Pet Health: Oral health important for dogs and cats | Pets

Did you get your six-month appointment reminder from your dentist recently? It’s important to keep up on those appointments for your dental health, and it’s just as important that our pets get their teeth cleaned as well. Dr. Katherine Kling, part of the dentistry and oral surgery service at the University of Illinois Veterinary Teaching…

PET TALK: Keep outdoor pets warm, safe this winter | Brazos Life

Winter weather can be both uncomfortable and dangerous for pets that spend a majority of their time outdoors. January and February are often the coldest months of the year, so it is important to be prepared to keep pets comfortable and safe during the cold temperatures. Cold weather affects pets the same way it does…

A special pet memory | Opinion

Memories of the past sometimes fall on what we had as children; things like bicycles, toy trains, cars, and other inanimate objects. Then there are the animals.  As a boy I always had a dog to run and play with, but my first dog was more like a little old lady and was not the…

ASK DOG LADY: Giving pets the very best of you | The Catch

Dear Dog Lady, I have a Facebook “friend,” a woman with whom I used to work, and we have a shared love of dogs. In fact, she has the same kind of dog as I do. I’ve always enjoyed her pictures and postings about her pet, Shelby. Over the years, we’ve swapped stories, home remedies…

A Paws for Pets | News

Bob’s beloved 96-year-old Aunt Arlene slipped the bonds of earth early on Christmas Eve morning. At only “4-foot nothing,” she was the epitome of spunkiness and toughness. She was courageous, independent, determined and had extreme care for others. She was a friend to every neighbor, wandering pup or stray cat that ever crossed her path….

These Decatur pet experts off tips on protecting our pets in the awful cold | Pets

DECATUR — Fluffy and Fido need just as much protection in the cold as human family members. As the winter continues to grow colder, veterinarians remind pet owners to pay special attention to furry friends. Sawgrass Kennels owner Kathy Campbell takes special care of her clients, especially during the winter months. Goldy Rush? Doorbusters and…

Ardisana: Diabetes a concern for pets | Community

November is National Diabetes Month. During this month, various groups and communities come together to raise awareness about diabetes mellitus (sugar diabetes) and the impact it has on millions of Americans. It is likely that you know someone living with diabetes. According to a report released in 2017 by the Centers for Disease Control and…

A Paws for Pets | News

A story of love, survival, three legs and thankfulness. On Oct. 9, 2017 a cat was brought to York Adopt a Pet. A lady found him on a country road south of York. He had been struck by a car and his bone was exposed through his shoulder. There was a massive infection and it…

Extension agent: Remember to take care of pets during cold weather | Local News

The combination of cold weather and Christmas holidays means extra care is needed to keep animals safe, and Henderson County AgriLife Extension Agent Spencer Perkins said some health hazards are potentially fatal. “Antifreeze is appealing to pets because of its sweet taste but can cause lethal kidney failure and an accumulation of acid in the…

Paw Prints: Holiday safety tips for pets | Lifestyle

It’s happy holiday season again. The fun and festivities bring food and, right behind, Fido and Fluffy. Your pets have no idea why you’re celebrating, but they can smell the delicious bounty and they’re delighted to invite themselves. Halloween haunted our streets last week, but now, it’s time to beware of other dangers lurking nearby….