Pets


 Rebecca Svetina and Casey, the 9-year-old family miniature schnauzer that made a big hit on YouTube.

Video of Murrysville dog fainting with love after reuniting with owner is Internet sensation

Rebecca Svetina’s schnauzer, Casey,has offered more than 20 million YouTube fans a look at loyalty and unconditional love.

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Camping with your canine

Summertime weather brings a plethora of activities, with camping being a family favorite. Since many dog owners are including their four-

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 Trainer Tyrone Taylor fed apples and carrots to the circus elephant that burst out of the Jaffa Mosque April 21, 1993.

Remembering an elephant rampage in Altoona

An Australian film company making a movie, ’Tyke: Elephant Outlaw,’ is looking for photos or video from a 1993 circus standoff in Altoona.

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 Squirrels from Animal Rescue League asleep on fur.

Pet Tales: Donated furs benefit orphaned wildlife

Donated fur gets a second life as bedding for animal babies at Animal Rescue League wildlife center in Verona and other shelters nationwide.

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Pet Points: Use of animals essential to veterinary training

Despite animal rights group’s questions, using animals in veterinary training is crucial to preparing vets for their work and in saving

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 Photographic documentation that Lorri Drumm of Springboro, Pennsylvania, befriended a squirrel this summer.

Saturday Diary / My summer fling with a moocher

I was excited about the encounter, but also not completely comfortable that I had cozied up to an animal I never really cared for.

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How to Get Your Cat to Take Medicine

Medicating a cat is sometimes one of the most challenging tasks a cat owner must face. But with a little advance preparation, it doesn’t

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Regular Exams Can Save More than Your Pet's Life

It would seem that preventative medicine would be our best defense against illness. Yet, nary a few months go by before another study is

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Dog Missing for Over a Year Reunited With Owners

A couple in Del Valle, Texas have helped a long lost dog find her way home after the pooch showed up one day in the couple’s yard.

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5 Stress Relief Tips to Calm an Anxious Cat

The unpredictability and unhappiness of an anxious cat is a recipe for disaster, and pet parents that have to deal with a stressed-out cat

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Schnecksville fire that killed 63 pets blamed on electrical wiring

The fire that killed 61 cats and two dogs at a 174-year-old Schnecksville building last week was caused by an electrical short-circuit, the

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Shelter adoptions and one dog's personal story

For the few of us willing to adopt adult dogs or older puppies, behavior is by far the biggest challenge. Although the dog-educated among

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What Congress' Passing of the Veterinary Mobility Act Means for You and Your Pets

Recently, great news emerged about the U.S. House passing an act very important to both veterinarians and our clients and patients: the

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New Photo Website Pinpoints Where Your Cat Lives

A new data experiment by artist, designer, and programmer Owen Mundy is making many of cat photos—one million to be exact—searchable using

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How to Pack a Beach Bag for Your Dog

With the sun shining bright and the crashing waves calling your name, you may be ready to head straight to the shore. But, beach bums

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Whisper Becomes First BASE-Jumping Dog

Whisper, a 4-year-old miniature Australian Cattle Dog, has officially become the first dog to complete a wingsuit BASE jump. But a video

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 Baby fairy bluebirds at the National Aviary.

Let's Talk About Birds: Baby birds

What hatches out of a bird’s egg can be homely and helpless or capable and cute, depending on what kind of bird it is.

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Brushing and Coat Care: A How-To Guide for Puppies (and Dogs)

It is best that you ask your breeder’s advice, or talk with a professional groomer on what the best ways are to groom your puppy.

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Puppy Strangles — A Potentially Devastating Skin Disease

Puppy appointments are one of the great perks of being a veterinarian. It’s hard to be in a bad mood when faced with an adorable bundle of

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84-Year-Old Woman Rescues Dog from Pack of Coyotes

When people are confronted by a wild pack of coyotes, they run or hide or cower with fear. But an 84-year-old woman who lives in

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Animal Island: Dog doesn’t get along with other canines

Q: My 5-year-old Maltipoo is sweet and lovable, but when she sees another dog, she starts growling and whining. She barks at all breeds,

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Pet Vet: Dealing with an itchy problem

Skin problems, particularly itchy skin problems, can be quite frustrating to deal with, both as a caretaker trying to help our companion,

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Talking Dog: Training and treats can stop leash pulling

Question: I have taught my dog Brutus to walk on a leash without pulling, which he does perfectly, but only on the way home from the park

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Basic Obedience Training for Puppies

Most owners believe that obedience training is best left to the professionals. This is entirely not true, because anybody can do it, given

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How to Properly Hold a Dog Leash

In holding the leash, make sure that you do not hold it too tightly; there should be enough slack so that your puppy does not feel any

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The Importance of Proper Nutrition for Puppies

Nowadays, there are literally hundreds of brands and types of dog foods to choose from, which can make it doubly hard for a pet owner to

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Crate Training for Puppies

When making the first introduction, it is best done in steps. The last thing you want to do is frighten your puppy to the point that he is

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 Jose and his pet rooster, Garfield, as he recently solicited lunchtime crowds on State Street in Chicago.

