Pets

Capitol Alert

Vet bills adding up? California bill would let you write off thousands

Devon Mathis, R-Visalia, introduced Assembly Bill 942 on Friday, February 17 to give pet owners a break on vaccinations, check-ups, surgeries, x-rays, prescriptions and other medical-related expenses for their four-legged friends. The bill allows Californians to write off half the money they spent on veterinary costs for dogs and pets up to $2,000 per year.

Pets

At the SSPCA: Roxy

Roxy, a 12-year-old Labrador/Terrier mix, is calm and an absolute lady. She is reportedly house-trained and was a beloved indoor pet. If you are looking for a companion that likes to take leisurely walks and cuddle on the sofa, Roxy would love to meet you. She likes other dogs and is respectful of cats. She is hard of hearing so a calmer environment is a good fit. We will waive the $100 adoption fee for her if the adopter is 65 years or older. Information: sspca.org

Pets

What to know about giving pets meds

When you live with a cavalier King Charles spaniel, you know that at some point, you are going to be medicating your dog to manage congestive heart failure from mitral valve disease. That day has come for me and Harper, my 9-year-old cavalier.

Pets

Felines and canines can live together in harmony

If you're a dog owner looking to add a new cat to your home, it's important that you strategize how you will introduce the two species to each other in your household. The last thing you want is constant fighting between your pets.

Videos

San Francisco firefighters rescue dog who tumbled off cliff

A dog survived a tumble down the side of a cliff Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017, at Fort Funston in the Golden Gate National Recreation Area. It was rescued by San Francisco firefighters. Here's the rescue efforts.
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San Francisco firefighters rescue dog who tumbled off cliff

Westminster dog show winner: from Rumor to best in show 1:32

Westminster dog show winner: from Rumor to best in show

Westminster Dog Show features new breeds 1:17

Westminster Dog Show features new breeds

Shelter pairs Puppy Bowl rescue with man who lost his dog to tragedy 0:53

Shelter pairs Puppy Bowl rescue with man who lost his dog to tragedy