If ever there was an example that illustrated the incredible resilience of man's best friend, then it's on show in abundance with Sweep the Shih Tzu from Dungiven. The pooch has survived the odds after battling cancer and losing a leg through a traffic accident. Some people may have given up, but dedicated...

QUESTION: My husband and I have split up and we have agreed to share the custody of our son, aged six. The problem is that my ex is devoted to our pets – a tortoise, two cats and a pet hedgehog in a cage. He is insisting that I take all the pets...

Among a pet's powers, and perhaps its greatest, is the power of persuasion. When pets want something to happen, something you can make happen, then they use all the persuasive devices and tricks at their disposal. Eyes, ears, tongue, paws, posture, voice - all are weapons in a pet's arsenal. Its hairy arsenal,...

But no one could predict that the office visitors who would cause the biggest stir on the 30th floor of One World Trade Center would be also be the tiniest: a trio of adorable puppies. Check out the video below for a peak at what happened (or didn’t happen, ie: work) when the...

You know to never give your pup a taste of your Hershey's bar, but do you know why you need to keep your dog away from cocoa? As explained in the informative Reactions video above, chocolate is toxic to doggies because the cocoa plant, from which chocolate is made, contains an alkeloid called...

Dirt Devil is recalling almost 159,000 vacuum cleaners that are geared toward pet owners. The Total Pet Cyclonic Upright vacuum’s “electric cord plug prong can detach and remain in the electrical outlet when the vacuum is unplugged,” Dirt Devil said Feb. 2. “The detached prong can pose an electrical shock hazard if it...

The hedgehog is a quintessentially British critter — polite, pragmatic and a wee bit bristly if provoked. And like all good Brits, there’s nothing the hedgehog likes more than poking around in the garden, even if at night. Despite beating out other contenders such as the badger, the robin and ...

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A dog rescue organization is warning that two portable kennels stolen recently from a Winnipeg home may infect dogs with the potentially lethal parvovirus. Manitoba Mutts Dog Rescue says the kennels, which had housed three pups infected with parvovirus, were taken from a north-end home last weekend.

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Climate change doesn't just affect habitats for wildlife. It's also affecting cats and dogs. Fleas and ticks are getting smaller, but there are more of them, they eat more often, and they're causing problems in what used to be the colder months. Heartworm is spread by mosquitoes, but those mosquitoes - which used...

We've seen it before: a family hops into their car and the dog jumps in with them. Everyone buckles up, yet Rover is unrestrained and most likely sitting on the floor. Of course, on TV everyone makes it safely to his or her destination. But what happens if you have to make a...

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