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Dogs & Kids: Happy Together

Dogs and kids, it's a combination that at it's best can be the stuff of childhood dreams. At it's worst, it can be a source of heartache and pain and even injury.

Secrets of Kitty Body Language

Kittens communicate in a very distinct way. Did you know that every twitch, every purr, every motion actually means something.

Dog Obedience Training Basics

The most important things in dog training are consistency, keeping dog's attention and understanding your dog. To get the respect of your dog you must be consistent.

The Different Breeds Of Dogs

The American Kennel Club recognizes 150 different dog breeds. There are seven different groups in which the dog can belong.

Pets: The Wild Kind

Just because we moved out to the country a couple years back does NOT mean we want to run a farm. Tending to animals is just not how we want to spend our time.

7 Good Reasons for Playing With Your Cat

Playing reinforces the bond between you and your cat.Playing with your cat is the best possible way to build up a bond between the two of you.

Train Your Dog With Respect

Proper training of your dog should begin when he is a puppy. The first four months of a dog's life are very important in the training of your dog.

Puppy Love - Wonderful Companions

Everybody loves puppies. Who can resist those cute little faces and wet noses? Puppies can be a lot of fun, but they also come with a lot of added responsibility.

Dogs Are Mans Best Friend

Dogs are believed to be descendants of wild wolves. They were the first wild animal to be tamed.

Introducing a New Kitten to Your Older Cat.

So, you read somewhere that introducing a new kitten into your home could be great for your existing cat, for companionship. And you remember how much fun your cat was when she was a new kitten, and you would love to re-live those days.

Pet Peeve: Dogs Doing Business Where Not Wanted

We've recently moved into a new apartment complex that really is much like a resort. We don't have to maintain the lawn, handle any maintenance problems, or deal with unruly neighbors.

Tips For Dog Toys

Toys are fun both for our dogs and us. Lucky for us there are endless choices.

How To Find a Lost Cat

Losing your cat is a worrying experience, use these 'How to find a lost cat' steps, and try to stay calm. Remember that most lost cats have not run away from home, we all know about cats and curiosity.

Humming Birds Make Wonderful Pets

Humming birds are wonderful birds that are smart, playful, and easy to take care. Many new bird owners are surprised by the intelligence that many birds show.

Providing The Best Care For Your Goldfish

Goldfish care is critical for the health of your goldfish. Unfortunately, goldfish are very vulnerable to disease, with young goldfish even more so.

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Fun with family pets  The San Diego Union-Tribune

Old Poway Park was the setting Saturday for the annual Pets in the Park festival, featuring fun things for pets and their owners to do. Among the more popular.

Just can't get enough: Pet spending reaches (another) all-time high  dvm360

New numbers on pet expenditures show growth almost across the board, with Americans spending $72.56 billion in 2018.

These Southland pets need new homes  Chicago Tribune

Area shelters should send photos, pet descriptions, and address and contact information to Paul Eisenberg at with “Pets of the Week” ...

Pets of the week for March 26, 2019  Duluth News Tribune

Max is a 2-year-old brown tabby cat who is available for adoption through Animal Allies in Duluth. Max is a shy little guy who would love a patient and quiet ...

Homeless people with pets: CA looking at adding $5 million to help  KERO 23ABC News

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — California is considering adding funding that would help homeless people who have pets. The bill cleared a senate committee on ...

Can Pets Get High Off Secondhand Cannabis Smoke?  Leafly

Dogs have far more cannabinoid receptors than humans and pets in general usually weigh much less than us, so intoxication can happen with even very small ...

Experts issue warnings for people, pets as tick season nears  WMUR Manchester

As the weather warms, experts are warning Granite Staters to be on the lookout for ticks.

Local non-profits remind people to spay, neuter pets before summer  FOX 10 News Phoenix

Spring has arrived, and now that it's getting warmer, a local non-profit wants to remind people to spay or neuter their pets to help control the pet population.

East Bay pets of the week for March 29  East Bay Times

Hi, I'm Ohio, a gentle boy that enjoys nothing more than having a side to lean on and a lap to snuggle in. I was adopted from Berkeley Humane years ago, but ...

FDA warns people are harming pets to get painkillers  WJW FOX 8 News Cleveland

The FDA has issued a warning to veterinarians nationwide to look out for people who are trying to get drugs by harming pets. In a 2016 survey, 13% of ...

Humane society uses facial recognition for lost pets  Kokomo Perspective

The Kokomo Humane Society now has one more way for pet owners to find their pets should they go missing.

