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Pets

Pets shedding pounds: Overweight animals need diet, exercise just like people
July 23, 2012
Overweight pets might experience loss of visible body contour, lethargy, difficulty breathing and increased risk of heart disease or diabetes. Shedding and keeping off pounds requires a strict regimen of portion-control, smart snacking and exercise. Sound familiar?
4-H’ers show off animal-training skills at dog and pet show
July 21, 2012
A cluster of well-behaved dogs sat, stood and strutted for an audience of judges and parents at the 4-H’s annual pet and dog show Saturday at the Douglas County Fairgrounds.
Enter your photos in Pet Post Idol contest
June 25, 2012
Think you have the best-looking pet in town? Put it to a vote.
Offbeat Occupation: Bitten by the grooming bug at a young age
June 18, 2012
Shelbie Harrell is only 22 but has had an eight-year career. Harrell grooms dogs at Pawsh Wash, 1520 Wakarusa Drive. She’s been doing it since she was a teenager.
Felines and friends gather for cat club’s annual show
June 17, 2012
In a show shelter sits a white cat named Bipolar Bear, a Maine coon with a long body and a shiny coat. Owner Chris Buck scoops her out to pet her. The cat is pleased, purring.
Small cages cramp parrots’ style, health
April 30, 2012
Mira Tweti does plenty of squawking over the size of parrot cages.
Vets say dogs, cats turn old halfway through life
April 23, 2012
Age may creep up on man, but his best friend gets there at warp speed. Going from pup to grandpup doesn’t leave much prime time under American Veterinary Medical Association labels that cats and small dogs are geriatric at 7 — and large dogs at 6.
Missouri event aiming to break costumed dog record
April 23, 2012
A Kansas City promoter hopes to break a world record by parading at least 700 costumed dogs, mostly Chihuahuas, down a city street on Cinco de Mayo.
DogTV is cable station for canines
April 23, 2012
Filmmakers are calling DogTV a new breed of television — an eight-hour block of on-demand cable TV programming designed to keep your dog relaxed, stimulated and entertained while you are at work.
Fetch homemade dog treats at local bakeries
April 23, 2012
Good news for Lawrence canines: You will soon have your own bakery and boutique on Massachusetts Street. Lucky Paws Bakery and Barktique will open at the end of the month at 729 ½ Mass.
May 5 event aims at breaking costumed dog record
April 18, 2012
A Kansas City promoter is hoping to break a Guinness world record by parading at least 700 costumed dogs, mostly Chihuahuas, down a city street on Cinco de Mayo.
Allergies in pets: Airborne, fleas, food, contact
April 9, 2012
Allergies can cause misery for pets and humans alike. But allergies in animals are not always easy to diagnose and treat.
When Fido needs more help than you can provide
April 2, 2012
It’s one thing to work with little Spanky in the yard and through the judicious use of treats teach him to sit up or roll over.
Cats may purr to your heart’s content
March 26, 2012
We know that pets are beneficial to our health — they can lower a person’s blood pressure, cholesterol and triglyceride levels, and provide opportunities for exercise and socialization.
Keep your aging cat feeling young
March 12, 2012
Did you know that cats are considered senior citizens at the age of 11? But getting older doesn’t mean that they have to lose their spark.