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Barbra Streisand, on stage with her dog, Samantha, who was cloned to create Miss Violet and Miss Scarlett. KMazur/WireImage hide caption

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Cloning A Beloved Pet May Be A Tempting Idea, But There Are Pitfalls

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Barbra Streisand plays with her dog Samantha near her son, Jason Gould (left), and husband, James Brolin, in Paris in 2007. Samantha died last year, but Streisand now has clones of the dog. Philippe Wojazer/Reuters hide caption

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John Locke lounges at home. Owners often say they don't care if their pet is "fat" — there's just more to love! Courtesy of Rebecca Flanagan hide caption

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Dogs rescued from floodwater wait to be transferred to a shelter after torrential rains pounded Southeast Texas following Hurricane and Tropical Storm Harvey on Sept. 3, 2017 in Orange, Texas. Scott Olson/Getty Images hide caption

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Dallas Seavey poses with his lead dogs Reef (left) and Tide after finishing the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race in Nome, Alaska, in March 2016. Seavey denies he administered banned drugs to his dogs in this year's race and has withdrawn from the 2018 race in protest. Mark Thiessen/AP hide caption

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At almost 17 inches, this boxer named Brandy had the longest tongue on a dog ever, according to Guinness World Records. She is pictured with owner John Scheid in Sterling Heights, Mich., in 2001. Jamie Charbeneau/AP hide caption

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Amy Walters from Copperas Cove, Texas, with a horse she rode as she rounded up lost cattle and brought them to the makeshift shelter in Beaumont, Texas. Brian Mann/North Country Public Radio hide caption

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From Pets To Livestock, Lost Animals Rounded Up In Beaumont's Makeshift Shelter

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New research found a link between how puppies interact with their mothers and how they perform in guide dog training. Westend61/Getty Images hide caption

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Coddled Puppies Make Poor Guide Dogs, Study Suggests

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Celebrations that include loud fireworks often terrify dogs. Though there's not yet much science to confirm it, some veterinarians and pet owners say CBD, an extract of hemp or marijuana, can ease a pet's fear. Francisco Goncalves/Getty hide caption

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Older adults who own dogs walk more than those who don't own dogs, and that they're moving at a good clip, a study finds. fotografixx/Getty Images hide caption

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Dog Owners Walk 22 Minutes More Per Day. And Yes, It Counts As Exercise

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