Pets


Spring Hill dog-napping trial continues today

Gisele Paris, 58, faces charges after, according to police, she took a dog from a Spring Hill home in 2013 and had it euthanized.

about 5 hours ago


City agency safeguards pets in bone-chilling weather

City agency safeguards pets in bone-chilling weather

43 minutes ago


 Stengel the neighborhood cat has made a full recovery.

Pet Points: A salute to all who compassionately care for pets

The full recovery of Stengel the neighborhood cat is a story of the love of neighbors and strangers and the dedication of veterinary clinic

2 days ago


 Milwaukee Brewers mascot Hank paid a visit to the team's spring training facility in Phoenix in February.

Pet Tales: Stories about 'Most Powerful Dogs' fascinating

These dogs are the Most Powerful Dogs of 2014, according to DOGTV, which bills itself as the only television network created just for dogs.

2 days ago


A real treat: Dogs prove good patients at physical rehab

ST. LOUIS — Breathing hard, the elderly patient limped off a treadmill in Jacquie Welkener’s physical therapy office in suburban Manchester,

3 days ago


 Friskies  “official spokescat,” Grumpy Cat helped announce the third annual “The Friskies” awards for the best Internet cat videos of the year in June  in Anaheim, Calif. Not every cat will ever have Grumpy's net worth, but the slideshow below can help you size up some of the most popular breeds.

Flash Cat: A quick reference guide to some of the popular feline breeds

Here’s a quick slideshow about some of the top feline breeds with background on their temperment and characteristics.

4 days ago


 They come in all shapes and sizes and personalities.  The slideshow below offers a quick look at many of the top breeds and their unique qualities.  See if you recognize the dogs you've known!

Pup-a-pedia: A quick reference guide to some of the popular canine breeds

Here’s a quick slideshow about some top canine breeds with background on their temperments and characteristics.

4 days ago


Pampered pets that don duds move to the mainstream

LOS ANGELES (AP) — These clothing designers have to think about pattern, fabric and fit — as well as where to put the poo bags.

5 days ago


Pet Vet: Sleepy ferret could have insulin issues

Today, as we steal from the old “Perry Mason” TV show, we are going to discuss the “Case of the Tired Ferret.” (Yes, I know I am dating

5 days ago


Animal Island: Boarding a beagle to avoid trouble with relatives

Q: My husband and I have a medium-size beagle mix who is the love of our lives, but the dog has no use for children whatsoever. We cannot

5 days ago


Even brief exposure to animals may be good for you

Special To The Washington Post.

6 days ago


Christmas is a time to pamper cats and dogs

You might think cats, with their sometimes standoffish personalities, wouldn’t care much about the source of the Christmas treats and toys

6 days ago


 A very small detail of the massive oil painting “The Wedding at Cana” by late-Rennaisance artist Paolo Veronese. The painting is located in the Louvre Museum.

A theological debate is unleashed: Are dogs heaven bound?

The Bible is inconclusive. Some contend animals lack the will to choose right or wrong. Others say that makes them candidates for heaven.

1 week ago


 Beagles from a Washington County club are top national winners. From left, are: Joel Davis with Timmy,  Marty Parker with Braveheart and Niki Happel with Stiletto. Back row: Carol Davis (wife of Joel), Mike Asbury, a co-owner of Braveheart, and Aja Happel, daughter of Mrs. Happel.

Pet Tales: Beagles from New Eagle Beagle Club best in the country

Local beaglers and their dogs win a national competition for tracking — but not harming — rabbits.

1 week ago


A few gifts for your favorite pet

We’ll spend more than $58 billion this year on our pets, according to the American Pet Products Association. Here are some gifts for them

1 week ago


Cat books: Purrfect holiday gifts for feline fans

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The felines are fighting back — on the bookshelf.

1 week ago


Give space when socializing cats and dogs

Q: I have two cats and am about to bring a new puppy into our home. The larger cat does not seem that frightened of dogs, but my little

1 week ago


Fido as photographer? ‘Pet Cam’ has tips for owners

It used to be enough to take a photo of your pet. But with advances in technology, now the animal can be the photographer, and little

1 week ago


Pet Vet: Sneaky little ferret is spending more time sleeping

Today, as we steal from the old “Perry Mason” TV show, we are going to discuss the “Case of the Tired Ferret.” (Yes, I know I am dating

1 week ago


How to make sure your holiday party is dog-friendly

’Tis the season for holiday gatherings. But before decking those halls, make sure you have a plan for your pet.

2 weeks ago


 This Luxury Cat Dish holds everything from kibble to caviar.

Shop Holiday: A few gifts for your favorite pet

Americans will spend more than $58 billion on their pets this year, according to the American Pet Products Association.

2 weeks ago


 A working dog on a farm in Cumbria, England looks out of its kennel during one of last winter's storms. Outdoor dogs valued by their people have houses or kennels that shield them from rain, wind, cold and extreme summer heat.

Pet Tales: Proposal would regulate dog houses and tethering

Pittsburgh City Councilwoman Darlene Harris targets people who leave their dogs outside without proper shelter in proposed ordinance.

2 weeks ago


 The off-leash dog park in Pittsburgh's Frick Park in Squirrel Hill.

