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After a night of treats, Halloween can play the cruelest trick should your dog be spooked by candy-marauding children. We’re surprised commercial haunted houses don’t include an “Escaping Dog” room, because the mere thought of our pet bolting out the front door and through a crowd of trick-or-treaters is one of our greatest fears. At […]

Halloween is only three days away. Where did the year go? I feel like I just wrote a column about Halloween last week, but one of my readers sent me an email with an item on Halloween and a reminder to inform my readers that this holiday is one to be extra careful with our […]

You love your dog, that’s a no-brainer. And with Americans expected to spend an estimated $58.51 billion on the pet industry this year, it’s clear that the emotion is deeper than ever projected. Now, Scientists have taken the unconditional love you have for your dog to the next level, confirming that it’s very similar to […]

Taiwanese photographer Yun-Fei Tou has spent the past five years documenting shelter dogs’ final minutes of life, right before being . Through this heart-wrenching series, Tou is hoping that viewers will consider animal rights a serious moral issue. The collection of portraits is titled “Mememto Mori,” Latin for “remember (that you have) to die.” They […]

By James Ridgway, Jr. Renewing one’s faith in people, for some, is no easy feat. Sometimes it takes something big — or, as one South County father recently discovered, something big, and slow, and green — and lost — but deeply treasured by his 11-year-old son, and a stranger’s kindness. Marshall Flatt, 53, and his […]

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. — The Chesterfield Planning Commission voted 3-2 Tuesday night to reject a Brandermill family’s request to keep their pet pig, Tucker.Should the Chesterfield Planning Commission allow Tucker to stay?Mixed feelingsNoYesVoteView ResultsTucker is a 150 lb. KuneKune pig who has lived with the family for around two years now. The Johnson family has […]

It’s a misty fall afternoon in Central Park, and Bodhi, a handsome, slightly-big-for-his-breed Shiba Inu, is on edge. He’s yanking around one of his two humans, Yena Kim–a petite, 27-year-old fashion designer who used to work for Ralph Lauren–bending her to his will, tensing his leash as he darts after squirrels, birds, or whatever fast-moving […]

Ebola: Photos of Dallas nurse’s quarantined pet dog released |

Ebola: Photos of Dallas nurse’s quarantined pet dog released | (CNN) — An update on the dog of Ebola-infected nurse Nina Pham. You may remember her pet Bentley, a year-old King Charles spaniel, was taken away and put into quarantine. The Texas A&M emergency response veterinary team visits him daily for care and animal […]

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The Ebola virus concerns do not stop with humans. Pet owners want to know if their animals can catch or transmit Ebola. Two local Jacksonville Veterinarians along with the Centers for Disease Control and Florida Veterinary Medical Association says there is no need to be overly concerned when it comes to your […]

ORANGEVILLE, Ill. (AP) — A 6-foot-4-inch cow owned by an Orangeville woman was recently dubbed the world’s tallest. Patty Hanson and Blosom the cow smiled for their official Guinness World Records photo shoot Monday. Hanson received an email in mid-August saying Blosom had been named the world’s tallest cow. She sought the record after veterinarians […]

Of approximately 3,000 survey participants, 24 percent said they prefer getting an animal from a breeder over adopting from a rescue or shelter. A new study from PetSmart Charities found that two-thirds of those surveyed said they would adopt a pet rather than purchase one from a pet store or breed. Almost 3,000 people who […]

A pet parrot that spoke with a British accent when it disappeared from its home four years ago has been reunited with its owner — and the bird now speaks Spanish.The Daily Breeze reported Sunday the reunion was brought about by a Southern California veterinarian who mistook the African gray parrot for her own […]

NEWARK — When Roger Johanson realized early Sept. 16 that his 16 ½-year-old dog Kodi was missing, he was very concerned. Somehow, when he let what he thought were his three dogs into his 208 VanDusen Street home late the night before, he hadn’t noticed that Kodi, a white male American Eskimo, didn’t come inside. […]

Veterinarian and applied animal behaviorist Dr. Sophia Yin is author of the book Low Stress Handling and Behavior Modification of Dogs and Cats, newly released as an e-book. In the book, Dr. Yin teaches dog (and cat) owners how to help reduce their pets’ anxiety around day-to-day activities. Whether the animal is petrified at the […]

Michele Simmons reunited with fallen dog, Gracie, after being rescued by the Oregon Humane Society when she fell off of a 200-foot cliff. Photo: Oregon Humane Society BONNEVILLE, Ore. (AP) — A Labradoodle named Gracie fell 200 feet off a cliff in Oregon — and survived. Dog owner Michelle Simmons says Gracie and another dog were […]

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OZARK, Ala. (AP) — Animal control officer Wanda Snell knows what she saw: A veterinarian injected the black-and-brown mixed-breed dog with a deadly chemical, seeking to euthanize the 4-year-old dog no one had adopted. The animal moved some and then faded.   What Snell can’t explain is how the dog rebounded overnight, since going on […]

A Bear in a Swimming Pool? A Bear in a Swimming Pool! A man in Luzerne County, PA  has an unusual visitor in his backyard pool. A Bear in a Swimming Pool? A Bear in a Swimming Pool! Dominic Lombardi tells us a bear has broken his fence and swims in his pool […]

Harley was the bulldog’s name. He was pronounced dead at baggage claim at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport last year despite a passenger’s attempt at cardiopulmonary resuscitation. Two months later, a mixed-breed Rottweiler arrived lifeless at Sea-Tac in his chewed-out kennel, dead of what later was diagnosed as aspiration pneumonia. And at Logan International Airport in Boston, […]