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Trapped kitten rescued from Michigan storm drain

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(UPI) Animal control officials in Michigan said a 6-week-old kitten is recovering after spending days trapped in a storm drain.

Ingham County Animal Control said a witness called Wednesday to report a kitten trapped in a storm drain at East Michigan Avenue and North Cedar Street in Lansing, and ICAC personnel responded alongside the Lansing ...Read more

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Don't red, white and blow yourself up this 4th of July. Here are some firework safety tips

Pets / Pet Help /

MIAMI -- Leave the fireworks to the professionals.

That’s the Broward Sheriff’s Office’s theme for this Fourth of July. But if you plan on firing off your own fireworks, though, Battalion Chief Michael Kane has some tips on how to stay safe during Independence Day celebrations.

“If you’re going to participate and partake in fireworks...Read more

Ask the Vet: Mast Cell Tumor Most Common Canine Skin Cancer

Pets / Ask The Vet /

Q: My Lab mix has a mast cell tumor. What can you tell me about this condition?

A: A mast cell tumor, or MCT, is the most common form of skin cancer in dogs. Mast cells are white blood cells designed to fight parasites and allergies. It's not clear why some of these immune cells develop into tumors.

MCTs vary widely in appearance, although ...Read more

My Pet World: A sweet dog shows leash reactivity when around other dogs

Pets / My Pet World /

Dear Cathy,

I have a seven-year-old female golden retriever. She is great with other dogs when loose, but when I walk her on a leash, she barks aggressively at them. She used to be fine, but her behavior changed when she turned four. I had her on a leash, and a stranger let their loose dog run up to her, raising its hackles, which she didn't ...Read more

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How to keep your pets calm and safe during Fourth of July fireworks shows

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Fireworks shows are a summer staple, especially on and around the Fourth of July, but they can also be a source of anxiety for pets and their owners.

In addition to the fireworks themselves posing a potential danger to animals, the loud noises, bright lights and strong smells that come with fireworks displays can trigger stress and fear for ...Read more

Cat chases bear away from owner's driveway in British Columbia

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(UPI) A British Columbia man captured video of his fearless cat facing off against a black bear that wandered into his driveway.

Brothers Gavin and Cameron Sturrock said their cat, Tigger, is known to be mischievous and fearless, and can often be found chasing neighborhood dogs away from their home.

The brothers said they were loading up the ...Read more

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COVID-sniffing dogs can also smell long-term virus symptoms in patients, study says

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While researchers already discovered a trained dog’s nose can identify COVID-19 with its scent-detecting capabilities, dogs have now demonstrated they can also sniff out long-term virus symptoms — often called “long COVID” — in patients, researchers in Germany found.

Dogs are “superior smellers” and are already used to detect what...Read more

Firefighters rescue puppies stuck in 100-pound tortoise's den

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(UPI) Firefighters in California came to the rescue of two puppies that wandered into an underground den and became stuck behind a 100-pound tortoise.

San Bernardino County Fire said the owner of all three animals called for help after the 5-month-old puppies, named Finn and Poe, wandered into Oscar the tortoise's den and remained inside for ...Read more

Arizona canine named World's Ugliest Dog in annual contest

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(UPI) A Chinese crested-chihuahua mix named Mr. Happy Face was crowned the World's Ugliest Dog at an annual pageant in California.

Organizers of the World's Ugliest Dog Contest in Petaluma announced the 17-year-old Mr. Happy Face, adopted in August 2021 by Arizona woman Janeda Banelly, was named the 2022 World's Ugliest Dog.

The contest, an ...Read more

The American Kennel Club shares tips for the Fourth of July

Pets / Cats & Dogs News /

Summer brings cookouts, festivals, celebrations and July 4 fireworks. For many pets, the loud noises and bright flashes that accompany fireworks can be especially stressful.