Pet points: Common sense should be the guide at off-lead parks

Dog parks and off-lead areas can be a recipe for disaster if owners don’t pay careful attention to warning signs in their pets or others.

2 weeks ago


Slobbery sidekicks: Dogs ride in bikers' sidecars

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Some silken-haired beauties are eager sidekicks to motorcycle riders, wind whipping their thick locks as passers-by

2 weeks ago


Animal Island: Will surviving finch miss his partner?

Q: I have two male zebra finches. I’ve had them for about six years. I don’t know how old they are, but one appears to be a bit older than

2 weeks ago


R.I.P. Fido: At largest pet cemetery, humans, animals can be interred together

HARTSDALE, N.Y. — Rhona Levy gazed into the small oak casket and stroked the soft hair lying on the white satin pillow.

2 weeks ago


Pet Vet: Lesion on cat’s chin may be feline acne

There are times when I receive a letter from one of my readers, and from their description I become absolutely sure I know what is wrong

2 weeks ago


Yardsmart: Pets and organic fertilizers

I thought it was a good idea to make organic gardening easier. A company had packaged tea bags filled with a blend of organic fertilizers.

2 weeks ago


Think twice before putting a puppy under the tree

Tis the season for gift-giving, but there is never a good time of year to give a puppy as a surprise present. The American Kennel Club

3 weeks ago


BRIEF: Pets of the Week 11/30

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

3 weeks ago


Pet tales: Holiday decorations can be harmful to pets

This holiday, keep pets away from popcorn, cranberries, live Christmas trees, turkey skin and much more — but don’t worry about poinsettias.

3 weeks ago


5 new dog books make great gifts for your pup-loving pals

Heroic dogs that serve in the military, loyal mutts that enter our families and our hearts, goofy dogs that make us laugh. As the holiday

3 weeks ago


 A group of Great Pyrenees dogs from Great Pyrenees Rescue of Western Pennsylvania.

Thanksgiving holiday brings its own set of hazards for pets

Pets can get into trouble while their owners are distracted by Thanksgiving cooking tasks and visitors.

3 weeks ago


 President Barack Obama, right, with daughters Sasha, third from right, and Malia, second from right, carries on the Thanksgiving tradition of saving a turkey from the dinner table with a "presidential pardon" of 'Cheese' in the Grand Foyer of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014. Also with Cheese are Gary Cooper chairman of the National Turkey Federation and owner of Cooper Farms and his son Cole Cooper, far left.

Obama defends legal authority to pardon turkeys

Following a longstanding tradition, President Barack Obama granted presidential pardons sparing two turkeys from the Thanksgiving table.

3 weeks ago


See Spot relax: Pet massage gaining popularity

PHOENIX (AP) — Spa treatments don’t stop with people. You won’t see any aromatherapy candles around, but animals get massages, too, and

3 weeks ago


Talking dogs: Being thankful for canines, whatever their condition

Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday, a time to reflect on all good things.

3 weeks ago


Animal Island: Sparrows cram birdhouse for warmth

Q: As an avid bird-watcher, I spent time a few years ago counting birds for the Audubon Society. They found that the blue jay was in

3 weeks ago


A feast for furry friends that will put a lid on Thanksgiving vet calls

If love translates to food, Americans are loving their pets to death.

3 weeks ago


In defense of treating pets like children

Let me tell you about my boy. He’s 6 years old, smart as a “Jeopardy!” champion and as cute as a baby bunny at springtime. He’s my very own

3 weeks ago


 A canine is used to demonstrate the Department of Transportation-tested Solvit Pet Products pet safety harness .

Shake up pet gift giving with unique holiday options

Pet owners looking to launch the next Internet sensation or just longing for a new view of their dog’s dashing and digging won’t have to

3 weeks ago


K9 handler sues Allegheny County over care of dog

The lawsuit states the county is in violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act.

3 weeks ago


Thanksgiving safety tips for dog owners

There’s a lot to think about during the holidays — family, food and keeping everyone happy — but it’s important to keep your pup in mind,

4 weeks ago


 Congui, a domesticated huitia, rides on the front door of an American classic car driven by its owner Rafael Lopez, in Bainoa, Cuba. Five years ago Lopez and his wife Ana Pedraza adopted Congui, their first pet huitia, a large rodent that lives in Cuba, Jamaica, Bahamas and some of the smaller Caribbean islands.

Cuban couple keeps rodents called hutias as pets

Some people keep guinea pigs or hamsters as pets. But in Cuba, where a larger, more exotic rodent runs wild, Ana Pedraza and her husband

3 weeks ago


BRIEF: Pets of the Week 11/23

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

4 weeks ago


 Cheryl Lauer of Beaver prepares her dog Sophie for a distance jumping competition during the Pet Expo at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center last Sunday.

Pet Tales: Frick Park dog run to stay open despite attacks

Despite a second incident at Frick Park, Pittsburgh is moving slowly on changes to off-leash area and rules on dogs.

1 month ago


Pet Points: License, ID tags, microchip can help find a lost pet

Licenses, ID tags, microchips and photos are all helpful in finding lost pets, but the best strategy is to keep them close.

1 month ago



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