Pets


Rover on Twitter: Pets are social media stars, but how do they type?

The world has come a long way since 1993, when the New Yorker published Peter Steiner’s cartoon of two canines above the caption: “On the

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Pet Points: Beware of summer pests that could cause problems for pets

With recent warm, wet weather, veterinarians worry about mosquitoes transmitting heartworm to dogs and cats.

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 Carmel Vandale, owner of Mt. Lebanon Floral, poses often brings her 3-year-old terrier mix, Cash, to work with her.

Pet Tales: More workplaces that boast four-legged employee rosters

Cash rules Mt. Lebanon Floral, and Odin is in charge at Animal Nature in Regent Square. These dogs go to work every day.

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For some lucky dogs, chef-owners are creating and cooking meals to drool over

Chef Bryant Ng’s chicken rice recipe calls for jasmine rice cooked in a ginger broth and poached free-range chicken. It’s a minimalist dish,

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Taking a lead from Paris Hilton, et al., owners seek the fashion-forward dog

Bruiser Woods (or his handler) might have been onto something in the 2001 movie “Legally Blonde.” The fashionable Chihuahua companion to

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 This undated photo provided by Stephen Zawistowski shows his wife, Jane Zawistowski, with their cats. Even those who have spent their entire lives working in the animal welfare field have to decide whether their future will include pets.  "I'm edging up to that moment. I'm just about 60 and retired. We lost our dog of 15 years last year. We are thinking about what to do next," said Stephen Zawistowski, science advisory emeritus for the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals who had been with the organization for nearly 27 years. (Stephen Zawistowski via AP)

Retirees deciding whether new lifestyle will include pets

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Denise and John Stevens have had pets their whole lives — then they retired.

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 In this 2005 photo provided by the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA), Stephen Zawistowski poses with his dog Morgan. Even those who have spent their entire lives working in the animal welfare field have to decide whether their future will include pets.  "I'm edging up to that moment. I'm just about 60 and retired. We lost our dog of 15 years last year. We are thinking about what to do next," said Zawistowski, science advisory emeritus for the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, who had been with the organization for nearly 27 years. (Jack Deutsch/ASPCA via AP)

Retirees deciding whether new lifestyle will include pets

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Denise and John Stevens have had pets their whole lives — then they retired.

5 days ago


Animal Island: Take sensitive dog to a pro for nail clipping

Q: We have a 2-year-old mini-dachshund. He is the best dog in the world except when we try to cut his nails. As soon as he sees the

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Are owners listening? Overweight pets are unhealthy pets, vets warn

Garfield is not the only fat cat around.

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Meow power: Must. Watch. Cat. Videos. But why?

No member of the animal kingdom has conquered the Internet like Felis catus, the humble house cat.

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Trained guide dogs often welcome, but emotional support animals may get ‘no-no’

LOS ANGELES — Your sidekick is loyal. Clever. A great comfort to you and others. But does that mean your animal companion deserves access

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What to do when the man of your dreams comes with a nightmare dog?

LOS ANGELES: You’re not sure it’s going to happen for you, but it does: You find the mate of your dreams. He has an enviable Pacific

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 Ben, an 11-year-old bichon frise, is carried by Tricia Stadterman to the front  desk at the offices of law firm Weiss Burkardt Kramer in the Fort Pitt Commons Building, Downtown.

Pet Tales: Lucky dogs get taken to work every day

You could have much worse co-workers than Ben, Tinder and Jasper -- dogs who come to the office every day with their owners.

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Jefferson Hills couple operate pet rescue in Union

Nick and Ashley Ferraro have been operating South Hills Pet Rescue and Rehabilitation Resort for two years.

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 In this undated photo provided by Soggy Doggy Productions LLC, Joanna Rein, of Larchmont, N.Y., poses at her home with her Labrador-collie named Buddy. Because Buddy was always tracking mud or water into the house, Rein created “Soggy Doggy,” a doormat that absorbs most of the mess on the mutt. Rein has sold more than 300,000 mats online since 2010. (Richard A. Randall/Soggy Doggy Productions LLC via AP)

Soggy Doggy, Pup Pot among inventions by, for pet owners

With people putting more money into products for pets some entrepreneurs are turning helpful ideas into multimillion-dollar ventures.

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Soggy Doggy, Pup Pot among inventions by, for pet owners

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Joanna Rein knew there was a way to prevent her rambunctious Labrador-collie mix from tracking in mud, water and drool

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Pet Vet: Battling pet obesity not a ‘lite’ food issue

Kyle from Modesto, Calif., writes in to express some frustration as he attempts to get some pounds off his dog, AJ.

1 week ago


Animal Island: Choosing the right pet bird without ruffling any feathers

Q: My 10-year-old son is allergic to fur, and my wife does not like reptiles. He really wants a pet, so we were thinking of birds —

1 week ago


Holistic medicine goes to the dogs (and cats, horses, birds)

MARSHALL, Wis.: Balancing on three legs — one of her hind legs was amputated because of an injury — Olive basked under the agile fingers of

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 Tacio, a 4½-month-old Yorkshire terrier, Taco, is performing in the CLO production of " Mary Poppins" at the Benedum Center through June 21.

Pet Tales: Yorkie puppy appears in CLO's 'Mary Poppins'

Taco, a 3-pound Yorkshire terrier, has a big role in the Pittsburgh CLO production of “Mary Poppins.”

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A day for dogs scheduled at Carnegie Park

“Dogapalooza” on Sunday is open to all dog owners and will include a pet parade, costume contest and low-cost nail-trimming and microchips.

