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  • Howard pets: Is my pet truly capable of affection?

    Q: Dogs and cats are commonly perceived as showing affection to owners. Are other types of pets -- birds, hamsters, rabbits, snakes -- capable of such affection? A: That’s a great question. The dictionary defines affection as “fond...
  • Ravens gameday snack suggestions for pets

    Ravens gameday snack suggestions for pets
    Labragator in the house, ready to cheer on the Ravens this Sunday. Truth be told, she was less than amused at being dressed up in people clothes for a photo. When kickoff finally gets here, though, I have no doubt she'll be more than ready for some of our...
  • Ellicott City: Here's a drama of lost dogs with a happy ending

    In early January, if you witnessed people criss-crossing Route 40 at all hours and wondered why, here's the answer. Not one, but three Ellicott City dogs were lost at the same time — Holly a shih tzu, Bernie, a greyhound, and Sparrow, a...
  • Fido all but forgotten among popular pet names

    Fido all but forgotten among popular pet names
    What's in a name? According to the records of Veterinary Pet Insurance, Inc. (VPI), quite a lot, and the top dog and cat names for 2012 reveal some interesting tidbits about pet owners. VPI recently sorted their database of more than 485,000 pet names by...
  • World of Pets Expo a fun and educational event

    World of Pets Expo a fun and educational event
    In today's world, pets aren't just animal companions, they're often the favorite family members with their own personalized dinner ware, special sleeping places, custom diet, fitness plans and more. Some pets are simply pampered, others perform for...
  • Ask the pet expert: anesthesia

    Ask the pet expert: anesthesia
    When my Chihuahua had her teeth cleaned last week, the vet said her heart rate went down into the high 60s and that an episode of second-degree heart block occurred, but they reversed it with meds. Does this mean she is at risk of it happening again under...
  • Ask the pet expert: First-aid kit for pets

    Ask the pet expert: First-aid kit for pets
    My neighbor told me she has an emergency first-aid kit for her dog, with things like bandages, aspirin, and Benadryl inside. I'd like to make my own for my pet. What things should I have on hand for illnesses or injuries to tide us over until we could get...
  • Maryland dogs offering comfort in Newtown

    Maryland dogs offering comfort in Newtown
    Early this morning, a bus filled with Maryland dogs was set to pull up in Newtown, Conn., to begin offering comfort in wake of Sandy Hook School shooting. Pets on Wheels, a therapy dog group, organized the effort that executive director Vicki Rummel said...
  • Keeping pets safe during the holidays

    Keeping pets safe during the holidays
    You know how little kids' eyes light up when the Christmas tree makes its grand appearance in the living room? That's nothing compared to the way I’ve seen pets' faces show surprise and delight the first time they see one. A tree! In the house!...
  • Anne Arundel recreation center offers CPR for pets

    Anne Arundel recreation center offers CPR for pets
    Ask any of the attendees of the pet first-aid and CPR class in Anne Arundel County why they would take such a course and each has the same response: Pets are like family, and you take care of family. "You never know when you might need it," said Nicole...
  • Study says dogs at work lower humans' stress

    Study says dogs at work lower humans' stress
    I work at home most of the time and usually enjoy the Labragator’s close company near my desk (except on rainy days, when she heads upstairs for a snooze on my bed). She’s a great office mate: She doesn’t burn popcorn, play awful music,...
  • Nonprofit is sought to help run Baltimore County animal shelter

    Nonprofit is sought to help run Baltimore County animal shelter
    At Baltimore County's animal shelter this week, dozens of animals were waiting for someone to adopt them. Among them were Cisco, a year-old pit bull terrier, a bulldog named Ivan and Sugar Pie, a tricolor cat. But judging by shelter statistics,...