(Family Features) With limited resources, animal shelter groups across the country work tirelessly to help animals in need find the homes they deserve.
BRADENTON, Fla. – The Humane Society of Manatee hosted its 8th Annual Paws in Motion Walk-a-thon Saturday. The money raised went to the Humane Society to provide food, shelter and medical care for the hundreds of animals in need.
MANATEE COUNTY, Fla. -- The owners of a Manatee County animal shelter that is under investigation have agreed to transfer ownership of its animals to allow them to be adopted.
For pet owners, losing a pet can be stressful and overwhelming.
PHILADELPHIA, Pa. (Ivanhoe Newswire) -- One in four dogs will develop cancer this year. The diagnosis can be devastating, especially for those with one of its most aggressive forms—hemangiosarcoma—that kills in less than 90 days. But now, the key to a longer life could be held in an ancient Chinese mushroom more than 2,000 years old. Also, it may not be just for man’s best friend, but man himself could benefit.
The following pet health scenarios frequently involve the foods pets eat:
(NAPSI)—When the weather outside gets frightful, many consumers will be glad to know that there’s a cat-care product that can provide an answer to many winter problems—cat litter.
The "Finding Rover" company say they're on a mission: rescue every lost dog.
SARASOTA, Fla. - A Sarasota Weimaraner , a 22 month old named Ziegler, known as Ziggie to his friends, competed at the Westminster Dog Show on Tuesday.
Many times when a pet is ill, a trip to the veterinary office can seem overwhelming. Owners may feel anxious about making a trip with an injured or ill pet, worried about their pet’s condition and have legitimate concerns over the cost of medical care.
Get ready to smile, and to sing and dance! If you believe in rescuing pets, this is not to be missed. (Also, if you love Abba as much as we do, this is for you!) This video perfectly captures all of the happy feelings associated with adopting pets. Special thanks to the folks at the Wake County SPCA for making this video. Visit them at www.SPCAWake.org. It’ll make your heart melt! Please SHARE with friends and family!
February is National Pet Dental Care Month. For pet owners, this can mean not only helping their pets to live healthier and longer lives, it can also mean saving money in the short term by saving on dental care products and services.
PALMETTO, Fla. - A year ago, as she was on camera doing a story about 4H Club livestock exhibits at the Manatee County Fair, Linda Carson stepped into the goats' pen and was sent flying by Son, the goat.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Red Cross has a new app for pet owners. It's a Pet First Aid App that puts lifesaving information in the hands of dog and cat owners so they can provide emergency care until veterinary assistance is available.
SARASOTA, Fla. – With all the recent attention paid the Husky that kept saying 'no' to its owner, it turns out one of our own here at ABC 7 has a talking animal of their own.
As I sit to write, a 6-month-old gray, Burmese kitten named Jupiter is kneading the blanket that is draped over my feet. Izzy, a mature, sable, female Burmese is lying at my side.
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BRADENTON, FLA. - Leona Gibson has only owned Bandit about a month but the bichon/cocker-spaniel mix given to her by a former neighbor, has quickly became part of her family.
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — A small dog that wandered away from its owner in South Florida five years ago is finally back home.
Merry Christmas to all of you who read this column. Your love of animals and feedback are appreciated throughout the year.
SARASOTA, Fla. - The FDA continues its effort to find out more about a deadly batch of dog treats. Hundreds of dogs have died, but there are steps that can be taken to keep your pet safe.
Tiger is a 35-pound tabby.
SARASOTA, FLA. - Patrick Voleck makes his living with animals as the owner of Top Dog Pets and Grooming. He is worried about an ordinance being discussed by the Sarasota County Commissioners that could ban the sales of dogs and cats from retail pet stores like Petland, Puppies R Us, Puppy Town and Top Dog Pets.
With the Christmas season in full swing, it’s a good time to consider making the holidays and cold-weather months safer for pets. The first step is making your home and decorations pet friendly.
MANATEE CO., Fla. - There appears to be a growing trend at dog shelters around the nation, where photographers are using their talent to help save K-9 lives.
With Thanksgiving approaching, this is a good time to do some planning for pet safety.