Local vet warns of rise in tick-borne diseases, heartworm in pets  WMBF

With the warmer weather comes the pesky insects, and that means keeping a close eye on your furry friends when it comes to parasite prevention.

PHOTOS: This week’s adorable, adoptable KHS pets  WAVE 3

Each week, the Kentucky Humane Society is sharing photos of its adorable cats and dogs available for adoption.

DHEC will partner with Aiken vets to give pets low-cost rabies vaccinations  Aiken Standard

Veternarians across the state – including Aiken County – will be partnering with the Department of Health and Environmental Control this spring to provide ...

Keep the bugs off your pets this spring with help from the Michigan Humane Society  WDIV ClickOnDetroit

You might be getting ready for Spring, and so are your pets. The Michigan Humane Society has ways to protect your pets from bugs this season.

Pet Store Surveillance Catches Man Allegedly Putting Python In Pants

The I Love My Pets store in small-town Rockwood, Mich., issued a plea on social media for the safe return of their beloved ball python after the snake ...

Sonya, 'The Pet Psychic'  Cottage Grove Sentinel

What are your pets thinking? Wouldn't it be nice to find someone who could read their minds? I did! Meet world famous pet psychic Sonya Fitzpatrick.

8 ways to use your Amazon Prime membership to spoil your pets  Business Insider

We use Amazon Prime for ourselves all of the time, why not maximize its perks so your dog, cat, or other furry friend can benefit from it as well?

Free adoption event kicks off Monday for select pets at PACC  KVOA Tucson News

TUCSON – Looking to add a new furry friend to your family? This April, Pima County Care Center will be waiving the adoption fees on select animals at the ...

Pet Oxygen Masks on Emergency Vehicles  WNEP Scranton/Wilkes-Barre

SOUTH ABINGTON TOWNSHIP, Pa. -- An animal hospital in Lackawanna County is helping first responders save the lives of pets while on the scene of fires.

Shelter Animals Named Ohio's Official State Pet And It's Purrfect  HuffPost

Here's something sure to get tails wagging: Pets from shelters have been named Ohio's official state pet. Senate Bill 86, which went into effect last week, ...

Download From PSFK: Engaging Millennial Pet Owners  PSFK

As Millennials have become the largest pet-owning demographic, they have brought their outsized expectations for convenience and *service* to the category.

Social media reunites families with their pets after flooding in Nebraska  WRDW-TV

Officials at shelters didn't know where all the found pets belong, so they decided to use social media to try and reach their owners.

Petco Welcomes All Leashed Pets, Including Texas Man's Steer  NPR

Vincent Browning took his Ankole-Watusi steer — an animal with enormous horns that commonly weighs more than 1000 pounds — to Petco. Considered gentle ...

Pet Licensing Proposal Emerges In Fort Smith To Combat Dog Overpopulation  KFSM 5Newsonline

FORT SMITH (KFSM) — A new pet licensing proposal has been crafted in hopes it will give Fort Smith residents an incentive to spay or neuter their pets to help ...

Don’t Bury Your Pet in the Backyard for This One Reason  Inverse

Companion animals are part of our families, but inevitably, the time comes for us to say goodbye to them due to old age or disease. Many pet lovers opt to bury ...

Pets and owners - you can learn a lot about one by studying the other  The Conversation AU

Pets can be influenced by the personality traits of their owners, something veterinarians could use to help them diagnoise any pet problems.

2 pets dead after North Long Beach house fire • Long Beach Post  Long Beach Post

Firefighters quickly extinguished a blaze in a North Long Beach home this morning and while no residents were hurt, they did find two dead pets inside, Long ...

NJ pets in need: March 25, 2019

Dogs and cats throughout New Jersey await adoption.

Protect your pets from hungry Hawks this Spring  WVNS-TV

During the Spring, young birds of prey are leaving the nest in search of for food. To a hawk, your small dog or cat looks a lot like dinner. Pets under 12 pounds ...

Pets 4 Vets dodge-ball tournament to raise funds for a worthy cause  WABI

BANGOR, Maine (WABI) - Austin Cashman and Luke Guibord of the Maine School of Business Corps were guests during our TV5 Morning News on Tuesday.

Ohio's official pet? Any pet you adopt from a shelter

"This designation will help raise public awareness for shelter animals and the many shelters throughout Ohio which are full of wonderful, family-ready pets."

Carthage approves vaping ban, pet ordinance  Longview News-Journal

Carthage has banned e-cigarettes in certain buildings and amended rules on smoking and pets in city parks.

