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 …
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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., …
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?
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.
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 different dietary needs I’m careful about what I buy and what they eat. Over the past couple of years I’ve seen many more product recalls of pet food …
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 U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and pet product recalls are reported by the U.S. Consumer Protection Commission. Recalls are arranged in order with the earliest recall of …
Wired reporter Chuck Squatriglia recently told how a microchipped pet helped a hospital identify an injured, unconscious patient.
The killing of Cecil the lion by a trophy hunter in Zimbabwe has brought the plight of wild animals–and the ongoing sport of trophy hunting even the most endangered species–to the forefront of U.S. consciousness. Now the public outrage is beginning to take the form of action.
Things looked grim for Oscar, a black cat in rural Jersey, UK, when he was badly injured in 2009 by a combine harvester and his back feet had to be amputated. But his owners didn’t give up on him: they took him to a neuro-orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Noel Fitzpatrick, who designed two custom-made prosthetic paws.
Dr. Ernie Ward, a veterinarian and public face for pet advocacy, decided to see what it was like to sit in a parked car with the windows cracked for just 30 minutes on a hot day. Watch this video, and you’ll never leave your dog alone in a parked car again.
TheOatmeal.com has this humorous take on a dog’s view of its human vs. a human’s view of its dog. If you are beginning to suspect I like The Oatmeal — well, I do. Check it out here.
Lazarus, a rescued kitten that was born with a cleft palate, is thriving in his new home, and his rescuer and new owner hopes he will become a therapy pet.
A man walking with his wife along a creek in northeast Pennsylvania spotted an emaciated dog that had been tied to a rock and left to fend for itself in the rising water, MSN reports.
Infuriating news out of Florida, as Gawker reported Monday that Florida Governor Rick Scott adopted a dog during the 2010 gubernatorial campaign and, once elected, promptly returned the dog to its previous owners. When questioned as to why the Scott family returned the dog, spokespeople for the governor claimed that …