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 Beaver Falls firefighter David Seidl holds his arson dog Patty, a female Labrador retriever/golden retriever mix, at a press conference at Geneva College on June 4. Patty was trained at the Maine State Police Arson Dog School in Alfred, Maine, to detect flammable liquids. She was just put into service with the fire department in the past few weeks.

Beaver Falls Fire Department welcomes arson dog

Patty, a 2½-year-old Labrador retriever/golden retriever mix, can smell a drop of gasoline on a football field.

2 weeks ago


A treat for owners: It’s a dog’s life — at work

CHICAGO — Take Your Dog To Work Day isn’t until June 26.

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Pleasureville UMC to Conduct Blessing of the Pets

Pleasureville United Methodist Church, 2606 N. Sherman St., will conduct its Blessing of the Pets, 4 p.m. Sunday in the church parking lot.

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Animal Island: Neutered feral cats still snatching neighborhood birds

Q: Recently, you responded to readers who wanted to know how they could keep raccoons from eating the food that they put out for feral cats.

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 Laura Mart wears a dress with pictures of 300 cats printed on it at CatConLA in Los Angeles. Cats were not the stars of the cat convention, their humans were. They came in droves, pumped and ready to talk about cats, act like cats and embrace or buy all things cat.

Feline fans prove who's the cat's meow at CatConLA

The first-ever CatConLA brought the cat craze popularized online to life in a big, costumed way earlier this month.

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Discount for pets

SIDNEY — In celebration of Ohio Animal Week, the Shelby County Animal Rescue Foundation (SCARF) will provide a coupon worth $30 toward the

3 weeks ago


Captive-born baby beluga whale dies at Georgia aquarium

A one-month-old beluga whale calf born at the Georgia Aquarium died Friday

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Pet Points: Animal infections can affect humans, too

The medical community must be on alert for human and animal health when disease outbreaks occur in domestic animals.

3 weeks ago


 Rachael Whitmore, an adoptions counselor with the Animal Rescue League Shelter & Wildlife Center in Larimer, gets a kiss from Roscoe, a rescued 2-year-old lab/pit bull mix. Roscoe was locked in a basement for about 3 months and survived. Four other dogs were locked in crates and died.

Pet Tales: Starved, abandoned pit bull ready for a real home

The stench of decomposing bodies brought police to the Beechview home on May 22. When they found Roscoe in the basement, he wagged his tail.

3 weeks ago


Rabies, coyotes and ticks, oh my! Perils abound in the backyard this summer

Wild animals, birds and bugs can be a danger to people and their pets during warm weather, when more time is spent outdoors.

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 FILE - In this Jan. 18, 2014 file photo, actor Jack McBrayer poses at the world premiere of the film "Cooties" during the 2014 Sundance Film Festival, in Park City, Utah. The pets that are made into Internet memes and star in clickable videos will draw crowds and celebrities to the first-ever CatConLA On June 6-7, 2015, in Los Angeles. At the event, famous feline Lil Bub will rub up to Mayim Bialik of "The Big Bang Theory" and McBrayer of "30 Rock" as panelists and vendors entertain or offer free swag. (Photo by Arthur Mola/Invision/AP, File)

It's cool to love cats at CatConLA event this weekend

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The online cat craze is stepping into the real world.

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Kids at hospital will be able to ‘play’ with shelter pets via interactive camera

CHICAGO — Children at a Chicago hospital soon will be able to play with puppies and kittens at an animal shelter without leaving their

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 In this Wednesday, May 20, 2015 photo, Laurie Bernie, left, and daughter Emily Bernie, right, founder and president at LIFE Animal Rescue, pose for a photo with rescued dogs Casey, left, and Velvet at their shelter in Agoura Hills, Calif. LIFE Animal Rescue has placed 50 dogs rescued from Thailand over the past two years. Moreover, the 24-year-old rescue has placed more than 6,000 dogs locally, since it was started. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

From tiny cages to lots of love, Thai dogs find homes in US

LOS ANGELES (AP) — For the first time, they gobbled up treats, walked on grass and rolled in the dirt — things many American dogs take for

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 In this Wednesday, May 20, 2015 photo, Laurie Bernie, left, and daughter Emily Bernie, right, founder and president at LIFE Animal Rescue, pose for a photo with rescued dogs Casey, left, and Velvet at their shelter in Agoura Hills, Calif. LIFE Animal Rescue has placed 50 dogs rescued from Thailand over the past two years. Moreover, the 24-year-old rescue has placed more than 6,000 dogs locally, since it was started. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

From tiny cages to lots of love, Thai dogs find homes in US

LOS ANGELES (AP) — For the first time, they gobbled up treats, walked on grass and rolled in the dirt — things many American dogs take for

3 weeks ago


Animal Island: Why do dogs need to be walked, anyway?

Q: Are dog walks better than letting a dog run around in a fenced backyard? I don’t have 30 minutes three times a day to stroll around my

3 weeks ago


 Sandy Bowersox, visiting from Alabama, meets Maya, a therapy dog, at a de-stressing event in Market Square on May 22. The Animal Friends shelter of Ohio Township, with help from the Dog Stop, brought puppies, kittens and bunnies Downtown as part of their 31 Days of Compassion in May to raise awareness and money for shelter animals.

Pet Tales: Animal Friends pets de-stress Market Square visitors

Therapy dogs, puppies, kittens and a rabbit help de-stress passers-by in Market Square.

1 month ago



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