Stories tagged: Pets
Mon., May 16, 2016, 12:44 p.m.
New dog medication treats noise-related anxiety
Fido and Spot may not have to cower under the bed this summer when fireworks and thunderstorms hit, thanks to the first prescription medicine for treating anxiety over loud noises.
Thu., May 5, 2016, 3:03 p.m.
Parker Subaru hosting pet adoption day
Parker Subaru is sponsoring a 5th annual pet adoption day at the dealership on May 15.
Wed., April 13, 2016
Mabel, an adoptable cat
Mabel is available for adoption at the Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Service. Shelter workers say she’s a beautiful old lady who lets her presence be known. Mabel is declawed, …
Wed., March 30, 2016
Alroy, an adoptable cat
Alroy is available for adoption at the Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Service. He’s on a special diet. Shelter workers say he’s a sweetie who needs someone willing to brush, …
Sun., March 27, 2016, 4:13 p.m.
Idaho teens injured in car crash involving dogs
Two Idaho teenagers were injured in a crash Sunday morning outside of Orofino, the Idaho State Police said. A dog jumped into the lap of an 18-year-old driver, causing the …
Fri., March 18, 2016, 5:30 a.m.
Doggone good tale: Pup found 5 weeks after falling overboard
SAN DIEGO – It sounds like a pitch for a far-fetched movie: “Cast Away,” but with a dog instead of Tom Hanks. Only this sea tale is true. A California …
Wed., March 16, 2016, 4:44 p.m.
Rich Landers: Pet dogs caught up in Idaho’s wolf-control effort
Mary Franzel and her pets almost made it through Idaho’s 2015-16 wolf trapping season unscathed. On Friday, the Clark Fork resident was cross-country skiing north of town on Lightning Creek …
Thu., March 10, 2016, 7:38 a.m.
Alternatives to pets’ post-surgery ‘cone of shame’ being developed
Call it the cone of shame. Radar dish. Elizabethan collar. Whatever its name, pets seem to hate the stiff, lampshade-like piece of plastic that vets often put around their necks …
Thu., Feb. 25, 2016, 9:53 a.m.
Southwest Idaho dog survives after being struck by 13 trains
Cats may have nine lives, but a dog in southwest Idaho seems to have a few more as it survived being struck by 13 trains.
Mon., Feb. 22, 2016, 7:58 a.m.
Labrador retrievers hit 25th year as top U.S. dog breed
Labrador retrievers still reign supreme after a quarter century as America’s most prevalent purebred dog. But French bulldogs are riding their je ne sais quoi toward new heights, and some …
Thu., Feb. 18, 2016, 3 p.m.
New bill would redefine animal cruelty, torture in Idaho
An Idaho House panel has introduced legislation that would redefine animal cruelty and torture.
Thu., Feb. 18, 2016, 8:52 a.m.
Shelter director who lied about euthanized dog fired
A shelter director who told the owners of a euthanized dog that the animal had been adopted has been fired.
Wed., Feb. 17, 2016, 10:36 a.m.
Dog flu case reported in Walla Walla
Canine influenza, or dog flu, was recently diagnosed in a pet adopted by a Walla Walla family from a shelter in Central Washington, according to a release from Associated Veterinary …
Mon., Feb. 8, 2016, 11:40 a.m.
Doug Clark: Keyboard Cat has shelter buds’ backs
Keyboard Cat shares the spotlight with two Instagram faves: Hamilton Pug and Toast, a spaniel with a dangling boa-sized tongue in a new PSA to boost pet adoptions.
Wed., Feb. 3, 2016
Front Porch: Hissy fit over paper’s cat snub unwarranted
Complaints about media bias abound. Just about every week you’ll see a letter to the editor claiming that this newspaper leans to the left or reveres the right. Someone’s event/candidate/nonprofit …
Sun., Jan. 31, 2016, 5 a.m.
Study shows benefits of dog ownership can be measured by lower blood pressure
The benefits of animal companionship have been obvious to animal lovers for thousands of years – in fact an elderly human from 10,000 BC was found buried in northern Israel …
Fri., Jan. 29, 2016, 1:52 p.m.
ASPCA rescues 600 animals from no-kill shelter
One of the largest rescues of companion animals in the history of the ASPCA is being carried out in North Carolina, where 600 or more dogs, cats, horses and other …
Sat., Jan. 23, 2016
Doggies in diapers? Housetraining troubles not uncommon
LOS ANGELES – If it can happen at the White House, it can happen in any house. Sunny, the Portuguese water dog who joined fellow first dog Bo and the …
Wed., Jan. 13, 2016, 8 a.m.
Gardening: Some houseplants are poisonous to pets
Many houseplants can cause intestinal, stomach and skin issues or mouth irritation to name just a few symptoms. Fortunately, they aren’t likely to kill an animal unless they eat a …
Wed., Dec. 9, 2015, 4:20 p.m.
Videos help pet owners keep dogs out of traps
With trapping seasons open in Idaho, Fish and Game officials are promoting a video for pet owners with tips on keeping their dogs out of traps meant for critters such …
Wed., Nov. 25, 2015, 9:21 p.m.
Dog walkers remember woman who fell through ice; dog recovering at SCRAPS
The Husky mix whose owner fell through the ice at Lincoln Park and died Tuesday is recouperating at SCRAPS while officials try to contact next-of-kin, a spokeswoman said Wednesday.
Sun., Sept. 20, 2015
Trail workers rescue footsore pets
After spending almost two weeks in July wandering on their own deep into the Bob Marshall Wilderness, Jim Cain’s two English cocker spaniels seem to have recovered from their re-enactment …
Thu., Sept. 3, 2015
SCRAPS animals head by vanload to Seattle to relieve crowding
Of the 25 cats loaded into the van Sue Anderson drove last week to Seattle, there was one she wanted to make sure rode shotgun. A very pregnant white mother …
Thu., Aug. 6, 2015
Creature Feature: Pointer JuneBug up for adoption
JuneBug is available for adoption at the Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Service. Despite her pointer breed, shelter workers say she is “a little more of a couch cuddler than …
Sun., June 7, 2015
Loose dogs growing issue at Mount Spokane
I go hiking at state parks prepared for the possibility of getting charged by a moose. I’m OK with that. But I have a right to be safe from a …
Wed., April 15, 2015
Dog rescued from wrecked van, needs new home
The Chihuahua huddled in the mangled wreckage of his owner’s van for two days, unheard and unseen. Until Monday. That’s when a Kootenai County sheriff’s deputy found the small dog, …
Tue., April 14, 2015, 6:51 p.m.
Two days after crash, deceased driver’s dog found alive in wreckage
The small Chihuahua huddled in the mangled van of his owner for two days, unheard and unseen. Until Monday. That’s when a Kootenai County Sheriff’s deputy found the dog in …
Wed., April 1, 2015
Dog run over, beaten, buried makes comeback
MOSES LAKE – About a month ago a driver ran over Theia. Left injured and with a dislocated jaw, someone attempted a misguided mercy killing: The person beat the dog …
Thu., Dec. 18, 2014
Landers: Allure of big-running bird dogs never disappears
In November, my friend Walt called asking for advice on getting a bird dog. “I’m in the market for a hunting dog and I’m wondering,” he asked: “Has getting older …
Sun., Nov. 9, 2014
Trapping proposals geared for dog safety
Proposals to reduce the chance that dogs will be caught in deadly body-gripping traps will be considered this week when the Idaho Fish and Game Commission meets in Post Falls. …