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How to Train Your Puppy to Sit


Bringing home a new puppy, ushers in a wave of joy and excitement in the old and young alike. The innocent eyes and cute antics of this new member of the family immediately starts attracting a lot of love and affection from all quarters.

Love Your Animal Companion? Spay or Neuter


Ozzie, my four-month old Rottweiler peered up at me with his big brown eyes, as I temporarily left him for a very important surgical procedure. As much as it broke my heart to drop off my "baby" at the local humane society, I know it was the responsible thing to do.

How to Choose the Right Bird Cage


If the "tweet, tweet" of little beaks is in your future, bird cages are undoubtedly on your mind. Bird cages are available in every price range.

An Introduction to Dog Beds


Some people are so attached to their pets that they wouldn't dream of asking them to simply curl up on the floor to go to sleep. Pet owners, especially dog owners, have created an industry for dog beds that rivals the bedding industry for humans in both creativity and profit margins.

Choosing Dog Tags for Your Canine


Remember when you first met your dog? He was fresh and new, and you were just getting to know each other. You went through training together, perhaps even ate together.

5 Ways to Pamper Your Parrot


We are all busy these days and I know it's hard to meet all the demands in your life. But, it's time for a breather.

First Aid for Parrots


Unfortunately, accidents can - and DO happen, so it's always a good idea to be prepared! While accidents usually produce obvious injuries, illnesses are often kept well hidden by birds. In nature, if you're sick you pose a threat in making your whole flock vulnerable to predators, so parrots have become adept at masking signs of illness.

You Dont Get a Second Chance!


I'm sure you're aware of the bad reputation Pitbulls have. That reputation is mostly based on ignorance and irresponsible owners that don't take the time to learn about the breeds special needs.

Facts About Rottweilers


Looking for some quick Rottweiler dog facts? Here's a quick rundown of basics facts about Rottweilers.Vital Stats:Colour: Black with distinctive tan markings over cheeks, muzzle, chest and legs as well as over both eyesCoat: straight, coarse and of medium length.

Responsible Dog Ownership


Owning a dog is a serious responsibility, one that should not be taken lightly. But what exactly does being a responsible dog owner mean? Well, when broken down, it is easy, but it does involve a few different elements.

How to Deal With a Noisy Dog - Curing Uwanted and Excessive Barking


Contributed with the help of Karen L Overall of the Centre for Neurobiology and Behaviour, Psychiatry Department, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine.There are many causes for this behaviour.

How To Recognize A Respiratory Tract Ailment In Your Parrot


A respiratory tract ailment can be fatal to your parrot if left untreated. Find out how to recognize if your parrot is having problem with its breathing.

Tips that May Help Your Arthritic Dog


Arthritis refers to inflammation or swelling in a joint. The cause can be abnormal bone or joint development, instability of the surrounding ligaments and tendons, damage or injury to the joint, an infection, or injury caused by the immune system.

Dogs, Cats, Horses?We Love Them All!


We have a long history with domesticated animals and even the nay Sayers can't deny their roll in society past and present.There is evidence that as long as 10,000 years ago the Native Americans had domesticated dogs as depicted in early rock paintings.

Pampering Your Favorite Puppy


I was doing some research on dog health when I came across a site for Dog Spa's. This soon set me on the path of thinking of all the different ways you could pamper your favorite puppy.

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Non-profit connects military members with volunteers to take care of pets while on deployment  WTSP.com

Members of the military are faced with many difficult decisions before deployment, one of which is figuring out what to do with their pets while they are away.


Pets of the week: Kingston, Brandy seek true forever home  Bucks County Courier Times

Here's two perfect pets waiting for adoption at the Women's Animal Shelter in Bensalem.


Pets & Plants: Know the dangers  WWLP.com

It might be the perfect time of year to go outside, walk the dogs or do some gardening, but many types of plants and mulch can be toxic to pets.


100 pets available, 100 vendors expected at Pet Expo  WANE

The Northern Indiana Pet Expo will be held Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Memorial Coliseum.


