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Veterinary clinics receive tens of thousands of calls each year from people whose pets have had potentially hazardous contact with insecticides, weed killers, pet-toxic plants, and other harmful substances. It doesn’t have to be that way. Here are 10 common-sense ways to keep your pet safe outdoors. 1.  Get to know the names of the plants in […]

A new study to be published in science journal Animal Behavior later this month even indicates that the dogs will ignore food offered to them by people who have declined to help their owners.”We discovered for the first time that dogs make social and emotional evaluations of people regardless of their direct interest,” Professor Kazuo […]

With a chiseled face, smug smile and sunken eyes, the attractive primate named Shibani lives at Higashiyama Zoo and Botanical Garden in Japan.Japanese women apparently can’t get to the zoo fast enough to get a glimpse of him. The Higashimi Zoo has reportedly seen an uptick in female visitors, according to Rocket News.Shibani, who is […]

I have two canine rescues, which I lovingly refer to as my fur kids. They are family to me, and as their owner, it is my responsibility to insure when they are placed in doggie daycare or being boarded, they are safe.I’m heartbroken to say I failed when my 13 year-old, 11 pound toy fox […]

Dogs are an integral part of the American family.   Our dogs attend daycare, enjoy visits to the spa, and accompany their families on vacation—sometimes staying in pet-friendly hotels that serve gourmet dog food.   Pooches can have dedicated electronic devices; a sizable number have accounts on social media. Fittingly, the health of American dogs mirrors that of […]

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The extremely high heat we are having prompted one of our WWLTV reporters to tell a personal story about what happened to his pet because of the hot asphalt. That prompted us to put children’s stick-on thermometers on the pavement. It quickly shot up to the highest reading of 105 degrees, and that heat can […]

Peanut Butter Toxic for Dogs?

ATTENTION: It has been brought to our attention that several brands of peanut butter and other nut butters are beginning to substitute sugar with a sweetener called Xylitol. Xylitol is extremely toxic to dogs in very small doses. Ingestion can cause rapid hypoglycemia (a dangerous drop in blood sugar level) and can cause extensive damage […]

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For some pampered pups, the days of smelly food from a can are a distant memory. Instead, they might dine on freeze-dried turkey hearts or pheasant patties, organic raw food or gluten-free meals. There are many grain-free options, from companies big and boutique, and those that advertise that their food comes from just one source […]

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Those of us who own or want an animal companion can find the cost of getting or caring for the additional family member prohibitive. The American Pet Products Association estimates that we will spend more than $60 million on pets in 2015. So what can be done to keep our loyal pets healthy and happy, and keep the expenses […]

MAYNARD, Mass. — It was a summer day at the dog park when Fred Levy, a professional pet photographer, overheard a conversation that he couldn’t shake off.A woman was talking about “Black Dog Syndrome” — a theory that black dogs are less likely to be adopted than those with lighter coats, perhaps because of superstition […]

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Another major earthquake struck Nepal last month, just weeks after the country was hit by a deadly quake that killed close to 8,000 people. The effects from these devastating earthquakes will be felt for months, maybe even years.As first responders searched for survivors, many other humanitarian groups are setting up rescue operations and are still in […]

Pets in our care give us a sense of responsibility—something to care for daily and something to touch physically and emotionally. It is not uncommon for seniors to feel isolated and alone. Pets often bridge the gap to lift their spirits and make them feel more connected to the world. Countless studies have shown that pets not […]

INDIANAPOLIS – Divorce can get messy, especially if you’re splitting up things you both love. Attorneys are advising you to get a pet prenup if you care enough about your dog to fight your ex for it.“Generally speaking, animals are considered to be personal property,” attorney Burton Padove said.But it can be hard to view […]

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When George and Alison Morin brought home their newborn baby last month, they noticed their two-year-old pit-lab mix, Bruno, didn’t seem to be feeling well.”At first, we chalked it up to him being nervous about the baby,” says Alison, a high school social studies teacher in New York City. “But once he threw up blood, […]

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Your dog has been scratching and biting himself. You use that little comb with tiny teeth and find little black spots. Flea season has arrived. The HSUS, AVMA and offer information on how to protect our animals from fleas and ticks. Dr. Carol S. Foil of notes, “Flea allergy dermatis is the most […]

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This weekend is expected to be hot in Western Washington with temperatures up to the high 80s.While many of us will get outside and enjoy the sun, it is important to be aware of how to best keep pets safe in the heat.According to the Seattle Humane Society, heat stroke in animals can lead to […]

All Dog Owners Should watch

All animals are ours to care for and only we can be responsible for their lives. Things happen and sometimes rehoming is the best option, but responsible adopting and buying can prevent animals from being left behind when things go wrong. Read more at

Deciding whether to take your pet along for vacation is an intricate decision to make.It’s vacation time and you deserve a break; in fact you worked all year to have it. But you have a pet, which is your responsibility. So, what do you do? Vacation with or without your pet? The good news is, […]

POWHATAN COUNTY, Va. — Allison Marks left her 2-year-old golden retriever, Colby, at a Petco store Friday for what she thought would be a routine grooming. When she called to ask about him, though, she was told to go to a nearby animal hospital. There she learned Colby had passed away.Marks was told that Colby […]