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Teaching a Cat to Sit


People believe you can’t train a cat… and while it may seem impossible when compared to how dogs will learn commands and tricks, a cat can be trained. If you want to try this, it takes patience and a technique that is a little different than what you would do to train a dog. A [...]

Delta Airlines Lets You Track Your Pet’s Comfort in Flight

For years airlines have tried to make flying with pets comfortable for the pet, the other passengers, and you. Some airlines have restricted the size of a pet to prevent pets being in the cargo area where temperatures fluctuate and can harm or even kill pets. Other airlines will not allow pets on flights during [...]

Pets Help Heal Broken Hearts


Breakups, divorce, loss of a loved one bring about a lot of emotions and can leave us feeling hurt, sad, physically exhausted, and depressed. It can take months, weeks, days to heal from loss. But there is help. An article from the Huffington Post talks about how pets can help heal a broken heart. The [...]

Rhode Island Wants to Reinstate Breed Discriminatory Laws


Pawtucket, Rhode Island wants to retain their breed ban even though a judge found that the law is void under the state laws regarding domestic pets. However, a bill known as, H 5800, would amend the state’s animal control law that prohibits breed discriminatory laws. The Amendment would allow for a ban to stand that [...]

Blind Dog is a Therapy Dog


Smiley, a golden retriever, is doing just what his name says, making residents of a nursing home smiley. Smiley was born without eyes and rescued from a puppy mill when he was about 1 or 2 years old. When his owner, Joanne George, first adopted him, he was scared because he had never been outside [...]

Stolen Dogs Safe and Sound In Chicago


In February, a story about a van parked outside of a hair salon made news because inside the van were 7 dogs. The van, with the dogs in it, was carjacked at gunpoint. The driver worked for Urban Out Sitters, a pet daycare that picks up and drops off dogs at their homes. The woman [...]

Owner Sues Beneful Dog Food


Earlier in 2015, a dog owner filed a class-action lawsuit against Purina’s Beneful dog food alleging that thousands of dogs have become ill from the dry food. The lawsuit, filed by Frank Lucido, states that after feeding his 3 dogs the dry food, two became ill and one died. The suit alleges Beneful dry dog [...]

Funeral Services For Your Pet


It looks like businesses are starting to realize the connection we have with our pets. Funeral homes and cemeteries are beginning to offer services catering to animal lovers. It’s now becoming possible to hold a visitation, otherwise known as a wake, for your beloved dog, cat, ferret, or parrot. Some cemeteries are also beginning to [...]

Meals On Wheels For Pets

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Seniors who receive Meals On Wheels and have a pet may also be able to get meals for their pets delivered as well. Banfield Pet Hospital, the nation’s largest private pet hospital, teamed up with Meals on Wheels over the holiday season to deliver food to pets in need back in 2006. Since then, the [...]

Owner Slays Pet Dog


Back in January, WNDU ran a story of a man who killed his dog with a hammer. The reason the owner gave was that the dog was old and ill. The owner did not appear in court and it’s unclear if this was his second appearance or first appearance. In trying to find some other [...]

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