Hemp-infused products create buzz at new Canton pet store  Hometownlife.com

Canton's newest pet store is a provider of CBD-infused products that can heal and mellow your four-legged friends.


Pets: is it ethical to keep them?  The Conversation - UK

The institution of pet-keeping is fundamentally unjust as it involves the manipulation of animals' bodies, behaviours and emotional lives.


For postal carriers, keep pets in check | News, Sports, Jobs  Altoona Mirror

In April, the United States Postal *Service* annually promotes National Dog Bite Prevention Week. I am writing to ask our customers in the greater Altoona Area.


These Otters Are Popular Pets in Asia. That May Be Their Undoing.  The New York Times

Asian small-clawed otters are increasingly popular as novelty pets, particularly in Japan. Now international trade in the species may be banned.


Protecting your pets when severe weather strikes  KWCH

WICHITA, Kan. (KWCH) Animals are a part of our family and we want to make sure we are doing everything we can to keep them safe; but when the weather ...


Hedgehogs: Adorable, But Not Good Pets  HowStuffWorks

Not all animals are cute into adulthood, but hedgehogs are. These nocturnal little foragers are native to Europe, Asia, Africa and the internet, where you can find ...


This Service Is Like Amber Alert For Missing Pets  Simplemost

Having a pet go missing is a situation that no pet owner wants to find themselves in, but approximately 10 million pets are stolen or lost each year, according to ...


'An abandoned boa in Bristol': RSPCA rescue 4,000 exotic pets a year  The Guardian

A three-metre long (10ft) boa constrictor found abandoned in a car in Bristol and a marmoset lying dead in a north London street were among the thousands of ...


Pancakes for Pets A Success in New Venue  krforadio.com

Pancakes for pets changes venues. Annual fundraiser a success.


Pets for adoption | Entertainment  Arizona Daily Star

You will not be able to resist these faces - they are all ready to give you kisses for life!


Sullivan County residents can get pets vaccinated for $10  Kingsport Times News

BLOUNTVILLE — Rabies vaccination clinics will be held throughout Sullivan County on Thursday, May 2, at 6 p.m. County residents can get their pets ...


PET PARADE! This week's adoptable pets  Mankato Free Press

Here are this week's adoptable pets from the Blue Earth Nicollet County Humane Society. Our goal is to find homes for the animals that have been waiting for ...


Fire damages home, family pets die in early morning Lawton fire  KAUZ

LAWTON, OK (TNN) - A family is mourning the loss of several pets after an early morning fire in south Lawton. The fire at the home near 9th and H Ave. started ...


Pets of the week for April 23, 2019  Duluth News Tribune

Ibin is a 2-year-old brown tabby and tortoiseshell domestic short-hair cat available for adoption through Animal Allies in Duluth. Ibin is a sweet girl who can be a ...


At BARC, meet pets needing homes after owners die  Chron

I never thought about including my boxer pups, Ava and Prince, in my will until my father mentioned it. "So what happens to dogs if you die?" he asked.


Southwest Side veterinarian had soft spot for police dogs and homeless pets  Chicago Tribune

Clients say Dr. LaVerne De Leon Munsayac, who operated a one-man clinic on West 63rd Street for more than 40 years, was like a friend.


WA State Ferries asking pets stay out of passenger cabin  KOMO News

The Washington State Ferry System is asking passengers to keep their pets out of the passenger cabin. Only *service* animals are allowed in the passenger ...


Pets of the week: Olivia lost a leg as a stray, but is ready for a home  MLive.com

JACKSON, MI – The Jackson County Animal Shelter, 3770 Spring Arbor Road, has many pets available for adoption. Here are two of them. Blaze is a ...


Feds Off Reward For Information After Pets, Wildlife Poisoned in Northern Wisconsin  Wisconsin Public Radio News

Federal officials are offering $1000 for tips to solve who is behind a rash of animal poisonings in northern Wisconsin.


