Pets Weekly Picks

Update every Wednesday by end of day for inclusion in the Sac Paws newsletter, which pulls at roughly 4am on Thursday. The newsletter pulls up to 8 posts each week. Please remove the previous week’s posts.

Munchie Musings
Thai Corn Chowder with Sriracha Popcorn Garnish

Thai Corn Chowder with Sriracha Popcorn Garnish

When I was in Seattle recently I ate at Michael Mina's RN74 and ordered the corn chowder.  It was poured for me tableside and in the bowl was some popcorn as garnish. I found that an interesting and sensible garnish, one I had not thought of doing...

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FOX40
Emergency First Aid for Pets

Aug 18, 2014
Emergency First Aid for Pets

Paul Robins and Sonseeahray Tonsall chat with FOX40 pet expert Dr. Jyl to get emergency first aid tips for your pets.


FOX40
Raw Foods That Are Bad For Your Pets

Aug 12, 2014
Raw Foods That Are Bad For Your Pets

Paul Robins sits down with FOX40 pet expert, Dr. Jyl, to find out which raw foods are bad for your pets.


FOX40
Ebola in Animals

Aug 4, 2014
Ebola in Animals

Dr. Jyl explores the possibilities of transmitting ebola between animals and humans, and how it affects your pet.


FOX40
Adopt A Pet Gets Feisty with Darren Peck

Jul 31, 2014
Adopt A Pet Gets Feisty with Darren Peck

Darren Peck introduces us to Bitty the Chihuahua mix, she’s a little camera shy, and not a fan of the weather man.

Darren was talking off-camera with Bitty, but apparently did not win her over. As the live camera shot …


YubaNet.com
Why Do Dogs Smell Each Other’s Butts? Chemical communication explained (video)

Jul 28, 2014

WASHINGTON, July 28, 2014 — Here at Reactions, we ask the tough questions to get to the bottom of the biggest scientific quandaries. In that spirit, this week's video explains why dogs sniff each other's butts. It's a somewhat silly question with a surprisingly complex answer. This behavior is just one of many interesting...

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FOX40
Dogs Help Veterans Come Home

Jul 27, 2014
Dogs Help Veterans Come Home

SACRAMENTO—

It’s the Welcome Home Hug that almost never happened.

For Army Veteran Carolyn McLeod, coming home from war meant bring the memories home with her. It was a task almost too jarring to manage.

Now she has a pair …


YubaNet.com
Rising Temperatures Can Be Deadly for Dogs

Jul 24, 2014

MANHATTAN, KS, July 24, 2014 — The "dog days of summer" are here, but don't let the phrase fool you. This hot time of year can be dangerous for your pup, says a Kansas State University veterinarian.

"As it starts to get hot, the risk of heat exhaustion or death from heat stroke increases," said...

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FOX40
Meals That You and Your Pets Can Share

Jul 21, 2014
Meals That You and Your Pets Can Share

Paul Robins and Bethany Crouch find out what meals you can eat with your pets from FOX40 pet expert Dr. Jyl and her brother, Cartoonist Leigh Rubin.


Hybrid Rasta Mama
Natural Flea Prevention and Control with Apple Cider Vinegar

Jul 21, 2014

Hybrid Rasta Mama

Fleas can be a big problem for dogs and cats, especially during summer months, but there is a bigger problem: the commercial chemical-laden treatments that–in my opinion–do more harm than good. Flea collars, sprays, powders, shampoos and the like may be mildly effective, but the dangers outweigh the benefits. As...

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