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  • Divorce cases have seen families feud for years over children, and now Californian judges will have similar authority over deciding who gets to keep the family dog based on criteria such as who is the main caretaker, who takes the dog for a walk, to the vet and who feeds the dog. For couples who see their pets as their fur babies, this new law means that disputes such as whether or not the dog was a gift will be given the same consideration as child-custody disputes.

    Oct 16, 2018

  • E.coli, salmonella and MRSA, have all been found lurking on different types of animal dishes available across the country. These dangerous germs can be passed on to humans, which has worried researchers from Hartpury University.  

    Oct 16, 2018

  • China has been making crucial progress in educating the public about rabies prevention, as the country becomes more aware of pet owner responsibilities and works to create a harmonious coexistence between humans and their furry companions.

    Oct 16, 2018

  • “We provide a full gamut. We don’t do physician assistants, but we provide registered nurses and licensed practical nurses and we also provide all therapies: physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy. We have social workers and we have a dietitian that is available. We have home health aides that provide more of the personal care services. We also have our hospice mission offering end-of-life care for patients and that has all of those services plus chaplain services and volunteers. We have alternative complementary therapies — we have a woman who plays the harp, pet therapy, nutritional support — for people at the end of their lives.”

    Oct 16, 2018

  • Scruffy, a young 9-year-old male mixed-breed dog, weighs just 9 pounds and is super sweet and affectionate. Tiger, 14, came to the shelter with his sister, Rosebud, who is about 13 years old. They are a bonded pair and enjoy each other’s company. These sweet seniors would make a great addition to your home.

    Oct 16, 2018

  • A Calgary woman who keeps chickens to help her cope with debilitating depression and anxiety said she’s feeling relieved after a city council committee tentatively approved a proposal to allow livestock to be kept as emotional support animals.

    Oct 16, 2018

  • The Peninsula Medical Reserve Corps volunteers and the Virginia Department of Health in collaboration with York County Animal Services and James City County Animal Services will be offering the clinic from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the parking lot of Magruder Elementary School, located at 700 Penniman Road.

    Oct 16, 2018

  • That's one reason why both Farmer and Hruska recommend including veterinary records in an emergency evacuation kit. Also include food, a favorite chew toy, any needed medications and a leash. Be sure your pet has a collar and/or a microchip with identification and make sure your contact information is up to date.

    Oct 16, 2018

  • Move-in day for homeless pets is now in sight, as construction of the new $1.8 million Fond du Lac Humane Society picks up the pace.The 12,000 square-foot facility, going up on shelter property along Triangle Drive, has been a long time coming. Supporters are eager to finally have a place where animals have the space they need for health and happiness, said humane society board president Joe Leventhal.

    Oct 15, 2018

  • A study analyzed environmental exposures, like pet and secondhand smoke, to determine if they have a role in asthma control among children whose asthma is managed per NAEPP (EPR-3) guidelines. Researchers found that once asthma guidelines are followed, environmental exposures to pets or secondhand smoke were not significant factors in overall asthma improvement over time.

    Oct 15, 2018

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