Breckenridge Brewery to support pets with special pours this Friday  Summit Daily News

It's a triple threat at the Breckenridge Brewery and Pub on Friday with a pet-centered fundraiser and the tapping of a new beer, all starting at 5:30 p.m. at.


Adoptable pets from Arizona Humane Society and Maricopa County Animal Care (4/24/19)  ABC15 Arizona

Want to save the life of a shelter pet and bring a new best friend into your home? There are hundreds of adoptable cats and dogs awaiting a new home. Here are ...


Pets and Their People: Misty, Razor and Ed Tate  The Daily Progress

Ed Tate had never heard of Basenjis until he took a close look at a familiar poster in his veterinarian's office.


Pets, Pets, Pets  Babylon Beacon

For Easter week, “Pets, Pets, Pets” is going to “stray” from being a dog or cat column, and instead become “Peeps® Peeps®, Peeps®” to focus on the Easter ...


Routt County adoptable pets: Honeybee the cat and Josie the dog  Steamboat Pilot & Today

Honeybee is a 1-year-old, 7-pound, black domestic shorthair mix looking for a family where she can blossom into the sweet girl she is meant to be. Honeybee ...


Standing water can be deadly for your pets, but there are simple precautions  13abc Action News

TOLEDO (WTVG) - We've had a lot of rain lately and more could be on the way this week. That means there's plenty of standing water around, and that can be a ...


How not to kill your pets this Easter  WWSB

(Gray News) – As you're getting ready for Easter this weekend, keep your furry friends in mind. A lot of things associated with the holiday are potentially ...


Fur-ever Friends: Adoptable pets available 4/23/19  WJAC Johnstown

JOHNTOWN, Pa. (WJAC) - It's time to help you find your fur-ever friends! Emily Christoff with Habitat for Hounds Animal Rescue joined us on 6 News at Sunrise ...


PAWS gets permanent custody of 80 pets  The Northwest Florida Daily News

Eighty of the pets taken from a Niceville pet boarding facility have been turned over to the Panhandle Animal Welfare Society, but a legal battle will take place for ...


My Neighbor Took a City Pigeon as a Pet. Is That Legal?  The New York Times

Q: I live in a Little Italy rental building. My neighbor has taken in a city pigeon as a pet. I believe she ties down the bird's foot with a piece of string attached to a ...


Disabled Dunedin Woman, Pets Found Living In Filthy Conditions  Dunedin, FL Patch

Man Accused Of Neglecting Bedridden Woman, lPets - Dunedin, FL - All 10 dogs were underweight, some emaciated. Two puppies were living in a plastic bin ...


America’s Family Pet Expo is this weekend in Costa Mesa  OCRegister

Thousands are expected at the annual celebration of pets being held this weekend at the OC Fair & Event Center in Costa Mesa. America's Family Pet Expo is ...


Check out the Fulton County Animal Services Pets of the Week looking for loving families  MDJOnline.com

Can Gimli be your CFO (Chief Fetching Officer)? He has two years of experience at the role, and says he is the best candidate for the position because he'll ...


Local animal trapper charged after pet cats disappear from gated Simpsonville community  Greenville News

A Greenville County animal trapper has been charged with abandoning animals after pet cats from a gated Simpsonville community disappeared, authorities ...


Your photos: Pets celebrate Easter 2019  WRAL.com

Dozens of WRAL viewers took to social media to send us pictures of their pets on Easter. They were too cute not to share! Happy Easter!


AxE: Alliance vs Empire Releases Pets and a New Beginner Server  Bleeding Cool News

Nexon has launched another update for the sprawling fantasy universe of AxE: Alliance vs Empire, their recently released mobile MMORPG.


Link suspected in poisonings of Wisconsin pets, wild animals  Channel3000.com - WISC-TV3

Authorities say the same poison appears to have killed three family dogs and several wild animals since December in northern Wisconsin.


Make sure you protect your pets against ticks the right way  Cherry Hill Courier Post

Consult with your veterinarian before treating your pet with any of the external parasite preventatives.


