Pets

Mountain Gate fire destroys home, kills two pets

A fire in Mountain Gate on Monday night sent one woman to the hospital and killed two pets, according to neighbors and witnesses.

On Tuesday, only charred remains and twisted metal remained of the home in the 13800 block of Ridge View Road.

Don Miller, who lives next door to where the home burned, said the fire broke out about 8:30 p.m. and a woman who lived in the house was taken to the hospital by ambulance.

It wasn’t clear what caused the fire. A spokeswoman with the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection could not be reached for

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Video captures man hitting neighbor’s dog with machete after it attacked his pet pig

Warning: Video contains graphic images

PLEASANT VALLEY, Mo. (WDAF) — Surveillance video captured a Missouri man striking his neighbor’s dog with a machete in his yard Saturday.

Pleasant Valley police believe the neighbor was within his rights since the dog was on his property and had been attacking his pet pig, but they say the incident is still under

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6 best dog nail trimmers of 2021, according to experts

Pet owners have been spending a lot more time with their dogs during the pandemic, causing some to take up grooming their furry friends at home. While giving your dog a bath doesn’t require much skill, cutting your dog’s nails may seem intimidating at first. Douglas Kratt, DVM, president of the American Veterinary Medical Association, said it’s safe and relatively easy to cut your dog’s nails at home. However, it’s a learning process for pet owners and something animals need to warm up to over time. If you’re hoping to try your hand at it, it might be

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Investigation links pet sickness, death to Seresto collar

SHAWNEE, Kan. — Could the flea and tick collar you put on your pet be hurting them? The results of a new investigation are concerning for pet owners.

Whether its man’s best friends or a furry feline, pets are a part of the family, and many owners love them like their own children. When you put a flea and tick collar on them, you expect it to be safe for them to wear.

But an investigation that published this morning by the Midwest Center for Investigative Reporting along with USA Today discovered a troubling trend.

After looking over thousands of

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‘Our rescue cat rescued us’: how pets provided unconditional love in lockdown | Pets

Freya McMurray with her boxer dog, Dolly. Photograph: Alicia Canter/The Guardian

‘Our neighbours’ children call her Window Doggy’

My parents collected our puppy, Dolly, in late February and by mid-March we were locked down with her – and she has eased our anxiety a huge amount. My brother and I were suddenly cut off from our active social lives and team sports, and having Dolly around made the loss of outside activity much more palatable.

The effect Dolly has on the people around us is what I’ve noticed most. During clap for carers, people would point and swoon over the

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Unusual pets: A pair of goats living it up in Boise

Billie and Spatch just might be the most popular ‘kids’ in their neighborhood.

BOISE, Idaho — What a bunch of animals!

Through this first week of March, “Wake Up, Idaho,”  is featuring unusual pets, and the Idaho people who love them.

Monday we put the spotlight on a couple of goats living the good life in Boise.

John Ode and his wife brought home Spatch and Billie back in June 2020, after visiting a petting zoo with their grandchildren.

“So we go to the petting zoo and they are like you should get a goat!! Because they are super cute.

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