Pets

February 19, 2019 - 8:52 am
BERLIN (AP) — A German court has ruled that a dog owner isn't fit to carry a firearms license after his dog shot him with a rifle. The Munich administrative court on Tuesday dismissed the man's appeal against an earlier decision by Bavarian authorities to withdraw his license to own a rifle, as...
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February 16, 2019 - 1:40 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — The president of Turkmenistan, a country criticized for allegedly exterminating stray dogs and cats, has ordered the establishment of a national veterinary clinic for domestic animals. The government newspaper Neitralny Turkmenistan reported Saturday that President Gurbanguly...
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In this photo taken on Saturday, Feb. 2, 2019, Vaidas Gecevicius, who developed an app helping to match stray dogs with potential owners, poses for a picture with a dog and shows this dog's profile on the app in Vilnius, Lithuania. A group of enthusiasts have launched an app that helps match aspiring dog owners with stray dogs. (AP Photo/Mindaugas Kulbis)
February 05, 2019 - 5:43 am
VILNIUS, Lithuania (AP) — If the pooch melts your heart, swipe right. Animal lovers in Lithuania have created a mobile application inspired by the popular dating app Tinder to match up dogs in local shelters with new owners. Called GetPet, the app was launched last month and is getting hundreds of...
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FILE - In this Jan. 10, 2018 file photo, Escher, left, and Rhett, center, Nederlandse kooikerhondje, and Juno, right, a grand basset griffon Vendeen, are shown by their handlers during a news conference at the American Kennel Club headquarters in New York. The two breeds are eligible to compete in the Westminster Kennel Club dog show for the first time in 2019. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)
January 23, 2019 - 6:20 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Two new breeds. Sixteen new syllables. The grand basset griffon Vendeen and the Nederlandse kooikerhondje make their debuts at the Westminster Kennel Club dog show next month, each getting a nationally televised turn among the more than 200 breeds and varieties on the green carpet...
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FILE - In this Monday, Oct. 4, 2010 file photo, window shoppers look at a pair of Labrador puppies for sale at the Westside Pavilion Shopping Center in Los Angeles. The British government has decided to ban third-party sales of puppies and kittens to improve animal welfare. Animal Welfare Minister David Rutley said Sunday, Dec. 23, 2018 the ban “is part of our commitment to make sure the nation’s much-loved pets get the right start in life. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, file)
December 24, 2018 - 9:13 am
LONDON (AP) — Britain has banned third-party sales of puppies and kittens to protect the animals from exploitation. The government says the new law will help crack down on "puppy farms" and make it harder for unscrupulous dealers who have little regard for animal welfare. Animal Welfare Minister...
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December 04, 2018 - 10:08 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Elm Pet Foods is the latest maker of dog food to issue a recall over elevated levels of vitamin D, which can cause kidney failure at high enough levels. Similar recalls have been issued by ANF Inc., Sunshine Mills Inc., Natural Life Pet Products, and Nutrisca over the last month...
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This undated photo provided by Festival Ballet Providence shows Archie, a Yorkshire Terrier who has performed in more than 125 performances of "The Nutcracker." Festival Ballet Providence has announced that its beloved 19-year-old Nutcracker dog is retiring from the stage. The company plans auditions for the next Nutcracker dog on Dec. 2, 2018, at their studios on Hope Street, in Providence, R.I. (Festival Ballet Providence via AP)
November 22, 2018 - 3:09 pm
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — After more than 125 performances in "The Nutcracker" in Rhode Island, a 19-year-old Yorkshire terrier named Archie is leaving the stage. Festival Ballet Providence announced this week that its beloved "Nutcracker" dog is retiring. The ballet says Archie achieved stardom in...
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This undated photo provided by Georgia Tech in November 2018 shows a domestic cat grooming its fur. (Candler Hobbs/Georgia Tech via AP)
November 19, 2018 - 4:33 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Cat lovers know when kitties groom, their tongues are pretty scratchy. Using high-tech scans and some other tricks, scientists are learning how those sandpapery tongues help cats get clean and stay cool. The secret: Tiny hooks that spring up on the tongue — with scoops built in to...
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FILE - In this Oct. 11, 2018, file photo, Michelle Obama participates in the International Day of the Girl on NBC's "Today" show in New York. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)
November 09, 2018 - 10:30 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Michelle Obama says she felt "lost and alone" after suffering a miscarriage 20 years ago and she and Barack Obama underwent in vitro fertilization to conceive their two daughters. "We were trying to get pregnant and it wasn't going well," Mrs. Obama, 54, writes in her upcoming...
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FILE - In this Oct. 11, 2018, file photo, Michelle Obama participates in the International Day of the Girl on NBC's "Today" show in New York. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)
November 09, 2018 - 10:30 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Michelle Obama's new book, "Becoming" (all times local): 10:25 a.m. President Donald Trump is brushing off former first lady Michelle Obama's claim that she can't forgive him for campaign rhetoric that potentially put her family at risk. Trump instead pointed to...
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