Nicole Begley recently was awarded a Platinum Medal for her entries in the International Print Competition. Title: :The Smirk."

Pet Tales: Marshall photographer wins recognition for pet photos

Four of Nicole Begley’s images have been chosen in the Professional Photographers of America’s 2014 Competition.

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BRIEF: Police: Miles Township woman's children, pets lived in filth; endangerment charges filed

State police at Rockview said a Miles Township woman was arrested for endangerment because her eight children lived in a filthy house

2 days ago

Animal Island: End kitten’s biting ‘play’ with a sock toy

Q: We adopted a kitten when she was 10 weeks old. She is now 5 months old and loves to be cuddled and is very affectionate. She also likes

3 days ago

Talking Dogs: Salutes and tips for owning a canine friend

Dog lovers had cause to rejoice the last week of August, as the 25th was National Dog Day. This “Howliday” was started in 2004 to encourage

3 days ago

Sit! Stay! Listen! Pet Life Radio is on

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. —Want to know the latest trends in carpeted cat furniture? What to do about your dog’s strange skin rash? If you

3 days ago

What a treat! Your dog might enjoy a kennel stay: study

Many dog owners have had their vacations marred because they were so worried about how little Scruffy was faring in the boarding kennel

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Include your dog in back-to-school activities

As children across the country head back to school, it’s a good time to think about your dog as well. The family pet can feel left out

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Pet Points: Litter box behavior a clue to other issues

If your cat is missing the litter box, it’s time to start looking at where it’s located, how often it’s cleaned and other possible causes.

1 week ago

Pampered piglet gains worldwide popularity

AKRON, Ohio — As divas go, Miss Piggy’s got nothing on this porcine princess. A natural ham, the piglet poses for pictures as she munches

1 week ago

 Kris Rotonda, who founded, poses with his girlfriend Denise Fernandez and three of his four dogs, Kobe, a bichon frise, Jordan, a bull mastiff German shepherd and Samoyed mix, and Coco, a Yorkie in Clearwater, Fla. "Dogs on first dates are amazing icebreakers," said Rotonda, who started up the site last year that now has 2 million members. “You find out right off the bat how everyone in a relationship will fit in.”

Dog-centric dating sites match up people, pooches

On these dating sites, a passion for pets will help you find more than just puppy love.

1 week ago

Shore crabs: Low maintenance pet really comes out of its shell

OCEAN CITY, N.J. — You wouldn’t know it by the petite tank in tow, but the Merchlinsky family emerged from George’s Beach Shop on the

1 week ago

Animal Island: Human shampoo no fix for itchy dog

Q: My 5-year-old Westie has redness on her paws and she is always chewing on them. Her skin is so flaky and her fur actually feels greasy

1 week ago

Don’t forget your pets when the kids head back to school

Chances are the kids aren’t alone in suffering from the back-to-school blues. It’s a pretty sure bet the family dog is not happy about her

1 week ago

Tips for a happy life with your dog

Dogs bring us so much love and enjoyment that we owe them a lifetime of care and commitment to their health and well-being. Of course this

1 week ago

Kennel at homeless facility keeps pets, families together

AKRON, Ohio — When people tried to pet her, the cat snuggled closer to owner Susan McIntosh. The cat is the first pet to be housed at the

1 week ago

BRIEF: Pets of the Week 8/17

Find a pet who needs a new home at the Griffin Pond Animal Shelter.

1 week ago

 Boomer, 7, is an Australian shepherd who staved off a bold black bear that charged owner Connie Dilts during her routine morning walk in northern Indiana County.

Pet Tales: Heroic Aussie shepherd saves owner in bear attack

Australian shepherd wins AKC award for saving her owner in attack by black bear.

2 weeks ago

 A 4-year-old Siberian husky named Barney was found on Race Street in Homewood with a deep gash across its neck.

Shelter seeks owner of injured, abused husky

“Barney” was brought in on Wednesday by two men who said they found him wandering on Race Street in Homewood.

2 weeks ago

 A man scolds his dogs near a flower wall showing Chinese characters that read: "Welcome the 18th National Communist Party Congress" in Beijing in 2012.

