Pets


Old pets, new chances: The case for senior adoption

Perhaps Moses and Harry realize how fortunate they are. But if they do, they’re not talking.

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Animal Island: How to keep pigeons away from the bird feeder

Q: We enjoy feeding the wild birds in our yard, and we have all sorts that frequent our feeders, but we now have a flock of pigeons that

1 day ago


Pet Vet: Constant cough is hard to diagnose

Barley Boy was one of the lucky few older dogs at the local animal control facility. He was adopted. It was estimated that he was about 9

1 day ago


Take a hike with your dog, but not without these items

Hiking is a great way to take advantage of the cooling fall weather, and no one makes a more willing and eager hiking buddy than your dog.

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 Janet Klein, 57, of Cranberry cuddles Cindy,  a three-month old American Eskimo mix at EQT PLaza, Downtown during the  "Pet a Puppy Day" program sponsored by Animal Friends.  Cindy and five other American Eskimo mix  puppies are ready for adoption at Animal Friends in Ohio Township.

Wacky and clever names for dogs and cats

“Here Sasha Biggiepotamus Fierce!” “Can someone clean Joey Banana Pants’ litter box?” It’s time again for the wackiest dog and cat names.

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Can your dog get ebola? No

Can your dog get Ebola? The short answer is “no.”  There are no documented cases of dogs passing the Ebola virus on to people.

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 Alexandra Zottola and her dog Lola

Animal Tales: Newlywed buoyant at return of woman’s best friend

Alexandra Zottola adopted Lola, a black lab/​pit bull mix, in 2006, the summer she turned 14.

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 One of the photos from the Silver Eye exhibit "Anima" by Charlotte Dumas.

Photos capture links between horses and humans

Charlotte Dumas’ exhibit “Anima” is an evocative display of military draft horses resting in their stalls.

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‘Good boy!’: Program pairs service dogs with health care system

DALLAS — Brian Boone is practicing his silly voice. The 39-year-old soldier, who lost his lower left leg while serving in Afghanistan,

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FitBark: Startup by ex-banker creates a fitness tracker for Fido

KANSAS CITY — Davide Rossi was working as an investment banker in New York City when the idea occurred to him: What if there were a fitness

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Animal Island: No harm in giving dogs fruits and veggies

Q: My golden retriever seems to think she is a rabbit as she craves all sorts of fruits and vegetables She never turns down a piece of

1 week ago


How to help your dog handle a move

Moving homes is a stressful time for all involved — even the family dog. Dogs do best with a consistent routine, especially when changes

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BRIEF: Pets of the Week 9/7

Find a pet who needs a new home at the Griffin Pond Animal Shelter.

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 A cat is more likely to use a scratching post that allows it to stretch to its full height.

Pet Tales: Veterinary group advises trying alternatives before declawing cat

The American Veterinary Medical Association comes out again against declawing cats and kittens.

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Pet Points: Be careful when ordering medication online

Veterinarians and FDA warn pet owners to be careful when ordering medication online or from human pharmacies.

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Ceremony brings blessings to family pets

WILKES-BARRE — The German shepherd stared intently at Father James Hayer as the priest recited prayers in the middle of the old school gym.

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 This image made from a Facebook post on Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014 shows a photo and message from the Philadelphia Police Department warning the public not to leave children or pets in a car on a hot day.

Spotting a pet in a hot car creates tough choices

Imagine walking to your car after running errands and spotting a dog, panting and helpless, shut inside a hot car.

2 weeks ago


Spotting a pet in a hot car creates tough choices

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Imagine walking to your car after running errands and spotting a dog, panting and helpless, shut inside a hot car.

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Animal Island: Let new dogs, other pets, work things out on their own

Question: I recently adopted a dog, a shepherd mix of some sort, about 3 or 4 years old. The shelter told us she was good with other pets,

2 weeks ago


Pet Vet: Cat’s inflamed lips could be allergy related

Lacey was petting Tabitha, her cat a while back and felt something out of the ordinary on her face. More accurately, Lacey’s description

2 weeks ago


Protect your pet from theft

The thought of a family pet being stolen is almost unimaginable, but it happens all too frequently. With pet theft consistently on the rise,

2 weeks ago


 Nicole Begley recently was awarded a Platinum Medal for her entries in the International Print Competition. Title: :The Smirk."

