LEONARDO, N.J. (UPI) -- Police in New Jersey said a kitten rescue on a stretch of busy highway turned complicated when the feline fled under a police car and climbed into the undercarriage.
The Middletown Township Police Department said Officer Nicholas Fenezia responded Saturday to a stretch of State Highway 36 in Leonardo on a report of a ...Read more
BOSTON (UPI) -- Veterinarians in Boston said a dog that ate three wristwatches underwent surgery quickly enough to avoid serious injury to her digestive system.
Jeff Courcelle said he rushed Mocha, a 5-year-old Isabella doberman, to the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals' Animal Medical Center in Boston after he and ...Read more
MURRAY, Utah (UPI) -- The Humane Society of Utah said four abandoned newborn puppies are thriving thanks to being nursed by a mother cat.
Spokeswoman Deann Shepherd said a woman told rescuers the four Chihuahua puppies were in a box someone left on her car Tuesday in West Valley City and a note on the box said the canines were born Friday and ...Read more
You know the old saying, "An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure." In this day and age of health and fitness clubs, yoga, tai chi, acupuncture, organic foods, dietary supplements, chiropractic care, meditation, massage and preventative medicine for people, this article will guide you through how many of these treatments can be highly ...Read more
OAK BROOK, Ill. -- Julie Gleason knelt, her hand to her mouth, as the reddish dog trotted toward her.
Moments later, she was scratching him behind the ears.
"Oh, my gosh, oh, my gosh -- I'm petting him!" she said, dabbing at her eyes with her other hand.
Rusty, the adored stray dog of Oak Brook, was back.
But not as a stray. Rusty Redd, his ...Read more
NEW YORK (UPI) -- A New York woman trying to find a new home for an ornery foster cat put up posters branding the feline as a "Gangsta Cat" in need of a Homey 4 Life.
Rose Hilliard, who fosters cats for the Anjellicle Cats Rescue group, said she decided an unconventional approach was needed when Oliver Julius, or OJ for short, hissed at ...Read more
ST. LOUIS -- Some St. Louis area kennel owners will start requiring dogs to get a flu vaccine after a recent outbreak in Chicago has sickened hundreds of canines.
Over the last few weeks the flu has infected at least 1,000 dogs in the Midwest, and a small number of infected dogs in the Chicago area have succumbed to the virus. That has spread ...Read more
AKRON, Ohio (UPI) -- Four puppies in a cage strapped to the roof of a minivan were rescued Friday afternoon after the vehicle was spotted speeding down a major Ohio highway.
Drivers along Interstate 76 frantically called 911 to report the dogs in a cage covered with a blue tarp. The driver of the van, who was not identified, told Akron police ...Read more
Whether it’s trimming nails or trying to bathe a dog, if you’re a dog groomer then you probably see anxious dogs on a daily basis and if you have an anxious dog then you’ll know exactly what I’m talking about! No matter how experienced you are, how good at your job, and how much effort you put into keeping a dog calm, there are some dogs...Read more
The long, loving gazes; the ritualized, often high-pitched, expressions of affection; the heroic self-sacrifice one would readily endure for the other: What is it about the bond between humans and their dogs that is not like the relationship between parent and child?
Now comes evidence that when our dogs gaze into our eyes with that "you are ...Read more
A medication that does one thing for people does not necessarily do the same for our pets, according to the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA). Although there are many medications used in both animals and people, the effects, doses needed, and other things can differ.
A pet can easily ingest dropped pills or may be given harmful ...Read more
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- Retiree Paul Jaynes was heartbroken when his 9-year-old Labrador, Cookie, suddenly stopped walking last year. The once-athletic dog struggled to stand and, if she moved at all, collapsed after a few steps.
He carried his 90-pound companion to his truck, drove her to the vet and braced himself for the bad news. Surely ...Read more
First plants, then pets, then kids.
That has always been Sandra Magura's theory, she said, so that's the course the 34-year-old wife, mother of two and children's book author followed. After marrying in May 2008, she and her husband, Josh, bought a house and revisited that daunting question: Do we want to have kids?
"We had talked about having...Read more
FRESNO, Calif. (UPI) -- Firefighters in California said they lowered a rope 50 feet into an old well to rescue a puppy appropriately named Timmy.
The Fresno Fire Department said the 6-week-old German shepherd mix fell into an old pipe that led to the well Tuesday in Fresno and firefighters came to Timmy's rescue in the absence of a heroic ...Read more
KANSAS CITY -- Molly Wallace darted across the campus green at Stephens College one day recently to fetch one of her roommates.
Minutes later, she returned, a little out of breath, wearing a smile and trotting behind an 8-month-old, tail-wagging beagle mix.
"Daisy is the best roommate ever," Wallace said -- doesn't snore, play loud music or ...Read more
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- If you didn't know better, you might think Jeremy and Tracy Henle have a rodent problem.
At the ranch-style home the young couple shares in the Lauderhill neighborhood, there are four-legged critters in the living room and in two of three bedrooms. Lately, their numbers have been in the hundreds -- 219, to be exact -- ...Read more
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 or enjoyment for both the teacher and the learner. Rewards can come in many forms – treats, physical interaction or petting, toy play, hand play, access to something interesting in the environment, etc.
PEMBERTON, N.J. (UPI) -- Firefighters in New Jersey rescued a dog that was pulled downstream by the tide in a creek and became tangled in some trees.
The Good Will Fire Company said the dog was walking with his owner about 10 a.m. Sunday on the Rail-Trail in Pemberton and he got loose from the woman and ran into the Rancocas Creek.
The dog, ...Read more
DENVER (UPI) -- A charity that seeks to reunite veterans with lost war medals said a purple heart dug up by a Colorado dog will be reunited with the family of its recipient.
Capt. Zachariah Fike of the Purple Hearts Reunited group said the purple heart belonging to Cpl. Richmond Litman, a Korean War veteran, was dug up by a dog in a Denver ...Read more
TOKYO -- Pity the poor office worker. It's midafternoon, and taking a break probably means sneaking off to the vending machine for a soda, or at best slipping out for coffee. But what about those who crave cuddle time with a cat? Or maybe a snuggle session with a bunny? A cappuccino in the company of an owl might be a hoot. Or perhaps a green ...Read more