Chocolate and other Halloween treats may trick pets into endangering their healthNews from CBS News: Kids aren’t the only ones being told to keep away from candy this Halloween. According to claims data from Petplan pet insurance, our furry family members are 25 percent more likely to get sick from eating chocolate during the week [...]

ASPCA Offers Tips To Keep Your Pet Safe On HalloweenNews from CBS Local: NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – The ASPCA wants to make sure your pets are safe this Halloween and has some tips to help keep your furry friends happy and healthy. Candy is great for trick-or-treaters, but it can be very dangerous for your dog or [...]

Deadly Pet Treats, Information You Need to KnowNews from WWSB ABC 7: The FDA continues its effort to find out more about a deadly batch of dog treats. Hundreds of dogs have died, but there are steps that can be taken to keep your pet safe. This problem has been going on for years. Back [...]

Pet owners shell out big bucks for premium pet foodNews from Christian Science Monitor: Health-conscious pet owners are turning their nose up at traditional pet food and voting with their wallets for “organic” and “natural” products made from fresh, preservative-free ingredients. Organic kibble? All-natural chow? Fido and Fluffy don’t know it, but their owners want [...]

Pet Owners Buy Organic, Raid Fridge to Feed FidoNews from ABC News: Organic kibble? All-natural chow? Fido and Fluffy don’t know it, but their owners want them to eat better — and they are forking over big bucks to make it happen. Marketed as a healthier, more nutritious alternative, some premium dog and cat cuisine [...]

Pet owners buy organic, raid fridge to feed FidoNews from Houston Chronicle: BETHLEHEM, Pa. (AP) — Organic kibble? All-natural chow? Fido and Fluffy don’t know it, but their owners want them to eat better — and they are forking over big bucks to make it happen. Marketed as a healthier, more nutritious alternative, some premium [...]

Pet owners in need deserve compassion tooNews from Los Angeles Times: Last spring I wrote about a novel campaign to keep dogs and cats out of the South Los Angeles shelter by helping pet owners through difficult times. With a little money and a lot of volunteers, the intervention program run by Downtown Dog Rescue [...]

Consumers spend $ 330 million on Halloween pet costumesNews from Denver Post: Lola, an Italian greyhound dressed as a “snow angel.” Traditionally an occasion to wear a costume and live the fantasy of being a superhero, monster or pop-culture icon, Halloween is increasingly a time to put on the dog. Or put one on the [...]

FDA warns of pet illnesses linked to jerky treatsNews from CBS News: The Food and Drug Administration is asking pet owners for help in solving a mysterious outbreak of illnesses related to jerky treats. About 3,600 dogs and 10 cats have been sickened in the U.S. since 2007 with jerky-related illnesses, resulting in the deaths [...]

Keeping your older pet happy and healthyNews from The Daily Camera: When 13-year-old Buddy, a rescue dog, began living with his foster family, his veterinarian thought his obesity, low thyroid, infected teeth and arthritis meant that he had only about 6 months to live. With good veterinary care that managed his conditions, he is alive [...]