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Tips for senior dog care

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Although it usually depends on the size and breed of dog, most dogs are considered senior when they reach 7 years of age.

Genetics primarily affects how a dog ages, but environmental factors, such as obesity, can also play a role in how a dog shows signs of aging. Dogs breeds that are giant age more rapidly than small breeds. An Irish ...Read more

Stranded cat rescued from atop utility pole

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(UPI) Animal rescuers in California teamed up with utility company workers to rescue a cat stranded at the top of a utility pole for several days.

Kern County Animal Services said an animal control officer responded to a report of a cat stranded atop a utility pole and discovered the feline had spent multiple days stuck 50 feet over the ground....Read more

Myths about dog wellness, debunked

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A healthy pup means a happy companion for years to come, but it isn't always clear what guidance to follow regarding canine health. Even the widely held belief that dogs see in black and white has been disproven: They, in fact, see in a range of blue and yellow. Other things, like tail docking, evolved from the Roman times with the intent to ...Read more

The ASPCA received calls about pets being exposed to more than 350,000 toxins in 2023. Here's how to keep yours safe.

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Most pet owners can relate to the dreaded moment their pet swallows the forbidden object in their mouth. Whether rummaging through trash bins for snacks or chewing up a bottle of pills they nabbed from the counter, pets are not always the best health advocates for themselves.

Of course, not all pet poisoning cases stem from sneaky behavior. ...Read more

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The South Jersey dog that was the first to walk around the world has died

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PHILADELPHIA — Savannah, a once-rescue-puppy who enthusiastically accompanied her South Jersey owner Tom Turcich on a seven-year walk around the world, has died.

Savannah, a retriever that Turcich adopted from a Texas animal shelter four months into his The World Walk, was euthanized at a New Jersey animal hospital Sunday after treatment for ...Read more

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The South Jersey dog that was the first to walk around the world has died

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PHILADELPHIA — Savannah, a once-rescue-puppy who enthusiastically accompanied her South Jersey owner Tom Turcich on a seven-year walk around the world, has died.

Savannah, a retriever that Turcich adopted from a Texas animal shelter four months into his The World Walk, was euthanized at a New Jersey animal hospital Sunday after treatment for ...Read more

Dogs don Met Gala-inspired looks at Pet Gala fashion show

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(UPI) Canine couture is now on display at the AKC's Museum of the Dog in New York after more then two dozen dogs donned Met Gala-inspired fashions and walked the red carpet for the second annual Pet Gala.

Fashion designer Anthony Rubio's second annual fundraiser at the museum featured dogs donning duds inspired by the Met Gala looks sported by ...Read more

Drivers catch dog running loose on downtown Los Angeles freeway

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(UPI) Multiple drivers teamed up on the 110 Freeway in downtown Los Angeles to rescue a dog seen sprinting through lanes of traffic.

A video posted to TikTok by James Leto shows the dog, who had a leash attached to its collar, sprinting across multiple lanes of the freeway while drivers and a motorcyclist attempt to catch it.

The dog was ...Read more

Pets give companionship, cuddles and joy – and also unavoidable stresses

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Owning a pet can be a roller coaster. There are the highs, like when your dog greets you with a full-body wiggle when you return home, or when your cat purrs loudly as you cuddle next to one another. Then there are the lows, like stressful trips to urgent care, waking up to that unpleasant vomiting noise, or making the difficult choice to say...Read more

Man jumps into river to rescue dog in New Jersey

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(UPI) A tense rescue was caught on camera in New Jersey when a man jumped into the Hudson River to rescue a dog.

A video posted to Instagram shows the man, later identified as Cole Franchi, jumping into the river in Hoboken to retrieve another person's dog from the water.

The video shows the man follow the advice of the dog's owner and swim ...Read more

Vermont cat earns honorary doctorate in 'litter-ature'

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(UPI) A cat frequenting the Vermont State University Castleton Campus was awarded "a very special honorary degree" as the school's first Doctor of Litter-ature.

The school said on social media that the cat, named Max, lives with his owners on Seminary Street and "has been an affectionate member of the Castleton family for years."

The ...Read more

The heart of the matter: Heartworm disease in dogs

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More than 100,000 dogs test positive for heartworm infection every year in the United States. It has been diagnosed in all 50 states and American pet owners spend approximately $75 million annually on heartworm prevention and treatment.

It’s safe to say that heartworm infection is the most important parasitic disease facing our canine ...Read more

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Angie Harmon sues Instacart over fatal dog shooting, PTSD; app is 'beyond responsible,' she says

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Angie Harmon and her daughters are still processing grief from the death of their dog, with the actor filing a lawsuit against Instacart and the delivery person who she says shot her pet Oliver at her North Carolina home in late March.

The "Law & Order" and "Rizzoli & Isles" alum, who filed a civil lawsuit over the March 30 incident in ...Read more

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Gadgets: Pet grooming kit, smart lock

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Ultenic has launched the P30 pet grooming and drying 6-in-1 vacuum kit.

The do-it-yourself kit is designed to avoid expensive trips to the salon for your four-legged family members. It includes a variety of attachments for all grooming needs, from full-body cuts to more exact trims.

An instant problem one would see with home pet grooming is ...Read more

WATCH: Trapped puppy rescued from inside wall of California home

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(UPI) A curious puppy crawled through a small plumbing access door in her family's home and ended up having to be rescued from inside a wall.

The Orange County Fire Authority said on social media that the puppy, named Faye, crawled through the plumbing access opening and ended up trapped underneath the bathtub in her family's Garden Grove home ...Read more

Tips on dog-friendly gardening

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As the spring season begins, many people will start tending to their gardens. While we love filling our gardens with our favorite plants and flowers, parts of them can be dangerous to our four-legged friends.

To help keep your garden dog-friendly this spring, the American Kennel Club offers the following advice.

Pick your plants carefully....Read more

WATCH: 'Pandas' at Chinese zoo are chow chow dogs in disguise

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(UPI) A Chinese zoo is being criticized online after visitors complained the animals in a "panda" exhibit aren't bears at all -- they're painted chow chow dogs.

Visitors to the Taizhou Zoo in Jiangsu Province said they were surprised to discover the so-called "panda dogs" that went on display May 1 are dogs with their fur trimmed and dyed to ...Read more

Kitten rescued from New Jersey storm drain

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(UPI) Animal control officers and public works employees in New Jersey came to the rescue of a kitten found trapped in a storm drain.

The Somerset Regional Animal Shelter said in a Facebook post that Animal Control Officer Jess Ostrowski rushed into action Sunday night when a kitten was reported trapped in a storm drain on Sunny Slope Road in ...Read more

WATCH: Kitten rescued from New Jersey storm drain

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(UPI) Animal control officers and public works employees in New Jersey came to the rescue of a kitten found trapped in a storm drain.

The Somerset Regional Animal Shelter said in a Facebook post that Animal Control Officer Jess Ostrowski rushed into action Sunday night when a kitten was reported trapped in a storm drain on Sunny Slope Road in ...Read more

Important reminders for developing disaster plans for your pets

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National Animal Preparedness Day is coming up on May 8 and AKC Reunite wants to remind you to include your pets in your disaster preparedness plans.

Natural disasters such as storms, flooding and wildfires across the country have been heartbreaking for owners and their pets. This is why the need for emergency preparedness is evident. To ...Read more