Pet Tales: Marshall photographer wins recognition for pet photos

Four of Nicole Begley’s images have been chosen in the Professional Photographers of America’s 2014 Competition.

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Update: Mars Petcare Recalls 22 Bags of Pedigree Dog Food

UPDATE: Mars Petcare has announced an expansion of the voluntary recall. The recall still affects 22 bags shipped to Dollar General across

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BRIEF: Police: Miles Township woman's children, pets lived in filth; endangerment charges filed

State police at Rockview said a Miles Township woman was arrested for endangerment because her eight children lived in a filthy house

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Study Proves Dogs Can Feel Jealousy

Does your dog ever behave in what appears to be a jealous manner when you interact with a friend’s canine companion? How about his

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Animal Island: End kitten’s biting ‘play’ with a sock toy

Q: We adopted a kitten when she was 10 weeks old. She is now 5 months old and loves to be cuddled and is very affectionate. She also likes

3 weeks ago


Talking Dogs: Salutes and tips for owning a canine friend

Dog lovers had cause to rejoice the last week of August, as the 25th was National Dog Day. This “Howliday” was started in 2004 to encourage

3 weeks ago


Sit! Stay! Listen! Pet Life Radio is on

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. —Want to know the latest trends in carpeted cat furniture? What to do about your dog’s strange skin rash? If you

3 weeks ago


What a treat! Your dog might enjoy a kennel stay: study

Many dog owners have had their vacations marred because they were so worried about how little Scruffy was faring in the boarding kennel

3 weeks ago


7 Ways to Unwittingly Break a Dog's Spirit

No! Stop it! Get off! Sit down! Shut up and stop barking!If that’s all you heard day and day out, just how low would your spirits sink? We

6 days ago


More on the Effects of Spaying and Neutering Dogs

Recently, some of the same scientists responsible for a 2013 study on the effects of neutering in dogs published the results of a similar

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Include your dog in back-to-school activities

As children across the country head back to school, it’s a good time to think about your dog as well. The family pet can feel left out

3 weeks ago


Pet Points: Litter box behavior a clue to other issues

If your cat is missing the litter box, it’s time to start looking at where it’s located, how often it’s cleaned and other possible causes.

3 weeks ago


Are Some Dry Cat Foods Better Than Canned?

I often hear owners and veterinarians (myself included) say that canned food is generally better than dry for cats because the former is

6 days ago


Pampered piglet gains worldwide popularity

AKRON, Ohio — As divas go, Miss Piggy’s got nothing on this porcine princess. A natural ham, the piglet poses for pictures as she munches

3 weeks ago


How Long Do Cats Live? And How to Make Your Cat Live Longer

If you’re a cat owner, particularly a new cat owner, it’s natural to wonder how long your feline friend will be with you. Just how long

6 days ago


5 Things that Could Help Prevent Dog Food Recalls Today

Nobody wants to hear that there is something amiss with the food they've been feeding their four-legged best friend — that a dog food

6 days ago


 Kris Rotonda, who founded YouMustLoveDogsDating.com, poses with his girlfriend Denise Fernandez and three of his four dogs, Kobe, a bichon frise, Jordan, a bull mastiff German shepherd and Samoyed mix, and Coco, a Yorkie.

Dog-centric dating sites match up people, pooches

On these dating sites, a passion for pets will help you find more than just puppy love.

4 weeks ago


Shore crabs: Low maintenance pet really comes out of its shell

OCEAN CITY, N.J. — You wouldn’t know it by the petite tank in tow, but the Merchlinsky family emerged from George’s Beach Shop on the

4 weeks ago


Animal Island: Human shampoo no fix for itchy dog

Q: My 5-year-old Westie has redness on her paws and she is always chewing on them. Her skin is so flaky and her fur actually feels greasy

4 weeks ago


Don’t forget your pets when the kids head back to school

Chances are the kids aren’t alone in suffering from the back-to-school blues. It’s a pretty sure bet the family dog is not happy about her

4 weeks ago



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