Low cost pet clinics may be hurt by new rulesNews from News Courier: — North Alabama residents who rely on the low-cost spay and neuter clinic in Huntsville to “fix” their pets may soon have to do without it. The Alabama State Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners is proposing new rules that could shut down [...]

Pretty in Pink: How Pets Are Helping the Fight Against Breast CancerNews from Huffington Post: As the leaves outside turn orange and gold over the next couple of weeks, we will see everything from skyscrapers to sneakers turn pink to promote breast cancer awareness in October. For nearly three decades, we’ve marked National Breast Cancer [...]

APNewsBreak: NY Pet Cemetery Deemed HistoricNews from ABC News: Another cemetery has been added to the National Register of Historic Places, but this one’s a little different. It has dogs and cats and iguanas and a lion cub. The 116-year-old Hartsdale Pet Cemetery in the New York City suburbs is the first animal burial ground [...]

Ohio Woman Dies After Pet Llama Slips, Strikes HerNews from ABC News: An Ohio sheriff’s department says a woman has been struck by a pet llama that was trying to greet her and has died. A report by the Delaware County Sheriff’s Office says former coroner Florence Lenahan apparently had a heart attack as she [...]

Grieving pet owners take jerky treat fight to the storesNews from NBCNews.com: Rita Desollar Rita Desollar of Pekin, Ill., has launched a petition calling for retail stores to stop selling chicken jerky pet treats from China. She believes her 8-year-old dog, Heidi, died in May after eating tainted treats. By JoNel Aleccia, NBC News Rita [...]

Florida man arrested for drunk driving tries nutty alibi: pet squirrel was …News from New York Daily News: Warren Thomas Michael was arrested for drunk driving, but lays the blame at the furry feet of his pet squirrel, who was also in the car. A Florida man, busted for drunk driving, had to deal with [...]

Pet treats recalled over possible salmonella contaminationNews from The Herald-Mail: 6:41 p.m. EDT, September 25, 2012 Kasel Associated Industries of Denver is voluntarily recalling its Boots & Barkley Beef Bully Sticks product because it might be contaminated with salmonella. Salmonella can sicken animals that eat the products. Humans are at risk for salmonella poisoning from [...]

Pet treats made from dried bull penises recalled for salmonella riskNews from NBCNews.com: Kasel Associated Industries Boots & Barkley 6-count, 5-inch American Beef Bully Sticks have been recalled because the products tested positive for salmonella. By JoNel Aleccia, NBC News A Denver company is recalling packages of its pet treats made from dried bull penises [...]

PETS: Groups lend a hand to teachers with classroom petsNews from North County Times: 2012-09-24T05:30:00Z 2012-09-20T18:40:45Z PETS: Groups lend a hand to teachers with classroom petsThe Associated Press The Associated Press LOS ANGELES — For many children, their first pet is a virtual one. Experts say many children who enter the first grade can play [...]

Massachusetts Cat Euthanized After Woman Sends Pet To Vet For Flea BathNews from Huffington Post: GARDNER, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts woman says her cat went to the veterinarian for a flea bath [...]