If the state protects consumers who unknowingly buy “lemon” cars, why shouldn’t the same safeguards exist when putting down big money on Fido, Murph or Fluffy at a pet store? State lawmakers took a serious look at that question Wednesday.
It happens far too often. Unsuspecting pet owners let their dogs and cats out to play or do their business in the backyard and before they know it – a predator looking for a quick meal has attacked and injured their pet or worse.
Every spring, Linda Estrada with the Animal Welfare League says the agency starts seeing rabbits and chicks — Easter animals that people realize they just cannot take care of.
Brightly colored plastic grass, plastic eggs, Lilies and chocolate pose the biggest risk to pets at Easter time. These items may be symbols of the season but they can also make dogs and cats very sick and even result in death.
Robyn Hart, director of child life services at Rush says pet visitors have a great therapeutic benefit. She says they, “just bring so much joy to their owners. I can’t think of anything better.”
More pet treats are being recalled in the U.S. because of concern over trace amounts of unapproved antibiotic residue found in product samples.
The FDA said it’s easy for errors to be made when filling a prescription for your pet. FDA investigators discovered errors stemming from simple issues such as: lookalike packaging, drugs with similar names, and simple penmanship errors.
If you’re looking for a place to rent, keep this list of questions handy.
Firefighters brought the animals — some unconscious — out of the building in blankets and used oxygen masks specially made for pets to attempt to revive them.
Coyote sightings in the western suburbs have increased, and small pets are being targeted by the wild animals. CBS 2’s Bill Kurtis reports.
The food contains meat, organs, bone, and in some cases vegetables and fruit, all ground together and sold frozen. Just thaw it out and serve it up.
While dogs and cats do not suffer heart attacks the way people do, researchers have come up with a set of recommendations on how to revive loved pets if their heart stops.
With record-high temperatures expected throughout the area Wednesday, as well as the usual displays — official and improvised — of fireworks to celebrate Independence Day, this could be a doubly stressful day for pets.
Consider your local climate as well as these tips before getting started.
Police in Crown Point, Ind., made a disturbing discovery Wednesday inside a home where neighbors had complained they’d been attacked by animals. CBS 2’s Pamela Jones reports that pet after pet was carted out of the house and police said no one should have been living in the conditions they had found inside.
Dogs, all pets for that matter, are family too. And they should be included in on the holiday festivities, including a trip to visit Santa Claus. Santa makes special visits just for pets around the Chicagoland area so you can have your dog or cat’s photo taken with him. And on Christmas morning, let them rip open one of their own gifts so they can experience the thrill of a magical Christmas too.
PAWS Chicago is hosting a 36-hour animal adopt-a-thon starting Friday morning at its Lincoln Park neighborhood shelter.
The City of Chicago takes in 20,000 unwanted animals every year, and while most have to be euthanized, the city is doing better than most.
Your pet gets a better chance for survival at the shelter with a new law signed by Gov. Pat Quinn.