Florida neighborhood besieged by thousands of poisonous toads ‘covering every square inch’  The Washington Post

Thousands of poisonous toads have flooded a South Florida neighborhood, raising fears about the dangers they pose to pets and children, according to local ...

Animal Cares: Confine Your Pet For Safety | Pets  Caledonian Record

Containing one's dog is a responsibility of pet ownership. Leash laws have been enacted to prevent nuisance behavior and to protect pets from loss and injury.

DBCHS Pets of the week, March 27 - The Advocate-Messenger  Danville Advocate

Whiskers is a handsome 1-and-a-half-year-old gray and white tabby. He's a big boy that weighs about 12 pounds and he has cute mustache and goatee ...

Easter Bunny coming to CherryVale Mall for photos with kids, pets

The Easter Bunny is on his way to CherryVale Mall and will be taking photos with kids and pets starting March 30th.

New art studio specializes in portraits for families, pets, graduates  Community Impact Newspaper

Kim Ortiz Portrait Art is scheduled to open April 1. The boutique studio specializes in heirloom mixed media painted portraits of families, pets, and high school ...

Take a peeko at Meeko and 4 other adoptable pets in Pasadena and the San Gabriel Valley  The San Gabriel Valley Tribune

Meeko, a 1-year-old, petite, tan and white Chihuahua, is available for adoption at the San Gabriel Valley Humane Society. He was transferred to San Gabriel ...

Pet store owner charged with abuse agrees to pay $40,000 to Humane Society  Rapid City Journal

The owner of a Rapid City pet store raided last fall after being accused of animal abuse must pay $40000 to the Humane Society of the Black Hills and ...

Families reunite with pets after flooding, thanks to social media  1011now

LINCOLN, Neb. -- The people of Nebraska are putting their lives back together after the flood, but a crucial part might be missing; their pets. Nebraskans are ...

Fit with Foxy: Campaign teaches pet health, hopes to help dog find home

A social media fitness campaign is helping one local dog spread awareness about pet health and find her forever home. Blue Ridge Humane Society launched ...

What to do with the remains of a beloved pet  Mother Nature Network

Whether it's a sudden occurrence or the result of a long health battle, losing a pet is never easy. While there are ways to deal with the emotional side of the loss, ...

Huge African Watusi strolls into Petco, testing 'all leashed pets are welcome' policy  KCRA Sacramento

Texas couple Vincent and Shelly Browning decided to take a 2,000-pound risk and test a Petco policy welcoming all pets. The Brownings brought their ...

Knowing the Right Time to Say Goodbye to a Pet  The New York Times

End-of-life decisions for animals are difficult. A veterinarian has developed a scale to help clear up the confusion.

Is It Time? Making End of Life Decisions for Pets  New York Times

To help pet owners make decisions about end of life care, a veterinarian developed a decision tool based on seven indicators.

Getting Your Pets Ready for Severe Weather

It's important to have a plan in place so you stay safe and that plan should also include steps to keep the pets protected.

Pet blood banks important tool for veterinarians

Almost everyone has heard of a blood drive. People line up to give blood that can help save someone else's life. But have you ever heard of a blood donation for ...

Texas man, giant longhorn steer test Petco 'leashed pets' policy  WLS-TV

Everything is bigger in Texas, and that includes the pets.

Ohio names shelter pets the official state pet to raise awareness about animal adoption  News 5 Cleveland

Ohio officially named shelter pets as the state pet on Wednesday, according to the Humane Society of the United States.

Ohio makes 'shelter pets' the official state pet  WCPO

Ohio officially named "shelter pets" the state pet on Wednesday, according to the Humane Society of the United States.

FDA to pet owners: Do not feed pups certain Darwin’s Natural Pet Products raw dog food  WJW FOX 8 News Cleveland

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday cautioned pet owners not to feed their pets three specific lots of Darwin's Natural Pet Products raw dog food.

Neighbors rush to save people, pets inside burning homes in North Myrtle Beach  WMBF

Multiple fire agencies were called to fight three structure fires Monday afternoon in North Myrtle Beach.

Dogs and Cats Rid Pet Food of Artificial Ingredients in Anomaly’s First Work for Petco  Adweek

Dogs and cats are leading the initiative to strip pet food of artificial ingredients in Anomaly's first work for Petco (where the healthy pets go). The minute-long ...

When pets become family: Turkish teacher speaks of life after adopting Spak the Van cat  Daily Sabah

Spak the Van cat might be a certified-beauty and a registered trademark of Turkey, but it is so much more than that to its owner Burcu Utkaner Kaval. The Turkish ...

