Algae Can Poison Your Dog
Dogs have become fatally ill after frolicking in water infused with the toxic algae, owners said.
What Should I Do With My Dead Dog?
A peaceful, watery send-off known as “aquamation” is now possible for pets.
How to Care for an Aging Pet
Older dogs and cats require a little extra love and care, whether they’re new to your home or they’ve been with you for years. Here’s what you need to know.
A Teenager Stole a Lemur From a Zoo, and Almost Got Away With It
Aquinas Kasbar, 19, faces up to a year in prison for stealing Isaac, who Santa Ana Zoo officials say is the oldest ring-tailed lemur in captivity in North America.
An Alligator Captivates Chicago from Deep Inside a West Side Lagoon
Chicago is hardly alligator country, which makes the spotting of a four-feet-long creature in a city park all the more fascinating to residents. “Chance the Snapper,” they named him.
What Do Teenagers Need? Ask the Family Dog
Pets provide comforts that seem tailor-made for the stresses of normal adolescent development.
Everyone Wants a Rescue Dog. Not Everyone Can Have One.
“You get a maltipoo in here and you’re likely to see a blood bath,” a shelter director said.
Does Fluffy Really Want to Be an Adventure Cat?
With a leash and a harness, any feline can safely explore the great outdoors. But owners need to be mindful of signs of stress.
People Are Taking Emotional Support Animals Everywhere. States Are Cracking Down.
More Americans are saying they need a variety of animals — dogs, ducks, even insects — for their mental health. But critics say many are really just pets that do not merit special status.
Cat Declawing Ban Is Passed by N.Y. Lawmakers
The measure is for people who “think their furniture is more important than their cat,” a supporter said. Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo would have to sign it.