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  1. In sickness and in health…but I'm keeping the pet

    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...

  2. Deadly bacteria on dog bowls puts animals and owners at risk

    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.    

  3. Pet Connection, Oct. 4, 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...

  4. Free rabies clinic for dogs, cats offered in James City County

    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...

  5. When disaster nears, what happens to your pets?

    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...

  6. Have asthma and a pet? Re-homing your cat or dog may not be necessary

    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...

  7. Dogs 'on brink of death' as almost 30 pets kept in squalor

    Erskine pled guilty at Kilmarnock Sheriff Court to causing unnecessary suffering under section 19 of the Animal Health & Welfare (Scotland) Act 2006. Elaine Erskine, 58, failed to provide adequate nutrition and protection from hazardous materials to 27 dogs in her care at her Kilmarnock home.

  8. Woof! Dogs in the office make for relaxed environment, businesses say

    On any given day, seven to 10 pups bounce around Benevity, a tech firm in Calgary. Workers play fetch with their pets or let them sleep at their feet. Sometimes the furry critters play with each other, livening up the already colourful, relaxed office in Bridgeland. "It just makes people...

  9. Bichon Frise As Pets: History And Health

      Bichon Frise as pets can be quite rewarding with proper knowledge of their history, health, and how to care for them. The Bichon Frise is a relatively well-known breed, especially to those who like watching or keeping up to date with renowned dog competitions. These white, curly-haired...

  10. Families bring pets for Annual Blessing of the Animals event

    The Blessing of the Animals is part of the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi celebration. St. Francis is the patron saint of animals and this event celebrates the role that animals play in people's lives. Clergy at the church spoke words of prayer over the pets during the ceremony.

  11. ASK DR. WATTS: Don't abandon parasite treatments in fall and winter

    In Virginia, veterinarians commonly recommend parasite prevention products for heartworms, fleas, ticks, roundworms, hookworms, and sometimes whipworms, ear mites, or other parasites. Which types of parasite preventives depends on your pet’s lifestyle and other risk factors. However, almost...

  12. Pet Subjects: Telegraph vet Pete Wedderburn answers your questions

    Over the past six months, I’ve noticed a change in my two 15-year-old cats. One is constantly wanting food but is still skinny. The other spends more time sleeping, then walks around miaowing as if he doesn’t know where he is. Is it time for euthanasia?

  13. Dogs gather at Petfest event in Cape Girardeau, MO

    The 9th annual Busch’s Pet Products Petfest kicked off on Sunday. The theme of the festival was “Totally Awesome 80′s.” Dozens of dogs were on hand with two dozen vendors. Vendors range from Elaine Rohde Photography to Skyview Animal Clinic, 2 Sides Grillin BBQ, Pet...