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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

4 days ago


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

4 days ago


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

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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.

1 week 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.

1 week 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

1 week 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

1 week 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,

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 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.

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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

2 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

2 weeks ago


 Jupiter, who was rescued from a puppy mill, is the star of  Friends of Jupiter Pet Walk on April 19 at Boyce Park.

Pet Tales: A good home saves a puppy mill dog

Jupiter the Maltese is overcoming his puppy-mill misery thanks to Penelope and a patient family in Plum.

3 weeks ago


Are Wearable Tech Devices for Pets Worth It?

Over the past year, I’ve found myself overwhelmed by multitudes of wearable tech and how they might apply to veterinary medicine. It all

3 weeks ago


 Hannah Billings, left, and Avery Ramos, pet a cat held by humane educator Samantha Taubel at the Arizona Animal Welfare League & SPCA spring kids camp in Phoenix. Thousands of youngsters from 6 to 17 will attend similar summer camps this year at hundreds of animal shelters across the country.

Summer camp goes wild: Kids find fun at animal shelters

Thousands of youngsters ages 6 to 17 will attend day camps this summer at hundreds of animal shelters across the country.

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Animal Island: Concerned that kitty doesn’t meow much

Q: We adopted a kitten a month ago. He is now 5 months old. He is a healthy, happy bundle of energy and joy. One thing we wonder about is

3 weeks ago


 Miami-Dade Animal Services director Alex Munoz, center, holds Ringo, a terrier mix, as Finding Rover founder John Polimeno logs a photo of Ringo in the pet-finding app.

Searching for Fido: New pet finder app uses facial recognition technology

Is Fido missing? There’s an app for that. And, borrowing from law enforcement, it involves pooch facial recognition.

3 weeks ago


What You Need to Know About the Protein in Your Pet’s Food

Your pet food does not contain the meat you think it does. Nor does it contain the amount of meat you think it does. That is because the

3 weeks ago


At Tokyo cafes, patrons get coffee or tea and face time with felines, other pets

TOKYO — Pity the poor office worker. It’s midafternoon, and taking a break probably means sneaking off to the vending machine for a soda,

3 weeks ago


Camden alters city ordinance on sterilizing pets

When it comes to dogs and cats, Camden has long had some of the strictest ordinances in the state, including one requiring all owners to

3 weeks ago


Free Eye Exams for Service Animals Through March

Do you have a service animal or know someone who does? If so, you probably know how devastating it would be if the animal was to lose its

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 A bulldog named Butler Blue III is the official live mascot of the Butler University Bulldogs, a sixth seed in the NCAA Tournament. Butler will play Notre Dame in Pittsburgh today.

Pet Tales: Butler Blue bulldog brings back good memories

Blue III carries on the mascot tradition for the Butler University Bulldogs at the NCAA basketball tournament.

4 weeks ago


Your Cat's Food Obsession May Be a Mental Disorder

My cat, Victoria, is going bonkers. I just changed the type of canned food I’m giving her and she obviously loves it. After she’s eaten a

1 month ago


Coroner warns parents of exotic pets after infant death due to rat bite

The Cumberland County coroner is warning parents to keep children away from exotic pets after a 6-month-old child died in January due to a

1 month ago



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