Pets

Series aims to counter ‘Black Dog Syndrome’

Written by From The AP Thursday, 02 July 2015 02:47

An image from Black Dogs Project: Extraordinary Black Dogs and Why We Can't Forget Them.
PHOTO: Fred Levy

It was a summer day at the dog park when Fred Levy, a professional pet photographer, overheard a conversation that he couldn’t shake off.

‘Pit Bull’ Proud: Adoptions available

Written by The Wisconsin Gazette Sunday, 07 June 2015 12:45

From now through October, MADACC is offering a discounted adoption fee of $45 for pit bull terriers and mixes. The dog adoption fee is typically $75.

National Dog Bite Prevention Week is underway. Some tips for staying safe when encountering new animals.
— PHOTO: Pixabay.com

National Dog Bite Prevention Week is underway. And Because children are the most vulnerable and easily injured, the American Veterinary Medical Association is focusing on teaching kids how to deal with dogs.

Dogs and cats need eye care, too

Written by Louis Weisberg,
Staff writer
Monday, 13 April 2015 09:48

A beagle named Hope once was blind but now she sees, thanks to a doctor at the Wisconsin Veterinary Referral Center.

Soggy Doggy, Puppy Pot and other inventions by and for pet owners

Written by Sue Manning,
AP writer
Wednesday, 24 June 2015 08:38

Joanna Rein knew there was a way to prevent her rambunctious Labrador-collie mix from tracking in mud, water and drool from the soggy outdoors.

"The kids thought it was funny. They'd chase the dog," said Rein, of Larchmont, New York. "I'd run behind them all with towels. Buddy thought it was a game."

Gardening with your pet in mind

Written by AP
and WiG reports
Saturday, 06 June 2015 12:43

Veterinarians are beginning to preach the gospel of gardening — primarily how organic fruits and vegetables can be used to improve the health of family pets.

Cats speak with meows, blinks, tails, whiskers

Written by The Associated Press Friday, 08 May 2015 20:51

Dr. Gary Weitzman, president and CEO of the San Diego Humane Society and SPCA and author of the new National Geographic book How to Speak Cat, has a word with Wesley.{brea}— PHOTO: AP/Lenny Ignelzi

When it comes to cats, those meows mean … well, a lot of things.

Making clothing to warm cold pets

Written by Jennifer Forker,
AP writer
Friday, 16 January 2015 13:58

It’s that time of year when many dogs need a little extra protection against the weather — a coat or a sweater. 

Feline fans are the cat’s meow at CatConLA

Written by Sue Manning,
AP writer
Thursday, 18 June 2015 11:12

Their cat tails wagging and whiskers twitching, feline fans, some in shirts emblazoned with “Check Meowt,” chattered about their “purrfect” pets as they waited in line for hours for a selfie with a kitty celebrity.

No one was as serious as Laura E. Mart of Los Angeles, who donned a ballgown she crafted from 300 fabric cat photos, its skirt several feet wide. She also wore a tall, furry hat, complete with a long tail she swung about.

HELLO KITTY: Milwaukee animal control waives fees for adult cat adoptions

Written by The Wisconsin Gazette Friday, 05 June 2015 12:47

The Milwaukee Area Domestic Animal Control Commission will waive adoption fees for all adult cats (over 5 months old) through Sept. 30.

When ‘woof’ means ‘I do’

Written by WiG
and AP reports
Saturday, 25 April 2015 10:25

When Barb and Frank Prevort of Menomonee Falls decided to breed their German shepherds, their 5-year-old granddaughter objected.

“You can’t have babies unless you’re married,” the girl said. So her grandparents staged a wedding for the two pooches in their backyard.

Cat whisperer Jackson Galaxy in a category of his own

Written by Gregg Shapiro,
Contributing writer
Thursday, 16 October 2014 11:08

Jackson Galaxy. — PHOTO: Courtesy

Jackson Galaxy, author and host of Animal Planet’s My Cat From Hell, is the definition of a cat whisperer. Since the show premiered in 2011, the cat behaviorist has come to the aid of many cat owners, assisting them in working out various cat-astrophes and bringing harmony to homes with sparring feline frenemies. Galaxy’s new book Catification, written with feline environment designer Kate Benjamin, takes a paws-on approach to renovating your house into a cat-friendly home.