Pets Information


Pets Information

Help Your Dog Become a Good Canine Citizen


Is your dog a gentleman or lady? If so, you may be able to get an award to prove it from the American Kennel Club (AKC) through its Canine Good Citizen Program.This certification program is for all dogs, whether purebred or mutt.

Why Does My Dog Have Bad Breath?


"Doggy breath" - that unpleasant odor emanating from the mouths of Rover and Boomer - can be a signal of serious health problems.A dog's mouth is his primary means of contact with the world around him.

Round Pen: The Great Equalizer


Although many horsemen and trainers extol the virtues of the round pen, many horse owners still overlook just how powerful such a pen can be in developing or maintaining a relationship with a horse. This is a shame because it is truly what I call the Great Equalizer in a horse-human relationship.

Positive Dog Training Methods


Dog training can provide a tremendous amount of satisfaction. Every dog should know at least the basics for living with people: come, sit, stay, don't jump up on people, and so on.

Dog Clicker Training


Dog clicker training is so much fun for both dogs and people that the training part just slips in! Dog clicker training gets the dog to figure out what you want, making it an enjoyable game.This wonderful, cruelty-free method is revolutionizing dog training!Have you tried it yet? It's quite easy to learn at a basic level, and once you and your dog get the habit, it can be used for many enjoyable tricks as well as for all the essentials of training.

Crate Training for Puppies and Dogs


Wondering how to begin crate training your puppy or dog, or even whether you should?Crate training gets a dog so used to being closed into a crate that he or she can safely be left in it for hours at a time, though only when necessary. The method has its pros and cons.

So You Want an American Pit Bull Terrier?


You've made up your mind, it's the American Pit Bull Terrier you want as your companion. Are you ready for this breed? Read this article and then decide if you want to go ahead with your decision.

Dog Obedience Training


Dog obedience training begins with the owner. There are several tips to keep in mind before starting any dog obedience training.

Correcting a Dog Behavior Problem - Jumping


The first thing to realize when you are training a dog is that he only does things that work. Therefore, when you are dealing with a dog behavior problem, the first thing you need to address is, "What is he getting out of it?"With jumping, your dog is trying to get some attention-any attention.

Your Dogs Health; Why Dog Breath is No Laughing Matter


Your dogs health is important to you. You show her how important by keeping her well fed and groomed, making sure she gets plenty of exercise and providing a collection of fun, safe toys for her entertainment.

Our Pets Behavior


Behavior can be a huge iisue with our pets. If each dog and cat owner in the United States took the time to understand the root of their animals'behavioral issues, our animal shelters would be substantially less populated with strays.

Canine Eclampsia, or Milk Fever In Dogs


Eclampsia, or milk fever, is an acute, life-threatening condition which attacks a brood bitch about 3 to 4 weeks after whelping puppies. It is more common in the small breeds of dogs that have had large litters.

How to Protect Your Dog and Family from Roundworms


Nearly every puppy in the world is born with roundworms. This is because the roundworm's larvae are transmitted from the mother to the puppy while it is still in the womb.

Dog Health Conditions and Terms You Should Know... Part 2


Cryptorchidism is peculiar to male dogs and a condition present at birth.The testicle/s, which developed in the abdomen, fail to descend into the scrotum.

Dog Health Conditions and Terms You Should Know...


Some Dogs like Boxers unfortunately, are prone to several potential health problems such as:- Skin allergy- Food allergy- Cancer- Hip dysphasia- Bloat- Heart ailments- Hypothyroidism- Fleas- WormsKnowing what they are will help you to better monitor your pet's health and to gather the pertinent information, in case of an illness, that would assist your veterinarian to administer the correct diagnosis and treatment. Below are some common afflictions of Boxers.

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Bitter cold puts outdoor pets at risk  WLNS

Michigan law doesn't require you to keep your pet indoors, it only requires that you provide proper food, water and shelter.


How to keep your pets safe and comfortable in cold weather  PennLive

With the current cold snap, it's a good time to review care of pets outdoors.


Adoptable pets of the week: Quincy, Pippi, Herman, Millie  The State Journal-Register

Here are this week's Animal Protective League pets of the week. For more information on these and other animals available for adoption, visit ...


Save money on your pets' meds without sacrificing quality  KTRK-TV

Anyone who has a pet knows medications and treatments can get expensive, but you want the best for your furry family member.


Officials urge you to bring your pets inside during below-freezing nights  WBIR.com

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Cold days and colder nights are just as unbearable for our pets as they are for us. Officials at Young-Williams Animal Center said people ...


