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 Tootsie died in 2011, but she is the namesake for the new Tootsie's Table pet food bank started by Pastor Jean Gilkerson and the Solid Rock Christian Church of Crafton. linda fuoco

Pet Tales: Groups help feed pets when owners are in need

A number of local shelters and food banks provide food for financially struggling pet owners

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 Carolyn Barber walks her dog Barrett around Highland Park Wednesday afternoon. After walking a dog outdoors in winter, it is recommended that their feet be wiped off or washed to keep them from licking and ingesting ice melt products.

Pet Points: Be a cold-weather friend to your pet

Pet owners must take special precautions to protect pets from winter and cold weather hazards.

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Manage Your Dog's Hyperthyroidism at Home With This Simple Change

Until recently, Dr. Coates thought that cancer of the thyroid gland was essentially the only disease that could cause elevated thyroid

1 day ago


In hospice care, woman reunited with beloved cat

FT. LAUDERDALE — As she was rushed into hospice care, Joan Price had one main fear: What would happen to her beloved Isis?

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Rescuing dogs and cats is 24/7 mission of Almost Home president

CHICAGO — His name was Rocky. A Rottweiler, Rocky came into Linda Wyka’s life on a hot summer afternoon about 15 years ago.

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'Zombie Cat' Claws Its Way Out of Grave After Being Buried Alive

One pet cat in Tampa, Fla., might be suited for a role on “The Walking Dead” after making a miraculous recovery that rivals the

1 day ago


Farm Animal Dentistry: Caring for Horse Teeth

Many equine veterinarians like to focus on dental work during the quiet lulls of winter, and Dr. O'Brien is no exception. Cold, snowy

2 days ago


 FILE - This July 12, 2012 file photo dachshunds dressed for the occasion, Dee Dee, foreground left, and her cousin Clifford, foreground right, are held by their owner Valerie Diker, as they and other dogs and people wait for the start of the most expensive wedding for pets in New York.   Doggy nuptials are gaining attention as Valentine’s Day approaches and people are finding new and unique ways to pamper their pets. (AP Photo/Tina Fineberg,File)

Expect tiny tuxes but no real puppy love at doggy weddings

LOS ANGELES (AP) — When pet owners dress up their dogs in miniature white dresses and tiny tuxes, some believe the barks that signal “I do”

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Don't expect real puppy love at doggy weddings, experts say

LOS ANGELES (AP) — When pet owners dress up their dogs in miniature white dresses and tiny tuxes, some believe the barks that signal “I do”

3 days ago


Talking Dogs: Canine parks not right fit for every dog

Q: I have been taking my 4-year-old dog Bruno to the dog park in our neighborhood for about six months. He likes to sniff around the area,

3 days ago


The Kidney Disease in Pets You May Not Know About: Glomerulonephritis

Unless you have had a pet with “glomerulonephritis” you have probably never heard of this disease. But this is a special type of kidney

2 days ago


Pet supply chain will fetch heavy pet food items for a fee

MINNEAPOLIS — When Patti Bruflodt heard that Chuck & Don’s pet food and supplies store, a chain with locations in Minnesota and Colorado,

5 days ago


 Some of the cats up for adoption at the Animal Advocates thrift shop in the West End.

Pet Tales: Animal Advocates saves cats and dogs

For 30 years, Animal Advocates has been quietly helping homeless dogs and cats. Now they’re looking for shoppers and foster homes.

1 week ago


 Noreen and Rich Kohl can keep their Giant Breed Rescue business at their home in New Sewickley, Beaver County.

Giant Breed Dog Rescue wins court case, can continue operating

Rich and Noreen Kohl’s Beaver County home serves as a refuge for large dogs. They faced opposition from neighbors and the zoning board.

1 week ago


Why You Need a Special Doctor for Special Cases

When it comes to ensuring that the right person is providing care for your pets, there are times when the letters following a

1 week ago


R.I.P. Fido: Grief groups grow as society views pets as family members

BALTIMORE — Their names were Bandar and Pixel. When they died, Bandar in 2013 and Pixel in 2014, Linda Schenk as shaken. She had owned both

1 week ago


 Xia, a three-year-old red panda, takes treats from vet Alicia Hahn while she inspect Xia's hair growth.

Behind the Scenes at the Pittsburgh Zoo

Watch an up-close training with some smart sea lions. It’s part of our weekly video series while the Pittsburgh Zoo is closed until Feb. 14.

1 week ago


There is More Than One Way to Treat Your Pet's Pain

When pets suffer from pain, owners must provide immediate relief so that secondary health and behavior concerns do not emerge on a short or

1 week ago


One night in the life of a hockey team’s adopt-a-dog event

CHICAGO — They came with names like Cheddar, Freckles, Ferris and Stripe. Sixteen homeless dogs had been transported from Chicago’s Animal

1 week ago


 In this image produced on Nov. 19, 2014, provided by the Lucy Foundation, cinematographer Sam Nicholson records quarterback Jack the dog in a scene in a fanciful Cats vs. Dogs football game scheduled to appear on Super Bowl Sunday, Feb. 1, 2015. It won't be part of the game broadcast but will be an alternative show dubbed the "Kitten Bowl" on the Hallmark Channel, three hours before the Super Bowl game on NBC. (AP Photo/Lucy Foundation, Betsy Martin)

Ad by special-effects master pits cats vs. dogs for a cause

LOS ANGELES (AP) — From brain-devouring zombies in “The Walking Dead” to crime-scene bloodshed on “CSI,” special-effects wizard Sam

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Animal Island: Does wolf history explain dogs’ love of Wolfgang?

