Pet sickness, death linked to flea and tick collar, investigation finds

SHAWNEE, Kan. (WDAF) — Could the flea and tick collar you put on your pet be hurting them? The results of a new investigation suggest the answer may be yes.

Whether it’s man’s best friend or a furry feline, pets are a part of the family. When you put a flea and tick collar on them, you expect it to be safe. But an investigation published Wednesday by the Midwest Center

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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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The Utah Senate voted unanimously Tuesday in favor of a bill that would end gas chamber euthanasia for animals in the state.

The Utah Senate voted unanimously Tuesday in favor of a bill that would end gas chamber euthanasia for animals in the state, while a second proposal relating to animal welfare — this one to ban “puppy mills” that opponents say sell poorly-treated pets — stalled in a House committee.

Utah is one of only four states where some animal shelters are still using gas chamber euthanasia, while the vast majority have moved toward injections that experts say are cheaper, less painful for animals and safer for employees.

SB237, sponsored by Sen. David Hinkins, R-Orangeville, would “abolish the gas chambers”

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Sue Bird’s return for 20th year in Seattle is the perfect time to salute her greatness on and off court |

To think, the Storm could have lost the WNBA draft lottery after finishing tied with three other teams — the Detroit Shock, the Washington Mystics, and the Indiana Fever — for the worst record in the 2002 season.

Under previous rules, in fact, the Mystics would have been handed No. 1 by virtue of a tiebreaking formula the league decided to discontinue. What a legacy changer that would have been.

Or the Storm could have traded the No. 1 overall pick, as coach/general manager Lin Dunn seriously contemplated, or used the selection on Oklahoma guard Stacey Dales-Schuman, as The Seattle

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Granite City man charged with abusing small dog


ALTON — Police are seeking a Granite City man in connection with the abuse of a small dog.

The Madison County State’s Attorney’s office on Monday filed aggravated cruelty to animals charges against Lance L. Small, 39, of Granite City.

Alton Police Chief Marcos Pulido said that, on Feb. 26 officers were notified that a small Yorkshire Terrier dog named Carl allegedly was physical abused by Small Feb. 11 at an Alton residence. Alton Police were provided video of the reported

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The Reason Cats Like to Sleep at the Foot of Your Bed

From nestling inside of bathroom sinks to weaving their way through your legs while you’re trying to walk, cats don’t seem to mind violating your personal space. This is especially true of owners who find themselves unable to stretch their legs at night because their cat is occupying what appears to be the entire space available at the foot of the bed.

Cats are not considerate creatures, but that’s not the only reason they do this.

According to the pet explainer site Vets Explain Pets, cats have a tendency to remain in close physical proximity with a care provider.

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