Pets Weekly Picks

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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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FOX40
Adopt a Pet: Sweetness

Jul 17, 2014
Adopt a Pet: Sweetness

Darren Peck introduces us to Sweetness, the six-year-old lab-retriever from the Sacramento SPCA.


FOX40
Online Pet Adoptions at Overstock.com

Jul 17, 2014
Online Pet Adoptions at Overstock.com

Search online adoption listings in thousands of shelters nationwide with Pets.Overstock.com to rescue a new kitten, puppy, or bunny near you! Just click the link below.

Pet Adoptions at Overstock.com HERE


The Sacramento Bee
Does your dog need a home spa? Luxury pets amenities new trend for homebuilders

Does your dog need a home spa? Luxury pets amenities new trend for homebuilders

These homes are set apart by their amenities — for dogs.


This May 13, 2014 photo provided by A.G. Photography shows a Standard Pacific Home's interior view of a dog-friendly home. Standard Pacific Homes is building and selling 27 new home communities from Florida to California and billing them as...

FOX40
Preventing Fires Started By Pets

Jul 14, 2014
Preventing Fires Started By Pets

FOX40 pet expert Dr. Jyl with how pets can start fires and how to be prepared in case of a house fire.


FOX40
Petting Zoo at the California State Fair

Jul 11, 2014
Petting Zoo at the California State Fair

Alisa Becerra goes inside the petting zoo at the California State Fair, where she finds adorable jumping goats and smiling donkeys.


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