Pets

Pets

At the SPCA: Marcelle needs a home

One-year-old Marcelle is a happy-go-lucky guy who is always eager for his next adventure. He does well in public even when surrounded by dogs and children. This guy would love to be a part of a lively family, who enjoys being as social as he does.

Pets

Extreme traits can contribute to poor overall health in a dog

If you live with a bulldog, French bulldog, pug or other brachycephalic breed, you’re probably familiar with large veterinary bills related to breathing difficulties, eye injuries and nasty skin-fold infections. But you might be surprised to learn that those dogs are also more prone to common conditions that affect all dogs.

Pets

Making a splash: Dogs take a leap at the Sacramento Dog Show

Inside the Cal Expo pavilions, thousands of dogs competed over four days, culminating in Sunday’s event. Other than the sporty diving dogs and barn hunt competitions held outside, there were obedience competitions and conformation competitions, which judge how closely a dog meets the American Kennel Club’s standards for the breed.

Pets

Is prescription pet food better for your pet – or for the companies that make it?

Defendants in the civil lawsuit filed in federal court in California in December include the companies behind four brands of prescription pet foods that dominate the market: Hill’s Prescription Diet, Purina Pro Plan Veterinary Diets, Royal Canin Veterinary Diet and Iams Veterinary Formula. Also named as defendants are PetSmart, Banfield Pet Hospital, and BluePearl Vet.

Pets

Lap cats can have therapeutic powers

When their patient received a terminal cancer diagnosis, the staff at the Oregon nursing and rehabilitation facility where he was cared for offered him anything he wanted: cupcakes and ice cream for every meal, a pile of puppies to play with or anything else he could name.

Pets

Tips on handling your hyperactive dog

Many pet owners have to deal with their dogs' hyperactivity when they get a case of the zoomies. In most cases, the dog owner needs to review the activity level of their breed because they may need a more suitable daily exercise plan.

Videos

Canine comfort during your cut and color

In New York City, everyone has a job to do — even dogs.
New York Times
Canine comfort during your cut and color 0:56

Canine comfort during your cut and color

Sacramento shelter dog visits Starbucks for a Frappucino, becomes unicorn in this promo video 0:43

Sacramento shelter dog visits Starbucks for a Frappucino, becomes unicorn in this promo video

Pups take over Cal Expo for Sacramento Dog Show 1:46

Pups take over Cal Expo for Sacramento Dog Show

Why Bobby Ott loves soft-coated Wheaten terriers 0:23

Why Bobby Ott loves soft-coated Wheaten terriers