Critter Buzz: Holidays pose dangers to pets
October 23, 2014
It’s the start of the holiday season — the time we get out our decorations and prepare for great merriment and frivolity. Whether it be the sugar rush of Halloween, the excess of food at our Thanksgiving meals or all of the sparkle and beauty of the Christmas tree, the holidays can spell trouble for our animal companions.
Critter Buzz: Nutrition for your pet should be easy… right?
September 17, 2014
Since pets eat pre-prepared kibble, it would seem that making a decision about what food to feed your pet would be easy, right? Actually with all of the foods out there to choose from and the fact that even pet foods are subject to nutrition fads, choosing a food for your pet can still be a confusing.
Pool to host dogs, owners at ‘Pooch Plunge’ next week
August 25, 2014
The Lawrence Outdoor Aquatic Center, 727 Kentucky St., will close for the season after hosting the 12th annual Pooch Plunge next week. The event will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 2, and will give local dogs the chance to go for a swim before the pool is drained. All dogs must have proof of current vaccinations the day of the event, and must remain supervised by owners at all times.
Five ways to keep your pets cool in the heat
August 21, 2014
Staying cool amid 90-degree days can be hard enough for humans, but imagine what it’s like for your furry pet.
Critter Buzz: The dreaded nail trim
August 20, 2014
Nothing strikes fear in the hearts of pet owners more than THE DREADED NAIL TRIM. It is a necessary but often terrifying event in which both pet and owner wage a battle of wills that frequently results in hurt feelings, wounded pride and physical trauma.
Off the Beaten Buy: Dog Casino Interactive Game
July 23, 2014
It’s not exactly dogs playing poker, but now dogs have the opportunity to try their hand (or paw, rather) at a little gambling.
Garden Variety: Plants to avoid if you have pets
July 23, 2014
Are pets and plants compatible? They can be, but plant lovers who also care for cats and dogs should be aware of the risks of keeping both in the same household.
Critter Buzz: Pets and vets go hand in paw
July 23, 2014
Those of us working in animal sheltering are frequently asked how we can bear to do our jobs when faced with staggering odds and numbers that just don’t seem to be in our favor.
Fashion Column Twins: Fashion for fido
July 23, 2014
Here are some cute finds for your dog that will keep them seriously stylish this summer.
Pet proofing your home
July 23, 2014
Whether it’s keeping them safe or making them feel comfortable in the home, Kemberling and other local pet experts share some helpful guidelines for pet-proofing the house for your new companion.
Scruffy’ Lawrence rescue dog represents state in national project
March 10, 2014
Really scruffy looking. Pretty adorable. A little emotional baggage. Age unknown. Likes to hang out in the laundry basket. That’s Lawrence resident Jenna Lyons’ dog, Tilly, representing Kansas in a Purina-sponsored documentary project called “Why We Rescue.” By Sara Shepherd
Escaped horses found shot to death near county road
February 6, 2014
A Douglas County man says he’s upset after learning someone shot and killed a pair of old horses he kept on his property before he knew they’d gotten loose. The horses apparently had been wandering around East 250 Road south of Stull for several days before being found this week, both dead. By Sara Shepherd
Lawrence residents intend to keep pets indoors during severe winter weather
January 4, 2014
Most of the state is expected to experience a frigid mix of sub-zero temperatures and wind gusts of up to 25 mph Sunday and Monday, according to the National Weather Service. As Lawrence residents prepare themselves for this “Arctic outbreak,” they are urged not to forget their four-legged family members. “They can get Hypothermia, frostbite, the same things we are at risk for, no matter what breed they are,” said Wendy Rawley, a veterinarian technician at Lawrence Veterinary Hospital. “With the cold weather we’re going to have the next two or three days, dogs should not be left outside or unattended.” By Nikki Wentling
Dog food from the heart
Picky dog leads to business opportunity for Lawrence couple
November 28, 2013
Rex Rexroad is a finicky eater. His owners, Angie and Gary Rexroad, are glad he is. The Lawrence couple eventually found a food that works for their dog, and now use a similar formulation for their own dog food company.
State senator’s comment on animal shelters draws response
November 19, 2013
A state senator on Tuesday said animal shelters make money off dogs that are confiscated from breeders that are shut down by the state. By Scott Rothschild