<![CDATA[Colorado Springs Gazette RSS - pets]]> http://gazette.com/rss/pets Fri, 29 Jul 2016 13:50:28 -0600 Zend_Feed http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss <![CDATA[Colorado Springs area pet adoption fairs and events starting July 28, 2016]]> http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-area-pet-adoption-fairs-and-events-starting-july-28-2016/article/1581394?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-area-pet-adoption-fairs-and-events-starting-july-28-2016/article/1581394?custom_click=rss

ADOPTION FAIRS

9-Lives Rescue Inc. - For cats and kittens, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, PetSmart, 2965 New Center Point; 591-4640; colorado9lives.com.

Four Paws Rescue - 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Wag N' Wash, 1625 W. Uintah St.; 475-9274, wagnwash.com.

Look What the Cat Brought In - 1-5 p.m. Sunday, 2129 E. Boulder St.; lookwhatthecatbroughtin.org.

New Hope Rescue Inc. - Dogs, cats, puppies and kittens, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Petco, 1650 E. Cheyenne Mountain Blvd.; newhoperescue.homestead.com.

SAINT Animal Rescue - For dogs, puppies, cats, kittens and small caged animals, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Petco, 3060 N. Powers Blvd.; 541-3099,



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Thu, 28 Jul 2016 08:13:40 -0600
<![CDATA[Some dogs can't help inhaling kibble and getting fat - it's in their genes]]> http://gazette.com/some-dogs-cant-help-inhaling-kibble-and-getting-fat-its-in-their-genes/article/1581396?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/some-dogs-cant-help-inhaling-kibble-and-getting-fat-its-in-their-genes/article/1581396?custom_click=rss

Labrador retrievers could make a good claim for being America's dog. According to the American Kennel Club, they were the most popular purebred dogs in the U.S. in 2015 - a distinction they've owned for 25 straight years.

There's something else very American about Labs: They have a tendency to get fat.

When the U.S. Association for Pet Obesity surveyed veterinarians in 2012, they classified nearly 60 percent of their Labrador retriever patients as overweight or obese; other large-scale studies in several countries have found that about half fit that description.

But it turns out that the dogs might not be able to help it. Overeating, a study found, is very possibly in Labs' genes.



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Thu, 28 Jul 2016 08:12:35 -0600
<![CDATA[Rescued Chihuahuas should be ready for adoption soon]]> http://gazette.com/rescued-chihuahuas-should-be-ready-for-adoption-soon/article/1581375?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/rescued-chihuahuas-should-be-ready-for-adoption-soon/article/1581375?custom_click=rss

As they were carried from their transport van, the Chihuahuas looked scared. Some quietly shivered. Others barked at the volunteers cuddling them in blankets.

Reporters, photographers and videographers captured every minute of their arrival in Colorado Springs.

And it's likely the special attention will continue for the six Chihuahuas who arrived Wednesday at the Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region. They are among 63 Chihuahuas rescued Tuesday from a Larimer County home where they were being bred without a license.

The other dogs were transferred to animal shelters across the state, including the Humane Society of Boulder Valley, Dumb Friends League in Denver and Longmont Humane Society. Eventually, they will be



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Wed, 27 Jul 2016 20:43:57 -0600
<![CDATA[Rescued Chihuahuas coming to Colorado Springs]]> http://gazette.com/rescued-chihuahuas-coming-to-colorado-springs/article/1581288?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/rescued-chihuahuas-coming-to-colorado-springs/article/1581288?custom_click=rss

FORT COLLINS — The Larimer Humane Society has rescued 63 Chihuahuas from a home where they were being bred without a license.

The dogs, which were taken from the home Tuesday, were part of the largest animal rescue the Larimer Humane Society has coordinated since 111 live bunnies were found in a home following the September 2014 floods. The shelter began working with the owner a few weeks ago after getting a call from a sheriff's deputy.

Judy Calhoun, executive director of the Larimer Humane Society, tells The Coloradoan in Fort Collins that the owner will not face charges for mistreatment or for breeding without a proper license because all but four animals were willingly surrendered.



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Wed, 27 Jul 2016 16:23:19 -0600
<![CDATA[Epicurean delights in the pet food aisle]]> http://gazette.com/epicurean-delights-in-the-pet-food-aisle/article/1580845?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/epicurean-delights-in-the-pet-food-aisle/article/1580845?custom_click=rss

Imagine a warm, fragrant entree of oven-baked chicken with whole-grain brown rice, steamed yellow squash and pan-wilted spinach.

Or slow-roasted leg of lamb with pearl barley, broccoli and crispy whole-wheat croutons with cheddar cheese.

Those aren't offerings at a tony French bistro. They're on the menu at Chef K9's Doggy Bistro and Cafe in Pompano Beach, Fla., which customizes meals for your dog and sends them to you.

The subscription-based company is one of dozens that offer canine and feline foods that go well beyond run-of-the-mill supermarket chow.

According to Packaged Facts, a researcher in Maryland, the premium pet food sector accounted for nearly half of the $26 billion U.S. pet food market in 2013.

