Dog Nearly Dies Saving Kittens From Fire

Fire fighters fought a house fire in Melbourne, Australia, on Saturday, only to uncover a pet dog risking his life to protect four kittens trapped in the bla…

Pet-Friendly Hotels and Resorts Across the U.S. – Hotels for Dogs, Cats – AARP

Looking for hotels for you and your pet? These 6 hotels offer special accommodations for your furry friend.

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Baby Laughs at Dog Eating Popcorn, Internet Collectively Melts

Babies laughing at dogs? Always a recipe for viral video gold. This one exceeds expectations, however, even among other baby and dog videos.

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Pet Points: Dog mange treatments vary with animal’s breed and age

The 4-month-old Doberman pinscher puppy I saw last month was beautiful. He was muscular, and his coat was shiny and sleek. Heart, lungs, eyes, ears and teeth all checked out fine. We reviewed his history and previous vaccinations. Diet and feeding schedule were discussed. The only part of his exam that bothered me were a few patchy spots around his muzzle. Just to be sure, I used a surgical blade and some oil and did a skin scraping. A microscopic exam revealed a small mite that caused a condition called demodectic mange. Demodex, as it is often referred to, is a tiny mite that lives in the hair follicles of dogs and other species. They are microscopic mites that look like a cigar with legs at the front end. The mite can be frequently found in young dogs and is often self-limiting. The

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American Kennel Club lists most popular dog breeds

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Slain police dog’s struggle inspires action

Maybe the smallest donation to help slain Pittsburgh police K-9 Officer Rocco was the most poignant. ‘We had two girls that came in after school …

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A Dog’s Best ‘Pawtection’ From Cold Weather and Salt

Walking your pooch during winter months is a daunting prospect for many dogs and their owners as the animals’ feet are tormented by ice and burning salt. Catherine Miller, a professional dog walker and founder of Pet Nanny NYC, says the best “pawtection” are dog boots. Metropolitan and suburban sidewalks and roads are coated with salt during the winter season, so it’s important to be aware that most de-icers are toxic to dogs.  Without proper protection, dogs commonly will stop dead in their tracks, or hobble on three legs to avoid stepping any further on salt ridden roads. “Hands down dog boots are the…

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More than a companion: Health benefits of owning a pet!

Pet animals are known as man (or woman’s) best friend, and although pets make great companions, documented studies show that they are so much more.

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In The Puppy Bowl, Bach Goes To The Dogs

A Bernese Mountain Dog named Bach is taking the field in Sunday’s Puppy Bowl.

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Dangerous Dogs – The Key to Fewer Bites

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) – Animal Control supervisor Josh Klumpe spends his days patrolling the city of Lafayette coming into contact with dozens of animals every month. One of the most common dog breeds is the pit bull, or a pit bull mix. “There are a lot of them out there due to back-yard breeding and…

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