Saturday, June 25, 2016

Premium pet foods gain popularity

Imagine a warm, fragrant entree of oven-baked chicken with whole-grain brown rice, steamed yellow squash and pan-wilted spinach. Or slow-roasted leg of lamb with pearl barley, broccoli and crispy ...
By Kim Cook

Couples work out custody for their pets

When Tricia Lerdon and her husband separated, they had to figure out how to share their beloved dachshund, Jetson. "One of us giving up the dog?" she said. "That wasn't even a conversation."
By Melissa Kossler Dutton

New pet pal could be too much

NEW YORK - The middle-age woman had brought a friend with her to the animal shelter for moral support. They sat together on a bench, soft-spoken and red-eyed.
By Laura Grimmer

Dogs have life stages like humans

Everyone says it: One year for a dog equals seven years for a human. But like a lot of things everyone says, it's wrong. Dogs do have life stages a lot like humans', but the math isn't that ...
By Linda Lombardi

Friday, April 15, 2016

Watch your dogs go for gold with these Olympics-inspired products

LOS ANGELES - On the trail, in the water or happy on the lawn, let your dogs in on some Olympics-inspired fun with new gear and activities that will have them going for gold.
By Sue Manning

Sunday, Feb. 21, 2016

Wide range of portrait options available online

Want to record your beloved pet's likeness in a work of art? There are many unusual options, from artfully designed throw pillows to stained glass, metalwork and paintings.
By Jennifer Forker

Saturday, Dec. 26, 2015

Dogs with blog, now have book

LOS ANGELES - Elias Weiss Friedman has photographed thousands of dogs for his blog and book The Dogist. What sets his pictures apart is how human he makes his canines seem.
By Sue Manning

Saturday, Sept. 5, 2015

Newest collars monitor pets for pain, irregularities

LOS ANGELES - You can use wearables with GPS to keep track of wandering dogs. Others help you track animals' physical activity.
By Sue Manning

Wednesday, Aug 26, 2015

Pet microchipping offered Saturday

A low-cost rabies and microchipping clinic will be held this Saturday.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Keep pets away from wildlife in summer

LOS ANGELES - A 1-pound squirrel and 90-pound dog didn't let their size disparity stop them from dueling.
By Sue Manning

When going on vacation, find a qualified sitter for pets

When vacations beckon, finding reliable care for a beloved family pet is too often an afterthought, a duty left to a friend, neighbor or the teenager down the block. It shouldn't be, experts warn, ...

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Smart, social -- and messy -- birds make great pets, fans say

Atina Cote's three birds roam freely in her home, participate in making bird treats and bird toys, nibble playfully at her fingers as she types at her computer keyboard and even join her in the ...

Augusta area animal rescues

Looking for a pet, or interested in helping to save animals that otherwise might be euthanized? Here's a list of animal rescue groups in the Augusta area.

Puppy reunions more fun for humans than dogs

FORT COLLINS, Colo. - It wasn't up to Guinness World Record standards, but I was pretty shocked when the rescue dog we were fostering had 13 puppies.

Pet lovers take in animals with hopes for adoption

Ask anyone who fosters dogs and they'll tell you that everyone says it. "I hear it almost every time I adopt out a dog: 'I don't know how you do this, I wouldn't be able to let them go,'" says ...
By Linda Lombardi

Euthanizing pets in home eases stress, officials say

PORTLAND, Ore. - When Dr. Meg McNabb, a veterinarian, arrived at our front door, I knew where I would find Echo, our dying tabby cat: upstairs in her favorite bedroom, beneath the chaise lounge.

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Did your dog get skunked? Here's an easy remedy

A search for an antidote for one of the most unbearable smells on earth reveals a lot.
By Beth J. Harpaz

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Hot confines of car can be deadly to pets

With temperatures reaching triple digits, officials are advising pet owners to leave their furry friends at home when running errands.
By Travis Highfield

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Stubborn bloodhound, copperhead were sure to meet

Bloodhounds are lovable but stubborn creatures. Copperheads are just stubborn. We have both around our house, and last week (perhaps inevitably) their paths collided.
By Rob Pavey

Sunday, Jan. 11, 2015

When it's cold outside, consider making your dog's coat yourself

It's that time of year when many dogs need a little extra protection - a coat or a sweater - when going out into the cold. Why not try making it yourself?
By Jennifer Forker
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