Pets

Florida woman gets probation for drowning puppy in airport toilet

Florida woman gets probation for drowning puppy in airport toilet

She drowned the puppy after she was told she couldn't fly with it because it was not properly contained and so young. 

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Pet of the Week: 9-year-old shorthair cat

Daisy is a 9-year-old domestic shorthair kitty with a beautiful brown tabby and white coat. This affectionate girl is the perfect definition o…

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SC man's pit bull attacks his wife; part of her arm amputated

SC man's pit bull attacks his wife; part of her arm amputated

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C.  •  A North Charleston woman is recovering after her husband's pit bull attacked her, causing her to lose part of her arm.

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NC teen dies after being kicked in head by her father's horse

NC teen dies after being kicked in head by her father's horse

The girl, 15, fell from the horse Saturday and got kicked.

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Pet of the Week: Swiss Miss!

Pet of the Week: Swiss Miss!

Swiss Miss is a 1½-year-old Labrador retriever mix who deserves a second chance. This sweet girl recently had surgery on her hip. She needs a …

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Indoor cat shows an interest in the outdoors

Dear Dr. Fox • Let me start by saying I am NOT a cat person. My husband has a cat who his first wife adopted shortly before her passing. The c…

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Dog reacts badly to updated tick-flea treatment

Dear Dr. Fox • I have used Frontline Plus on our two Shih Tzus for 10 years with no problems.

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Pet of the Week: Mickey, a 1-year-old Chihuahua

Pet of the Week: Mickey, a 1-year-old Chihuahua

Mickey is a 1-year-old tan Chihuahua mix looking for a forever home. He gets along with dogs and older children. He can be initially shy and u…

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Are You Feeding Your Dog the Right Amount?

Are You Feeding Your Dog the Right Amount?

One of the best ways to keep dogs healthy is to feed them the right amount of food. Too little and a dog can suffer from nutritional deficienc…

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Longhaired cat has a problem with matted fur

Dear Dr. Fox • I am concerned about my longhaired cat, Isabella: She gets matted areas in her fur, which I imagine are uncomfortable for her. …

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6 Disaster Preparedness Tips to Keep Pets Safe

Don't be caught off guard when a disaster strikes. Watch these 6 emergency preparedness tips on how to create an action plan and protect your pets.

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Carnivore Meat Company Recalls Two Batches of Raw Pet Treats

Carnivore Meat Company Recalls Two Batches of Raw Pet Treats

Carnivore Meat Company, LLC, a Green Bay, Wisconsin, based pet food manufacturer, has issued a voluntary recall of select products and lots of…

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'Violently Toxic' Plant to Blame for Colorado Dog's Sudden Death

'Violently Toxic' Plant to Blame for Colorado Dog's Sudden Death

We had a weird (and tragic) case of water hemlock poisoning here in Colorado recently. A three-year-old border collie mix was out for a walk a…

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Cats face an all-too-common health crisis

Dear Readers • Cats are carnivores, but for decades now the pet food industry and organized veterinary medicine have done nothing of significa…

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How to Socialize a Kitten With New People

How to Socialize a Kitten With New People

By Cheryl Lock

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Pet of the Week: Buzz, a Chihuahua

Pet of the Week: Buzz, a Chihuahua

Buzz is a 5-year-old Chihuahua with an adorable chocolate-brown coat. This little man can be initially shy, so he needs a family to help boost…

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Pet of the Week: Timone, a chihuahua

Pet of the Week: Timone, a chihuahua

Timone is an 8-year-old Chihuahua who will make a wonderful lap dog. Timone enjoys being held, petted and carried around. He can be initially …

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Mixed breed dog freaks out when traveling in car

Dear Dr. Fox • We have a mixed breed pound dog we adopted a couple of years ago. She’s about 30 pounds and possibly a Sheltie. She’s a good gi…

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Rainy weather isn't always ducky, at least for these St. Charles County babies

Rainy weather isn't always ducky, at least for these St. Charles County babies

Paramedics and firefighters rescued ducklings from a sewer drain

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Home-prepared dog food worked wonders

Dear Dr. Fox • While visiting Houston, I adopted a Chihuahua mix, Paco, from a shelter. He was found wandering the streets, was close to starv…

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Pet of the Week: Tulip, a 5-year-old chihuahua

Pet of the Week: Tulip, a 5-year-old chihuahua

Tulip is a 5-year-old chihuahua with a sweet personality. Once she trusts you, she gives you the honor of rubbing her belly. Tulip also has a …

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Ways to control fleas without pesticides

Dear Dr. Fox • I saw your recent column about a cat eating too fast and then vomiting. We had the same problem, and our vet suggested spreadin…

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10th annual Purses for Pooches event set for Thursday

10th annual Purses for Pooches event set for Thursday

The proceeds go toward investigating, healing and preventing animal abuse. 

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Old indoor cat is showing peculiar behavior

Dear Dr. Fox • I have a 19-year-old calico cat named Carmella. She has always been an indoor cat from the time I found her roaming my street w…

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Pet of the Week: Hermes, a 1-year-old Lab

Pet of the Week: Hermes, a 1-year-old Lab

Hermes is a 1-year-old Labrador retriever and pit bull mix. This youngster is looking for an active adopter who will give him plenty of playti…

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Family struggles with a baker's dozen cats

Dear Dr. Fox • I am in a family of four: my husband and two grown “kids,” ages 38 and 34, who still live at home. We currently have, yes, 13 c…

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Skin sensitivity may be linked to head-scratching

Dear Dr. Fox • I cannot get to the bottom of the head scratching and shaking of my 13-year-old female tuxedo kitty, a former diabetic.

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Pet of the Week:

Pet of the Week:

Spike is a 4-year-old chihuahua mix with a sweet personality. He has a unique look that will make you smile; we think he resembles an adorable…

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Pine pellet litter endorsed over clumping types

Dear Dr. Fox • We had a cat, Anja, who had diabetes and colon problems. For some reason, she was eating things she shouldn’t and had to be “cl…

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Pet owners need to take precautions to keep furry friends safe in the heat

Pet owners need to take precautions to keep furry friends safe in the heat

Summer temperatures can be deadly for pets, especially those left unattended in parked cars.

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