read more:

Firefighter says dog saved him from cancer twice

Curtis Young was annoyed when his miniature pinscher kept pawing at the back of his head. When he finally went to the doctor and realized he had a brain tumor, he couldn't believe his dog had saved his life. Read more: