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Some nuts are safer than others for your dogs to eat. If your dog gets into your almonds, there’s no need to panic; your dog should be OK. The almonds won’t kill him. That said, almonds can be difficult for dogs to digest, and therefore may cause gastrointestinal distress, i.e., an upset tummy. So, it’s […]

PHOENIX — Phoenix police say a family’s pet cow died after being pelted with softballs. Sgt. Steve Martos tells KPHO-TV that the family found the animal with severe injuries on their north Phoenix ranch on Friday morning. Martos says the cow was surrounded by more than a dozen softballs. The cow had to be euthanized […]

A happier ending for dying pets and their owners:

A happier ending for dying pets and their owners Heather Merrill cares deeply about her hospice patients, and after they die, she follows up with their families. On a recent day, she was at Amy Farber’s home in Cambridge, asking her how she felt about Ray’s death: “It’s been six weeks now, how are you […]

Are puppy and dog hiccups normal? – PetsOnBoard Pets On Board Nothing’s as peaceful as watching a sleeping puppy’s rhythmic breathing and soft sighs — until the hiccups start. If you’re a first-time pet owner, seeing your pup’s tiny body jerk with every hiccup can be a little alarming. But relax, they are as normal […]

Letter carriers push through bad weather and the occasional angry dog to be sure we get our deliveries on time, but it appears they draw the line at bears. A postal worker in Vancouver, Canada reached that limit on Monday when he ran into a bear in Matthew Fane’s yard while trying to deliver a […]

It’s inevitable that you will need to leave your pup home alone. Some pets handle this well while others react with anxiety, fear and plain-old boredom when they have been left behind. What’s a loving pet owner to do? Veterinarian Katherine Miller of the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) offers […]

Nearly every pet has a minor freak-out during its annual checkup, so chances are that you’re more focused on keeping your pup or cat calm than having a heart-to-heart with your vet about its health. That’s why we asked vets around the country to share one piece of stay-healthy advice every pet owner should know. […]

Have you ever seen your cat try to climb a wall, repeatedly jump on your shelves to knock items off or leap onto the chandelier? Or has your dog ever tried to dig up your wall-to-wall carpeting or decided that it’s fun to play tug-of-war with the curtains? These could all be signs that your pet […]

A stray chihuahua roams through a neighborhood unattended in Oakland, Calif. on Friday, Sept. 19, 2014. A growing population of stray chihuahuas are roaming throughout the city. Photo: Paul Chinn, The Chronicle Buy this photo On Friday afternoon, a little brown Chihuahua trotted purposefully down an East Oakland residential street – wearing a collar, looking […]

Gordo Dog

CULVER CITY, Calif. (KABC) — “Gordo,” a little dog that became a victim, then a celebrity after a wild high-speed police pursuit through South L.A. Wednesday night, had his hind leg successfully operated on Thursday afternoon. Gordo was injured when a stolen van ran him over on 87th Street between Wadsworth and Hooper avenues Wednesday […]

Another tenant, Kelly McAdarra, 29, said she learned of the fire while driving home. Her first — and only — worries were for her cats, Icarus and Colossus. Upon arrival, she learned Wilkes-Barre firefighters rescued the cats and provided them oxygen to save their lives. via Unconscious man rescued from W-B fire – News – […]

Public safety is important and, of course, some dogs can be dangerous, but come on now — it IS possible to protect public safety without taking sweet, well-trained dogs away from their owners for no reason. Let’s be compassionate, listen to the science, and stop writing off entire breeds as inherently mean. They deserve better […]

September is National Preparedness Month, and the ASPCAhas information that can help you prepare for a natural disaster or emergency before it strikes. Here are some things you can do this month to help your pets weather a storm – or an earthquake. Download the ASPCA Mobile App. The new app allows users to store […]

what allergy biting and scratching can do. bald spots on dog(Photo: Dr. Andress) For dogs that aren’t allergic, the change in season provides an opportunity for better health. “You spent the summer inside the AC. It was too hot for a walk. With the cooler temperatures you need to get out and exercise your dog. […]