Pets


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

Different breeds of dogs have different needs when it comes to coat care. It is best that you ask your breeder’s advice, or talk with a

about 15 hours ago


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

about 15 hours ago


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

about 15 hours ago


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

about 15 hours ago


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

about 15 hours ago


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

4 days ago


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

4 days ago


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

5 days ago


Play Ball! Yes, You Can Teach Your Cat to Play Catch

Cats have done an excellent job convincing people that they are difficult, if not impossible, to train. But the truth is cats can be

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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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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,

6 days ago


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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 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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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

6 days ago


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

6 days ago


Don't Let Rabbit Fever Strike Your Pet

Pet owners in my home town have recently had a reminder as to why it’s not a good idea to let dogs and cats roam freely and why parasite

1 week ago


Does My Cat Have Fleas?

When springtime brings warm weather, you may be visited by some uninvited guests. Fleas become most active when temperatures are favorable

1 week ago


Rachael Ray Kicks Off Tour to Help Shelter Cats in Need

At a chic studio space in New York, television host, foodie extraordinaire and pet lover Rachael Ray is in her element. She buzzes around

1 week ago


5 Myths About Raw Food Diets for Pets

Despite its growing popularity, there remains a lot of misinformation about switching over to a raw pet food diet. Here are 10 myths about

1 week ago


Dog lovers nationwide unite for ill pitbull Sheba

The precarious medical condition of Sheba has improved — along with the finances of a Chicago animal rescue group — thanks to a lot of dog

1 week ago


Help your dog beat allergies this season

Humans aren’t the only ones that suffer from allergies. Many dog owners don’t realize that their four-legged friend can have allergies too.

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'They never turn their backs on you': Habitat for Hounds volunteers rescue pets with rough lives

Habitat for Hounds, an all-volunteer organization that rescues animals, recently found new homes?for two dogs and a cat that had been

1 week ago


'They never turn their backs on you': Habitat for Hounds volunteers rescue pets with rough lives

Habitat for Hounds, an all-volunteer organization that rescues animals, recently found new homes?for two dogs and one cat that had been

1 week ago


Pet Points: Yearly exams help cats live long lives

Comprehensive annual physicals are the best way to make sure your cat lives a long and healthy life.

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 An arapaima feeds at the PPG Aquarium.

Pet Tales: Arapaimas at PPG Aquarium provide an entertaining show

You can‘‍t miss the big guys when they swim past you. They’‍re 4 feet long and are “top-of-the-line predators,” their “keeper” says.

1 week ago


Top Five Tips for Treating Ear Infections in Dogs and Cats

Ear Infections are one of the most common canine and feline health problems, but that doesn’t mean that veterinarians and owners are all

1 week ago


How to Prevent Your Pet from Starting a Fire

Picture this: You are not at home. A fire breaks out in your home. Your pets are there all alone. Just the thought of such a story

1 week ago


Five Pet Crates Crammed With 39 Cats Abandoned at N.J. Shelter

On the evening of July 7, a driver with the American Humane Society of Newark caught a woman abandoning five pet crates on the doorstep of

1 week ago


Campaign to Save Pit Bull Momentarily Derailed by Fraudulent Donations

Felines & Canines, a no-kill animal shelter based in Chicago, decided to take in Sheba, a 3-year-old pit bull from a local intake facility,

1 week ago


How Obesity May Shorten Your Pet's Lifespan

Obesity is a nationwide epidemic for our pets. In fact, according to several studies over 50% of American pets are overweight or obese.

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Figuring Out Carb Levels in Cat Foods

Given the controversy surrounding carbohydrates in the diets of cats, you’d think it would be relatively easy to determine how many carbs a

1 week ago


Police Officers Rescue German Shepherd From Dangerous Highway Overpass

During a backyard barbecue on the Fourth of July, Harley, a 6-month-old German Shepherd puppy was startled by fireworks going off in the

1 week ago


Dog Marked 'Free' Rescued and Adopted After Being Found on the Streets

A dog that was found on the streets of Benicia, Calif., with the words “free” and “I need a home” written on her body in black marker now

1 week ago


Pupsicle: Your dog's new favorite treat

How to keep your dogs well-hydrated and cool all summer?

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 At the Annual Pittsburgh Pup Crawl.

Animal Rescue League hosts the third annual Pup Crawl

Hot date with cool dogs.

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Animal Island: Rug-pulling cat needs his own carpet to claw

Q: My 14-year-old male cat keeps pulling up threads on new carpet on my previously wood stairs. Please help! What can I do or use to

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 Ruby Dee, left, a yellow labrador, and Tessa, a Norwegian Elkhound, revel in the attention from the lunchtime crowd at PPG Place Wednesday as part of “Mutt Mob.”

Dogs strut their stuff to Downtown crowds

The dog walk was held instead of the annual “Liberation Day” rescue typically organized by Animal Friends.

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A look at the states with live greyhound racing

Here is a look at the seven states with live greyhound racing:

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 A  greyhound gets his bib put on before racing at the Flagler Dog Track in Miami last month. Greyhound racing used to be a popular sport in the United States, but in recent years it has fallen out of favor with gamblers and aficionados.

Dog tracks cornered by wagering woes, racing foes

The dog racing business, at once doomed and propped up by casino gambling, has come to a crossroads.

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 Kush, a four-year-old Russian Blue, is seen in a cage at the local police station after her owner claimed the cat attacked her in her home, in DeLand, Florida.

Is this the face of danger? The owners called 911 for rescue

Kush the cat was quarantined after her owner called 911 over the weekend for help, saying the ferocious feline had the family trapped.

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Payback's a (male dog)

Milo the cat meets Roman the dog. She’‍s not very happy about it.

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The Unexpected Side Effects of Chemotherapy Treatment

For nearly five months now, my dog Cardiff has been undergoing chemotherapy treatment for lymphoma. Cardiff’s single known site of lymphoma

1 week ago


Don't Overlook Rats as Pets

I’ve been advocating for rats for most of my life. My appreciation of the little guys began back when I was 17 and working for the summer

1 week ago


Carter and Toby: Adorable Photos Show Bond Between Baby and Dog

Devin and Jake Crouch adopted their dog Toby in June 2011. Their son, Carter, came into their lives nearly a year and a half later. And

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