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The 6.0-magnitude earthquake that rocked Napa County Sunday morning not only destroyed homes and businesses, but sent dozens of pets fleeing in fear. Now, pet owners around Napa have taken to social media to help find lost animals and reunite people with their beloved furry friends. A Facebook group, Missing Pets of Napa Quake, has […]

For 11 years, 130-pound “Tug” was a member of Betsy Murray’s family.  “We traveled with him, and we did everything with him,” Murray said. “He was just such a great dog.” However, when Tug’s health started failing, Murray had to make a decision that every pet owner dreads. “He had trouble getting up, and he […]

When pets pack on the pounds, there may be more of them to love, but there may also be health concerns. To help them slim down, some owners send the animals to “fat camps.” checked out the AnWell Veterinary Rehab and Conditioning Center in eastern Pennsylvania. The facility puts the pets through a rigorous […]

Actor Liam Neeson is more than just a hero on-screen – he helped save the life of a dog being stoned to death by a group of ruffians in Central Park. Neeson was jogging through Manhattan’s Central Park when he was abruptly halted by a woman shouting that teenage boys were stoning a dog to […]

A new law has been passed in California that will allow pet owners to dine together with their pets at restaurants outdoors when patio seating is available.  Governor Jerry Brown, proud pet parent of a Welsh corgi named Sutter signed the bill into law together, and they couldn’t be happier about the decision. The rules […]

A 13-year-old Miniature Pinscher named Sabrina has saved her owner, firefighter Curtis Young, from cancer two times now. The first time was in 2005 when the dog discovered a growing tumor on the back of his head, and the second time, this year, when the 11-pound dog discovered Young’s skin cancer on his back. Curtis young […]

Dear Readers: Many of you haveplants in your home or at work. They look beautiful, plus they freshen the air and provide some green to brighten a day! But if you have pets, some plants can be trouble and even fatal! Here is a very short list of plants that can be toxic to dogs […]

On my way to the beach for a stroll with my dog last week, a somewhat terrifying street sign caught my eye. It showed a stick figure running up a hill, chased by a massive wave. Underneath were the words “Tsunami Evacuation Route.” My chosen path for this walk took me on a strand of […]

Can you imagine being separated from your adorable, furry companion? Increasingly, pets are becoming subjects of contention for couples undergoing divorce. In some cases, pets are even included in prenuptial arrangements, also known as “pre-pups.” There are nearly 179 million cats and dogs living in U.S. homes, according to the Human Society of the United […]

How safe is it to pair pets with children under the age of 14? Most people acquiring a pet don’t give the question a lot of thought. Sometimes the acquisition is an impulse buy based on circumstance and pressure from the younger family members. Think Topsfield Fair and the rabbit exhibit — or the pet […]

Every year when you bring your pet in for a check-up, your veterinarian likely talks to you about vaccines and gives Fluffy or Fido a good look over. They may draw blood, or recommend preventative care routines, like a dental cleaning or grooming. But what are some of the most common serious ailments for cats […]

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Like many people in late middle age, I find myself wondering if my next dog will be different. I have long shared my life with retrievers — active, field-bred dogs who throw themselves with joy into every situation (and every puddle of water bigger than a dinner plate). Their boisterousness is infectious: My dogs make […]