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Canines, companions make a run for it to benefit Pets Come First

CENTRE HALL — Man’s best friend is definitely not a steep hill.

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Canines, companions make a run for it to benefit Pets Come First

CENTRE HALL — Man’s best friend is definitely not a steep hill.

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Pet Points: Prepare pets for safe travel

If traveling with pets, take steps to prevent contact with canine influenza, heartworm and other parasites.

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 Nicole Orlando of Plum, with her two Maltese, Jupiter and Penelope. Orlando organized a fundraising walk in Boyce Park on April 19 to benefit the Northcentral Maltese Rescue Inc, which helps puppy mill dogs. Her dog Jupiter is from a puppy mill in Montana.

Pet Tales: Friends of Jupiter Walk raises $6,500

All the strangers revolving around Jupiter were bewildering, but the dog’s walk last weekend raised $6,500 for a Maltese rescue group.

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Veterinarians are too expensive, and it puts pets at risk

Special To The Washington Post.

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 In this undated photo provided by Steve Gilberg, Gilberg and his dog Joey pose for photos in Chicago. The 6-year-old pug-Chihuahua mix came down with canine flu. "It was a Sunday morning and he just started coughing really, really hard, kind of like a smoker's hacking cough, coming from the belly," said Gilberg. (Steve Gilberg via AP)

Worried sick over canine flu? Tips to help protect your pup

LOS ANGELES (AP) — An outbreak of canine flu has sickened more than 1,000 dogs in the Midwest, killing a handful and stirring concern among

5 days ago


Animal Island: Keeping stray cats from using garden as a litter box

Q.:There is a cat lady on my block who insists on feeding all the strays in the neighborhood in her backyard. That is fine with us, but the

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Who’s a good boy? Florida dog helps detect owner’s seizures

ORLANDO — When 53-year-old Lori Eagen starts having a seizure, her golden retriever can sense it.

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Rusty, an Illinois town’s favorite stray dog, comes home for a reunion

OAK BROOK, Ill. — Julie Gleason knelt, her hand to her mouth, as the reddish dog trotted toward her.

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 Former Clairton police Officer Jim Kuzak, who was wounded in the line of duty, gets some attention from therapy dogs Monday at a fundraiser at the South Hills Country Club in Whitehall. The service dogs — trained through Canine Angles, based in Myrtle Beach, S.C. — are assigned to veterans with disabilities, and first-responders such as police officers are also eligible to apply.

Family of war hero, CMU grad touts service dogs for veterans

A golfing fundraiser will help Canine Angels train more dogs. “There is a large gap, and this can start to bridge the gap,” says his wife.

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Midwest dog flu has some vets requiring vaccinations

ST. LOUIS — Some St. Louis area kennel owners will start requiring dogs to get a flu vaccine after a recent outbreak in Chicago has

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 Pat McKenna, fiscal director at HOPE Center, brings her three rescue dogs to work. Pugs Pani, left, and Annabelle race around her office as Bridget, a maltese mix watches.

Pet Tales: Battered women can bring their pets to Tarentum shelter

Domestic violence emergency shelter lets families bring their dogs and cats with them.

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Florida dog owners warned about deadly Bufo toads

It’s Bufo toad season in Florida, and pet owners are being cautioned to keep an eye out for the toxic toads, which can kill dogs within

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 Caretaker Dallas Delgado interacts with a dog at the First Class Pet Lodge in Wausau, Wis. A canine flu outbreak has sickened many dogs in the Midwest, and veterinarians are cautioning pet owners to keep their dogs from going nose-to-nose with other four-legged friends.

Deadly canine flu strikes Ohio, three other Midwestern states

Some veterinarians worry it could easily spread to other areas of the country.

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Pelicans in rehab find healing and friendship

He is big, broad-shouldered and chivalrous. She is petite and painfully shy. Once strangers in a strange land, a wounded wing and a shotgun

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Pets to parade on Rowland stage

Old-school comedian W.C. Fields had words of warning for young entertainers: Never share the spotlight with a kid or an animal.

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Pets to parade on Rowland stage

Old-school comedian W.C. Fields had words of warning for young entertainers: Never share the spotlight with a kid or an animal.

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Animal Island: Adopting the rights dog can be good for your health

Q: My husband just had a severe heart attack and required heart surgery. Now all seems OK and he is home. Of course, this brings about all

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Pet Vet: Is local drinking water safe for dogs?

