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  • Adopt a pet today
    Why you should adopt a pet from a shelter this summer
    The sweet sound of juvenile sparrows and starlings cheerfully chirping away as they eagerly await for their parents to return with plump ripe worms, trees in full bloom with brightly colored emerald leaves.....yes the gorgeous days of summer in...
  • Alligator in New York: Keep an eye out for the alligator, animal captured without incident
    Alligator in New York: 'Feisty' alligator on the loose, possible pet now caught
    An alligator found in New York City this week described as a “feisty” creature was fortunately caught without incident. Police and animal control officials still are not entirely sure how the gator arrived and got on the loose, but...
  • Innovet PurEyes
    Can an unnatural tear stain remover be harmful to a dogs or cats health?
    Tear staining is usually caused by too much tear production. Tear stains usually look reddish-brown and they appear to look like streaks located underneath a dog or cat’s eyes.Certain breeds tend to get tear stains more than others. For...
  • RecognitionAnimals of war memorials for a job well-done
    RecognitionAnimals of war memorials for a job well-done
    Animals have been considered an expendable tool of war for as old as time. Oh sure some people have cared for and wanted the animals to be treated with compassion, however all in all, they have been an end to the means of winning the battle....
  • Ill puppy at vet office
    Chinese/Thailand-made jerky treats responsible for more than 1,000 pet deaths
    Since 2007, the FDA has been investigating thousands of complaints from pet owners whose dog and cats have either died or become severely ill after consuming pet food and jerky treats made in China.The FDA states that it “has received 5,000...
  • Enjoying the Dog Park
    Pros and Cons going to a Dog Park
    If you are considering visiting the local dog park, weigh the pros and cons first. Dog parks started out being a wonderful way to help our pets socialize with their own species. Playing Frisbee or ball in a wide open area is needed for our...
  • Pet travel
    Travel tips for vacationing with a pet
    Vacationing with pets is a growing trend in the U.S., and it sometimes comes with challenges. Animal Planet host and Puppy Bowl referee Dan Schachner partnered with Petco to share pet-friendly travel tips."As we head into the busy summer...
  • Help end gassing of animals
    Animal gas chambers are still being used, SPCA fighting for their removal
    The gas chamber is still used in the U.S. as a method for euthanizing animals in 14 states. For 13 years, the Ohio SPCA has been fighting the use of the gas chamber in that state. Two counties currently under their microscope are Erie and Perry...
  • Be happy, live longer
    Be happy, live longer
    2015 a New Year, resolutions to try to keep and great memories. Wouldn’t it be great to keep this feeling of a clean slate and plenty of magic markers to make this year whatever we want? Using tried and true ways to make that happen is to...
  • Kittens that have been rescued.
    Can pets and strays survive the brutal Chicago winters?
    The delightful Chicago winters with wind chills hovering around fifteen below zero, cars stubbornly not starting and the fear of frostbite within minutes of being outside can easily explain why a pet parent's worst nightmare is the fear of...
  • Weird news: Pet lives with an arrow in its head, culprit fired at poor animal cat
    Weird news: Cat shot through the head with arrow, pet lives but police step in
    In weird but sad news this week, a pet cat was shot through the head with an arrow but managed to survive the cruel act. A woman from Florida rushed the animal to a nearby pet hospital before calling police about this gruesome animal abuse case....
  • Simba Leopard
    Animal Care Institute Offers MRI to Cats of ALL Sizes
    On the day after Christmas, Simba, our 20 year old leopard, bit off the end of his tail. We didn’t see it happen, but he was fine at 9 am and by 9:30 am he was missing more than 6 inches of his tail. There was no sign of a struggle at any...
  • The Face of Love and Devotion
    And Still He Waits……………......
    And Still He Waits……………...... In the small town of Mounds, Oklahoma, many of the residents favor living in the countryside. Families with livestock and pets are not uncommon there. It is in such a rural area that...
  • Bieber abandoned puppy: Justin Bieber threw dog away? Bad with pet, says trainer
    Bieber abandoned puppy: Justin Bieber threw pet dog away? Left her, says trainer
    Justin Bieber abandoned his puppy Karma? A new report is saying that Justin Bieber just “threw away” his latest pet puppy, a young American Bulldog named Karma, and the dog’s original trainer is frustrated. Trevor Dvernichuk, a...
  • Doggy Dining
    Tips for a pet-safe Thanksgiving
    If you're looking forward to a Turkey Day feast for the ages, it's time to brush up on some tips for a safe and happy holiday season. From Thanksgiving to Christmas and all the way through New Year's, our tables, counters, coffee...
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