Q: I have read research suggesting that dogs prefer classical music to other genres, and I also believe that dogs respond to classical

1 week ago


Are you in Flea Denial?

It can be frustrating to identify if your pet has a flea infestation. Learn some tell-tale signs of fleas on dogs and cats.

1 week ago


They Ate What?

Did you know that cows get hairballs, just like cats? Dr. O'Brien mourns the difficulty of taking X-rays of the large farm animals she

1 week ago


Virbac U.S. Recalls SOLOXINE Thyroid Supplement

Virbac U.S. recalls four lots of SOLOXINE (levothyroxine sodium) Thyroid Supplement. Find out why at petMD.

1 week ago


Troubled veterans feel at peace working with rescue dogs

CHICAGO — James Elmore was putting Vienna, a pit bull mix, through her paces. On command, she sat, went to the down position, crawled,

1 week ago


Oma’s Pride Recalls Purr Complete Feline Poultry Meal

Oma’s Pride recalled Purr-Complete Feline Poultry Meal due to possible Salmonella. Learn more with petMD.

1 week ago


Pet Points: 5 ways to ensure cats have 9 lives

The Million Cat Challenge is an attempt by veterinarians and shelters to reduce the number of cats euthanized every year.

2 weeks ago


 Lori Timczyk with her daughter Jessica, 15, and Rocky, their 4-pound Yorkshire terrier who survived an attack from a hawk.

Pet Tales: Dog survives hawk attack

Owners’ quick thinking and driving helps save Rocky, their 4-pound Yorkshire terrier, after he is carried away by a hawk.

2 weeks ago


What To Do When a Dog Stops Eating

Most dogs love to eat, which is why a meal that has been left untouched immediately raises concerns. An almost endless list of problems can

1 week ago


Can Your Cat Literally Make You Crazy?

Cats get most of the blame for spreading the Toxoplasma gondii parasite - that is the parasite that causes toxoplasmosis in people. But are

1 week ago


 Karen McCandless of Butler lets Mary Wagner, 84, one of the residents of Concordia at Rebecca Residence in Allison Park, pet one of her two therapy cats, Tirzah, during a visit there on Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015.

Butler cats put on a show for nursing home residents

Unlike many felines, Butler couple’s cats are happy to perform at a variety of places, such as Concordia at Rebecca Residence in West Deer.

2 weeks ago


 Anyone who sees the bird should call Noor Salman at 412-478-7272.

Greenfield cockatiel missing, owner asks for help

Anyone who sees the bird should call Ms. Salman at 412-478-7272.

2 weeks ago


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'Paw-paparazzi' take note: World Dog Awards honor star pets

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Awards season is underway in Hollywood, but one show will roll out green turf instead of red carpet and celebrate

2 weeks ago


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Frostbitten cat reminds of need to protect pets in bitter cold

CHICAGO — As Chicagoans struggle through the season’s first serious blasts of cold weather, a small cat named Sunny has a much-needed

2 weeks ago


4 dog breeds join the AKC family, but which should join yours?

At least two of the four new breeds that were recognized by the American Kennel Club recently seem family-friendly. And the other two might

2 weeks ago


Animal Island: Calming a dog with car sickness

Q: Sandy is a 1-year-old Lab-boxer mix. Since we got her at 4 months old, she has drooled excessively, then vomited when we travel with her.

2 weeks ago


 Frankie (Oct. 30, 2002 — Dec. 31, 2014)

Animal Tales: Dogs deserve obituaries, too, especially Frankie

Don’t doubt that a dog is valued just as much as any other family member.

2 weeks ago


Jenkins Township homewoner burned, pets killed in fire

A man suffered burns to his hands and face and two pets died Monday in the latest of structure fires that destroyed four Luzerne County

2 weeks ago


Palin pet post raises furor

A photo of Trig Palin standing on the family’s black Labrador retriever draws support and criticism on Sarah Palin’s Facebook page.

3 weeks ago


 Kim Moran , a woman was walking with her dogs in Aleppo when she was hit by a driver and killed. Friends united to find the dogs.

Pet Tales: Friends, strangers rally to save dogs of accident victim

Police, friends and strangers combine forces to find and rescue Kimberly Moran’s Bernese mountain dogs after fatal accident.

3 weeks ago


Feeding to Prevent Diabetes in Cats

Diet plays a huge role in preventing diabetes in cats. As is the case in people, most cats with the disease develop what is called type 2

1 week ago


Monensin in Horses – The Latest Update on the Horse Poisonings

Just this past October, a case of monensin toxicity at a horse barn in Florida claimed the immediate lives of three horses and affected 19

1 week ago


EDITORIAL: On unwanted pets, go to the start of the problem

A local pet rescue group recently held its monthly adoption day at a business in Mount Pocono. This is a fine, in-person way to showcase

3 weeks ago


 One of the cats up for adoption at the Animal Advocates thrift shop in the West End lounges in a bed on the second floor of the store.  The store houses cats for adoption but the dogs are placed with foster families.

West End resale shop benefits homeless dogs and cats

Animal Advocates Thrift Shoppe in the West End is the main fundraiser for the nonprofit group that fosters animals.

3 weeks ago


 This video frame grab shows a cat named Beans playing a game called Catzilla on an iPad in Los Angeles. Fuller, Nate Murray and their company, Hiccup, created “Game for Cats”, “Paint for Cats” and “Catzilla”.

Tablet apps let cats catch critters in cyberspace

If you’ve had enough time to play with the tablet you got for the holidays, try turning the device over to your tech-savvy cat.

3 weeks ago


Animal Island: Thoughts on losing 4 beloved dogs

I am very sorry to not answer your questions this week, but I am hurting and I need to vent to a sympathetic audience.

3 weeks ago



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