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  • Found cat gets plane flight, reunion with family

    Updated: Sat, Aug 16, 2014

    SEATTLE (AP) — A Seattle cat that ran off as his family prepared to move has been reunited with his people — thanks to a neighbor, a shelter and an airline employee who volunteered to transport him by air. Alaska Airlines spokeswoman Bobbie Egan says Itty Bitty Kitty fled as his...

  • Deer adopts neighborhood, or vice versa

    The Associated Press
    Updated: Sat, Aug 16, 2014

    ROSEMOUNT, Minn. (AP) — A furry four-legged animal usually found in the wild is crashing backyard parties and rummage sales in one Rosemount neighborhood. A docile deer has settled into the neighborhood and is completely OK with human interaction. Neighbors say the deer acts more...

  • USDA: Puppy imports must be healthy, 6 months old

    SUE MANNING, Associated Press
    Updated: Sat, Aug 16, 2014

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Foreign dog breeders have gone unregulated for years, shipping puppies so young and so sick that one in four died before reaching a U.S. airport, animal welfare workers say. The U.S. Department of Agriculture approved a regulation Friday that, starting in 90 days,...

  • Puppies benefit from time spent with their siblings

    By Peggy Swager Special to The Gazette -
    Published: Sat, Aug 16, 2014

    State law mandates that puppies not be sold until they are 8 weeks old. Some argue that it is better to leave puppies in their litters until they are 12 weeks old. This wide range can leave a dog owner wondering: What's the right age to bring home a puppy? To answer that question, I...

  • Blog: Taking on the top killer of horses

    Bill Radford
    Published: Fri, Aug 15, 2014

    I talked with Dr. Clint Unruh, with Colorado Equine Veterinary Services in Peyton, on Thursday. The topic was colic, a term horse owners all know - and dread. It's the No. 1 medical cause of death in horses. It's not a specific diagnosis but a general term referring to abdominal pain....

  • VIDEO: Fort Carson soldier provides care for four-legged heroes

    Eric Singer, The Gazette
    Updated: Thu, Aug 14, 2014

    My Friday Military Salute focuses on four legged U.S. military heroes that are getting the medical care they deserve in Afghanistan.  A Fort Carson soldier is among the animal care specialists at two major veterinary clinics in Afghanistan.  Specialist Christopher...

  • DEAR MS. KITTY: Prepare your cat for that tiny human addition to the family

    By Sherri Albertson Special to The Gazette -
    Updated: Mon, Aug 11, 2014

    Dear Ms. Kitty, I am due to bring home my new human baby in about two months. I was wondering if you had any suggestions on how to acclimate my two feline babies (one boy and one girl) to their new brother. I want to make the transition as easy as possible for them. Thanks so much...

  • Colorado on the Web: Allow Paul to inspire lifetime of adventure

    By Dalton Walker dalton.walker@gazette.com
    Updated: Thu, Aug 7, 2014

    I want to be best friends with Paul. Paul is everything I want to be. Well, almost. Paul is fearless, loves outdoor adventures and even hiked one of Colorado's fourteeners. Oh, and Paul is a house cat in Colorado. Paul, 2, clearly didn't read the lazy cat handbook. All of the...

  • The Country Life: Exploring the special bond between women and horses

    By Bill Radford bill.radford@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Aug 5, 2014

    Yes, there's a long history of men on horseback - from warriors to cowboys to jockeys. But there seems to be something special about the relationship between women and horses. I have seen it up close. My daughter and wife share a passion for horses; in fact, my wife's desire to have...

  • Pets, kids hardwired to take shelter when thunder signals that storms are coming

    BY STEPHANIE EARLS stephanie.earls@gazette.com -
    Updated: Mon, Aug 4, 2014

    In an early scene in the 1982 movie "Poltergeist," the father character (played by Craig T. Nelson) comforts his son, Robbie, during a storm by having the boy count aloud the seconds between lightning and thunder. If the interval between each flash-and-boom set gets longer, dad...

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