John Scalzi on machine learning and remembering our favorite pets  The Verge

An interview with the author of "A Model Dog" from Better Worlds, The Verge's sci-fi project about hope. John Scalzi talks about machine learning, big data, and ...


Taking care of your pets in cold temperatures  WLNS

When temperatures drop, we think about how harsh weather conditions can be, but what about our pets?


West Virginia House passes bill allowing first responders to rescue pets from cars  WHSV

The West Virginia House of Delegates unanimously passed a bill that will allow law enforcement officers and other first responders to legally break into locked ...


Keep your pets safe during these brutal temperatures, authorities warn  KMSP-TV

Hypothermia, dehydration, and even broken, bloody nails. These are just a few of the dangers out there right now for our furry family members as much of the ...


MHS: Don't leave pets outside during frigid temperatures  WXYZ

The Michigan Humane Society recommends pets not be left outside for any length of time during frigid temperatures.


How to keep your pets safe this winter  WZZM13.com

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich — West Michigan winters can be brutal, but Family Friends Veterinary Hospital says it doesn't have to be that way for pets. Dr. Randall ...


Wausau officials look to ban wild animals as pets  WSAW

The Public Health and Safety committee will review a new ordinance on Thursday that would limit what type of animals you can have as a pet within Wausau city ...


SNIP Collier County helps low income families care for pets  WZVN-TV

With the help of Gulf Coast Humane Society, SNIP Collier County fixed and gave rabies shots to 22 dogs.


Pinellas County Dog owners warned not to bring pets to Fort DeSoto Park Sean O'Reilly  ABC Action News

Dog owners should not take their pets to Fort DeSoto Park after raccoons test positive for canine distemper virus.


Steve's Wonderful World of Pets in Williamsville is up for sale  WIVB.com - News 4

WILLIAMSVILLE, N.Y. (WIVB) - A long-running pet store in Williamsville is going up for sale as its owner transitions into a new role as a pastor. Steve's Wonderful ...


Free pet food available for furloughed federal workers' pets  WBAL TV Baltimore

The Baltimore Humane Society is helping to feed the pets of federal workers impacted by the partial federal government shutdown.


Kennel takes cold-weather precautions to keep pets warm  KCRG

While you might be dodging the cold this week, animals aren't immune to the chilly temperatures, either.


Helping people in need care for pets  CNYcentral.com

The Syracuse-based Kia Foundation offers its services to the elderly, disabled and others who cannot take care of their pets. The not-for-profit runs a mobile pet ...


Humane Society of Washington County warns owners to properly shelter pets from the cold  Herald-Mail Media

With the temperature hovering around the teens and 20s, the Humane Society of Washington County is warning pet owners to properly shelter their four-legged ...


Frigid temperatures mean a dangerous day for people & their pets  WSYR

With dangerous wind chills on Monday -- making sure you limit your time outside is important, but also for your four-legged friends.


Video captures bobcat in Bradenton backyard, neighbors worry about their pets  ABC Action News

BRADENTON, FLA.- A Manatee County homeowner spotted a bobcat in his backyard. A camera in his patio caught video of the animal sitting on a ledge in his ...


Pets and freezing temperatures  khqa.com

A new Illinois law aims to keep pets safe. KHQA spoke with a Tri-State pet owner about the new law and how it relates to this weekend's snow storm.


Golfers can play a round and help unwanted pets cared for by Hope shelter  Arizona Daily Star

Shelter accepts animals considered un-adoptable by other organizations.


NHS: Deadline approaching for pet licensing  WOWT

It's time for area pet owners to renew their pet licenses.


Keeping humans, pets safe in cold temperatures  Lima Ohio

LIMA — Sub-zero temperatures pose a risk for hypothermia and frostbite and local health officials and a veterinarian say it is imperative to keep humans and ...


Protecting Pets in Harsh Winter Conditions  WHIZ

Just like you'll need to bundle up in the cold temperatures, your pets will be feeling winters chill as well. The executive director of the Animal Shelter Society said ...


Officers patrol Richmond making sure pet owners aren’t leaving animals in the cold  WTVR CBS 6 News

Richmond Animal Care and Control responded to more than a dozen calls for pets left outside in backyards during the first bitter cold day of 2019.


American Veterinary Medical Association: Keep your pets safe from ice and de-icers  WDIV ClickOnDetroit

Temperatures are dropping, schools are closing and winter events are being canceled for safety reasons.


If you're cold, your pets are, too  WYTV

Just because most of our animal friends have fur doesn't mean they're protected from extremely cold temperatures.


