Pet lovers prepare to help at the Dearborn Animal Shelter’s Mutt StrutNews from Dearborn Press and Guide: Dog walkers enjoy a day out with their pets to support the Dearborn Animal Shelter. View and purchase photos DEARBORN — Spring is in the air and thousands of pet enthusiasts in southeastern Michigan are gearing up for [...]

FDA Asks For Public’s Help Identifying Jerky Pet Treats That Are Sickening …News from ABC News: ABC US News | ABC Business News Copy The Food and Drug Administration is asking for the help of pet owners, after it was unable to pinpoint why thousands of animals were getting sick from eating jerky treats, mainly [...]

Mystery of pet deaths related to jerky treats made in China continues to stump FDANews from Washington Post: Andy lost his appetite. Then came the vomiting, the unquenchable thirst, the constant need to urinate. Over several days last year, the spunky, 4-year-old West Highland white terrier grew lethargic and lost more than 10 percent of [...]

Pet crocodile takes over man’s apartmentNews from Crocodiles do not make good pets—this according to the Crocodilian Natural History and Conservation website. Not that most people in the world need to be told this. But obviously there are a few who do need to be told this. Like Sergei Falkov, a Russian from Siberia [...]

Longtime Central New York funeral home expanding into pet businessNews from The Post-Standard: An Onondaga County funeral home business – Schepp Family Funeral Homes – is planning to expand its business by offering a new service to pet owners – personalized pet cremation. Schepp is the first local funeral home to offer the service; a [...]

Lowcountry’s Pet Fest a day for man’s best friendsNews from The State: MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. — Humans and the pets they own are getting a special weekend in the South Carolina Lowcountry. The Pet Fest is scheduled for Saturday and Sunday at Palmetto Islands County Park in Mount Pleasant, featuring everything from dock dog competitions [...]

5 Signs You’re a Bad Pet OwnerNews from Yahoo Canada Shine On: Jack Russell Terrier Puppy via ShutterstockBy Pets Aren’t Always Fun and Games Pets can present a variety of challenges, even to the best prepared of owners. Here are our picks for the 5 common pet owner mistakes that may be making your [...]

Start-Ups Try for a Piece of the Lucrative Industry of Catering to Pets – New York TimesNews from Start-Ups Try for a Piece of the Lucrative Industry of Catering to Pets – New York Times: HTTP/1.1 302 Found Date: Thu, 20 Mar 2014 00:53:30 GMT Server: Apache Set-Cookie: NYT-S=0MQhJusuKPC8/DXrmvxADeHLzCHXDA66vNdeFz9JchiAIUFL2BEX5FWcV.Ynx4rkFI; expires=Sat, 19-Apr-2014 00:53:30 GMT; path=/; [...]

Vet clinic teaches Helotes Fire Department pet-saving techniquesNews from KSAT San Antonio: HELOTES – Firefighters in Helotes now know how to do CPR and other potentially life-saving techniques on pets, thanks to Mission Veterinary Specialists, a veterinary clinic in the 8200 block on Loop 1604. Helotes Fire Chief Walton Daugherty said, “We’re helping family when [...]

How to keep your pets safe in an earthquakeNews from Los Angeles Times: The safety of family members is the first concern for most people during and after a major earthquake. For many of us, family also means our family pets. Monday’s magnitude 4.4 earthquake in Los Angeles was a good reminder to be prepared [...]