Pets

PetSmart Inc. is an American retail chain operating in the United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico that is engaged in the sale of pet animal products and services such as dog grooming and dog training, cat and dog boarding facilities, and daycare.
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  • ABC News

    How dogs are saving diabetics' lives

    Can a dog's nose save a diabetic's life? Man's best friends are known to sniff out bombs, drugs and even bedbugs, but can they smell trouble for type 1 diabetics? A new study done in the UK shows that the diabetic “alert” dogs were able to detect 70 percent of episodes of abnormal blood sugar, incidents which can be dangerous, even deadly, for type 1 diabetics. How do they do it? Dogs that are noted to have a better sense of smell (such as golden retrievers) than their counterparts are the ones chosen for training. They use this highly sensitive sense to sniff out changes in the blood that occur when blood sugar becomes too low or too high. Doctors know that when blood sugar becomes too high,

  • Low Cost Pet Vaccine Clinic in La Grange
    La Grange, IL Patch

    Low Cost Pet Vaccine Clinic in La Grange

    Spay Illinois will be hosting a low cost pet vaccine clinic at The Barker Shop located at 1404 W 55th Street in La Grange, IL on Saturday, January 26th from 9:00AM-1:00PM. This clinic will be scheduled by appointment only, so please call (630) 961-8000 to schedule yours today. Our prices are extremely affordable. You can purchase our dog well pack that includes the 1 year rabies vaccine, DHPP distemper combo, bordetella, and heartworm test for only $69 (plus county tag). For cats we offer our cat well pack for $30 which includes the 1 year rabies vaccine and FVRCP distemper combo. All services can also be purchased individually. Flea & Tick and heartworm prevention are also available for purchase.

  • Park Cities Pet Sitter Has Introduced an Enticing New Promotion for 2019 for Pet Owners Who Need Recurring Dog Walk Service.
    seattlepi.com

    Park Cities Pet Sitter Has Introduced an Enticing New Promotion for 2019 for Pet Owners Who Need Recurring Dog Walk Service.

    The company is offering three free weeks of dog walk service when a client signs up for three months of recurring walks. Park Cities Pet Sitter has just announced a promotion to kick off the 2019 New Year. Pet owners who commit to three months of recurring dog walk service with the company will receive three free weeks of walks during that time. Recurring dog walks are for clients that have ongoing pet service needs on a set schedule. A client would need to utilize a minimum of three walks per week on a set schedule in order to qualify for the promotion. Dog walk service can be dog walking at most any time of day, backyard exercise or midday “potty” breaks. All new clients to Park Cities Pet

  • Do You Know These Dogs? Ridgefield PD Searching for Pooch Owners
    Danbury, CT Patch

    Do You Know These Dogs? Ridgefield PD Searching for Pooch Owners

    RIDGEFIELD, CT — The police report they are caring for two dogs who are missing their human parents. The pooches were found roaming in the southern Westchester County area. The chocolate brown and salt-and-pepper wire-haired female chihuahuas were recovered with no chip and no collar. Police say the dogs most likely hail from out of state, and are hoping to connect them with their owners through social media. Anyone with information about the dogs is encouraged to call Animal Control at 203-431-2711.

  • WSIL 3 Southern Illinois

    UNSUNG HERO: Cairo couple rescues 12 dogs

    CAIRO -- Two women in Alexander County are taking a small bite out of the stray animal problem. Lori Smith and Evelyn Rubanis are moms to four dogs and four cats, all rescues. They say it's the animals that rule their Cairo roost. "Animals show up," laughed Lori.  "We're animal magnets," added Evelyn.   The day after Election Day, the number went from eight dogs to 20, thanks to Luna and her 11-puppies. That Wednesday afternoon, Evelyn found Luna in the backyard and in desperate need of care. "I've never seen anything like her. She was starved almost to death. She had a gigantic, we didn't know what on her neck, like a big swollen gland or something. She had a terrible respiratory infection,"

  • Georgetown is Getting a Pop-Up Kitten Lounge This Spring!
    OneGreenPlanet

    Georgetown is Getting a Pop-Up Kitten Lounge This Spring!

    Please do not refresh the page and wait while we are processing your payment. There are so many cats in need of adoption. There are about 70 million stray animals in the United States. One coffee shop in the US has a great method for getting cats adopted. Crumbs & Whiskers not only sells coffee but has cute adoptable cats for customers to cuddle with. And who doesn't love cat cuddles? From babies to cat lovers, anyone would appreciate a sweet cuddle from a cat. Well now Georgetown is getting a pop-up kitten lounge! Source: Crumbs & Whiskers/Facebook Crumbs & Whiskers has partnered with Homeward Trails Animal Rescue to open a pop-up Kitten Lounge at 3109 M Street NW in Georgetown, Washington DC.

  • NYPD cop adopts dog he rescued from freezing rain
    New York Post

    NYPD cop adopts dog he rescued from freezing rain

    It's doggone heartwarming. Two Brooklyn cops rescued an emaciated pup chained to a fence in the freezing rain outside a Brooklyn park a couple days after Christmas — and when one of the officers learned that the pooch would be put down by a city shelter, he stepped up and said he wanted to adopt him. A cleaned and warm “Joey,'' who appears to be a pitbull mix, and his beaming future new owner recently posed for a Twitter photo together, along with the other officer. The pooch's new owner was only identified by the department as Officer Pascale from the NYPD's Strategic Response Group. Pascale is currently on vacation in Colorado, but when he's back to work Tuesday, he's going to get Joey from

  • How a Newark native turned strays into 'Hero Dogs'
    NJ.com

    How a Newark native turned strays into 'Hero Dogs'

