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June 19, 2021

Dr. Doolittle-Inspired Game Changer Saves Lives in Mumbai
From an early age, Dr. Simoes knew she wanted to be a veterinarian and care for animals both domestic and wild. She's realized that dream and is now practicing in India where she encourages pet owners to trust their instincts and listen to what their animals have to teach them.

Tiny Pittie Puppy Heals a Stray Dog's Heart
A depressed mama dog at a shelter found healing when paired with a discarded puppy.

June 18, 2021

How to Recognize Vaginitis in Female Dogs
If you notice your puppy or full-grown dog licking herself, urinating excessively or is incontinent, be sure to rule out this inflammatory condition. Much more common in spayed dogs, find out what causes vaginitis and how to treat it.

Terrified Puppy Just Needed To Be Loved
At first, this scared, hungry puppy was too traumatized to recognize a helping hand.

June 17, 2021

The Rediscovered Feline-Friendly Mosquito Repellent
Mosquitos are becoming a greater problem as climate change enhances their survival. Plant-derived compounds such as this one represents a new approach for their control, and works on a wider range of insects. The real question is - how will your kitty respond if you use it?

Kitty Worries About Her Owner in the Bathtub
While her human takes a bubble bath, this kitty seems anxious about her well-being.

June 16, 2021

The Newest Trend in Pet Foods: Lab-Grown Meat
More than 163 million dogs and cats in the US require meat-based meals to fulfill their nutritional needs. But is synthetic, lab-grown meat the answer? Find out the truth behind the 'sustainable and nutritious' food claims and why you may want to think twice before feeding it to your pet.

New Foal Plays With 1-Year-Old Shar-Pei
As young as he is, a new foal is eager to play with a cautious but curious shar-pei.

June 15, 2021

How Cats Observe Humans Without Judgment
It doesn't take a research study to prove that cats are different from dogs and their responses vary accordingly. This doesn't make them anti-social or disloyal, it makes them the unique species that cat parents everywhere have come to know and love.

'Extra Hissy' Feral Kittens Are Rescued
At right around 4 weeks old, these cute feral kittens were described as 'extra hissy.'

June 14, 2021

Does Your Dog Have Worms?
Relatively common in dogs, intestinal worm infestations can be challenging to diagnose. Know the four most common types and where they come from, the symptoms you're most likely to see and the steps to take if you suspect your dog has worms.

Are Avocados Good for Your Pets?
Avocados have a reputation for being poisonous to both dogs and cats, but are they really? While the fruit does contain persin, a toxin that can cause health complications, avocados may be an appropriate, beneficial treat for dogs if you're careful to avoid these common mistakes.

June 13, 2021

4 Plants That Can Kill Your Pet
Would you be able to recognize these plants if you saw them? Tragically, a couple from Illinois vacationing in South Carolina didn't know a plant in their backyard was poisonous until both of their young, healthy dogs started vomiting non-stop - and died hours or days later.

A Hummingbird Named Hector
Hector was the name given to a hummingbird that fed straight out of this guy's hand.

June 12, 2021

Saving Senior Dogs, One at a Time
Game changer Donna Ezzell started the Carolina Poodle Rescue 21 years ago to focus not only on caring for homeless Poodles and Poodle mixes, but also senior and special needs dogs.

Guinea Pigs Win Talent Awards
These smart guinea pigs know so many tricks, but their basketball skills are awesome.

June 11, 2021

10 Symptoms You Should Never Ignore in Your Dog
These symptoms may or may not signal a serious underlying disease, but it's just not worth the risk to take a wait-and-see approach with any of them. If any of these 10 signs appear, don't delay. Get your pet to your veterinarian or an emergency animal clinic right away.

Sweet Kitty Waking Up
What's cuter than a sleeping kitty? Well, the waking up process is even cuter!

June 10, 2021

The 5 Greatest Choking Hazards for Pets
Would you know what to do if your cat or dog started choking? There are few things more tragic than losing your pet to a choking accident - especially if you don't know how to help. Better yet, be aware of the five top choking hazards to help avoid an unfortunate incident.