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]]> Thu, 21 Jul 2016 04:20:01 -0600 <![CDATA[Colorado Springs area pet adoption fairs and events starting July 21, 2016]]> http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-area-pet-adoption-fairs-and-events-starting-july-21-2016/article/1580843?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-area-pet-adoption-fairs-and-events-starting-july-21-2016/article/1580843?custom_click=rss

ADOPTION FAIRS

9-Lives Rescue Inc. - For cats and kittens, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, PetSmart, 2965 New Center Point; 591-4640; colorado9lives.com.

Chihuahua and Small Dog Rescue - For dogs less than 15 pounds, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Pet Pantry, 5148 N. Academy Blvd. Check event calendar for changes: chihuahua-smalldogrescue.org.

Four Paws Rescue - 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Wag N' Wash, 1625 W. Uintah St.; 475-9274, wagnwash.com.

Look What the Cat Brought In - 1-5 p.m. Sunday, 2129 E. Boulder St.; lookwhatthecatbroughtin.org.

New Hope Rescue Inc. - Dogs, cats, puppies and kittens, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Petco, 1650 E. Cheyenne Mountain Blvd.;

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]]> Thu, 21 Jul 2016 04:15:03 -0600 <![CDATA[Pet treat truck set for Colorado Springs stop]]> http://gazette.com/pet-treat-truck-set-for-colorado-springs-stop/article/1580397?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/pet-treat-truck-set-for-colorado-springs-stop/article/1580397?custom_click=rss

Free treats, free training sessions with a local trainer and a backyard style lounge perfect for selfies with your dog are on the way to Colorado Springs via a pet treat truck.

The Good Stuff Pet Truck will roll into the Bear Creek Dog Park on Tuesday as it tours the country to educate pet owners on their dogs' ideal weights, the Good Stuff Pet Truck Tour said.

The tour also aims to educate pet owners on using positive reinforcement training to ensure their animals enjoy deliciously balanced lives.

"When dogs are fit and trained using positive reinforcement, they're happier dogs," said Steve Dale, a certified animal behavior consultant.



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Thu, 14 Jul 2016 17:57:55 -0600
<![CDATA[Colorado Springs area pet adoption fairs and events starting July 14, 2016]]> http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-area-pet-adoption-fairs-and-events-starting-july-14-2016/article/1580318?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-area-pet-adoption-fairs-and-events-starting-july-14-2016/article/1580318?custom_click=rss

ADOPTION FAIRS

9-Lives Rescue Inc. - For cats and kittens, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, PetSmart, 2965 New Center Point; 591-4640; colorado9lives.com.

Chihuahua and Small Dog Rescue - For dogs less than 15 pounds, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Petco, 1820A W. Uintah St. Check event calendar for changes: chihuahua- smalldogrescue.org.

Four Paws Rescue - 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Wag N' Wash, 1625 W. Uintah St.; 475-9274, wagnwash.com.

Look What the Cat Brought In - 1-5 p.m. Sunday, 2129 E. Boulder St.; lookwhatthecatbroughtin.org.

New Hope Rescue Inc. - Dogs, cats, puppies and kittens, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Petco, 1650 E. Cheyenne Mountain Blvd.; newhoperescue.homestead.com.

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]]> Thu, 14 Jul 2016 04:15:29 -0600 <![CDATA[So 1 dog year equals 7 people years? Not so fast...]]> http://gazette.com/so-1-dog-year-equals-7-people-years-not-so-fast.../article/1580316?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/so-1-dog-year-equals-7-people-years-not-so-fast.../article/1580316?custom_click=rss

Everyone says it: One year for a dog equals seven years for a human. But like a lot of things everyone says, it's wrong.

Dogs do have life stages a lot like humans, but the math isn't that straightforward. To start, a 1-year-old dog isn't equivalent to a 7-year-old human.

"If you look at a 1-year-old dog, he's sexually mature," veterinarian Marty Becker says. "They still have a little filling out to do and they're not completely mentally mature, but they're full adult size and capable of reproducing."

Veterinary behaviorist Lisa Radosta suggests thinking of a 1-year-old dog as roughly mentally equivalent to a 13-year-old human. This means that a lot of development is packed into your puppy's first year.

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]]> Thu, 14 Jul 2016 04:15:02 -0600 <![CDATA[Man charged with animal cruelty after firefighters found a dead cat cooking in his oven]]> http://gazette.com/man-charged-with-animal-cruelty-after-firefighters-found-a-dead-cat-cooking-in-his-oven/article/1580239?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/man-charged-with-animal-cruelty-after-firefighters-found-a-dead-cat-cooking-in-his-oven/article/1580239?custom_click=rss

BATAVIA, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities say a New York man has been charged with cruelty to animals after firefighters found a dead cat cooking in his oven.

Police say firefighters responded around 9 p.m. Monday to a public housing apartment in the city of Batavia, midway between Buffalo and Rochester. The apartment was filled with light smoke when firefighters arrived.

Firefighters were seeking the source of the smoke when they discovered the cat.

Batavia police say they believe the cat was alive when it was placed in the oven.



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