• Cat

    Rescue Guinea Pig and Cat Best Friend Are Looking to Get Adopted Together from N.C. Shelter

    Cat and guinea pig become bffs CMPD Animal Care & Control Angel the cat and Halo the guinea pig share a giant cage but often cuddle together in the corner. “They came in together, and the owner told us they usually snuggle together and sleep together at night. They were totally bonded,” Julia Conner of Charlotte Mecklenburg Animal Control in Charlotte, North Carolina, tells PEOPLE. In her 17 years working as an animal control officer, Conner says she’s never seen this kind of odd couple before. “I think honestly, my first reaction was this is definitely a first. We’ve never  

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  • Dog

    California to phase out use of blood from caged dogs

    SACRAMENTO —  California will phase out the controversial use of blood from caged dogs in pet hospitals under a bill signed by Gov. Gavin Newsom on Saturday. Under the new law, veterinarians in the state will be able to operate canine blood banks similar to the voluntary model used for people, which is anticipated to help increase the amount of lifesaving supplies needed to heal injured or ailing pets. A national shortage of dog blood has left veterinarians scrambling for limited supplies. California currently requires that all animal blood purchased by veterinarians come from two privately owned companies that house  

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  • Pet Food

    Fromm recalls 5,500 cases of canned dog food

    MEQUON, WIS. — Fromm Family Foods announced a voluntary recall on Oct. 1 including 5,500 cases of its shredded dog food formulas due to potentially elevated levels of vitamin D. Consumers were warned to stop feeding the recalled products immediately. The recall includes four products distributed to neighborhood pet stores across the United States. Each product included in the recall was sold in 12-can multipacks. Four-Star Shredded Beef in Gravy Entrée food for dogs  (12 oz cans) UPC: 7270511876 Best By Date: 082024 Four-Star Shredded Chicken in Gravy Entrée (12 oz cans) UPC: 7270511880 Best By Date: 082024 Four-Star Shredded  

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    No Dogs Allowed: More than 70 Artists Present a Show of Cat Art in L.A.

     Art Photography #cats #collage #humor #painting #paper #sculpture October 7, 2021 Grace Ebert Alexandra Dillon. All images courtesy of Cat Art Show, shared with permission More than 70 artists feature cats as their muse for a feline-centric group exhibition that scratches well beyond the tropes associated with the frisky creatures. Now in its fourth iteration, the Cat Art Show features sculptures, paintings, collages, and a variety of other works by artists from 16 countries—Ravi Zupa (previously), Lola Dupré (previously), and Aniela Sobieski (previously) are among them—that capture the feisty antics, adorable wide-eyed stares, and stealthy adventures of both  

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    WA woman burned trying to save dog at Yellowstone NP

    October 6, 2021 2:49 PM Posted: October 6, 2021 2:49 PM Updated: October 7, 2021 6:12 PM Laiha Slayton, 20, of Tacoma (Courtesy: Kamilla Slayton) UPDATE: A GoFundMe representative has provided a link to a verified fund benefitting the victim, identified as Laiha Slayton. “Laiha has burns on 91% of her body,” her sister, Kamilla Slayton, said in an update on the GoFundMe. “It’s about 50/50 3rd degree burns and 2nd degree burns. She will be under for 2-3 weeks and probably be in the hospital for a few months. I will keep updates on my Instagram @kamijoslayton as I  

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    Caged dogs used to be sole source of canine blood supply in California. That’s about to change

    Animal health technicians Sasha Hickman-Beoshanz, left, and Dyne Handing prepare to draw blood from Merlyn, a wirehaired pointer, at the UC Davis Veterinary Hospital as part of a volunteer donation program. (David Butow / For The Times) California will phase out the controversial use of blood from caged dogs in pet hospitals under a bill signed by Gov. Gavin Newsom on Saturday. Under the new law, veterinarians in the state will be able to operate canine blood banks similar to the voluntary model used for people, which is anticipated to help increase the amount of lifesaving supplies needed to heal  

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    Pixel the Smiling Cat is Spreading Joy Online With His Goofy Grin

    We all know someone with a sparkling smile, but have you ever seen a cat with a goofy grin? Meet Pixel, the fun feline who loves to smile for the camera. The almost-3-year-old cat is a Cornish Rex; a short hair breed that’s known for its unusual appearance and quirky personality. Living up to the breed’s reputation, Pixel has plenty of lovable characteristics, but his adorably silly smile has him standing out among the rest. “He was around a year old when I noticed that he seemed to be more expressive than my other cats,” Alyson Kalhagen, Pixel’s mom,  

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    Beloved therapy dog will return to Boston Marathon course after surviving tumor removal

    Beloved therapy dog will return to Boston Marathon course after surviving tumor removal Look for Spencer between miles 2 and 3 Updated: 1:58 PM EDT Oct 7, 2021 An adorable fan of the Boston Marathon is planning to return to the racecourse on Monday.Spencer, a 12-year-old therapy dog who has become a social media favorite, will once again be waiting with his “Boston Strong” flag to cheer on runners at his usual spot near Ashland State Park, said Rich Powers, of The Henry Studio.For the last in-person running of the marathon, in 2019, Spencer donned a raincoat and braved the  

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