Now is the time to take steps to minimize your pet’s stress during the July 4 celebrations. Also realize that in many communities, people start celebrating with ...Read more

5 ways to improve your dog's oral health

Pets / Cats & Dogs News /

Bad breath can be uncomfortable, even from “man’s best friend.” It’s often a sign of poor oral hygiene for dogs. Pet owners that cares for their dog’s teeth and keeps them on a healthy diet reduces risk of oral diseases like halitosis, gum disease, and tartar in the future.

Native Pet compiled a list of ways to improve and maintain ...Read more

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Georgia's health safety net in spotlight as abortion ban looms

Pets / Pet Help /

ATLANTA — Georgia is poised to implement some of the country's strictest restrictions on abortion after the U.S. Supreme Court on Friday ended constitutional protections for the procedure.

That is likely to heighten the debate over whether Georgia is doing enough to help expectant mothers and newborns or if it needs to strengthen its social ...Read more

Kitten rescued from 20-foot storm drain in Arizona

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(UPI) Firefighters and animal rescuers in Arizona came to the rescue of a kitten found trapped in a 20-foot storm drain.

The Arizona Humane Society said personnel responded alongside the Chandler Fire Department when the kitten was spotted treading water at the bottom of the 20-foot-deep storm drain in Chandler.

Firefighters used a special ...Read more

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Pet owners in crisis can lose their companions forever. This program reunites them

Pets / Cats & Dogs News /

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Suzette Hudspeth and her dog, Ceasar, are inseparable. Just ask their neighbors.

In her neighborhood, Hudspeth is known as Ceasar’s mom. She’s constantly asked how he’s doing. Everywhere she goes, he goes.

Outside of her 26-year-old daughter, Ceasar’s the only family she has in town. He’s a service dog, and he’s...Read more

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Pet owners in crisis can lose their companions forever. This program reunites them

Pets / Cats & Dogs News /

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Suzette Hudspeth and her dog, Ceasar, are inseparable. Just ask their neighbors.

In her neighborhood, Hudspeth is known as Ceasar’s mom. She’s constantly asked how he’s doing. Everywhere she goes, he goes.

Outside of her 26-year-old daughter, Ceasar’s the only family she has in town. He’s a service dog, and he’s...Read more

Dog escapes from pet hotel, runs 2 miles to home in Kansas

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(UPI) A Kansas couple vacationing in Las Vegas said their dog escaped from a pet hotel and ran 2 miles to their home, where he triggered their doorbell camera.

Jeremy Henson said he and his wife, Sarah, dropped off their dog, Dexter, at a Lenexa pet hotel before traveling to Las Vegas, where their phones informed them that their Ring doorbell ...Read more

Stowaway cat on delivery truck could have come from any of several cities

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(UPI) Animal rescuers in Scotland said they are trying to solve the mystery of a cat that stowed away on a delivery truck -- and may have come from any of several locations in Scotland and England.

The Scottish SPCA said the cat, dubbed Maverick by rescuers, was brought to the rescue group after being found aboard a delivery truck.

Officials ...Read more

Ask the Vet: Veterinary Dentistry Requires Anesthesia

Pets / Ask The Vet /

Q: My holistic veterinarian says my 10-year-old cat Moses has rotten teeth, and at least one tooth has fallen out. Because of his age, I don't want him anesthetized for dental treatment, so the vet said she would clean his teeth using only essential oils and light. I'm concerned about Moses feeling stressed. What should I know about dentistry ...Read more

5 ways to improve your dog's oral health

Pets / Cats & Dogs News /

Bad breath can be uncomfortable, even from “man’s best friend.” It’s often a sign of poor oral hygiene for dogs. Pet owners that cares for their dog’s teeth and keeps them on a healthy diet reduces risk of oral diseases like halitosis, gum disease, and tartar in the future.

Native Pet compiled a list of ways to improve and maintain ...Read more

'Kitten' rescued by Tennessee couple turns out to be a baby bobcat

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(UPI) A Tennessee animal rescue group said a couple who brought in a kitten they found on their back deck were shocked to learn the animal was a baby bobcat.

True Rescue in Mount Juliet said in a Facebook post that a couple came in on Friday with a kitten that ran up to the humans on the back deck of their home.

The couple sought "emergency ...Read more