Snow day for pets in Colorado

Some people in the Denver metro saw a foot of snow. Many local dogs, a cat and even a pig came out to play.

COLORADO, USA — The strongest snowstorm Colorado has seen all season long blew through Wednesday night. 

Those in the Denver metro area had up to a foot of fresh snow drop on their lawns overnight, piquing the interest of some pets around the state.  

Many viewers captured videos of their pets as they spent time playing in the snow Thursday. 

Here are a few of the videos.

>> See all the videos on Youtube 

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White House pets, from adorable to very weird

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During his one-term presidency, Donald Trump bucked any number of traditions, including the presence of a White House pet. Most presidents over the years have brought one or more animals into the White House. In fact, James Polk and Donald Trump are the only presidents to never have a First Pet.

In contrast, Joe and Jill Biden have brought two German shepherds to Washington. One of them, Major, is credited as the first White House rescue dog in American history.

Since 1999, The Presidential Pet Museum has kept a record of the diverse

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Pet Adoption In The Joliet Area: See New Dogs, Cats

Want to add a new member to your family and make a positive impact on the Joliet community at the same time? Maybe it’s time to adopt a pet! During the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, many animal shelters in and around Joliet are still working to find forever homes for dozens of cats, dogs and other adorable critters coming through.

Across Illinois, there are thousands of dogs, cats and other animals of all ages, sizes and breeds without a home — and many of them are located in your area. For those looking to adopt, a great place to begin the

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Giving supplements to pets to ward off COVID? Don’t bother

The COVID-19 pandemic has sparked a boom in consumption of dietary supplements, with one recent report estimating 12% growth in sales last year.

The fact that many people are turning to these largely unregulated products during such perilous times is one thing.

That a growing number are similarly giving them to their dogs and cats is something else.

A recent study found that sales of pet supplements soared 21% last year to nearly $800 million. Prior to the pandemic, annual sales growth was no more than 5%.

The study found that almost half of pet owners “are paying closer attention

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Tampa Bay area pets looking for forever homes

Pasco — Barbie

Barbie is a 9-year-old, female cat. She’s very petite, sweet and loves to be petted. It doesn’t matter what activity you’re doing, she’s content to curl up at your side and purr. If you’d like to meet her, call the Pasco County Animal Services at 813-929-1212, ext. 1418.

Barbie is a 9-year-old lap kitty. [ Pasco County Animal Services ]

Pinellas — Copi

Copi is a 2-year-old, female mixed breed dog. She’s a bit shy at first, but she quickly comes out of her shell. She loves playing with other dogs and humans. Copi is spayed, vaccinated

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Cocky Tale: Bird Kills Owner At Illegal Fight

It was a big day for Thangulla Satish, a 45-year-old farmer from Lothunur village in India’s southern state of Telangana. He had toiled hard and prepared his rooster to win the upcoming cockfight championship for him.

The Supreme Court of India had upheld the ban and use of knives or blades for such games as well as gambling in January 2018. Satish was still party to organizing the event that involved knives, as well as gambling.

But his rooster wasn’t ready for the game. As the match began, it tried to escape the fight ring and accidentally impaled the owner

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Is Your Dog Fat? Blame Covid

Melissa Marion, 22, noticed her 4-year-old cavapoo Louie gaining weight last year when the neon vest the dog wears for nighttime walks became a little snug.

“Before the quarantine, it was loose on him,” says Ms. Marion, who lives with her parents and two brothers in Warren Township, N.J., where she works remotely in public relations. “But with everyone at home, baking banana bread and feeding him table scraps, we could barely strap it on.”

So many people have struggled with weight gain during the pandemic that the term “Covid 15” has gained currency, a variation of the familiar “Freshman

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Cats Are Just as Disloyal as You Suspected, New Study Suggests

Illustration for article titled Cats Are Just as Disloyal as You Suspected, New Study Suggests

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New research points to an important distinction between cats and dogs when it comes to reading certain social cues. It found that cats, unlike dogs, won’t necessarily avoid people who have wronged their owners.

In 2015, a group of researchers in Japan published a study looking at how dogs would respond to people who had recently treated their owners poorly. They had the dogs see a situation in which a third party would either help the owner move junk after being asked to or turn their back on them. As a control,

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Seresto allegedly linked to nearly 1700 pet deaths, EPA monitoring situation

A report released today by the Midwest Center for Investigative Reporting and USA Today alleges that Seresto flea and tick collars have harmed many of the dogs and cats that wear them as well as the owners who love them. The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), which regulates pesticide-containing products, has received 75,000 incident reports of dogs, cats, and people allegedly being harmed by the collars, including 1698 pet deaths and just under 1000 incidents involving people.

The active ingredients in Seresto—developed by Bayer Animal Health and now owned by Elanco—are the pesticides imidacloprid (10%) and flumethrin (4.5%). Imidacloprid is

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State officials: Keep bird feeders down for another month

Keep those bird feeders down for a while longer, the state Department of Fish and Wildlife requests.

Continued reports of sick or dead birds at backyard feeders across Washington and other states are prompting officials to recommend discontinuing backyard bird feeling until at least April 1, or take extra steps to maintain them.

The department asked residents to remove or clean feeders in February in response to a die-off of finches, such as pine siskins, as well as other songbirds due to salmonellosis, a common and usually fatal bird disease apparently brought into the U.S. by migrating birds from Canada.

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‘Angry’ Cat Attacks Pilot, Forcing Plane to Make Emergency Landing

A cat apparently went on a rampage in the cockpit of a plane that was headed to Qatar recently. The feline was so disruptive that the pilot actually decided to turn the plane around and abandoning the flight’s scheduled route, according to a report in the Sudanese newspaper Al-Sundai.

A Tarco Airlines Boeing 737 was already 30 minutes into its flight from Khartoum, Sudan, to Qatar’s capital city of Doha when the cat suddenly emerged in the cockpit, according to the February 25 report. Likely alarmed by its unfamiliar surroundings and people, the cat instantly went on the offensive,

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