3 residents displaced, 10 pets die in Ruscombmanor house fire  Reading Eagle

The blaze was blamed on a chimney malfunction, a fire official said.


IndyHumanes Adoptable Pets Of The Week: Photos  Indianapolis, IN Patch

Check Out These Cute Adoptable 'Pets Of The Week' - Indianapolis, IN - These two adorable pets described below are looking for homes, and you can adopt ...


Protecting yourself, and your pets from the extreme cold  MyChamplainValley.com FOX44 & ABC22

Whether it's -40° or -20°, it is dangerously cold outside, and experts are warning us tonight about the potential dangers.


Lose or find a pet? Check out LancasterOnline's newest listing  LancasterOnline

LancasterOnline and Gochenauer Kennels are helping pet owners locate missing pets or pet owners.


Owner selling Steve's Wonderful World of Pets to begin new career  Buffalo News

The owner of Steve's Wonderful World of Pets in Amherst is embarking on a new career as a minister and has put the store up for sale. The Rev. Steve Lane ...


Who gets to keep the pet when couples split?  The Detroit News

A new California law is supposed to help solve messy pet custody cases.


Don't be surprised if your pets don't use the bathroom outside this weekend  WKBW-TV

Some pets are too small to go outside in the conditions we are expecting to hit WNY over the weekend.


Think about adopting a pet before buying | Community  KTBS

If you've thought about adopting a pet, a young puppy from TSR LA Baby Mommas would be a good option to look among other organizations in the Ark-La-Tex ...


More pets, less allergies, more steps  Texarkana Gazette

In case you didn't notice this past football season (Cleveland Browns fans sure did), the Dawg Pound on Lake Erie is back! After finally getting rid of a coach who ...


Counterpoint: North Carolina should outlaw big cats as pets  Greensboro News & Record

The Big Cat Sanctuary Alliance, representing 17 professional sanctuaries that care for big cats and four partner organizations, applauds the News & Record for ...


Paws for Pets: Corpus Christi Jan. 21  KIIITV.com

This week on Paws for Pets, Kristin Diaz visits Peewee's Pet Adoption World and Sanctuary. Peewee's adopts their animals out through Petsmart in Corpus ...


Pets in the Park needs sponsors, vendors  The San Diego Union-Tribune

Poway Pets in the Park is seeking sponsors for its upcoming event, which will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, March 23 in Old Poway Park.


How to keep pets safe during winter weather  WJW FOX 8 News Cleveland

CLEVELAND -- As we prepare for a major winter storm, it's important to remember to keep our pets safe and warm. The Humane Society reports that there are ...


Free straw bedding available for Flint-area pets as temperatures fall below zero  MLive.com

The founding president of a Flint-area nonprofit offering free straw bedding for pets has seen the need grow this winter.


This Louisville-area company is making a name for itself protecting your pets  Courier Journal

PetFirst is 15 years old and still growing rapidly in the pet insurance industry. The Jeffersonville, Indiana, company has tens of thousands of customers.


Kristina O'Keefe: Controlling pet population is vitally important  The Sun Chronicle

Pet overpopulation is an issue that greatly concerns animal advocates and plagues the shelters that house unwanted and abandoned pets.


Adopt Coco on Paws for Pets  KIIITV.com

Peewee's Pet Adoption adopts out their animals through Petsmart in Corpus Christi, TX.


PETA offers free straw to keep your pets warm during cold temps  WAVY-TV

NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) -- Temperatures are expected to dip below freezing this weekend and PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) wants to help ...


The scene as pets are blessed in Spain  Washington Post

17, 2018 A priest anoints a dog at San Anton church during the feast of Saint Anthony, Spain's patron saint of animals, in Madrid. Manu Fernandez/AP.


Indianapolis residents must bring their pets indoors during extreme cold  FOX 59 Indianapolis

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – After a blast of snow this weekend, temperatures around central Indiana are expected to plummet. And that means it's critical for Indy ...


Pet Project: Importance Of Bringing Pets Inside During Cold, Wet Weather  CBS Philly

Follow CBSPHILLY Facebook | Twitter. PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – It is an absolute requirement that you bring your pets inside during this wet, cold weather our ...


Pet Talk - Pigs as pets  KBTX

This week on Pet Talk we're talking about pigs. The critters have gained a lot of attention in recent years as more and more people adopt them as pets.


Nonprofit groups help find safe homes for Japan's abandoned pets  The Japan Times

Life hasn't been easy for Stella. The small kitten with scruffy fur and matching orange-tinted eyes was born in September and still has no home. Just months ago ...


