Mange (demodicosis) is an inflammatory disease in dogs caused by various types of the Demodex mite. When the number of mites inhabiting the hair follicles and skin of the dog become exorbitant, it can lead to skin lesions, genetic disorders, problems...
First discovered in Mexico, the Chihuahua is best known for being the smallest dog breed in the world. Extremely loyal to its owner, the breed has recently become a popular culture icon in the United States, most notably Paris Hilton's Chihuahua, Tinkerbell.
Like buying candy for kids, we often think snacks that have been specially packaged for pets are the best treats in the world. Why would they want anything other than a tasty treat? But, a lot of those packaged pet snacks and treats are the equivalent...
Most owners will have to deal with an arthritic pet at some point in their lives. Our ability to manage the pain of arthritis is much better than it used to be, but monitoring response to treatment is still frustrating. Dr. Jennifer Coates discusses some...
November 6–12 marks the 16th annual National Animal Shelter Appreciation Week, a concept founded by The Humane Society of the United States in 1996. Celebrated each year during the first full week in November, The HSUS encourages pet lovers to support their local animal shelters... READ MORE
On October 22, the Mayor’s Alliance for NYC’s Animals and Petfinder.com partnered up to sponsor the second Brooklyn Bridge Pup Crawl, in which 500 dogs marched across the Brooklyn Bridge in New York City to raise money and awareness for local animal shelters and rescues.
A guide dog named Roselle won the top honor at the inaugural American Humane Association Hero Dog Awards on October 1st. Roselle, whose owner Michael Hingson is blind, guided him down 78 flights of stairs, away from the building and through the city to the house of a friend after... READ MORE
It's been a month since Hurricane Irene touched down across the northeastern coast of the United States. The streets are no longer flooded, the power has been restored, and those homes destroyed by the hurricane are in a rebuilding process. But inside the animal shelters that were... READ MORE
For new and potential pet owners, visiting an animal shelter to adopt a young — and preferably housebroken — pet is the norm. Younger animals appear warmer, cuddlier, and more energetic than their aged comrades located in the adjacent kennels. However, what often... READ MORE
For Mark Barone and Marina Dervan, there isn’t enough paint, nor enough brushes to explain the message, but they try nonetheless. Their exceptional exhibit, An Act of Dog, stands 10-feet high and spans the length of two football fields -- 5,500 framed portraits in all. Why so... READ MORE
This story may begin in a Humane Society in Sioux City, Iowa, where over 70 pets are being placed under foster care. The doors of the shelters have stayed open in the wake of the catastrophes spawned by the incessant floods and tornadoes crossing state lines and time zones of America’s... READ MORE
Marine Mammal Conservancy (MMC), a Florida Keys rehabilitation center, is looking for volunteers to help save five pilot whales that have been stuck off the lower Florida Keys since late last week.
Carol Manos, operator of Carol’s Ferals, a Grand Rapids, Michigan-based organization dedicated to sterilizing and finding homes for feral cats, learned earlier this week that a stray cat had been shot in the face with an arrow. What Manos did next may surprise you.
With the tornadoes, wildfires and flood disasters the United States is currently facing, many facilities and services have their hands full to capacity taking care of disaster victims. VCA Animal Hospitals have stepped up to lend a helping hand by offering free shelter to the pet... READ MORE
LONG BEACH, California - Blame it on Paris Hilton: the craze for owning small dogs as fashion accessories has led to an explosion in the number of chihuahuas in Los Angeles, where tiny canines are everywhere.
SYDNEY - The job description is forbidding: "No pay, Long hours, Hard work, Dangerous conditions, Extreme weather." So intense is the work environment, officials fear that someone may one day die on duty.
But if Georgie Dicks hadn't been prepared to brave towering waves,... READ MORE
It was not unlike any other day last January when an earthquake of enormous magnitude shook the tiny island of Haiti. If it had struck anywhere else, it would caused extraordinary damage, but the fact that it occurred in Haiti made it so much more destructive. To say that Haiti, the... READ MORE