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The AKC offers important tips for your pup’s annual wellness visit

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Spring is a great time of year to get your pet’s annual wellness exams done.

These exams are great to see if your pet gained (or lost) any weight over the winter, discuss with your veterinarian the development of any medical or behavioral trends, and focus on keeping your dog as healthy as possible so you and your dog can enjoy the ...Read more

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'Little Kitty Big City’ is the mischievous cat video game you’ve always wanted

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Matt Wood wants to get inside the mind of cat. That’s the driving force behind his indie project “Little Kitty Big City.” Inspired by his own feline friends, Mario and Roxy, and conceived with help from his children, he crafted a game focused on the nameless, at least initially, feline protagonist who falls from the safety of its window ...Read more

WATCH: Cat rescued from between walls goes viral for 'purr-turbed' expression

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(UPI) A cat rescued from between two walls by firefighters in England is going viral on social media thanks to its amused facial expression.

Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service said on social media that crews from Preston responded when the "curious cat" was found trapped between two walls.

"Our firefighters carefully chiseled them out safe and...Read more

Tips on helping your dog relieve spring allergies

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Just like humans, dogs can suffer from allergies, and allergy season is in full swing. Common allergens that can affect dogs are things that can be inhaled (like mold, dust mites or pollen), different foods and skin irritants.

To help dog owners manage and help relieve their pup’s allergies, the American Kennel Club offers the following ...Read more

WATCH: Firefighters rescue cat trapped in chimney for two days

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(UPI) The London Fire Brigade came to the rescue of a cat who fled from his owner's vacuum and spent two days trapped in the chimney.

The brigade said its Bexley and Greenwich Red Watch crews responded to the Erith-area home to rescue the cat, named Oreo, when his owner started to grow concerned that he wasn't coming down on his own.

"Oreo the...Read more

'Wacky Pet Names' finalists include ChugChug Pickles, Steph Purrrry

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(UPI) A pet insurance company is inviting the public to vote on some of the most unusual animal monikers for its annual Wacky Pet Names prize.

Nationwide said the most bizarre names were chosen from the company's currently-enrolled pets and split into three categories: dog, cat and exotic.

The finalists in the dog category are Boots With the ...Read more

Common foods you shouldn't feed your dog and why, according to experts

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Some dogs will only eat kibble when it is soaked in gravy. Others must be stopped from eating rocks. Whether Fido is a refined diner or a food fiend, it is the owner's responsibility to make sure their foods are safe. Most know not to treat their pup to chocolate, but other dangers lurk in the most innocent-looking ingredients. Apart from over-...Read more

'Mischievous puppy' rescued from metal trash can lid

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(UPI) Firefighters in England came to the rescue of a "mischievous puppy" who poked her head through the hole in the middle of a metal trash can lid and became stuck.

The County Durham & Darlington Fire & Rescue Service said on social media that the 6-month-old Jack Russell terrier, named Amari, put her head through the middle of the ...Read more

Take care of your pup when you’re not there: Tips for your next dog sitter's checklist

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When dog owners are away at work or even on vacation, they still make it a priority to make sure that their dog is well cared for while they are away.

The American Kennel Club provides a helpful checklist of everything a dog owner should leave their pet sitter with, so they can have a stress-free time apart.

Maintain the same routine: ...Read more

Your dog will have an anti-aging drug before you do

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Before we have an anti-aging drug for humans, we’re likely to have one for dogs. Multiple clinical trials are currently underway to test potential anti-aging compounds on dogs, since our best friends have become a popular animal model for human aging. Fido also represents a potentially huge market.

The science could benefit both species, but...Read more

100 huskies escape dog cafe and run through Chinese mall

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(UPI) The dogs had their day at a Chinese mall when 100 huskies escaped from a pet cafe and ran loose through the shopping center.

Workers at the cafe in Shenzhen, Guangdong, said someone left a door open, allowing 100 canines to run out into the shopping mall, surprising and delighting shoppers.

Cafe employees said the dogs were excited ...Read more

WATCH: Dog missing for nearly a year found more than 2,000 miles from home

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(UPI) A dog missing from her owner's California home for nearly a year turned up more than 2,000 miles away in Michigan.

The Grosse Pointe Animal Adoption Society said on social media that the terrier mix was reported wandering loose in Harper Woods by a concerned resident who contacted local police.

Harper Woods Police brought the canine to ...Read more

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Former Missouri Proud Boy who wore 'Right Wing Death Squad' cap to Capitol on Jan. 6 found guilty

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A southeast Missouri man with ties to the Kansas City-area Proud Boys pleaded guilty Wednesday to two felonies involving the Capitol riot and was found guilty by a judge on a third felony count.

Nicholas Kennedy, 43, of Sikeston, entered a guilty plea in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia to one count of civil...Read more

Could sharing a bedroom with your pets be keeping you from getting a good night’s sleep?

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Sleeping with your dog in the same room could be negatively affecting your sleep quality, according to my team’s recently published research in Scientific Reports.

We recruited a nationally representative sample of more than 1,500 American adults who completed questionnaires assessing their sleep habits. Overall, about half of the ...Read more

Angie Harmon's dog fatally shot by Instacart driver: 'We are completely traumatized'

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Angie Harmon says she and her daughters are "traumatized beyond measure" after a man delivering groceries from Instacart shot and killed her dog Oliver over the weekend.

The "Law & Order" and "Rizzoli & Isles" alum said she was in her North Carolina home with her children during the incident and is devastated by the loss.

"He got out of his ...Read more

Pet hazards and spring cleaning: The AKC offers tips

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It’s inevitable: When the season changes from winter to spring, there’s always spring cleaning (or at least a plan to spring clean). It’s an annual ritual. Unfortunately, many common cleaning products can be dangerous or even deadly to our pets. According to the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center, exposure to household cleaning products ...Read more

Police confuse security camera cat photo for mountain lion

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(UPI) Police in California shared a resident's security camera photo of what was initially said to be a mountain lion, but later clarified the animal was merely a "big cat."

The South San Francisco Police Department said in a Facebook post that the photo captured by a resident's Ring camera depicted a mountain lion walking along a fence.

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ISP workers rescue stranded cat from utility lines in New Jersey

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(UPI) Workers for an Internet service provider came to the assistance of animal control officers in New Jersey when a cat became stranded on some utility wires.

Newton Animal Control said residents reported a cat stranded high up on some utility wires in Hardwick and were concerned that it was about to start raining.

A pair of cat-loving ...Read more

Dog reunited with owner after escape on tarmac at N.C. airport

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(UPI) A dog who escaped while being loaded onto a plane in North Carolina was reunited with his owner after an extensive search.

The dog, named Moose, was not loaded onto his owner's flight from Raleigh-Durham International Airport to Seattle on Tuesday due to "a misstep in the loading process," an Alaska Airlines spokesman told WTVD-TV.

Moose...Read more

Mayo Clinic Minute: Wash your pet's food and water bowls to prevent salmonella

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Salmonella is a bacterial infection that can cause fever, abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting or diarrhea. It can be transmitted from contaminated food, such as raw meat or eggs. But what you may not know is that your pets — and the food they eat — could carry salmonella, which can make you and your family sick.

In this Mayo Clinic Minute, Dr....Read more