• Pet Vet: Constant cough is hard to diagnose

    Barley Boy was one of the lucky few older dogs at the local animal control facility. He was adopted. It was estimated that he was about 9 years old, and the guess was he was a mixed breed terrier. His new family has been caring for him for almost four months and he fits in very well in his new digs.

  • Animal Island: How to keep pigeons away from the bird feeder

    Q: We enjoy feeding the wild birds in our yard, and we have all sorts that frequent our feeders, but we now have a flock of pigeons that come twice a day. At first, there were only two, but it seems each day there are twice as many as the day before. They do not sit on the bird feeders but are on the ground under the feeders eating the food that the ground-feeding birds like song sparrows could be feeding on. In between feeding, they are on our roof making a mess. Is there any particular food that we could feed the other birds that the pigeons would not like?

  • Old pets, new chances: The case for senior adoption

    Perhaps Moses and Harry realize how fortunate they are. But if they do, they're not talking.

  • FitBark: Startup by ex-banker creates a fitness tracker for Fido

    KANSAS CITY - Davide Rossi was working as an investment banker in New York City when the idea occurred to him: What if there were a fitness tracker for dogs?

  • Animal Island: No harm in giving dogs fruits and veggies

    Q: My golden retriever seems to think she is a rabbit as she craves all sorts of fruits and vegetables She never turns down a piece of chicken or bacon, but if she sees us eating melon or even an apple, she goes out of her mind until we give her some.

  • 'Good boy!': Program pairs service dogs with health care system

    DALLAS - Brian Boone is practicing his silly voice. The 39-year-old soldier, who lost his lower left leg while serving in Afghanistan, looks down at Brindle, a 2-year-old Labrador-golden retriever mix - and highly trained service dog.

  • What a treat! Your dog might enjoy a kennel stay: study

    Many dog owners have had their vacations marred because they were so worried about how little Scruffy was faring in the boarding kennel back home.

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 <span class="cutline_leadin">Post-dinner nap:</span> Miso, a 1-year-old dachshund owned by chef Makoto Okuwa, catches some sleep after a satisfying meal.

    Chefs & Pets

    Legendary editor’s new cookbook is for the dogs

    Miami chefs cook recipes for their furry companions from Judith Jones’ forthcoming book.

  • Miami Beach

    Miami Beach tentatively approves dog beach

    Dogs may soon be allowed on the sand in a designated area of North Beach.

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