Signs that your cat or dog has a painful mouth are sometimes obvious, sometimes not-so-obvious. Learn about some of the conditions that might be causing the problem.
In Yolo County, the sheriffs department has long been responsible for managing stray animals. Now officials are examining whether an independent agency or nonprofit would be better suited to operate the Woodland shelter and provide animal services in the county of 200,000 people.
It wasn't the kind of rescue Yuma firefighters usually handle. This one involved a cat with its head stuck in a dog food can.
One of my most memorable holiday cases was the Labrador retriever puppy (what else!) who had swallowed an entire string of Christmas tree lights. When he was brought in, gagging, I opened his mouth and could still see the plug, far in the back.
The pups are scheduled to lift off from Sacramento Executive Airport in a private plane on Monday morning bound for the Idaho Humane Society in Boise, a “no kill” shelter where they are likely to be adopted.
Have you ever wished there was a dog sport that anyone – and any dog – could do? Wish no more. Nose work is what you’ve been looking for. If your dog can eat treats out of a box or has a favorite toy, he can excel at this fun sport.
As I strolled through the grocery store last month, I noticed that the Christmas décor was already up. In my mind, it was still summer, but apparently the good folks at my local fooditorium wanted to ring in the holidays a tad early this year.
Yolo County officials area warning residents and people who work in the area to be avoid contact with stray and wild animals after a fox that attacked two horses in the Winters area tested positive for rabies.
Soring dates to the beginnings of the famed Tennessee walking horse tradition, whose horses are renowned for their exaggerated gait. The tactics include weighting a horse’s hooves or inserting nails and sharp objects into the tender parts of the foot. The high-step gait is often the horse’s pained response. There’s disagreement over how widespread the practice is today.
The U.S. Forest Services Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit will begin the sale of Christmas tree cutting permits Nov. 18 at its south shore office and Nov. 20 at its north shore office.
Every few years, when we get a new puppy or adopt an adult dog or have a foster dog spend some time with us, I have to dog-proof our home and learn some new tricks about interacting with particular dogs. You might think that I would have dog-proofing down by now, but each dog has been attracted to different items or has done things it didn’t occur to the other dogs to try. Our current “new dog” is Kibo, a Cavalier King Charles spaniel we’re fostering until he is adopted.