• Pet Vet: Dealing with an itchy problem

    Skin problems, particularly itchy skin problems, can be quite frustrating to deal with, both as a caretaker trying to help our companion, and as a veterinarian with the same goal.

  • Talking Dog: Training and treats can stop leash pulling

    Question: I have taught my dog Brutus to walk on a leash without pulling, which he does perfectly, but only on the way home from the park where he gets to run every day. On the way to the park, he pulls so hard that he retches, and I can hardly control him. I've put a harness on him so he doesn't choke himself, but it hasn't helped. -Brent

  • Animal Island: Dog doesn't get along with other canines

    Q: My 5-year-old Maltipoo is sweet and lovable, but when she sees another dog, she starts growling and whining. She barks at all breeds, from Yorkies to Great Danes. I would appreciate your advice on what to do when this happens and why she acts this way.

  • How to care for your pet without breaking the bank

    It's a shame furry friends can't pay for themselves. Though wagging tails after a long day at work may make pet ownership seem worthwhile, a happy pup won't stop those bills from rolling in at the end of the month. Thankfully, quick and easy ways exist for dog owners to cut down on costs.

  • Pet Vet: Rabbits can show aggression, especially males

    Andrea writes in concerning her 18-month-old male Netherland Dwarf rabbit that has suddenly become aggressive, especially when approached in his cage. Andrea has heard that neutering him might help this aggressive behavior and wants to know if, at 18 months of age, he might be too old for that procedure.

  • Dog lovers nationwide unite for ill pitbull Sheba

    The precarious medical condition of Sheba has improved - along with the finances of a Chicago animal rescue group - thanks to a lot of dog lovers who were captivated by her story.

  • Animal Island: Rug-pulling cat needs his own carpet to claw

    Q: My 14-year-old male cat keeps pulling up threads on new carpet on my previously wood stairs. Please help! What can I do or use to prevent this from continuing? I have been clipping his nails regularly. I have aluminum foil over the first few steps. I have a big piece of cardboard blocking the stair entry. Somehow he gets on them anyway and I will notice a new pull. I am beside myself!

  • 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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Miami Beach resident Beatrice Roy and Bill Couture, from Morningside, play with her dog Lexi during the Dog Day at the Beach event at North Shore Open Space Park in Miami Beach, Saturday, May 10, 2014. Scores of people and their canine companions turned out for the event, which served as a preview of an upcoming dog park at the site.

    Miami Beach

    Miami Beach may start weekly off-leash dog beach

    The proposed dog beach would be between 80th and 81st streets in North Beach.

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