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Is It Safe to #SquatYourDog?

I suppose anytime people are having a good time doing something silly, someone has to come along and be the party pooper, right? Think of the “scaring cats with cucumbers” craze of 2016, where the veterinarian came along and said that traumatizing our cats may be funny for a second, but may be psychologically damaging going forward. Show More Summary

Animal Abuse During Hurricane Irma: Pets Left Behind in the Storm

Hurricane Irma was a devastating, Categoery 5 storm that left a path of death and destruction in the Caribbean and the United States. While thousands of prepared pet parents did the right thing and ensured their beloved animals either...Show More Summary

Returning Home After a Hurricane: What Pet Parents Should Know

The relentless one-two punch of Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma forced millions of Americans and their pets to evacuate. Though Harvey has passed and Irma is tapering off, the recovery is just beginning. As conditions allow, families...Show More Summary

Declawing Can Result in Long-Term Problems for Cats

As a licensed veterinary technician, I have seen the side effects of declawing cats—and they’re not pretty. Declawing, or onychectomy, is a severe surgical procedure in which the last bone of each toe (the third phalanx) is amputated. Many cats who have been declawed refuse to use the litter box over time, because the process is extremely painful. Show More Summary

Two Cats from the Same Household Have Guinness World Records

It's a pretty rare and incredible thing to have one pet who finds himself in the 2017 Guinness Book of World Records, but it's nothing short of mind-blowing to have two pets achieve such an impressive status. But that's exactly the case for Drs. Show More Summary

Cancer-Stricken Police Dog Receives Emotional Farewell

Following a life of service, a brave and beautiful German Shepherd named Hunter was put to rest after being diagnosed with liver cancer. The 10-year-old police K-9 received a hero's farewell from his owner, Officer Michael D’Aresta,Show More Summary

Kitten Saved from Boston Tunnel by Animal Rescuers and Police

Labor Day weekend is one of the busiest travel times of the year, so when a kitten was meandering inside the hectic Route 90 Connector Tunnel in Boston on Sept. 3, time was of the essence. The Massachusetts State Police said they received...Show More Summary

Wobbly Cat Finds Solid Footing with Loving Owner

[video] By Megan Sullivan Animal lover Jen Kostesich has adopted many pets over the years, but never one quite like Neela. When Kostesich first brought Neela home, she was emaciated and couldn’t walk very well. “She was a quivering, wiggly pile of nerves and didn’t really know how to use her body too well,” Kostesich recalls. Show More Summary

Therapy Dogs Ease Fliers' Concerns at Vancouver Airport

Whether you're a seasoned traveler, or it's your first time flying, getting on a plane can be a nerve-rattling experience. Airports around the world have found that having therapy animals on hand, whether it's a miniature horse or aShow More Summary

Hurricane Harvey: Animal Rescue Efforts Underway in Texas

Hurricane Harvey has devastated large areas of Texas due to massive flooding, which has displaced thousands from their homes. Among those in the path of destruction are countless animals, including house pets who have been separatedShow More Summary

Differentiating Between Pet Parents and Pet Owners

Are you a pet owner, or do you see yourself as a pet parent? For me, I emotionally see myself as a “mom” to my fur babies. I have two dogs, a cat, and three birds, and they are my world. My life revolves around my four-legged and winged children. Show More Summary

Hairless Cat Comforts Pet Patients at Vet Clinic

[video] By Samantha Drake The Animal Medical Clinic of Gulf Gate in Sarasota, Florida, has a special staff member dedicated to putting canine patients at ease. That may not be unusual for a veterinary clinic that treats injured or sick pets every day. Show More Summary

The Shocking Reason Why These Dogs in Mumbai Turned Blue

Stray dogs are an everyday part of life in Mumbai, India. But recently, something happened to some of these canines that was anything but ordinary. Dogs in Taloja, an industrial area of Mumbai, had their coats turn blue. According to...Show More Summary

Golden Retriever Digs Up $85,000 Worth of Heroin in Backyard

They don't call them retrievers for nothing. An 18-month-old Golden Retriever named Kenyon (pictured above) dug up quite the discovery in his owner's backyard in Oregon in early August: approximately $85,000 worth of heroin. According...Show More Summary

'Game of Thrones' and Huskies: The Show's Impact on the Breed

The mega-hit HBO series Game of Thrones is nothing short of a cultural phenomenon, with an impact that goes far beyond the television landscape. But what happens when fans clamor to incorporate as many elements of the show into their...Show More Summary

Cats in Carriers: What's Going Through Your Cat's Head?

Traveling with your cat at some point is inevitable. Whether it is a trip to the vet, a move, or even a vacation, all of these will require safely transporting your cat in some sort of cat carrier. It is best to start that process when your cat is young and work with his natural instincts and tendencies to make the experience as easy as possible. Show More Summary

Fleas Test Positive for Plague in Arizona: What It Means

Public health officials in two northern Arizona counties have issued warnings that fleas in the area tested positive for plague. Fleas carrying Yersinia pestis, the bacterium that causes plague, were discovered in Navajo and Coconino counties. Show More Summary

Pet Visits in Hospitals: What Are the Risks?

Recently I read a story about a young woman who snuck a dog into the hospital to visit her sick grandmother. My first thought was, "that is so sweet!" But my second thought was, “I hope this doesn’t become a trend.” I love the idea that...Show More Summary

Pets and the Eclipse: What You Need to Know

On Aug. 21, 2017, millions of people across the country will have the chance to experience what's known as the "Great American Eclipse." The rare occurrence (the last coast-to-coast total solar eclipse, according to CNN, took place in 1918), in which the sun is totally blocked by the moon, will cross through 14 states. Show More Summary

Dogs Are a Big Reason Millennials Are Buying Homes, Survey Finds

There's nothing a millennial can—or, more likely, can't—do that won't garner headlines. Whether it's that generation's dating outlook or their spending habits, every move a millennial makes will be analyzed. Most recently, a survey conducted by SunTrust Mortgage asked millennials why they were buying their first home. Show More Summary

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