A reader has a question about drinking water for her dog, Lacey. Lacey is 9 months old and of mixed breed descent. Erin knows of caretakers

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Pets and pills don’t mix: Top 10 medications vets get called about

A medication that does one thing for people does not necessarily do the same for our pets, according to the American Veterinary Medical

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 “Dogs Rule, Nonchalantly” by Mark Ulriksen

Pet Tales: An illustrator falls in love with dogs

“Dogs Rule, Nonchalantly” by Mark Ulriksen features intricately detailed acrylic painting depicting dogs of many sizes, colors and breeds.

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Pet Points: Euthanizing his own pet tough for a veterinarian

How does a veterinarian know when to euthanize his own pet? He knew by the look in Daisy’s eyes that it was time.

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Stem cell therapy for dogs draws support, detractors

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Retiree Paul Jaynes was heartbroken when his 9-year-old Labrador, Cookie, suddenly stopped walking last year. The

2 weeks ago


Pets before kids? Couples seek clues in how well they’ll ‘co-parent’

First plants, then pets, then kids.

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 In this Dec. 5, 2014 photo provided courtesy of ShelterMe, pilot Jim Nista delivers Finn, a rescued dog, in Everett, Wash. In the last two years, Wings of Rescue have flown more than 15,000 dogs annually to new homes and have relocated more than 75,000 in seven years. (AP Photo/Jim Nista)

Volunteer pilots help doomed dogs land new chance at life

LOS ANGELES (AP) — For some dogs, a chance at the good life takes off when the pilots do.

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 In this Dec. 5, 2014 photo provided courtesy of ShelterMe, pilot Jim Nista delivers Finn, a rescued dog, in Everett, Wash. In the last two years, Wings of Rescue have flown more than 15,000 dogs annually to new homes and have relocated more than 75,000 in seven years. (AP Photo/Jim Nista)

Volunteer pilots help doomed dogs land new chance at life

LOS ANGELES (AP) — For some dogs, a chance at the good life takes off when the pilots do.

2 weeks ago


Volunteer pilots help doomed dogs land new chance at life

LOS ANGELES (AP) — For some dogs, a chance at the good life takes off when the pilots do.

2 weeks ago


Animal Island: Dove is nesting in her front-door wreath

Q: We have a Christmas wreath hanging on our front door that we never bothered to take down, and when I went to finally take it away on

2 weeks ago


Pet Vet: Dogs, too, can grieve death of a close friend

Allison from Modesto, Calif., has been recently saddened by the loss of her dog, Fanny, a 12-year-old golden retriever. Fanny had a form of

2 weeks ago


Rides of a lifetime: Equine therapy helps kids with disabilities

DALLAS — For son Jonathan, born with cerebral palsy, Laura Lopez just wanted the simple things. At age 6, he couldn’t walk or speak, his

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The purrfect roommate: Students can share dorms with pets at this college

KANSAS CITY — Molly Wallace darted across the campus green at Stephens College one day recently to fetch one of her roommates.

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Veterinarians warn of danger of lilies to pets

A colorful spray of lilies might help brighten a room for the Easter holiday but can present a poisonous threat to resident cats,

3 weeks ago


 A juvenile  Raggiana bird of paradise at the National Aviary on the North Side.

Pet tales: Birds of paradise go on display at National Aviary

These feathered males aren’t beautiful, but they’re dancing for dates anyway on the North Side.

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Couple opens their home to rescued guinea pigs, 219 of them

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — If you didn’t know better, you might think Jeremy and Tracy Henle have a rodent problem.

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 Delilah, a 2-year-old pit bull mix, is recovering from abuse.

Humane Society seeks home for pit bull mix Delilah

Delilah, a 2-year-old pit bull mix, is recovering from abuse and the Western Pennsylvania Human Society is seeking a new home.

3 weeks ago


Talking dogs: Rewards for good behavior take many forms

An essential part of any dog training program is a solid reward system. The learning process is accelerated when there is an element of fun

3 weeks ago


Animal Island: Window somehow triggering disturbing cat behavior

Q: My cat is 4 years old. Last year we left for a four-day trip and had someone check on her each day. After we returned, the cat would

3 weeks ago



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