After a yearslong debate in Fairfax County, chinchillas, hedgehogs and hermit crabs are now legalized as pets.
Pet of the Week is a weekly feature that highlights a pet available for adoption from D.C.’s Humane Rescue Alliance.
Six dogs died in the fire and three dogs had to be euthanized. Veterinarian Brooks Ahalt says the dogs had suffered significant burns and smoke inhalation.
Adopting a pet for a holiday gift should be a step that is carefully thought out, says veterinarian Dr. Katy Nelson.
Sunshine Mills, the maker of several brands of pet food, is recalling three of its puppy and dog food products, citing potentially high levels of vitamin D that could lead to “serious health issues,” including kidney failure.
The revised rules would allow hedgehogs, chinchillas and hermit crabs. The rules also would change the definition of prohibited spiders and snakes to ban only those spiders and snakes that are venomous to people.
A North Carolina man’s love for his hunting dogs kept him outside as Hurricane Florence approached. It led to his death.
“It is often a last-minute consideration,” says Celene Albano with the Hurricane Pet Rescue non-profit. “So people take their pets without the right supplies or adequate plans which then creates big problems wherever they go. Or they abandon their animals which is even worse.”
While the contents of a pet’s stomach may be comical, the health risks associated with animals swallowing things they shouldn’t is no laughing matter.
Man’s best friend is having an outsized impact on its owner’s wallets. Studies say costs of pet ownership are on the rise as more Americans own household animals. So how much is your pooch costing you?
Our pets have spoken: the “paw-renting revolution” is upon us, and a growing number of companies are trying to make their workplaces a happier place for our four-legged friends.
Now that we’re finally in summer mode, we can’t help but feel like there’s no better way to spend your time than in your car with your best pal, your dog! Whether you’re all about the convertible life, can’t imagine life without your trusty pink oldster or rely on something a little more practical to get around, the best part of these cars are the pups riding shotgun. Time to buckle up, grab your pet and hit the open road with the sunroof open and the windows down!
Both houses of the Virginia General Assembly have approved a measure that allows dog owners’ canine companions to join them in tasting rooms at wineries.
Here are eight wacky, albeit science-backed, ways to de-stress.
Volunteer firefighters in New Jersey waded through a near-frozen lake to rescue a Shar Pei that fell through thin ice.
The three-part series "The making of Marion Barry" looks at how the future mayor got his start in the civil rights movement, how he became a power player in the city and his enduring legacy.