Pets
Fast facts about healthy skin and coat care for dogs

NATIONWIDE — The condition and appearance of your dog’s skin and coat can serve as outward indicators of his or her overall health. While grooming is one of the most important steps in …

Thinking about fostering a kitten?

NATIONWIDE — Fostering kittens and cats has risen in popularity, and many pet lovers are becoming fosters to help overcrowded animal shelters.  Fostering a kitten can be a fun and …

Don’t forget your pet’s eyes and ears

NATIONWIDE — Pets provide unconditional love to their companions.  In return, it’s important to ensure they live happy and healthy lives by providing the best care …

CFOS announces 2023 Hudson Valley Animal Shelter Fund grant recipients

  MONTGOMERY, NY — The Hudson Valley Animal Shelter Fund, a component fund of the Community Foundation of Orange and Sullivan (CFOS), recently distributed grants totaling $13,800 to four …

Keep your pets pest-free

EVERYWHERE — Naturally curious, many pets sniff and explore other animals and objects, unaware they could expose themselves to potentially harmful parasites and conditions.  According …

Scratch, scratch

REGION — “We’re dedicating the tail end of summer to itchy pet awareness.” That’s the word from Zoetis Animal Health, a producer of medications and vaccines for …

Pet coverage from around the web

Training an animal? An ethicist explains how and why your dog − but not your frog − can be punished

People talk to their pets every day: offering praise when they’re good, reassurance when they’re confused and affection when they’re cuddling. We also speak to animals when they misbehave. “Why did you do that?” someone might ask their dog. …

Only Dog Breed National Championship to Crown Winner

(BPT) - If you’re a dog lover, you won’t want to miss the paw-formance of the year, the 2023 AKC National Championship presented by Royal Canin broadcast. The event took place December …

Animal shelter populations are up—here's why and how shelters are responding

CitizenShipper looked at Best Friends Animal Society data to examine increased shelter populations and how they are responding.

3 ways to be a more proactive cat parent

3 days ago
(BPT) - As a pet parent, you may often find yourself thinking about ways to enjoy spending quality time with your pets, while also …

How to tackle spring cleaning, even when you have pets

5 days ago
(BPT) - The idea of giving your home a thorough cleaning each spring is very appealing, but can also be overwhelming. It may even seem …

Bonding with Your Four-Legged Friend

Monday, February 12
(Family Features) Your dog may be one of your best friends, but that bond doesn't happen overnight. One of the best ways to show …

From Teeth to Paws: Five Ways Pets’ Dental Health Impacts Total Health

Thursday, February 1
(BPT) - Pet Dental Health Month (February) marks the perfect time to prioritize your pet’s wellbeing and kick-start a dental care …

Dog care below freezing − how to keep your pet warm and safe from cold weather, road salt and more this winter

Tuesday, January 30
In much of the country, when winter rolls around, previously hospitable conditions can quickly turn chilly and dangerous for people …