What's the Best Way to Finance Your Pet's Medical Care?  Fox Business

Caring for a pet can be really expensive, especially if your animal becomes seriously ill. Find out here how you can finance medical care for your pet.


Protect pets against pests  Mail Tribune

Jackson County officials are urging residents to protect their animals from mosquitoes and ticks that can carry West Nile virus, heartworm and Lyme disease.


The Only Acceptable Pets Are Cats and Dogs  Splinter

The human race fulfills an evolutionary niche unlike any other creature in the observed universe. We sit at the top of every conceivable food chain and all other ...


Are We Spoiling Our Pets, Or Treating Them Like The Family They Are?  Traverse City Ticker

Many northern Michigan residents are not alone when it comes to treating their pets like kids. As Todd VanSickle writes in this week's Northern Express ...


Don't Waste Your Money Pet food price check: Who has cheapest dog and cat food  WCPO

Pet food is getting more and more expensive each year -- and if you have multiple pets you can multiply those costs, paying more than a hundred dollars a ...


Pet Sitting Apps May Background Check, But Animal Control Says Do Your Own Homework  ARLnow

Joining the ranks of those whose pets have been killed or seriously injured in the care of a *service* provider found on an app: an Arlington resident who lives.


The Immense Growth in Cannabis Treatments for Pets  Visual Capitalist

Rising pet ownership will boost the global pet care industry to $202 billion by 2025. Why are more pet owners choosing cannabis for their furry companions?


Pets in the workplace: Perk or problem?  KGO-TV

For many companies, it seems "Bring Your Dog to Work Day" is a daily practice. Whether having pets in the workplace is a perk, or a problem depends on who ...


Preparing your pets for summer  WTHR

INDIANAPOLIS (WTHR) — As the weather gets nicer, you're going to spend more time outside with friends, family and your pets. While your friends and family ...


Dog Walking App Rover Targets Larger Share of Pet Care Market with Cat Services  Cheddar

By Michael Teich. The so-called Airbnb for pets is welcoming cats to the family. Rover, which pairs pet owners with dog sitters and dog walkers, is launching new ...


Is it safe to give your pet people food or meds? Elmira vet creates app for that  Elmira Star-Gazette

Veterinarian Mari Delaney created an app for quick reference after treating a dog that got sick after its owner give it Aleve for pain.


19th annual Pet Day on the Bay is Saturday  Coast News

Helen Woodward Animal Center encourages animal lovers to gather their pets and set sail from 9:30 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. April 27 on Hornblower's 19th annual Pet ...


Final goodbyes: Photography project captures last moments between pets and their owners  9News.com KUSA

Ross Taylor's last moments project captures the raw emotion of the process as pet owners put down their animals.


PET TIPS: The High Price of Hype  White County News

Last October, I wrote a column about the growing popularity of Halloween costumes for pets.


Pet adoption event coming to Empire Ford  SouthCoastToday.com

NEW BEDFORD — Empire Ford of New Bedford, in association with a team of sponsors, will host a pet adoption event from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 27 ...


Colorado Dog Academy aims to train, adopt out unwanted pets  FOX 31 Denver

BROOMFIELD, Colo. -- Animal shelters throughout Colorado are inundated with dogs that are simply unwanted by their owners. Too much barking, not being ...


Nates Honor offers hope for pets whose owners have died  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

BRADENTON — The storm's coming and Nate's Honor Animal Rescue is bracing for the flood.As the charcoal-colored sky groaned, golf carts zipped across the ...


Growing Old Is Better With a Pet. Here's Why  TIME

Pets can help with healthy aging by lowering stress, making people active and increasing fulfillment. Here are the benefits of having a pet.


Neighbors accuse a North Fort Myers dog of brutally killing their pets  Wink News

A North Fort Myers community is in fear because they said a dog has already killed some of their pets. While the dog is behind a fence, neighbors question its ...


Growing urban coyote populations are feasting on pets  High Country News

A study of coyote scat found the animals are attracted to fruit in gardens, where they are also finding cats and dogs.


