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Do you need a license to sell pets?

This license is issued by the state (or federal) in which your pet is registered. This applies to most states.

Do you need a license to own a pet?

This license is issued by the state (or federal) in which your pet is registered. This applies to most states.

What do I need if I have a service animal?

If your pet has a service animal, you’re in the clear. You don’t need the license to own your pet. The state’s laws and regulations don’t require you to have a license to own a service animal.

If you have a service animal and your pet is on a leash, don’t wait any longer! Get your dog out of the house and out of the neighborhood.

To see a photo for a service animal you require, click here for a list of approved service animal agencies.

A new study of more than one million births in Denmark shows that those who are born early are more likely to have a longer life. It’s not just the firstborn who is particularly protected, according to some research as well: the study shows that children born in the first two weeks of life are also more likely to reach adulthood. It’s a result that could help to explain why earlier kids tend to be healthier than those who are born later.

The Danish research has been published in the Journal of Population Economics. Its researchers, with the help of Danish colleagues, have been able to analyze information on more than a million babies born between 1999 and 2009 in Denmark—the first part of its large-scale, population-based birth database known as the Danish Longitudinal Birth Cohort (DLBC). According to the study, the results are particularly striking.


Early infant-milk formula intake may help infants delay weight gain. The milk they get is typically much higher in fat and sugar than that of their older siblings, so if their elders are eating this milk, it may help to help them delay a big weight gain, the authors say.

This, they point out, may also help explain a Danish paradox. “Our study shows that first babies appear to need to be breastfed a longer period of time than we previously thought,” says Lars Binder, one of the study’s authors. These infants are born very early in the study, from a relatively small early-life population, and are being breastfed later on in life—probably due to a protective effect against obesity, Binder says.