The cooler autumn months can bring lots of great opportunities to share time with pets both indoors and outdoors. While enjoying the cooler months, the following tips can help keep your pet safe and healthy.
There are some parts of a pet that get more attention than others, like the parts that look at you so sweetly when you’re eating or the part that takes as many treats as you can hand out.
Numbers released by the FDA on Tuesday show an unsettling picture.
For thousands of years, acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine, which includes herbs, nutrition, therapeutic massage and Tuina, have been effective treatments for pain, allergies, cancer, autoimmune diseases, and all other illnesses.
MANATEE COUNTY - Suncoast dog owners have long worried what will happen to their pets when the owner dies or becomes disabled.
Pets with tumors and cancer have many options for treatment, which include noninvasive and nontoxic approaches that improve the quality and length of life.
Veterinarians frequently enter the exam room to find a pet that is itchy, with red skin and varying degrees of hair loss. Skin conditions may be found on the feet, face, over the back, under legs, belly or all over the body.
While attending veterinary college, I held ophthalmologists (vets who specialize in eye care) in high esteem. They not only diagnosed eye disorders, but also identified many obscure medical conditions, cancer, liver disease and viral conditions affecting other areas of the body.
Summer is a great time for pet owners to get outdoors for fun in the sun. Unfortunately, when the heat and humidity become intense, the risk of heat exhaustion also increases.
Physical rehabilitation for dogs and cats has become more available over the past decade. Several veterinary schools offer post-graduate training in therapeutic massage, spinal manipulative therapies, acupuncture, and physical therapy that includes swim and underwater treadmill conditioning.
SARASOTA, Fla. -- Excerpt from Forbes magazine by Tricia Bolds, president/CEO, Gulf Coast Pet Supplies of Sarasota:
If you love your pet, but not his odor, you aren’t alone.
Three of the most common methods pet owners use to cut costs include:
Pet owners look forward to getting outdoors with pets as soon as the weather gets warm. These important considerations can make your pet’s time outside safer:
An antibiotic is a chemical substance produced by one organism that is destructive to another. The word antibiotic came from the word antibiosis a term coined in 1889 by Paul Vuillemin that means a process by which life is used to destroy life.
Going to the vet can be overwhelming for pets and owners. Taking time to read, make lists and prepare questions can help you and your veterinarian create the best care for your companion.
If you are knees deep in planning your wedding, then you already know that 50 percent (or more) of wedding planning is honoring the most important people in your life. After all, there's a special place for your closest of friends as honorary attendants. Then you acknowledge your other friends as bridesmaids and groomsmen. Your grandparents and parents are ushered into both the ceremony and the reception. We find ways to include important aunts, uncles, cousins, and other friends by asking them to do readings, make speeches, handout programs, or help decorate.
During my first year in practice, I had three unfortunate experiences that were frustrating because the pets could have survived if different forms of drugs or delivery of medications and treatments had been available at the time.
Chipper is a 10-year-old dog with anxiety, low energy, and obesity. It seemed he lived to eat and go on slow walks to the edge of the yard and back indoors for a treat.
When healthy, pets' eyes express emotions, give clues about their needs and indicate when they want to play, go for a walk, or share affection.
When King, a 22-year-old cat, came into my office with a broken leg, his owner said she felt his case was hopeless. She had been to another vet who had refused to anesthetize him to set the leg, fearing he would not wake up from the procedure.
PALMETTO, Fla. – A valuable lesson was learned by ABC 7’s Linda Carson Tuesday: never turn your back on a goat.
Our pets are like our family members. They are there for us when we need company and love us unconditionally even on our worst days. But sometimes they can also save our lives, as one Sarasota family found out on their camping trip a few months ago.
When we say we love our pets, we put our money where our mouth is. The American Pet Products Association says that Americans now spend more than $50 billion a year on their animals.
The "Finding Rover" company say they're on a mission: rescue every lost dog.
SARASOTA - A new study from Florida Power and Light has found that the majority of pet owners leave their household electric items on for thei…
Lauren Dorsett may not have been on a horse for years, but it didn't take long for Flying Patriot to become her biggest fan.
SARASOTA, FL. - It wasn't your typical take out order at McDonalds, as workers from Cat Depot in Sarasota responded to the fast food restauran…