Fortnite now lets you pet the dog (and other pets)  Polygon

Fortnite's latest patch (v8.40) is here, bringing with it new limited time modes, a long list of gameplay changes, and, the ability to pet other people's pets. Yes, you ...


Maine considers banning sale of cats, dogs at pet shops  KTRK-TV

Other states have passed similar bills in hopes of helping cats and dogs in shelters waiting for homes. Should Texas follow suit?


Area pets available for adoption (PHOTOS/VIDEO) April 24, 2019  OregonLive

Audrey is new to the shelter and staff is just starting to get to know her. She's a 10 year old Labrador mix who needs her forever home. Contact: Humane Society ...


Over 100 at-risk shelter pets arrive in Seattle to find forever homes  KIRO Seattle

On Saturday, 144 at-risk dogs and cats arrived at Boeing Field in Seattle to find their forever homes.


Pet Owners Independence Day Asks Owners to Send Their Pets to Work While They Stay Home to Relax  Newsweek

In honor of Pet Owners Independence Day, we try to answer your questions on whether you can really send your pet to work for a day.


Prenups for pets, or 'pet-nups,' becoming increasingly common among couples  Fox News

Divorces have gone to the dogs. Custody disputes over our beloved “fur babies” have become so common in divorce negotiations that it has lead to a rise in ...


Pet of the Week: Tommy  NBC Southern California

Meet Tommy, the pet of the week for Thursday, April 25, 2019. Tommy is an 8-year-old neutered chocolate point Siamese. He had behavioral issues when he ...


Pet Expo to allow visitors to bring their dogs for the first time this year  Los Angeles Times

Costa Mesa's OC Fair & Event Center hosts the return of the annual America's Family Pet Expo, a pet-centric entertainment and educational event designed for ...


Vet Says Alachua County's Irresponsible Pet Owner Ordinance Is A Good Start  WUFT

One less than 500 dog bites were recorded last year in Alachua County. That's about the same as in Casper, Wyoming, which also had a dog bite a person or ...


Why robotic pets may be the next big thing in dementia care  NBC News

Robotic pets like Tombot, Paro and Sony's Aibo could help sooth elderly people with Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia.


Pet of the Week: Lovable bulldog mix ‘Pot Pie’ wants to be your family’s best friend  Cleveland 19 News

Pot Pie, a 3-year-old bulldog mix, arrived to the 19 News studio with a big smile on her furry face.


KCBD’s Pet of the Day: Meet Chico  KCBD

Meet Chico, KCBD's Pet of the Day with Lubbock Animal Services. Chico is a terrier mix who is filled with lots of energy.


Pet owners concerned after ‘shop cat’ is injured by air rifle  WXIX

MORROW, OH (FOX19) - Police and animal rescues are investigating reports of pets being injured in Warren County after a shop cat was shot in the face.


Senator Scott Wilk's Bill Allowing Pet Blood Donations One Step Closer To Senate Vote  KHTS Radio

Senator Scott Wilk, R-Santa Clarita, announced Wednesday that Senate Bill 202 (SB 202) seeking to allow pet blood donations has cleared the Senate...


Howard University President: "We appreciate pet owners respecting our campus by not bringing pets onto the private areas."  PoPville

Thanks to all who forwarded the letter from Howard University's President: “April 19, 2019. Dear Howard University Family,. Our campus is a beautiful, sacred ...


PACC expands outreach efforts for pets of homeless as lack of adoption policy comes into question  Arizona Daily Star

As outreach efforts grow, concerns arise about allowing the homeless to adopt pets in the first place.


Global Pet Daycare and Lodging Market 2019-2023 | Adoption of Smart Pet Care Products in Daycare and Lodging Services to Boost Growth | Technavio  Business Wire

The global pet daycare and lodging market is expected to post a CAGR of over 8% during the period 2019-2023, according to Technavio.


Why Do Kids Become Less Attached To Pets As They Get Older?  Psychology Today

One of the saddest songs in the American folk music canon is Peter, Paul, and Mary's 1963 smash hit, Puff, The Magic Dragon. In the unlikely case that you are ...


