Pets


 Quarterback Michael Vick practices with the Steelers at the team's South Side facility. His signing to the Pittsburgh football team has brought protests from many local animal lovers and animal groups.

Pet Tales: Signing of Michael Vick brings howls of protest

Dog lovers say the football player deserves no second chance, especially as a backup quarterback for the Steelers.

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Pet Points: Heart disease common even in apparently healthy cats

Luckily, heart disease in felines can be caught early, thanks to tests including ultrasounds and blood work.

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Paw washer, other pet products come to rescue of dog, cat owners

Dog and cat owners take note: Several pet-related products have come on the market recently to make your life easier — and cater to your

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Boys unleash a long shot for president: Bailey D. Dog

CHICAGO — Running for president is so easy, even a dog can do it.

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Volunteers find shelters for animal refugees of Washington wildfires

SEATTLE — When Mary Provstgaard and her extended clan were forced out of their Okanogan, Wash.-area homes by fire, there was no way they

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Schreiber: Bills would let police remove pets from hot cars

A York County lawmaker joined two other legislators on Tuesday to unveil a set of bills they say is aimed at stopping the practice of pet

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York SPCA director: We need pets in pickup trucks law

A law that isn’t on the books in Pennsylvania that one York County advocate said should be would make it illegal for pet owners to

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Animal Island: Young dog will chew anything if no boundaries are set

Q: What can we do about a 14-month-old golden retriever that bites and chews anything and everything — from shoes to furniture to our

3 days ago


York SPCA Director: We Need Pets in Pickup Trucks Law

A law that isn’t on the books in Pennsylvania that one York County advocate said should be would make it illegal for pet owners to

4 days ago


Schreiber: Bills Would Let Police Remove Pets from Hot Cars

A York County lawmaker joined two other legislators on Tuesday to unveil a set of bills they say is aimed at stopping the practice of pet

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 Allie kisses her owner Monica Galley of Greensburg. Allie is a miniature dachshund who searches and rescues with the Youngwood Fire Department.

Pet Tales: Ten-pound mini dachshund seeks and finds

Allie may be small, but this miniature dachshund is a mighty good search and rescue dog.

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 Trainer Kelly Grace, in green, and owner Abbey Schram of Moon Township give a gentle push to Primo, Schram's 9-month-old cane corso, during a swimming lesson for dogs at Misty Pines Dog Park in Franklin Park.

Dogs can learn to swim at Misty Pines Dog Park

Dogs of all sizes and all breeds are coaxed and encouraged to swim in the outdoor pond, where trainers join dogs in the water.

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Having Rover as a new roommate can create beastly complications

So you’re moving in with someone, and it turns out he or she already has a roommate — one that is sometimes smelly and at times quite

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 Scooter was one of more than 30 cats seized by the Pittsburgh police and humane officers from a hoarding situation. He was taken to Animal Friends to be microchipped and have all health concerns addressed.

New ammonia-detecting test helps in animal rescues

In the last six months, Animal Friends in Ohio Township began using tests to determine the amount of ammonia present in the air.

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Animal Island: A better equation for comparing cat and human ages

Q: My father says that every year of a cat’s life is equal to seven years of a human’s life. So if my cat is 3 years old now, then is he

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Putting on a circus with 14 felines? It’s as easy as herding cats

NEW YORK — Samantha Martin was anxious, and it wasn’t because she was living in a bus with 14 cats, two white rats, a groundhog and a

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Backyard chicken trend’s sad consequence: abandoned birds.

CHICAGO — The orphan chicken came to Robert Grillo in the usual way.

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Zoo welcomes adorable (and endangered) Malayan tapir

MINNEAPOLIS — For only the second time in 22 years, the Minnesota Zoo has successfully bred an endangered Malayan tapir.

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New dog-adoption service makes matches by personality

Are you looking for a special someone for long runs on the beach — or for snuggling together on the sofa, watching a movie? Do you prefer

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Responders treat residents, pets after apartment home catches fire

Fire in an apartment house drove people onto South Vine Street and fanned smoke over a city block Sunday evening in Hazleton.

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 Sales of a Beanie Baby that commemorates the memory of Cecil the Lion will help fund wildlife conservation, says Ty Warner, founder and chairman of Ty Inc.

Pet Tales: Cecil has become a lion martyr

In the wake of Cecil’s death, organizations continue fight to save not only lions but also African elephants, rhinos, leopards and buffalo.

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Pet points: A humanitarian approach to animals often lacking

Amid all the lion hunts, puppy mills and cruel people, it’s not hard to choose a Bad Actor of the Year Award in the field of animal rights.

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Found near death in a park, loner pit bull finally has a best friend

Merit is a sick, emaciated dog found lying in the bushes in Chicago’s Grant Park in May. And his story has taken a twist. An amazing twist.

