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Cats do have facial expressions, but they’re hard to read

January 17, 2020, 6:05am Life

We generally assume a purring cat is a contented cat. It’s safe to say a hissing cat, its ears drawn back, is not pleased. Read story

Food rewards: Way to a dog’s heart IS through its stomach

January 17, 2020, 6:05am Life

Why train your dog with food rewards? A growing body of research says it’s the easiest and most effective way to train. Read story

Protect pooches with canine flu vaccine

January 17, 2020, 6:05am Life

As pet owners protect themselves against flu this season, vets say they should also be thinking about their dog. Read story

Amorous giant tortoise is saving his species from extinction

January 17, 2020, 6:02am Life

SAN DIEGO — A giant tortoise from the San Diego Zoo has created his own Galapagos Islands following — literally. Read story

Facebook group devoted to helping people with animals

January 10, 2020, 6:00am Life

After Justin Jones, a cowboy from Red Bluff, Calif., helped an elderly couple whose horse trailer had a flat tire on the side of the road, he decided to create a Facebook group dedicated to helping people with animals. Two weeks later, the deadly and destructive Carr Fire hit nearby Shasta and Trinity counties, forcing people from their homes. Not all of them were able to take their animals with… Read story

CBD’s benefits to pets debated

January 10, 2020, 6:00am Life

Companies have unleashed hundreds of CBD pet health products accompanied by glowing customer testimonials claiming the cannabis derivative produced calmer, quieter and pain-free dogs and cats. Read story

Dogs play key role in schools’ cancer study

January 3, 2020, 6:02am Life

A new joint study by UC Davis, the University of Wisconsin and Colorado State University is looking for healthy canines to participate in a study that may benefit man and man’s best friend alike. Read story

AKC OKs two new breeds; dogo Argentino, barbet can now compete in shows

January 3, 2020, 6:01am Life

NEW YORK — A powerful Argentine big-game hunter and a sociable French water dog have made the American Kennel Club’s list of recognized breeds. Read story

Mexico City zoo welcomes second baby giraffe of the year

December 30, 2019, 9:46am Life

MEXICO CITY — The Chapultepec Zoo in Mexico City is celebrating its second baby giraffe of the year, already as tall as a full-grown human. Read story

Man, dogs visit nursing homes

December 27, 2019, 6:00am Life

Jay Hamm already has plans to get back out onto the open road with his dogs. Read story