‘What will you do for all of the beloved pets we’ve lost?’ dog owners ask Topeka firm  Kansas City Star

To some customers, it felt like a betrayal when Topeka-based Hill's Pet Nutrition issued the first of now two recalls for dog food contaminated with alarmingly high ...

Ask the Vet's Pets: Pennyroyal oil is toxic to pets  Reading Eagle

Dear Christopher Cat: Years ago, my mother used to put a drop of pennyroyal oil on each of our barn cats to control fleas. Now that I have my own cat, I planned ...

Tampa International Airport enforces its no-pet policy starting today

Tampa International Airport's no-pet policy has been in place for decades, but airport officials say it is often ignored.

Woman arrested after 96-year-old father, pets found in home infested with hundreds of rats  WITI FOX 6 Milwaukee

OJAI, Calif. -- An Ojai woman was arrested after authorities discovered her 96-year-old father and several pets in her supposed care were found living in horrific ...

Man and pets escape from house during fire  FOX 44 - KWKT

WACO, Texas - A man and his pets are safe after a structure fire. The Waco Fire Department received a call of a fire at 6416 Tierra Drive around 6:16 p.m. on ...

How to make your pet happy and healthy (hint, just listen)  National Geographic

A veterinarian compiles two decades of knowledge into a new guide that demystifies the biggest questions about our animal companions.

Stop Burying Your Pets in the Backyard  Lifehacker

I buried my first and only pet when I was 7. His name was Hopper and he was a rabbit. He lived a short life before ending up buried in my backyard. I learned this ...

There's a Concerning Trend of Pet Owners Wanting to Turn Their Carnivore Animals Vegan  ScienceAlert

Cats and dogs may be carnivores, but that hasn't stopped a surprising number of pet owners from wistfully wishing they could switch their furry friends to a ...

Free microchip initiative aims to reunite more lost pets with owners  KATV

Currently, Little Rock city ordinance requires all cats and pit bulls to be microchipped. “When you get a microchip there's lots of benefits,” says Little Rock Animal ...

Women in science: a Q&A with CABNR pet food mercury researchers  Nevada Today

A crowd-funded University research team is taking a closer look at pet food to figure out just how much methylmercury, the toxic mercury compound that can ...

National News DNA kits for pets: Which is the best?  ABC15 Arizona

Human DNA test kits are all the buzz right now, but the newest trend is DNA tests for your pet. But can you trust the results? Meet Potato. He was rescued by his ...

Carthage approves pet ordinance, vaping ban at city parks

Carthage has banned e-cigarettes in certain buildings and amended rules on smoking and pets in city parks.

Early morning structure fire kills two pets  Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel

Nobody was hurt in the fire, according to Winthrop Deputy Fire Chief Mark Arsenault, but the two-and-a-half-story wood frame home at 193 Boot Cove Lane was ...

Florida bill would ban dog owners from abandoning pets outside in hurricanes  NBC News

A new bill in the Florida Senate seeks to criminally charge owners who leave their dogs tied up outside during manmade and natural disasters.

Show us who really runs your office  Albuquerque Business First

We want to see who really runs your office. Albuquerque Business First is seeking photos of readers' pets at the workplace for an upcoming fun photo ...

Ideas | Linda Rodriguez McRobbie: Should we keep our problem dogs and cats even if they make us miserable?  The Boston Globe

Are we obligated to keep our pets even when they make us miserable?

These adorable pets need new homes!  WCVB Boston

Have room in your home and heart for one (or two!) of these deserving pets? They're all waiting to meet you at Buddy Dog Humane Society! 

Two pets rescued from Newport News house fire  WAVY-TV

Two pets were rescued from a house Sunday morning.

Animal lover opens Durand pet supply store | Local Business  Argus Press

DURAND — Opening a pet store was a natural move for Amanda Wilson, who has worked in many pet stores over the years and keeps many pets herself.

Man brings massive steer into Petco to test 'all leashed pets are welcome' policy  KWTX

Oliver Browning and Shelly Lumpkin put the policy to the test this week when they brought Oliver, an African Watusi steer, into a Petco about 20 miles northeast ...

Meet Marvin: Adoptable pet of the week  WRGB

Marvin A41076353Hello I'm Marvin. I'm 4 years old and I'm a personal assistant. You're working on the computer? Let me press the keys. Reading the paper?

Bill would punish owners who leave pets during hurricanes  ABC15 Arizona

A new bill proposed in Florida would punish pet owners who tie up their pets or leave them behind during a natural or manmade disaster.

