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How to prepare for the loss of a pet

No one likes to think about death. But it’s something all pet owners have to face. It helps to know what to expect, so as end of life draws near, you’ll be (at least somewhat) prepared.
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The Love List: Puppy Love

I adopted Maggie almost two years ago from Golden Retriever Rescue of Atlanta. I was on a waiting list for quite some time, and so, like every eager adoptive mother, I bought her everything she could possibly need beforehand.
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10 things to do in Atlanta with your dog

From an Atlanta Braves game to a day at the Piedmont Park pool, here are 10 fun pet-friendly Atlanta events for a day out with your dog.
Editor's Note

August 2015: Our mutual bargain

If you’re a fan of Louis C.K., you may have heard his bit about dogs, and how bringing home a puppy to a family obscures the inevitable truth: “Look what I brought home! I brought home us crying in a few years. Here you go—countdown to sorrow!”

Riding Gear: Horsetown

Even if you’re not buying, it’s worth a trip just to look at the cowboy boots.

Pet Pampering: Glamour Paws

Dapper dogs and chic cats get spa treatment at Glamour Paws, which provides deluxe extras like a “pawdicure” and aromatherapy along with more traditional grooming.

All-Around Animal Healthcare: Briarcliff Animal Clinic

It’s comforting to know that the medical team that gives your kitten booster shots is also available if curiosity leads him into harm’s way.

Holistic Pet Shop ITP: Intown Healthy Hound & City-Kitty

Here, you can stock up on economy-sized sacks of premium chow or fill a goodie bag with all-natural treats from the bulk dispensers.

Holistic Pet Shop OTP: Pit Stop for Pets

Tucked behind the historic Silos landmark in Crab­apple, Pit Stop for Pets specializes in organic pet food and treats.

Feeling good about puppies and babies

If you heard that someone abused a puppy, a child, and an adult, which would affect you the most? That was the focus of some of the more interesting research released when the American Sociological Association met in New York this week. The study, by sociology professors at Northeastern University, found that people have more empathy for battered puppies and dogs and children than they do for adults.

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