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The Pet Shop: Vets share tips about how to keep pets safe on Halloween | Blog: The Pet Shop

American Veterinary Medical Association After a year of scaled-back activities due to COVID-19, trick-or-treaters are likely to be out in full force for Halloween. While this is great news for those who celebrate the holiday, it may pose some additional risks to pets. The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) is warning pet owners to beware … Read more

The Pet Shop: Lessons my pets have taught me | Blog: The Pet Shop

Barton Goldsmith Tribune News Service Quadrupeds are great companions, but they are much more than that. These days they are our “fur babies,” and along with the unconditional love they naturally give, they also have a few things to teach us. Here are some lessons I have learned from the wonderful animals in my life. … Read more

The Pet Shop: Picasso had a rough start in life, but an obscure webpage helped smooth his way | Blog: The Pet Shop

Kenwyn Caranna I remember clearly the night I found Picasso literally on the road. It was in September 2004 and I was on my way home after finishing a night shift at the News & Record. My usual route was impassable after severe storms had traversed the area, and a law enforcement officer directed me … Read more

The Pet Shop: Beware the agents of CHAOS | Blog: The Pet Shop

Chris McGaughey By the time this is printed, all of Santa Paws’ gifts will be fetched and every opened box will have a cat using it as an ambush spot. In my house, Sophie will have completed her first year as the official representative of Christmas Holiday Animal Outreach Services (CHAOS). In case you’re wondering, … Read more

The Pet Shop: Snake, tarantula, scorpion and nagging want for a dog | Blog: The Pet Shop

I own a California King snake, named Alice after rock and roll legend Alice Cooper, a tarantula and a scorpion. While I love my pets, I wouldn’t call any of them cuddly. I pick up Alice and let him slither through my hands, his tongue flicking and his rippling muscles, but I’ve never felt an … Read more

The Pet Shop: Junior, ever the escape artist, mellows as he becomes a senior dog | Blog: The Pet Shop

Richard M. Barron WINSTON-SALEM — I used to think of Junior as the young, gangly dog ​​with unrefined manners compared with his much older and gentlemanly brother Cash. But I shocked myself when I began to think more about Junior, who was a skittish 2-year-old when we brought him home. His “gotcha” day is coming … Read more

The Pet Shop: Veterinarians find dogs and cats can get COVID | Blog: The Pet Shop

Cindy Krischer Goodman South Florida Sun Sentinel As omicron sweeps through households, more pet owners are reporting their dogs or cats show signs of coronavirus. While COVID-19 in pets is a rare occurrence, veterinarians now know it can happen. Pets worldwide, including cats and dogs, have been infected with the virus that causes COVID-19, mostly … Read more