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The Pet Shop

We know you love them — whether they’re dogs or cats, goats, birds or pot-bellied pigs. They’re your pets and they’re part of the family. We wanted to create a place for people to share their love for their pets and to find positive news about pets so we created The Pet Shop. Please enjoy the stories and upload your photos to the readers’ photo gallery. We will continue to add links to valuable resources for you and your pets. Thanks for participating

Fete fido at South Hill celebration

The Southside Senior and Community Center is celebrating man’s best friend on Saturday. “It’s a chance for community to come together around something they love,” said Claudia Craven, a volunteer at the center who’s organizing the event.

Photo: Joy ride

Misty Olson takes her three dogs for a drive around Brownes Addition, Wednesday, March 16, 2016, in Spokane, Wash. Olson says the dogs look forward to their daily drive, and she enjoys the social time they have together before she has to go work.

From pets to people? UC Davis vets’ stem cell work gives humans hope

DAVIS, Calif. – Morris has no teeth, the result of a drastic cure for a painful, chronic condition that makes the 8-year-old cat’s mouth sore and painfully inflamed. It’s a debilitating illness that has baffled pet owners and veterinarians alike for decades. “We’re talking about a mouth that is inflamed with ulcers and looks like hamburger meat. It’s completely red and severely inflamed. It’s a very devastating disease in cats,” said Dr. Boaz Arzi, a dental surgeon and researcher with the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine.

Doug Clark: Best Buy Surplus is a hidden gem frozen in time

Best Buy Surplus, 2516 E. Sprague, is celebrating its 70th birthday this year. Or its 71st birthday, depending on what source you believe. But it doesn’t really matter. The great thing about this Spokane landmark is the sense of timelessness you feel when you wander through the front door.

Photo: A police dog retires in Coeur d’Alene

K9 Maxx greets his former handler, Officer Amy Knisley, while being led by his current handler, Officer Andy Sterling, during the dog’s retirement party at the Coeur d’Alene Police Department on Thursday, January 21, 2016.

‘Fear-free’ veterinarians aim to reduce stress for pets

LOS ANGELES – Trips to the veterinarian leave Joy so scared, she gets sick. The black Lab-mix dog shakes and shivers, her heart rate jumps, her blood pressure spikes, her temperature rises, her eyes dilate and she cowers under anything she can get beneath.

Photo: Dog runner

“I’m only doing five miles today,” says Jean Carper as she runs with her dogs Cedric, left, and Tucker through her neighborhood in Coeur d’Alene on Tuesday, January 12, 2016.

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