Law doesn’t bar pet rooster as pal for panhandler

Is it OK to use a rooster to goose donations?

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Puppies Rescued in Afghanistan to be Reunited With Soldier that Saved Them

Eight months ago, a U.S. Special Forces unit in Afghanistan witnessed a horrific scene of animal cruelty. They saw a group of Afghan men

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Traveling by Air with Your Dog

With the season for vacations fast approaching, it’s time to consider whether you will be traveling with your dog or leaving her behind.

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Progress is Slow in New Treatments for Pet Cancers

A group of medical researchers in Vienna, Austria, have put forth the results of a small study describing a new and different monoclonal

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Pit Bull Saves Deaf Boy From House Fire

A dog in Indianapolis is being hailed as a hero after he alerted a 13-year-old deaf boy about a house fire.

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Over 350 Dogs Rescued From Puppy Mill in Georgia

A dog breeder in Cherokee County, Ga., is being charged with 264 counts of animal cruelty after over 350 dogs were rescued from deplorable

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Snake Bites And Dogs

Did you know that each year in the United States, over one million animal-bite wounds are reported? Dogs and cats inflict the vast majority.

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Tips for dog owners on disaster preparedness

Hurricane season is in full swing, and your dog’s survival in a natural disaster, as well as your own, depends largely on whether or not

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  The Allegheny County Health Department recommends changing the water in a birdbath once or twice a week.

Pet Tales: Help the birds survive the summer

American Bird Conservancy offers tips to keep feathered friends healthy, safe and out of danger from predators and other threats.

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Get Walking! New App Lets You Take Steps to Help Shelter Animals

With busy schedules and time-crunched family lives, finding the time to volunteer at local shelters and fundraise for animals in need is a

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Police Dog Put To Sleep After Being Labeled a Pit Bull

A dog in Great Britain that was being trained for police work has been put to sleep after Dog Legislation Officers determined the dog to

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All About the Schnoodle

A mix between a Miniature Schnauzer and a Poodle, the Schnoodle is smart and alert, attentive and fun.

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Beagle Lost for Seven Weeks and Hit By Car is Now Recovering

A Beagle named TJ from Fort Collins, Colo., who ran away from home in May, is recovering after going through a harrowing ordeal. And after

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Correction: Pets-Sweet Dog Suites story

LOS ANGELES (AP) — In a story July 16 about pet suites being offered in some of its new homes, The Associated Press reported erroneously

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 Oden, above, was found in thick, hot tar over the weekend along a street in East Liverpool, Ohio and treated at a Robinson veterinarian center. It took workers at a dog grooming service in West Virginia nine hours to remove the tar.

Second dog found covered in hot tar in East Liverpool, Ohio

It took workers at a grooming service in Chester, W.Va., nine hours to remove the tar from Oden’s fur.

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 A Standard Pacific Home's interior view of a dog-friendly home. Standard Pacific Homes is building and selling 27 new home communities from Florida to California and billing them as the first to offer pet paradise as an option in every one. Fully loaded, paradise is a 170 square-foot pet suite and spa with a step-in wash station, handheld sprayer and leash lead, tile walls and floors, a designated drying area with a commercial sized pet dryer, a water station, automated feeders, cabinets for toys, treats and food, a stackable washer and dryer, a French door that opens to a puppy run, and a flat-screen television set.

Pets' amenities rising trend for homebuilders

These homes are set apart by their amenities — for dogs.

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Pet Vet: Rabbits can show aggression, especially males

Andrea writes in concerning her 18-month-old male Netherland Dwarf rabbit that has suddenly become aggressive ...

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How to care for your pet without breaking the bank

It’s a shame furry friends can’t pay for themselves. Though wagging tails after a long day at work may make pet ownership seem worthwhile,

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Five Reasons You Should Foster a Kitten

If you’re considering adopting a kitten or really want a pet but can’t make the commitment, you may want to try fostering! Fostering a

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 kitten cat

10 Deadly Household Items for Kittens

Bringing a new kitten home can be a fun and exciting time. But before the new addition is allowed to roam the house freely, be sure to

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Karl Lagerfeld's Cat Choupette Scores a Book Deal

Chanel’s creative director Karl Lagerfeld is a doting cat parent, and his feline Choupette lives a luxurious life of high fashion.

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Police Officer Rescues Pit Bull For Second Time, Decides to Adopt

When Sgt. Gary Carter from the Arlington Police Department in Texas responded to an aggressive dog call from residents a few weeks ago, the

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