Simple steps to keep your pets safe in extreme cold  13abc Action News

TOLEDO (WTVG) - As we get ready for a winter blast it's important to remember the cold can cause a lot of problems for our pets. There are some simple things ...


Cold weather prompts reminder about pet safety  WJAC Johnstown

As frigid temperatures impact Clearfield County, officials are reminding pet owners to bring their furry friends inside. Michelle Radaker of Animal Health Services ...


Pets with Potential: The Bachelor  WCAX

SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt. (WCAX) Channel 3's Christina Guessferd went to the Humane Society of Chittenden County to meet a bachelor who knows exactly ...


PHOTO: Pet of the Week | Local News  Gainesville Daily Register

Dory is the Noah's Ark Animal Shelter Pet of the Week! She's a 1 1/2-year-old domestic shorthair gray tabby cat. She's feline leukemia negative and ready for a ...


Our pets: the key to the obesity crisis?  BBC News

Even animals that aren't eating too much or exercising too little are getting fat. If we can figure out why, we may have the key to our own obesity crisis – and how ...


Pulaski Co. family forced to start over after fire destroys home, kills pets  WKYT

Friends are trying to help a Pulaski County family who lost everything - including two pets - in a fire that destroyed their home.


World of Pets Ticket Giveaway Official Call-In Rules  Fox Baltimore

Contest: WBFF WORLD OF PETS Ticket Giveaway. Station: Sinclair Communications, LLC dba WBFF. Station Address: WBFF, 2000 W 41st St, Baltimore, MD ...


Keeping your pets warm during the coldest months  WBNG-TV

As the temperature continues to drop, it becomes more and more important that you make sure your pets remain warm and safe.


Woman, pets evacuate house fire caused by space heater  WOAI

A woman and her two pets evacuated a house fire early Sunday morning. Emergency crews were called to the 7700 block of Branston at about 2:45 a. m. for ...


Photographer captures people's heartbreaking final moments with their pets  Metro.co.uk

The loss of a pet is a pain that's difficult to put into words. It's a type of grief that's all too often dismissed as unimportant or lesser, but can...


News Pets and pot: One pet owner's story after his dog ingested marijuana 8:43 AM  KGUN

Since the legalization of marijuana in California, cases of pets accidentally eating pot have jumped 130 percent, and now that marijuana is legal in Michigan ...


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 ARL Boston!


Man hurt, pets killed in Gwinnett County house fire  FOX 5 Atlanta

A man was hurt and several pets were killed after a fire broke out inside a Gwinnett County home early Friday morning.


At what temperature should you bring your pets indoors?  WHIO

The Humane Society and American Veterinary Medical Association list steps you can take to keep your pets safe this winter.


Pets at Home quarterly like-for-like revenue rises  Reuters

Britain's Pets at Home Group Plc on Tuesday reported a 5.1 percent rise in quarterly like-for-like revenue, on higher demand for its pet products and grooming ...


Pearland nonprofit offering free pet food to government workers during shutdown  KHOU.com

A local nonprofit organization is offering free pet food to government employees affected by the ongoing government shutdown.


How do you feel about disciplining other people's pets?  The Loop

You shouldn't have to, says our correspondent Jess.


Pets, owners flock to Madrid church for blessing of animals  Reuters

Dogs, cats and birds were blessed at a church in Madrid on Thursday on the feast day of St. Anthony, the patron saint of animals, with many of the owners ...


Furloughed Md. pet owners get help from store  KTVZ

Safeway donates $10000 worth of pet food to help furloughed employees in the Baltimore area feed their dogs and cats.


Heartbreaking Photos of Pet Owners Saying Goodbye to Their Dying Pets  PetaPixel

Last Moments is a powerful photo series by Pulitzer Prize-nominated photographer Ross Taylor, who was invited to document the intimate last moments in a ...


Success! Pets of Domestic Violence Victims Are Now Legally Protected  Care2.com

Victims of domestic violence often stay in an abusive relationships because they are terrified to leave. A beloved pet may provide comfort as they flee intimate ...


Fisher cat being blamed for death of pets in Brevard County  WESH 2 Orlando

A fisher cat, an animal with long teeth and a sleek fur coat, is being blamed for the deaths of family pets in Brevard County. The traps are baited with fish, but ...


What Is Zooeyia? Science Confirms the Health Benefits of Owning a Pet  Inverse

There is a growing global trend to consider pets as part of the family. In fact, millions of people around the world love their pets, enjoying their companionship, ...


