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Treat pet allergies with thorough cleaning during winter months

Life: Pets Fri, Dec 12, 2014 - 10:36 AM 0

There is not such a thing as hypoallergenic pet, said Dr. Matthew Bowdish, FAAAAI, FACAAI. “People will say some breeds are hypoallergenic, because they shed less, like poodles, airedales, terriers and some short hair...

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Food drives part of Boutique’s aid to local pet community

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  • Cat books: Purrfect holiday gifts for feline fans

    The felines are fighting back - on the bookshelf. Cats outnumber dogs in the U.S., but in bookstores, dog titles reign, the American Pet Products Association says. Fans insist felines are getting more popular as they ride the coattails of online sensations such as Grumpy Cat, Lil Bub and Nora, the piano-playing cat. For the cat lovers on...

  • Pet of the week: Eamon

    Name: Eamon Breed: Yellow Labrador retriever Owner: Vicky Campbell Eamon's story: Read how this dog went from being the runt of the litter to a dog-angel at gazette.com/pets. 
To have your pet considered, email a high-resolution photo to pets@gazette.com. Please include the pet's name and breed along with your name and a short...

  • Colorado Springs area pet adoption fairs and events starting Dec. 18, 2014

    ADOPTION FAIRS 9-Lives Rescue Inc. - For cats, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, PetSmart, 2965 New Center Point; 591-4640; colorado9lives.com. Dreampower - For dogs, cats and small caged pets, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday and noon-3:30 p.m. Sunday, PetSmart, 571 N. Academy Blvd.; dreampower.org , 390-7838. LookWhatTheCatBroughtIn -...

  • Pampered pets that don duds move to the mainstream

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — These clothing designers have to think about pattern, fabric and fit — as well as where to put the poo bags. Creating on-trend outfits is a whole different animal for pet fashion designers, whose work is becoming mainstream as animal lovers look to further pamper their pets. For some owners, it's a statement; for others,...

  • Elsa, kitten found in frigid Denver, finds a home

    DENVER — The story of a kitten found in sub-zero weather in Denver and named after Elsa from "Frozen" has a happy ending. The Dumb Friends League said Monday that the orange tabby has been adopted by the volunteer who helped nurse her back to health. Elsa was found tangled in some electric wires on a porch during last month's arctic blast....

  • Dear Ms. Kitty: Bringing home a kitty for Christmas

    Christmas is only 10 days away. If you're thinking of adding a cuddly kitten to your household, here are some tips to ensure your house is ready for the new arrival. Let's take on the biggest challenge first - the Christmas tree! This likely will be the most interesting thing in your feline's world. It's a good idea to leave off decorations...

  • Pet of the week: Bella

    Name: Bella Breed: Akita Owner: Dee Maloney Bella's story: Bella first belonged to my granddaughter Jennifer, but we ended up with Bella when my husband was diagnosed with cancer. Bella was real close to my husband, who has since passed. Bella is now my constant companion, protector and my best friend.. 
To have your pet considered,...

  • Colorado Springs area pet adoption fairs and events starting Dec. 11, 2014

    ADOPTION FAIRS 9-Lives Rescue Inc. - For cats, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, PetSmart, 2965 New Center Point; 
591-4640; colorado9lives.com. Colorado Greyhound Adoption - 1-3 p.m. Saturday, Petco, 1820 W. Uintah St.; Jane Troyer, 633-2524. Dreampower - For dogs, cats and small caged pets, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday and noon-3:30 p.m....

  • Slobbery sidekicks: Dogs ride in bikers' sidecars

    Some silken-haired beauties are eager sidekicks to motorcycle riders, wind whipping their thick locks as passers-by watch the wild ride with envy. That is until the slobber starts. These passengers are pooches - mastiffs, Labradors and Chihuahuas, often clad in goggles and tiny leather jackets, that fly along in blimp-shaped buckets attached...

  • Puppies in motion: Photo book captures memorable moments

    This much cuteness should be a crime. Photographer Carli Davidson - also an animal rights activist, pet foster parent and trainer who lives in Portland, Ore. - has a follow-up to her best-seller, "Shake," her picture book of dogs shaking themselves silly. It's "Shake Puppies" (Harper Design), which takes her original idea and scales it down...

