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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


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

What makes a Westminster Best in Show winner, based on a century of data

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On the second weekend of May 2024, over 2,500 dogs representing every U.S. state and 12 countries will strut across rings at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, each having spent countless hours training and preparing for the event. While leaving with any prize from one of the most competitive dog shows in the U.S. is already an ...Read more

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

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PetSmart contest offers to cover up bad tattoos with a pic of your pooch

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Every tattoo has a story. Some are good; others may leave a nagging sense of regret.

Those tattoos that make you cringe are at the heart of a contest that the PetSmart superstore company launched this month.

Dubbed the "Redo Tattoo" contest, PetSmart is offering five winners a chance to replace tattoos they regret with a portrait of a pet.

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Florida golden retriever gives birth to lime green puppy

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(UPI) A golden retriever puppy quickly gained fame online when she was born a color far different from the breed's golden reputation: lime green.

Carole DeBruler, owner of Florida's Golden Treasures Kennel, posted videos of the puppy, named Shamrock, to TikTok, where the cute canine quickly developed a following.

Shamrock was born lime green -...Read more

Escaped dog shuts down traffic in underground tunnel

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(UPI) Workers with an Australian toll road operator came to the rescue of a dog that went for a run down a highway tunnel -- and nearly ruined a family wedding.

Transurban, which operates the Legacy Tunnel under the city of Brisbane, shared video showing 13-year-old Maltese mix Hermione running through the tunnel with a slow-speed truck in ...Read more

Missing dog found 17 days after escape at Melbourne Airport

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(UPI) A dog who went missing at the Melbourne Airport in Australia was reunited with his owner in Wales after a 17-day search.

The dog, named Milo, had been due to travel home to Swansea, Wales, with owner Jason Whatnall when the canine escaped from the custody of AeroPets Animal Transport.

A 17-day search of the area was launched, and there ...Read more

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


'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