• Dog

    Are cold temperatures safe for dogs? Winter safety tips for pet owners

    The idea of an “outside dog,” one that is tough enough to withstand winter’s icy grip, is a myth, animal experts say. It’s just one of the dangers the season presents to man’s best friend.  “There isn’t one temperature that’s a hard and fast rule for all pets, but the best general rule is if it is too cold for you, it’s too cold for your pet,” said Lori Bierbrier, senior medical director for ASPCA Community Medicine in New York City. “It’s best to only keep your dog outside long enough to use the restroom during severe winter weather.” 

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  • Pets & Animal

    Why pet owners in Hong Kong are hiring private planes for their pets

    Hong Kong (CNN) — “Private jet for your pet” is the kind of phrase you might expect to hear from a movie star or media mogul. But in 2022 Hong Kong, it’s just as likely to be a regular person looking into this very unusual expense. Many people who are moving away from the financial hub have been unable to secure flights out of the city for their dogs and cats, leading to online groups where desperate pet parents try to pool their money to cover the cost of renting a charter plane. Olga Radlynska says her company has flown  

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  • Dog

    String of dognappings, some at gunpoint, shakes up Bay Area pet owners

    Before Brann L. takes their dog out for a walk in their Oakland neighborhood each day, they grab the usual leash and dog poop bags, but lately, also some pepper spray and a large flashlight, just to be safe. The daily excursions with their mutt, as routine as they may have once seemed, have become a cause for concern for Brann, as well as other dog owners in the Bay Area. After a string of dognappings across the region in recent weeks, some are taking precautions to avoid becoming the next victim. “With all of the dog thefts and just  

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  • Dog

    What NYC Dog Owners Should Know About Leptospirosis

    Alarm has grown among some New York City dog owners in recent days as reports have circulated about the risks to canine health posed by the city’s legions of rats. In the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn, a corner of McCarren Park that is used as a dog run was temporarily shut for maintenance after rumors of an outbreak of leptospirosis, a bacterial disease spread by rat urine, lit up social media. The bacteria can fester in puddles and damp spots, and animals can become gravely ill if they contract the disease. It can also sicken humans. Lincoln Restler, a councilman  

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  • Pet Supplement

    Pet owners scrambling to find certain foods

    BALTIMORE — It’s not just meat and cream cheese that’s become harder to find, certain pet foods are in short supply. Industry experts warn that this issue isn’t likely to improve soon but there are ways to find alternative products. David Cohn has been searching for his cat’s favorite food since last year. “The first time we noticed all the shelves were empty, out of cat food, I took a picture saying I know there are shortages — toilet paper and paper towels, and all this, but cat food?” Cohn said. He posted that photo on his Facebook page in  

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  • Cat

    History of Purple Cat Restaurant to be preserved by new owners | News

    GLOCESTER – In 1929, the LaVoie family of Glocester converted two trolley cars from the Old Woonsocket Fairmont line into a diner and kitchen, opening the doors to the Purple Cat Diner. The family, including Fred, Ada (Stafford) and Kenneth “Skip” LaVoie, added living quarters in the 1930s, as well as a small taproom and dining room. During its heyday in the 1940s and 1950s, around the time the Pascoag Race Track opened, Ada LaVoie’s oldest son, Jim Silverthorne, ran the restaurant serving horse owners, trainers and jockeys. Skip and Rose LaVoie remodeled the Purple Cat in 1964, adding a  

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  • Pets & Animal

    Rapper DDm celebrates animal rescue and Black pet owners in ‘That’s My Dog’

    Watching the new video “That’s My Dog” by Baltimore rapper Dapper Dan Midas — or DDm for short — is a joyful experience. While DDm cradles an adorable Chihuahua to lyrics like “He’s always eating good, ‘cause I treat him like a king,” an audience of mostly Black animal lovers sings and dances along to celebrate the bond they share with their pups. “I’m a pet owner, I’m very sensitive and very much an advocate for pet care and pet wellness and just pet owners all around,” DDm told TODAY. “But I didn’t want to make a song about pet  

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  • Cat

    Pet Cats Map Their Owners’ Location Using Sound Cues

    Dogs almost always know where their owners are. There’s a good chance most pup owners can’t go to the bathroom or even get the mail without their dog wondering where they went. Cats, though, are a whole different story. Because they often appear indifferent about so many things, they don’t always seem to care—or be aware—where their humans are. But a new study finds that pet cats seem to track their owners’ location, specifically by listening. And they are particularly surprised when their person’s voice appears to come from a different place than they think they are. Study author Saho  

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