Reward offered after puppy stolen from Meriden pet store  WFSB

A local pet store is offering a reward for information about a woman who stole a puppy.


Pet Tales: Pets outnumber children in U.S. households — and we're spoiling them  Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The most popular dogs in the U.S. are actually mixed-breed dogs — and a lot of them look like Labradors.


51 Awesome, Adorable and Inspirational Quotes About Pets for National Pet Day  Parade

Held annually on April 11, National Pet Day is not only devoted to the pets we already own or have as family members but also to those waiting for a home.


RIP Pikachu: Ashes of Beloved Cat Will Launch to Space in Cosmic Burial  Space.com

A cat lover and space fan is about to make history by launching the remains of a cat named Pikachu into orbit around the Earth. "Pikachu will have a final ...


Millennials make up 35% of US pet owners and are spending more on pet food than any other generation  Business Insider

Millennials make up 35% of US pet owners and are spending more on pet food than any other generation, as premium pet food brands gain popularity.


Universal Studios Hollywood Unleashes ‘Secret Life Of Pets’ Ride For 2020  Deadline

As Universal nears the June release of its sequel to The Secret Life of Pets, it has announced plans for a ride spawned from the Illumination animated franchise ...


You can adopt a pet for $25 at dozens of Michigan shelters. Here's how  Detroit Free Press

110-plus shelters across the U.S. and in Canada are offering $25 pet adoptions May 4 for Empty the Shelters event sponsored by Michigan nonprofit.


I-Team These surprising pet poisons could be lurking in your home Ivanhoe Newswire 7:15  WTMJ-TV

ORLANDO, Fla. (Ivanhoe Newswire) -- The third week of March is national animal poison prevention week. The animal poison control center, or APCC, receives ...


Apex posh pet resort puts dogs in the lap of luxury  WTVD-TV

The latest major luxury hotel has opened in the Triangle and this one has literally gone to the dogs.


Ask a Trooper: Why isn't there a law about pets in vehicles?  Duluth News Tribune

Q: Why have they not passed a law regarding animals hanging out a driver's side window, paws on the steering wheel and animals jumping from the front seat to ...


Homeowner says three pets died in Cedar Rapids house fire  KCRG

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (KCRG) The mother of 10 returned to her burned out house in Cedar Rapids today. She and fire investigators are still trying to figure out ...


Hillhouse Plans IPO for China Pet Hospital Assets  Bloomberg

Hillhouse Capital is planning an initial public offering for some animal hospital assets in China that could raise at least $500 million, people with knowledge of ...


Minnesota tops the charts for roly-poly pets  PostBulletin.com

Anakin is a very large cat, checking in at 22 pounds the last time his Rochester owner, Gretchen Mork, had him weighed.


Howard University president 'appreciates' you not bringing your pet onto The Yard  WUSA9.com

WASHINGTON – The Howard University president officially does not want you to bring your dog to private portions of campus. Earlier this month, an anonymous ...


Nest indoor camera shows what pets really get up to when home alone  HouseBeautiful.com

To celebrate National Pet Month, Nest Cam have revealed footage showing just exactly what pets get up to when owners are away from home, including dogs ...


Pet of the week | Community  SW News Media

Every stranger is Lady Dogiva's friend. She is a quiet, outgoing and affectionate female Chihuahua/Dachshund mix born in 2016. No one came for her at a ...


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 MSPCA Nevins Farm! 


Pets killed in Wilson County house fire  WTVD-TV

An overnight fire killed family pets inside a Wilson County home.


Celebrating your hilarious pets on National Pet Day  KCRA Sacramento

Until you've actually had a pet of your own, it's hard to understand what that bond is like. You learn their quirks; they learn your rhythms. And whether you've had ...


Calling All Pets: Brock hopes for an Easter miracle  Port City Daily

Video: PPDR board members Robin Arnaud and Catherine Hegelsen and Brock, a shepherd mix who was rescued after Hurricane Florence. (Videography by ...


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