| Mar 20, 2013
| 10:01 AM
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...
| Jan 18, 2013
| 11:45 AM
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...
| Jan 31, 2013
| 2:45 AM
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...
| Jan 9, 2013
| 12:19 PM
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...
| Jan 16, 2013
| 6:18 AM
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...
| Jan 11, 2013
| 9:19 AM
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...
| Mar 14, 2013
| 8:08 AM
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...
| Dec 21, 2012
| 9:29 AM
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...
| Dec 24, 2012
| 5:45 AM
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!...
| Nov 25, 2012
| 2:02 PM
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...
| Mar 5, 2013
| 7:07 PM
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,...
| Mar 14, 2013
| 5:18 PM
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,...