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Know the signs of heat stroke in your dog — and key steps you can take to prevent it

Dogs can die from heat stroke. They only sweat through their toe pads, which makes it more difficult for them to cool off than humans.

Pets

At the SPCA: Pluto needs a forever home

Pluto is one handsome 5-year-old hound/retriever mix. It won’t be long for him to win you over. First, Pluto will pull on your heartstrings with his soft, shy eyes. You’ll of course fall for him and scratch behind his ears. Next, Pluto will engage you in a game of fetch, impressing you each time he brings back the ball. Playing fetch can tire you out! It will be easy for Pluto to convince you that he needs to leave with you so you can take him swimming – the perfect way to cool off. Then, after all of that fun, Pluto will curl up next to you and rest his gentle head on your thigh. A small thank you for giving him the best day of his life, the day he found his forever home. Pluto is the total package ... so what are you waiting for? Come to the Sacramento SPCA and give him the greatest gift, the gift of love.

Pets

This viral disease can be spread easily

An eight-state outbreak of canine influenza is causing dog-show exhibitors to keep their dogs home and the American Kennel Club to advise judges that exhibitors should display the dogs’ teeth themselves. Pet dogs are at risk if they frequent dog parks or other areas where dogs come in contact with each other. The H3N2 strain has been documented in 30 states and H3N8 has been found in 42 states, plus Washington, D.C.

Fires

Cats, birds rescued from South Natomas house fire

Sacramento Fire Department crews rescued multiple cats and birds from a house fire Saturday on Norbert Way in South Natomas. Two adults were evacuated safely. There were no injuries reported, and cause of the fire remains under investigation.

Pets

Pet Vet: His bearded dragon lizard no longer wants to eat

I think a lot of people realize that veterinary medicine can present challenges different from those in human medicine. Certainly, our companions have some similar physiology and structures to our own, however the main challenge is that veterinary medicine patients are not as communicative as humans are with their physicians. I have seldom had a patient "tell me where it hurts."

Videos

Cats, birds rescued from South Natomas house fire

Sacramento Fire Department crews rescued multiple cats and birds from a house fire Saturday on Norbert Way in South Natomas. Two adults were evacuated safely. There were no injuries reported, and cause of the fire remains under investigation.
Sacramento Fire Department
Cats, birds rescued from South Natomas house fire 0:46

Cats, birds rescued from South Natomas house fire

​Lawmaker demonstrates how to rescue a hot dog 0:50

​Lawmaker demonstrates how to rescue a hot dog

What to do if you see a dog in a hot car 1:32

What to do if you see a dog in a hot car

After surviving house fire, Mojo the dog is still looking for his family 1:38

After surviving house fire, Mojo the dog is still looking for his family