Dog Rescued After Falling Off 200-Foot Cliff

Monday, November 3rd, 2014

Michelle Simmons thought her dog had passed away after Gracie, a Labradoodle, fell off a cliff during a hiking trip. But during a memorial service for the dog held on the cliff, a hiker heard a familiar sound – a barking dog, coming from the bottom of the cliff. The hikers called the Oregon Humane […]

Study Suggests Some Pet Foods Have Misleading Packaging

Monday, November 3rd, 2014

A new study published in the Food Control journal found that many brands of pet food do not contain the types of meat they claim to on the packaging. Researches from Chapman University in Orange, Calif. tested 52 pet-food products and found that 20 were mislabeled and 16 contained meat not indicated on the packaging. […]

More Apartments Charging Extra Rent For Pets

Monday, November 3rd, 2014

It’s not always easy finding pet-friendly apartments, and the Associated Press says it’s getting harder as many apartment managers are now charging tenants extra rent. While extra security deposits for pets have been commonplace in many apartment complexes, the AP says that monthly rental payments anywhere from $10 to $50 are becoming increasingly common. According […]

Oregon Supreme Court Rules That Animals Can Be Treated As Victims

Friday, October 3rd, 2014

The Oregon Supreme Court has ruled the animals can be treated as victims in legal cases, effectively affording animals the same protections humans have in abuse cases. The ruling stems from a 2009 court case in which the defendant was convicted of starving 20 horses and goats on his property. The defendant argued that because […]

Tips To Help Dogs Cope With “Back-To-School Blues”

Friday, October 3rd, 2014

In an interview with the Associated Press, Dr. Nick Dodman, specialist and professor of animal behavior at Tufts University’s Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine, recommended the following tips to help ease the transition between summer and the school year: – Make departure time happy using toys and treats – Create a place in the house […]

Goldfish Has Life Threatening Tumor Removed

Friday, October 3rd, 2014

A veterinarian in Australia performed micro-surgery on a goldfish, removing a tumor that might have ended the fish’s life. The goldfish, George, was unable to eat or swim with the tumor, and the veterinarian gave the owner the option to remove the tumor or put George to sleep. She chose to have the tumor removed. […]

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