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Keeping your pet healthy is one of the best ways to show them you care. Part of overall health is maintaining an appropriate weight. Overweight pets are at higher risk for conditions such as arthritis, liver disease, diabetes, and premature death. Older pets are at a greater risk for these i…

Many pet owners select a pet food based on the ingredient list. Unfortunately, this is the most useless piece of information on the pet food label. It is best to learn as much as you can about how to read pet food labels and how to choose a reputable pet food company. This information should…

Kimmy Chandler and her family have always been animal lovers. She's parlayed that love into her work, creating Fluff Animal Rescue, which is is celebrating the grand opening of Fluff’s Stuff Re-Tail for Rescue, a thrift and consignment store Saturday, Oct. 12.

A group of Pinellas County animal rescue organizations are working together to find homes for 14 dogs and cats rescued from the Bahamas in the wake of Hurricane Dorian, a Category 5 storm that devastated the commonwealth early last month.

Compassion Kind, a St. Petersburg organization dedicated to global relief work that helps both humans and animals, is spearheading the project.

The last thing any of us want is to be in the path of a hurricane. But living in the Sunshine State, it is a part of our lives and a scary reality. If the time comes to evacuate, it can be hard to keep thoughts straight and try not to panic, which is even more of a reason to prepare ahead of…

Most pet owners don’t realize that cats need an annual checkup and regular visits. People mistakenly believe that cats aren’t exposed to dangers and diseases since they live mainly indoors.

TIERRE VERDE — As a precautionary measure, Pinellas County Animal Services is advising pet owners to refrain from bringing puppies, senior dogs, unvaccinated dogs or dogs that may have compromised immune systems to Ft. De Soto Park, 3500 Pinellas Bayway S., St. Petersburg, until further notice.

LARGO – Pinellas County Animal Services will celebrate the holiday season by offering pet photos with Santa Claus and Captain Barky on Thursday, Dec. 6; and Thursday, Dec. 13, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., at 12450 Ulmerton Road in Largo.

It didn’t take long for Ruby the dog to make herself at home at Palm Harbor’s Fire Station 65. “My first experience with Ruby was the gift she left me on the carpet in my office,” Craig Maciuba, the fire chief, said. “But I guess that’s what puppies do.” Ruby has made up for that accident, to say the least. Not only was she adopted by Palm Harbor Fire Rescue in September, she received her badge during an oath-of-office ceremony on Oct. 12 that featured her offering up a paw print to seal the deal.

Like humans, a healthy lifestyle is a critical component of pet health and a key to longevity. Pets can experience age-related health issues, but with proper care, owners can maintain their pets’ quality of life.

Research from the International Federation on Aging shows that animals can help seniors’ health by lowering blood pressure, boosting your mood and keeping you active. While a pet may be what the doctor ordered, you may not be able to have a pet in your home or it may not fit your lifestyle r…

For a lot of families our fur babies are our children, our four-legged children that is. Many households also have children of the two-legged variety, and the combination of both can lead to a learning experience for all. There are many positive lessons that can be learned from having a pet;…

Spring and summer bring elevated outside temperatures that can be life threatening to ourselves and to our pets. Every year hundreds of pets die because they are left in parked cars, tethered outside without shade and water, or exercised in hot, humid weather. Heat stroke is a serious threat…

Every year as temperatures increase, stories circulate in the news or on social media about people who left their pet in a parked car for a brief period of time and returned to a tragedy.

In September 2017, Hurricane Irma was projected to hit Florida as a Category 5 storm with significant impacts on most of Florida. In the days leading up to Irma’s landfall, SPCA Tampa Bay, like many residents in the Tampa Bay area, prepared for the worst.

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