New program helps pets and owners in need  Carlsbad Current-Argus

La Cueva started a charitable fund program by the American Veterinary Medical Foundation (AVMF) to help animals and their pet owners in need.


Two people, several pets killed in house fire  CBS19 News

Firefighters say a man, a woman and three pets have died in a burning Virginia home.


Sale opens doors for families to give pets a forever home  South Burnett Times

IF YOUR family are looking for a furry friend, RSPCA's sale this weekend will be a good place to start. Kingaroy RSPCA will be holding a Mates Rates sale by ...


MD: FURLOUGHED PET OWNERS GET HELP FROM PET STORE  WDEL 1150AM

Safeway donates $10000 worth of pet food to help furloughed employees feed their dogs and cats.


Mobile Meals of Toledo helps clients in need feed their pets  13abc Action News

TOLEDO (WTVG) - Mobile Meals of Toledo provides hundreds of thousands of meals to homebound people in our community every year. After noticing that a lot ...


How to keep your pets safe from an increased risk of infections amid persistent wet weather  AccuWeather.com

Record-setting rainfall in 2018 and a wet start to 2019 have increased risk of infections in pets exposed to the elements.


Pets stop by for a spot of grooming  Royal Gazette

Five months after opening the Pet Stop in Pembroke is now offering a grooming *service* and has expanded its premises...


Family, 7 pets escape from Jeannette house fire  Tribune-Review

A family of three and their seven pets were temporarily displaced when an electrical fire damaged their Jeannette home Wednesday evening. Robert Rundle ...


Gofundme Established For Family Who Lost Home, Pet In Fire  LEX18 Lexington KY News

JESSAMINE COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18)– A coworker has started a GoFundMe page for a Jessamine County family who lost everything in a fire. The fire happened ...


Bitterly cold temperatures, winter weather can cause problems for homeowners, pets  The Topeka Capital-Journal

As snow began falling Friday evening, the Topeka area braced for bitter cold that was expected to pose a greater danger to people and animals.Although 3 to 5 ...


Otters are being poached from the wild to become pets in Japan and Thailand  National Geographic

The market for these poached animals is booming in Southeast Asia.


Area pets available for adoption January 16, 2019 (PHOTOS)  OregonLive

Renee, a disabled kitten, is currently available for adoption at the Newberg Animal Shelter. X-rays taken of Renee are inconclusive as to whether she sustained ...


Opioid abusers using their pets to score drugs?  Health24

Veterinarians, prescribing large quantities of opioids to pets, are concerned that some owners might be using these medications to feed their own addictions.


Pet of the Week  Troy Daily News

Meet SimonSimon, a young male hound mix, came in stray to the Miami County Animal Shelter and is waiting to see if his owner will come and claim him. He is.


Pay attention to recalls on pet food, treats  Times Record News

Treats seem to be one big category that sees a lot of recalls.


LFACC: Bring your pets inside for winter storm  WKYT

LEXINGTON, Ky (WKYT) -- Lexington-Fayette Animal Care and Control is reminding people to be mindful of pets during Saturday night's winter storm.


KCAS Pets of the Week: Berry and Drake  WOODTV.com

If you're looking for a happy pup to add to your family, check out this week's pets of the week.


More Pet Insurance Policies Are Being Sold. But Are They Worth the Cost?  The New York Times

Consumer advocates say pet owners should bring a healthy skepticism when shopping for insurance.


House bill takes care of pets  West Virginia MetroNews

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The House of Delegates took a step Friday to make West Virginia a better place for pets. It passed HB 2185 96-0 on Friday, Jan.


Protecting yourself and your pets during coyote mating season  WKOW

You may notice more coyotes around your homes and parks soon, mid-January is the beginning of coyote mating season. Coyotes will be more active as they ...


New California divorce law: Treat pets like people — not property to be divided up  NBC News

A new pet custody law is going into effect in California on Jan. 1 - calling on judges to consider the best interests of a pet when a couple splits.


Carnivorous coyotes torment residents, pets at Clearwater retirement community  WFLA

Denny Battson is one of many residents in Clearwater's On Top of the World retirement community living on edge.


Woman banned from owning pets after dog found in trash bin  CBC.ca

A Petawawa, Ont., woman is banned from owning animals for life after a dog was found in a sealed garbage bin outside her home.


Montreal Turns Iconic Hospital into Shelter for Homeless People and Their Pets So No One Sleeps in the Cold  Good News Network

The former Royal Victoria Hospital will now be welcoming sight for homeless men and women—and their pets—during the frigid winter months.


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