Great Pyrenees Puppy Meets Sheep for the First Time
A Great Pyrenees puppy earned high praise for good behavior when he met the sheep.

June 9, 2021

Healthy for Humans but Enticing and Deadly for Dogs
Incidents of poisoning from this substance rose 108% over a recent five-year period, and now it sits right behind chocolate as the second most common poison for dogs. Hidden in hundreds of products, ingestion by your dog could lead to seizures, liver failure or death, hours or days later.

Kitten Named Pinky Pushes Mom's Limits
Pinky annoys her mom to wake her up and play. Finally, mom's had just about enough!

June 8, 2021

Rome's Ancient Cat Sanctuary Prevails, Despite Restoration
Cared for by a succession of 'cat ladies' for the first 65 years, a colony of abandoned and stray cats calls the site where Julius Caesar was assassinated, home. However, a major project is planned to open the ruins to visitors for the first time, along with its 90 feline residents.

Tiny Weakling Puppy Defies the Odds
A tiny pup, Chewbacca, was 'super, super sick,' but Laura went the extra mile for him.

June 7, 2021

What Are Dewclaws and Should You Remove Them?
Dewclaws are the 'extra' nails on dogs' paws - somewhat like thumbs and big toes on humans. Even though front dewclaws, especially, serve important functions, some still believe it's acceptable to remove them for cosmetic reasons, including the American Kennel Club.

Can Your Pets Eat Apples?
While apples are a beneficial human food, many pet owners wonder if they are okay to feed to dogs and cats. If your pet will eat them (many won't), there are some caveats you need to know to avoid accidental problems. For those pets who like them, here are a few reminders before giving apples as a treat.

June 6, 2021

The Ugly Truth Pet Food Companies Won't Divulge
Commercial pet food companies are beginning to think they should share more of their top-secret information with consumers and not sugarcoat reality because other online information sources may reveal it first. But if they do share these unsavory truths, would pet owners still buy their food?

Watch This Butterfly Flirting With a Puppy!
Ever seen a puppy play with a butterfly? What about a butterfly playing with a puppy?

June 5, 2021

Controlling Pet Overpopulation: 79,850 and Counting
With the pet overpopulation problem so overwhelming that she couldn't provide proper care, Dr. Mace Licuanan decided she needed to do things differently. Establishing the Philippine Pet Birth Control Center Foundation, she and her staff spay and neuter cats and dogs every single day.

Smallest Pup Wants to Run With the Big Dogs
He was a cute puppy with a 'big dog' disposition, then they realized he wasn't growing.

June 4, 2021

Hug Your Cat Today — but Only if They Like It
Today is National Hug Your Cat Day, but if your cat is a typical feline, that may not be the wisest action. Instead, show your love and appreciation by giving her the kind of touch she really appreciates.

Baby Is so Gentle When Kitten Asks To Be Petted
A kitty napping with an adorable baby asks to be petted, and it's so sweet to see!

June 3, 2021

The 3 Types of Pneumonia That Affect Cats and Dogs
Just like humans, cats, and dogs especially, can develop pneumonia. One type, in particular, can be life-threatening, but all three types must be taken seriously. Know the different types, how to recognize them and what to expect in terms of treatment and prognosis.

A Cat Experiencing Soaring Violin Music
If you want to see an example of feline angst, play a dramatic violin piece and watch.

June 2, 2021

What Every Dog Parent Needs to Know About Hot Weather
The nine breeds most likely to suffer adverse effects from the heat may not necessarily be the ones you would expect. Surprisingly, these three popular brachycephalic breeds actually have the lowest heatstroke risk out of all dog breeds. Find out the common factor that places dogs at higher risk.

Corgi Wants a Carrot
Here's a Corgi with a cute and quirky response every time he hears the word 'carrot.'

June 1, 2021

Helping the Older Kitty With Cognitive Decline
Serious cognitive decline in cats is relatively common, but it's not inevitable or even normal. Know the seven signs that suggest your cat may need a helping hand, including a wide range of helpful supplements. Plus, be aware of the four diseases that can spark behavior changes.

Cat’s Long Meow Could Win a Grammy!
Every time the refrigerator opens, Adolf loudly comments about how hungry he is.