Here, in no particular order, are links to pet shelters and other organizations that are helping to rescue, care for and get pets displaced by Hurricane Harvey back to their owners. Austin Pets Alive! This Austin, Texas, shelter is taking in hundreds of animals displaced by floods in Houston and …
Here are the latest recalls of pet food, medication and other products as of early May: Pet drugs recall Truxton Incorporated – Amitriptyline HCL Tablets, USP 50mg and Phenobarbital Tablets, USP 15mg, 30mg, 60mg, 100mg – These drugs are being voluntarily recalled due to a labeling mixup. C.O. Truxton, Inc., …
Two years ago, my husband and I took in a beautiful orange cat, “Tiger,” when a friend of ours became too ill to care for him. We weren’t sure we wanted a pet—I suffer from dander and dust allergies—but we decided to give it a try.
I’ve tried to work in obedience training with my puppy, “Spaetzle,” during her morning and evening walks, because I read somewhere that this is the most efficient way to do it. But she doesn’t seem to pay attention and I feel like we’re not getting very far. Am I doing something wrong?
My year-old dog “Clemente” gets extremely anxious whenever I leave home and barks nonstop. My neighbor has mentioned it to me repeatedly. I put him in his crate whenever I leave, but it doesn’t matter if I’m gone for 20 minutes or all day – he will not stop barking until I get home.
A friend of ours recently passed away and left two dogs that need someone to care for them. We’re happy to take them in, but I know we’ll need to adjust our budget to cover their needs. How much does it cost to care for two healthy adult dogs?
We rented a private house through Airbnb, and it was a really nice place. It even came with a cat! While caring for the owners’ cat wasn’t a problem–they left food and water, and the cat did his business outside–it left me wondering. Would I be so comfortable leaving my pets with strangers for several days at a time?
Dear Paws: I live in a part of the country that rarely sees extreme weather events like tornadoes, hurricanes, floods or blizzards. So I never gave much thought to having a disaster preparedness kit. However, a couple of weeks ago my neighbor’s house caught fire and burned down.
Dear Paws: Tonight our dear guinea pig “Sparks” had a heart attack and left us within a couple of hours. There was no chance to take her to an emergency vet. Is tension in the house a cause of heart attack in guinea pigs? What can we do to prevent this from occurring? — Yamile, via email
The ongoing problem of undertrained or untrained animals being passed off as service dogs is being addressed in some states by legislation, but new laws won’t necessarily solve the problem.
Massachusetts legislators are attempting to take aim at people who pretend that their pet is a service animal, as well as companies that sell untrained or poorly trained service dogs.
Several years ago, I lost one of my dogs, “Corny,” to a sudden illness when he collapsed and stopped breathing. From that incident, I resolved never to feel so helpless if it should happen to one of my pets again.
Pet owners, was your dog, cat, bird or rabbit adopted from a pet shelter? I’d like to hear about it! Send a tale about life with your adopted pet and it may be included in an upcoming book, or as part of the Paws Corner weekly column. Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and tell us the most remarkable thing about your adopted pet.
Dear Paws: As the holiday season swings into full gear, many people may be looking to do something more enriching than just shopping for gifts and getting things we don’t really need. Please encourage your readers to consider donating to their local shelter or offering some of their time as volunteers to help pets during the holidays and year-round.
Draper, Utah-based Intermountain Farmers Association is recalling its 50-lb. bags of rabbit pellets, because the product may have “higher than acceptable” levels of vitamin D, which can be harmful to rabbits.
Dear Paws: I have five dogs, all of varying age from puppy to senior, and three parakeets, and because of their very …
Dear Paws: I love my two Corgis, but my job as a nurse is demanding with long hours, and sometimes I don’t …
Dear Paws: Recently you advised against using human toothpaste to brush dogs’ teeth because, for one thing, the fluoride in toothpaste is toxic to them. With this in mind, what are the ramifications of dogs drinking fluoridated water?
While you’re hunting for deals on Amazon’s second annual Prime Day, consider donating a few supplies to Best Friends, a no-kill sanctuary for companion animals.
Below are the latest pet food and pet product recalls as of March 31, 2016. Pet food recalls are reported by the …