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 In this photo taken Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2015, Boris, a Russian blue cat, stands on a playhouse for cats at Morris Animal Inn in Morristown, N.J. Boris is being pampered in ways traditionally reserved for dogs just a few years ago. The number of feline guests at this trendsetting pet hotel have gone up, as have estimates of the number of feline pets in the United States. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

Going on vacation? Your cats can enjoy luxury digs, too

LOS ANGELES (AP) — When Boris and Anastasia vacation, they prefer to stay in a deluxe three-story suite, dine on tuna mackerel and lobster

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Going on vacation? Your cats can enjoy luxury digs, too

LOS ANGELES (AP) — When Boris and Anastasia vacation, they prefer to stay in a deluxe three-story suite, dine on tuna mackerel and lobster

2 weeks ago


Animal Island: Use exposure, rewards to calm aggressive dog

Q: My daughter’s dog is a 16-month-old pit bull mix, about 45 pounds, who is very affectionate and mellow. During a training session, he

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Pet Vet: Pellet-based diet best for omnivorous macaws

Elaine has added a new member to her family. His name is Maxwell, and he is a 5-month-old blue and gold macaw. She has a large cage for him

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 Kittens Eek and Am, both 3 months old, are being housed in a spare classroom at Animal Friends, a no-kill shelter in Ohio Township.

Ohio Township Animal Friends shelter overflows with cats, kittens

The shelter has 303 animals, and 204 of them are cats and kittens. Another 131 felines are in temporary foster homes.

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Editorial: Legislation to Help Pets Left in Hot Vehicles

Proposed legislation that would make it illegal to leave pets in unoccupied vehicles on hot days, or anytime such action might endanger

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 Andre "Pok'ie" Gray with his much beloved Boss.

Pet Tales: Bench will memorialize a man and his dog

Friends and family crowdsourcing to install a bench honoring Andre Gray and his dog, Boss.

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Hollow Oak Land Trust schedules dog hike Sunday

The free Dog Days of Summer hike, designed for hikers who also are dog owners, will be held from noon to 4 p.m.Sunday in Coraopolis.

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Shelter dogs get a new leash on life with inmates

ORLANDO — When Scott LeLand first encountered the dog that would change his life, she had been starved, abandoned and left to die at the

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Proposed bill would protect pets left in hot cars

CHAMBERSBURG >> Every summer local animal shelters get calls about pets left in sweltering vehicles while their owners run errands they

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 Dr. Jessica Vogelsang, a hospice veterinarian for Paws Into Grace and the author of All Dogs Go To Kevin: Everything Three Dogs Taught Me,  poses for a photo with Brody, her golden retriever Tuesday, July 28, 2015, in San Diego. Dogs provide comfort not just in death, but in other difficult times, whether it's depression, job loss or a move across country. Dogs know when people are dying or grieving through body language cues, smells only they can detect and other ways not yet known, experts say.

Pets pick up on cues to comfort the dying, the grieving

LOS ANGELES (AP) — For those who are dying, it’s clear why all dogs go to heaven.

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Pets pick up on cues to comfort the dying, the grieving

LOS ANGELES (AP) — For those who are dying, it’s clear why all dogs go to heaven.

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Animal Island: Let heart and vet determine when to put down pet

Q: My Yorkie is now 17 years old and family members are putting pressure on me to have her put down. They say it is a pity to see her bump

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Pet Vet: Cat’s aversion to eating could be symptom of kidney problem

Andrea is concerned about her 9-year-old cat, Matilda. Apparently, Matilda has gotten a bit finicky about her food over the past few weeks,

3 weeks ago


Owners of much-maligned dog breed unite at free pit bull clinic

WAUKEGAN, Ill. — More than 200 pet owners gathered on a recent Saturday, many well before the 11 a.m. start, for a pit bull health clinic

3 weeks ago


Proposed bill would protect pets left in hot cars

CHAMBERSBURG >> Every summer local animal shelters get calls about pets left in sweltering vehicles while their owners run errands they

3 weeks ago


Proposed Bill Would Protect Pets Left in Hot Cars

CHAMBERSBURG >> Every summer local animal shelters get calls about pets left in sweltering vehicles while their owners run errands

3 weeks ago


Dog offer a hit with 2,500 : Pets for combat vets sparks nationwide interest

HERNDON — A Herndon couple’s offer of retired service dogs for combat veterans has drawn thousands of requests nationwide in one week.

3 weeks ago


Pet Tales: Dealing with deer .. and what they leave behind

When deer wander through the yard, they often leave something behind. Can eating deer feces cause health problems in dogs?

4 weeks ago


Pet Points: Summer is prime season for fleas, so protect your pets

With a food source of blood and some romance with another flea, life is jumping for these pests.

4 weeks ago


Paws-itive thinking: Children's lemonade stand benefits homeless pets

When it comes to creating the perfect lemonade stand, Ava and Kasen Mitchell have it mastered.

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