Pets with Potential: Meet Juniper and Aspen  WCAX

SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt. (WCAX) Christina Guessferd went to the Humane Society of Chittenden County to meet this week's Pets with Potential -- a couple of ...

Many pet owners keen to have vegan pets  Science Daily

A surprising number of pet owners, particularly those who are vegan, are interested in feeding their pets a plant-based diet, according to new University of ...

St. Francis Pet Care is in need of more volunteer vets

St. Francis Pet Care one of the only animal clinics across the nation serves animals in the homeless community for free. "The people they aren't doing it for the ...

Vegan dogs and cats? Study finds some pet owners are feeding their animals plant-based diets  Fox News

Some pet owners who are vegan are feeding their dogs and cats plant-based diets as well, while others are interested in doing so, a recent study found.

Pet-friendly hotels roll out the red carpet for your favorite traveling companion  CNN

These 12 pet-friendly hotels do much more than tolerate your favorite traveling companions. They do their best to make your pets feels loved, welcomed and ...

Apartment fire displaces family of 4, pets in Parma

Crews knocked down the flames in about 15 minutes.

Kaiser Family Foundation showcases staff pets on Twitter

The furry friends behind the researchers and journalists at the Kaiser Family Foundation and Kaiser Health News are the stars of Twitter accounts @KFFDogs ...

Cooking fire in Austin home displaces 9 people and 3 pets

Austin Fire says the cause was unattended cooking.

Some Anti-Vaxxers Aren't Getting Their Pets Vaccinated. Here's Why That's So Dangerous  TIME

Dogs can't get autism, and even if they could, vaccines couldn't cause it. Period. But some anti-vaxxers are increasingly making the same unfounded claims ...

Texas pet owner dead, ‘attacked by her two pit bull terriers’: police  Fox News

A Texas woman died on Saturday after she was “attacked by her two pit bull terriers,” police said.

Couple abandons pets outside Mohawk Humane Society before operating hours  WNYT

MENANDS- The Mohawk Hudson Humane Society is issuing a plea: don't leave animals abandoned outside of the shelter!

The 10 Household Items that Poison the Most Pets and How to Keep Them Out of Paw's Reach

The ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center received over 213000 calls in 2018 — many of those calls involved pets accidentally ingesting over-the-counter ...

Former Doctors Foster and Smith employee opens pet store in Northwoods  WAOW

Jennifer Marshall worked at Doctors Foster and Smith in Rhinelander for over four years. When PetCo announced it was closing the store in January, she ...

Pet Pals: Kya  Wink News

Kya has been at the Gulf Coast Humane Society for over a month and is ready for a new home. She gets along great with people but needs to be a single pet.

Family and Pets Escape From Attic Fire  Redheaded Blackbelt

On March 24th, 2019 at 1:51P.M., Humboldt Bay Fire responded to a fire in the attic of a home on the 1400 Block of B St. with three fire engines, one fire truck, ...

HempMy Pet™ CBD Oil and Painful Osteoarthritic Dogs – exciting preliminary clinical Trials results  PRUnderground

HempMy Pet™ Announces a CSU Clinical Trials Study using their Hemp-derived CBD Oil to Manage Pain in Osteoarthritic Dogs, in Collaboration with Colorado ...

Stolen California dog returned after theft video goes viral  WTOP

RUBIDOUX, Calif. (AP) — A California woman is overjoyed after her stolen pet dog was returned with the help of a security video posted on social media.

Pet of the Week: Bella  KEZI TV

This Pit Bull terrier mix would be a great companion for many families.

Eau Claire County Humane Association Pet Of The Week: Eggo  FOX 25/48 -

Hi world! This is Eggo! She loves playing, people, cuddles, and being social. Eggo came to the shelter as a stray about a month ago with an injury to her tail.

New proposal on dog, cat sales at pet stores is less restrictive than previous one  Florida Today

Staff members from the SPCA of Brevard Adoption Center in Titusville attended in support of better regulate the sale of cats and dogs in Brevard pet stores ...

6 people displaced, 2 pets killed after fire destroys Rockledge home  Florida Today

Firefighters responded about 10 p.m. to a single-story home in the 1000 block of La Paloma Drive.

South Florida Overrun by Poisonous Cane Toads, Posing Risk to Pet Owners

The cane toad secretes a milky liquid that can potentially be fatal to pets who lick or bite it.

Why you shouldn’t give your pet CBD or marijuana  MarketWatch

My family and I were on vacation in Florida recently and took advantage of a free afternoon to do some gift shopping for local memorabilia, not your ordinary ...

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