Pets

The Sacramento Bee
Pet Connection: End-of-life care for pets growing

We are so fortunate that our dogs and cats are living longer than ever before and have access to the highest levels of veterinary care. At some point, though, just as with people, nothing more can be done. That doesn’t always mean that euthanasia must be the next step.

The Sacramento Bee
AT THE SPCA

AT THE SPCA

Meet Chaco. He is a 9-year-old Great Dane mix. Chaco doesn’t need to be taught how to be a “good boy” – he already is one!



Sue's Dog Blog
ALSO REMEMBERING THE HEROIC DOGS OF 9/11

Sep 11, 2014

The last surviving search dog of 9/11 is still helping to save lives.

The Sacramento Bee
PBS’ ‘Shelter Me’ puts at-risk pets in limelight

PBS’ ‘Shelter Me’ puts at-risk pets in limelight

Any animal can end up at a public shelter, but most of them won't stay long. There, millions of dogs and cats face euthanasia, driving one filmmaker to turn his camera into a lifesaver. In this June 22, 2014 photo provided by Shelter Me, Aimee Sa...

The Sacramento Bee
Sacramento County spends surplus funds on animal control, law enforcement

Sacramento County supervisors decided Tuesday to use $33 million in unexpected revenue to hire animal control officers and prosecutors and pay off debt, among other things.

The Sacramento Bee
Pet project soothes those overcoming disability

Brian Boone is practicing his silly voice. The 39-year-old soldier, who lost his lower left leg while serving in Afghanistan, looks down at Brindle, a 2-year-old Labrador-golden retriever mix — and highly trained service dog.

Hybrid Rasta Mama
Are Candles Making Your Pet Sick?

Hybrid Rasta Mama

Who doesn’t love the comfort, beauty, and aroma of a candle? Candles are lovely to burn, but traditional candles are not only toxic to humans, but can be even more so to pets. Candles are often associated with wellness, but the reality is exactly the opposite. Though candles can pose...

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The Sacramento Bee
Public invited to RSVP for Sacramento zoo director’s memorial

Public invited to RSVP for Sacramento zoo director’s memorial

The public is asked to e-mail or call to RSVP a planned memorial for Mary Healy. Mary Healy, the Sacramento Zoo executive director, suffered a cerebral aneurysm and then a fatal heart attack on Thursday.

The Sacramento Bee
The Pet Connection: New products make life easier – or more fun – for dogs

I’m always on the lookout for great new products that can make life with pets easier and better. When I find them, I want to share them with you, and I ran across some doozies in July at SuperZoo, a pet retailer trade show in Las Vegas. I asked some of my colleagues about...

The Sacramento Bee
SPCA Pet of the Week: Cookie

SPCA Pet of the Week: Cookie

Meet Cookie! Despite his genetically caused cloudy corneas, veterinarians at the Sacramento SPCA say Cookie can see fairly well, but he probably can’t read the Sunday newspaper.


Pet of the Week. Name: Cookie Breed: Domestic shorthair mix Color: White/ black Age: 6 years Sex: Male In need of a home...

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