  • Pet of the week: Zorro

    Name: Zorro Breed: Doberman Pinscher mix Owner: Rita Steinhauer Zorro's story: Hi, my name is Zorro. I am a Doberman Pinscher mix. My Dad rescued me as a puppy 3 1/2 years ago. I am from Colorado and I love outdoors Colorado - anywhere outdoors in Colorado. I love to hike. I wrote an article in The Gazette when my favorite place, Blodgett...

  • Scratch & sniff: Your cat’s claws serve a purpose

    Sponsored: “Can a kitten be declawed at birth?” Someone recently asked this question at Happy Cats Haven. It's a fact: cats come with claws. Scratching with their claws is a basic cat instinct, like eating or purring. It keeps their bodies functioning properly and is a major part of how they communicate.

  • Holiday Pet Events

    Take your pets to these great holiday events around the Pikes Peak region.

  • Cutest Pet Contest winner: Charming mug, spunky personality earn title

    Josh and Liz Jans knew their dog Chase was special the first time they saw him at a 4 Paws 4 Life adoption event in January 2014. “There were a bunch of little black dogs, but he was the fluffiest one,” Liz said. “And the only boy; I liked him right away.”

  • The Country Life: Helping outside animals survive winter's icy grip

    The official start of winter is still a few weeks away, but Mother Nature doesn't always pay attention to the calendar - thus the bone-chilling cold that gripped the Pikes Peak region, and much of the nation, last month. Our nighttime temperatures fell below zero, stirring not-so-fond memories of last winter's polar vortex. Which leads to the...

  • Dear Ms. Kitty: Area leads way in treatment of cats

    A recent blog post by the Best Friends Animal Society criticized the U.S. shelter system for failing cats. The post called the system, which was started in the late 19th century to address stray packs of street dogs, archaic. The post also noted that when cats were "added to the mix," the "psychological well-being of impounded animals was...

  • Greenwich museum tracks cats' moves with GPS

    GREENWICH, Conn. (AP) — Dan Ksepka calls his cat, Oscar, "the Buzz Aldrin of cats." It's a fitting nickname, as the trailblazing tabby becomes the first feline to take part in a new initiative exploring life in Greenwich — among a very particular part of the population. The program is called Cat Tracker. Run by the Bruce Museum of Arts and...

  • Give your pet something unexpected over holidays

    et owners looking to launch the next Internet sensation or simply longing for a new view of their dog's dashing and digging won't have to shop for long to find the perfect holiday gift. Wrap up a dog harness that holds GoPro's durable cameras and watch Frisbee fetching, lazy lap naps and every memory in between come alive. The Fetch dog...

  • Colorado Springs area pet adoption fairs and events starting Nov. 29, 2014

    ADOPTION FAIRS 9-Lives Rescue Inc. - For cats, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, PetSmart, 2965 New Center Point; 591-4640; colorado9lives.com. Dreampower - For dogs, cats and small caged pets, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday and noon-3:30 p.m. Sunday, PetSmart, 571 N. Academy Blvd.; dreampower.org. LookWhatTheCatBroughtIn - Cats and kittens,...

  • Pet of the week: Clyde

    Name: Clyde Owner: Anne Weekley Clyde's story: He is 20 years old. He has been more like a dog as he fetches his toys and sits up and begs and is awake all day and by your side, which are not cat traits. He had a sister Bonnie who went to Cat Heaven this past January. He is full of life and fun!! 
To have your pet considered, email a...

  • Pet massage gaining popularity

    PHOENIX - Spa treatments don't stop with people. You won't see any aromatherapy candles around, but animals get massages, too, and it has become a regular service that many pet owners value as more than just glorified 
petting. "People call me because their dogs are having problems," said Shelah Barr, a San Francisco dog massage therapist....

  • Star-studded TV show to help needy dogs find homes

    Oscar winner Hilary Swank is unleashing some serious star power to help rescue dogs get adopted by families who want to make a difference on Thanksgiving - or those who simply want to watch terriers instead of touchdowns on TV. "Fox's Cause for Paws: An All-Star Dog Spectacular" will air on Thanksgiving and feature a slew of celebrities aiming...

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