My wife and I enrolled our terrier, Spencer, at puppy day school. We discovered they used electric-shock collars. Should we ask for a refund? Can we sue?

My wife and I enrolled our terrier, Spencer, at puppy day school.  We discovered they used electric-shock collars.  Should we ask for a refund?  Can we sue?

My wife and I adopted a terrier during the pandemic. It was the best decision we ever made, aside from getting married. But this is a close second. We had some minor issues with Spencer — named after the late Diana, one of my wife’s favorite royal figures — “escalating the play,” according to one … Read more

UKHSA investigating unusually high hepatitis cases in children say a possible link with dog ownership is being explored

UKHSA investigating unusually high hepatitis cases in children say a possible link with dog ownership is being explored

Health experts are probing whether the family dog ​​could have anything to do with the unusually high numbers of children being infected with hepatitis. More than 160 children have been diagnosed with the inflammatory liver disease in recent months – with 11 of those needing a liver transplant. Cases of hepatitis among children being urgently … Read more

Popular NEPA pierogies recalled because an allergen is not listed on the label | State

Popular NEPA pierogies recalled because an allergen is not listed on the label |  State

Dymski Pierogies, which does business as Grandma’s Cuisine, of East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, has recalled multiple varieties of frozen cheese-filled pierogies because they may contain milk, which is not listed as an ingredient. × This page requires Javascript. Javascript is required for you to be able to read premium content. Please enable it in your browser … Read more

Why do sleeping dogs look like they’re running?

"In general, it is a very good thing for animals to sleep with their people," said Dr. Dana Varble, the chief veterinary officer for the North American Veterinary Community.<br /><br />"Do you really think there's enough room for you?" -- Delilah, a 10-year-old Siberian husky.<br />

“When she’s sleeping sometimes her paws are going aggressively — like, frantically — like she’s running on an invisible treadmill,” said owner Wudan Yan, who lives in Seattle. “She’s dreaming, right?” Yan said. “She’s dreaming about chasing squirrels and bunnies.” The kinds of behaviors Yan has observed are common, said neuroscientist Marcos Frank, a professor … Read more

Strawberries: It’s time to enjoy spring’s sweetest treat

Strawberries: It's time to enjoy spring's sweetest treat

If you think all strawberries are the same, you might be surprised to learn there are hundreds of varieties ranging in color, size, sweetness and growing season. Growers choose their preferred variety “either for the quality of the berry or the quantity of the berry,” said Tannwen Mount, co-owner of Terhune Orchards in Princeton, New … Read more

Pet dogs being investigated as the cause of mystery hepatitis outbreak in children

Pet dogs being investigated as the cause of mystery hepatitis outbreak in children

6 May 2022, 17:59 Pet dogs being investigated as the cause of hepatitis outbreak in children. Picture: Alamy Health chiefs are looking into the possibility that dogs are the cause of the global hepatitis outbreak affecting children. Pet dogs are being investigated as a potential cause of the hepatitis outbreak that’s been affecting children around … Read more

Cooking burnout? Here are some ‘good enough’ strategies

Once you've settled on a meal routine, don't start negotiating with the kids over what to eat.

“We find ways to criticize ourselves when we’re already having a hard time,” Brown said. Home cooking is not “anything like a restaurant chef or a person on Instagram trying to create content so that the algorithm will notice them.” Unless your family is paying you for the act of making them food, the pressure … Read more

How Often Should You Feed Your Dog? Giant Study Reveals a Surprising Answer

How Often Should You Feed Your Dog?  Giant Study Reveals a Surprising Answer

Every dog ​​is different, and depending on things like their breed, size, age, and health, their particular dietary requirements may also be different, including what you should feed them, and how much. But what about how often? A new study that assessed over 10,000 dogs offers some starting insights into the apparent links between feeding … Read more

Homeless shelters begin to see value in making room for pets

Homeless shelters begin to see value in making room for pets

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Being homeless in Los Angeles and struggling with addiction is hard enough, but Rachel Niebur couldn’t imagine enduring it without her dog Petey. Niebur credits her constant companion, an energetic black and white chihuahua mix, with helping her keep off drugs and giving her a reason to get up in the … Read more

Your dog’s personality may have little to do with its breed

Your dog's personality may have little to do with its breed

WASHINGTON (AP) — Research confirms what dog lovers know — every pup is truly an individual. Many of the popular stereotypes about the behavior of golden retrievers, poodles or schnauzers, for example, aren’t supported by science, according to a new study. “There is a huge amount of behavioral variation in every breed, and at the … Read more