    "Hero Dogs" By Wilma Melville with Paul Lobo (St. Martin's Press, 336 pp, $28.99) One of my rescue dogs protects us from joggers, delivery drivers, any dog within a two-block radius, and that constant yet rarely discussed threat: parents pushing strollers. The other rescue dog, roughly the size of a pony, might be heroic if the situation warranted - as long as it were sunny. She's terrified of rain - not just thunder - and came to this, her third home, with multiple issues. So with one who gets her hackles raised by any form of movement (and I live on a busy street), and one who defines emotionally needy, I admit to a predilection for strays. And, it's lovely to read about these dogs. Wilma Melville,

  • Activists work to stop 'barbaric' practice of spaying pregnant dogs at Southern California shelters
    Los Angeles Daily News

    Activists work to stop 'barbaric' practice of spaying pregnant dogs at Southern California shelters

    Animal activists are hoping to trigger a snowball effect throughout Southern California inspired by the plight of a shelter dog name, conveniently enough, Snowball. The very pregnant poodle-Bichon mix was slated to be “fixed” at the South Los Angeles shelter on Jan. 10 — a procedure that would have resulted in the death of her unborn pups. Activists responded with horror, outrage and a sophisticated social media campaign to persuade Los Angeles Animal Services to put off the spaying until her pups are born. They triumphed, but Snowball's plight highlights the much larger conundrum that animal shelters — which aspire to be “no-kill” — grapple with. What should be done with unwanted animals that

  • Puppy born with upside-down paws undergoes life-changing surgery
    FOX 61

    Puppy born with upside-down paws undergoes life-changing surgery

    STILLWATER, Okla. – A hound puppy that had a rough start to life is now getting the treatment he needs thanks to veterinarians at Oklahoma State University. Milo was just 5 weeks old when he was surrendered to an animal rescue organization. Veterinarians knew something had to be done when they noticed that Milo's front paws were turned upside down. “We evaluated Milo with our state-of-the-art CT scanner and identified his problem to be congenital dislocation of both elbows,” said Dr. Erik Clary, associate professor of small animal surgery. “With both elbows out of joint, Milo was unable to walk. Try as he may, the best he could do was an inefficient and seemingly uncomfortable 'army crawl.'”

  • The Star

    Tengku Permaisuri Selangor relieved cat killer is jailed

    PETALING JAYA: As an avowed animal lover, Tengku Permaisuri Selangor Tengku Permaisuri Norashikin is both relieved and satisfied the wrongdoer who killed a pregnant cat by putting it into a dryer at a launderette last September has been sentenced by the court. “I still feel grief and sadness because there are other incidences of cruelty towards animals including a kitten that was stepped on until it died and the case of poisoning and burning dogs,” she said in a statement.

  • Cats should be licensed and on-leash just like dogs: group
    Vancouver Island

    Cats should be licensed and on-leash just like dogs: group

    Treat cats like dogs. That's the call for action in a letter written by the Victoria Natural History Society and sent to every mayor in the Capital Regional District. In it, the group asks for local councils to consider applying local animal control regulations to cats.  The group wants all cats to be confined to their owner's properties. If the cats go beyond an owner's property line, it believes cats should be physically restrained, using a leash, similar to dogs.  "This isn't that unusual," says Claudia Copley with the Victoria Natural History Society. "A lot of communities in the country have cat licensing rules in effect, and they have for decades, Calgary has had cat licensing for at least

  • Guelph Humane Society provides update on 4 dogs whose lives were saved in 2018
    GLOBAL NEWS

    Guelph Humane Society provides update on 4 dogs whose lives were saved in 2018

    The Guelph Humane Society is thanking their supporters for their assistance in helping four dogs whose lives were saved last year. The organization said Bear, Royal, Bentley and Toffee all arrived in horrible condition, but have all now recovered. Bear, a Rottweiler mix, was found last April extremely underweight, suffering severe hair loss and infections in his eyes and ears. The Humane Society said he spent six months recovering before being adopted and is now living on a farm. Royal, an older Shih Tzu mix, was found wandering in Exhibition Park in August. The Humane Society said she was in terrible condition, with no fur on her body, but after five months of treatment and healing in a foster

  • Coyotes Kill Pit Bull In Attack On 3 Dogs In Deerfield Backyard
    Deerfield, IL Patch

    Coyotes Kill Pit Bull In Attack On 3 Dogs In Deerfield Backyard

    DEERFIELD, IL — A group of coyotes is suspected of attacking three dogs in a North Shore backyard, killing one pit bull and wounding another around 3 p.m. Wednesday afternoon. Deerfield pet owner Kathy Crann believes the coyotes entered through a small hole in an otherwise fully fenced-in backyard and targeted her 17-pound French bulldog, Louie, who survived the attack with minor bites to his ears. The two pit bulls, 4-year-old Clover and 5-year-old Maggie, each weighing close to 40 pounds, managed to save him. But only Clover, with injures to her face, was able to make it back inside. Maggie was found fatally mauled in the back yard. In 11 years of living at the home, Cran said she had never

  • Cats rescued after being trapped in boxes, abandoned in U.K. alleyway
    GLOBAL NEWS

    Cats rescued after being trapped in boxes, abandoned in U.K. alleyway

    Eleven cats are recovering in a London, U.K., animal shelter after they were rescued from cardboard boxes. The cats were found on Jan. 11 in an alleyway close to a busy road in east London. They were left next to a trash can in cardboard boxes that were taped shut. Celia Hammond Animal Trust, a London-based animal advocacy group, explained in a Facebook post that a woman heard the cats meowing and went to investigate. “We can only assume the intention was for them to die, as surely everybody knows animals need to be able to breathe to survive,” the post read. “The boxes cannot have been there very long as without oxygen, our vets estimate they probably wouldn't have lived more than an hour or