Minneapolis clinic offers affordable vaccines for pets

Health 05/11/19, 00:05

As Americans spend more money on their pets' health, the city of Minneapolis is trying to help dog and cat owners.Four times a year Minneapolis holds a low-cost vaccination clinic for the pets of Minneapolis residents. They offer rabies and distemper vaccines, along with microchipping. The cost for all three ...

Mourners remember dog walker, and 5 dogs killed in crash

U.S. 05/09/19, 12:15

Pet owners and others gathered at a Southern California intersection to mourn a popular dog walker killed along with five of six dogs she was transporting when a motorist fleeing police crashed into her car.Dog owners and friends of Jessica Bingaman held candles and sang at a Wednesday night vigil ...

Chewy.com hopes to overcome gnawing Wall Street memories

Business 04/30/19, 00:05

PetSmart's online pet store Chewy is selling its stock in an initial public offering that may revive memories of the days when its breed of internet retailing seemed like a lost cause.The Dania Beach, Florida, company is setting out to raise $100 million, but that figure listed in documents filed ...

Forget kibbles: US sales of fresh pet food are soaring

U.S. 04/03/19, 00:46

Kibbles for Fido? Nope. These days he's getting diced chicken with sweet potatoes and spinach.U.S. pet owners are increasingly feeding fresh food to their dogs and cats. Some order pre-proportioned meals of meat and vegetables or frozen raw meat online. Others find them in refrigerators at big retailers like Walmart.Later ...

Iditarod musher discounts critics after dogs refused to run

U.S. 03/22/19, 00:10

The Iditarod musher who was hours ahead in the Alaska wilderness race when his dogs refused to keep running dismissed critics who say he ran them too hard and chalked it up to a bad memory that spooked them.The team stopped last week after Frenchman Nicolas Petit yelled at a ...

Labrador retriever most pup-ular US dog breed for 28th year

U.S. 03/20/19, 07:59

Labrador retrievers aren't letting go of their hold on U.S. dog lovers, but German shorthaired pointers are tugging on the top ranks of doggy popularity, according to new American Kennel Club data.Labs topped the list for the 28th year in a row. Yet there's been plenty of movement over time ...

Martha Stewart partners with Canadian cannabis firm

Entertainment 02/28/19, 12:19

No, you're not smoking something. Martha Stewart is really joining the cannabis craze. The domestic diva said Thursday she is partnering with Canopy Growth Corp. to assist in developing new products that contain non-psychoactive CBD and other hemp-derived cannabinoids. First to come will be offerings for pets. Stewart didn't specify what those ...

Dog DNA testing takes off, and generates debate

Sports 02/11/19, 02:10

As people peer into DNA for clues to health and heritage, man's best friend is under the microscope, too.Genetic testing for dogs has surged in recent years, fueled by companies that echo popular at-home tests for humans, offering a deep dive into a pet's genes with the swab of a ...

New app lets dog lovers swipe right for perfect pet match

Europe 02/05/19, 04:38

If the pooch melts your heart, swipe right.Animal lovers in Lithuania have created a mobile application inspired by the popular dating app Tinder to match up dogs in local shelters with new owners.Called GetPet, the app was launched last month and is getting hundreds of new users daily and already ...

Kooiker-huh? An intro to Westminster dog show’s new breeds

Entertainment 01/23/19, 15:11

Two new breeds. Sixteen new syllables.The grand basset griffon Vendeen and the Nederlandse kooikerhondje make their debuts at the Westminster Kennel Club dog show next month, each getting a nationally televised turn among the more than 190 breeds on the purple carpet at the nation's premier canine contest.But Buzz Lightyear, ...

UK to tighten laws on sale of puppies and kittens

Europe 12/24/18, 07:50

The British government has decided to ban third-party sales of puppies and kittens to improve animal welfare.Animal Welfare Minister David Rutley said Sunday the ban "is part of our commitment to make sure the nation's much-loved pets get the right start in life."The decision follows a public consultation that found ...

Elm Pet Foods, others recall dog food over vitamin D

Health 12/04/18, 22:09

Elm Pet Foods is the latest maker of dog food to issue a recall over elevated levels of vitamin D, which can cause kidney failure at high enough levels. Similar recalls have been issued by ANF Inc., Sunshine Mills Inc., Natural Life Pet Products, and Nutrisca over the last month. Elm and ...

The scoop on how your cat’s sandpapery tongue deep cleans

Science 11/19/18, 15:05

Cat lovers know when kitties groom, their tongues are pretty scratchy. New science offers a peek at why.Cat tongues are carpeted in tiny hooks that spring up during grooming — and high-tech scans show they have hollow scoops on the end.This undated photo provided by Georgia Tech in November 2018 ...

Pet-friendly domestic violence shelter is built in NYC

New York 10/30/18, 15:15

A domestic violence shelter custom-designed for people and pets has been built in New York City.Domestic violence survivors, officials, advocates and some pets gathered Tuesday for a ribbon-cutting. Organizers say it's the first shelter of its size custom-built for domestic violence victims to keep their pets in their apartments.President and ...

PETA alleges mistreatment at California canine blood bank

U.S. 10/12/18, 02:14

The animal rights group PETA alleges dogs at one of the nation's largest canine blood banks are mistreated, but the non-profit that runs the Southern California facility says the retired racing greyhounds are well-cared for and save other dogs' lives.People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals sent complaints this week ...

Delta Air Lines partners with startup to improve pet travel

U.S. 10/02/18, 14:54

Delta is partnering with a pet travel pod startup, as it changes its prices and policy for transporting passengers' animal companions, the airline announced Tuesday.Delta Air Lines Inc. struck a long-term partnership with CarePod, saying the Singapore-based startup will help it carry and monitor pets better and give real-time updates ...

New York state makes it illegal to lease dogs and cats

New York 09/24/18, 14:42

New York state will soon make it illegal to finance the purchase of dogs, cats or other companion animals through lease-to-own schemes.Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Monday signed legislation taking effect in 90 days that will ban the practice of using a pet as security for financing agreements with pet ...

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