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Historical pet food recipes

Are there any pet food recipes from yesteryear that can be applied to today’s pets? I think it’ll be a good thought exercise if nothing else.
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Animal companionship?

When were animals first used strictly for companionship? I can’t find the answer in my usual places for information (I.E. books) I also figured that other people might find it interesting as well!
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How do you tell a wild rabbit from a release domestic rabbit in southwestern Europe?

We know from What species of wild rabbit is the domestic house rabbit descended from? that domesic rabbits are decendents of the European rabbit (Oryctolagus cuniculus) they are native to southwestern ...
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Where do domesticated cats come from?

Domesticated dogs are considered the ancestors of a now-extinct species of wolf that had been domesticated years ago for the purpose of hunting. I found out from this site that domesticated rabbits ...
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Why is “Blue” a traditional dog's name?

I think of "Blue" as a classic name for a bloodhound or big farm/country dog, but I can't think of why that might be. A quick search didn't turn up much for me, and I am curious how this name would ...
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What species of wild rabbit is the domestic house rabbit descended from?

This question comes from a discussion related to How do you groom an Angora Rabbit? it has been suggested that the Angora is not directly descended from the European rabbit, but rather a Turkish ...