China denounces pet dogs as filthy imports from the West

The doggie denouncement coincides with a revived effort to stamp out some Western beliefs and behaviors taking root in 21st-century China.

2 weeks ago

Pet Vet: Lab’s problem may begin with his hips

Alan writes in about his 3-year old Labrador retriever named Scout who has been having trouble jumping up into his seat in Alan’s truck and

2 weeks ago

Getting your puppy through teething

Most likely you have had the experience of playing with your cute little puppy when all of a sudden your hand becomes the chew toy. This

2 weeks ago

FIV May Not Be As Bad As We Think It Is

I have long counseled owners that Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV) is not an immediate death sentence, but short of the cat succumbing

2 weeks ago

 Gus Kenworthy in the Olympic Village in Sochi, Russia, with the street puppies he found and rescued. This picture, taken by his friend, freelance photographer Robin Macdonald, went viral on social media and deluged the silver medalist with interview requests from the media.

Pet Tales: Skier brings home silver medal and street puppies from Russia

Olympic skier Gus Kenworthy says three of the dogs he helped rescue from Sochi, Russia, are doing well in Colorado.

3 weeks ago

Pet Points: Healing pets' broken bones can pose challenges

Whether it’s a dog, cat, horse or bird, treating fractures is a big challenge for veterinarians.

3 weeks ago

 Jennifer Folino, her husband Matt Folino and their pet pig named Linus are settling into their new home on the northwest side of Chicago, Ill., late last month.

Not without my pig: Rooting out housing with an odd pet

If you think it’s difficult to navigate the real estate market with a cat or large dog, try doing it with a pig at the end of the leash.

3 weeks ago

Pet projects: Home designs with dogs in mind

Gayle Plessner and her husband love their dogs, but the sound of the rain on the roof of their home in Westlake Village, a planned

3 weeks ago

 Heather Pencak, left, and her husband, Joe, of New Kensington walk their English bulldog, Champski, toward the gate at PNC Park Tuesday. The Pencaks and Champski were among the many pet owners and pets who visited Pup Night at PNC Park Tuesday.

Brian O’Neill: Picky eaters or not, a big night for the dogs

Most dogs will eat anything, and some will chase trucks, so it’s little wonder they dig treat trucks.

3 weeks ago

Samantha Bennett: Dog is much more than his disability

The speech will be better when I’ve distilled it into bullet points. Right now it’s still too rambling. I can’t quite find the balance

3 weeks ago

Picture it: Facial recognition to find lost dogs

Any worried pet owner who has spent days hanging posters and knocking on neighbors’ doors hopes there’s a better way to find a lost dog.

3 weeks ago

Animal Island: Mystery bird is likely a lost falcon

Q: I’m trying to identify a bird that I spotted yesterday in my Lloyd Harbor backyard. I’ve attached a photo for your reference. As you may

3 weeks ago

Home front buddies: Program offers free homeless pets to vets

AKRON, Ohio — With the aid of a cane, Rick Eggers slowly crossed the parking lot of a county veterans service office.

3 weeks ago

Dealing with puppies’ excitement urination

Does your puppy get too excited when someone new approaches to pet him, or does he urinate when you enter a room? Excitement urination is a

3 weeks ago

 Miha Svetina watches his wife, Rebecca,  and Casey, her family's 9-year-old mini schnauzer, who made a big hit on YouTube

Pet Tales: Internet sensation is a loyal, loving pet

The rest of the story on the Murrysville dog, Casey, that fainted with joy.

4 weeks ago

Biotechnology Turns to the Furred and Four-Legged

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4 weeks ago

Pets in Paradise: Five-star kennels for Fido take off

Vacation means warm beaches, breezy campgrounds, posh spas — a break from daily stress and a great way to unwind and leave our cares behind.

4 weeks ago

Discovering the Best New Pet Products of 2014

Have you ever heard of SuperZoo? For those who work in the pet industry, it’s a must stop to find new foods, treats, toys, nutraceuticals

3 weeks ago


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