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Urban Coyotes: Out Of Control In Colorado Community

The city of Boulder, Colorado, and its residents have spent decades working to create an environment filled with nature to compliment the beautiful views of the Rocky Mountains and the iconic Flatirons that tower over the valley. Open space and green belt areas, as well as a plethora of hiking and biking trails surround and wend through the city environs. For the most part, residents have gotten used to living cheek by jowl with the wildlife that comes with these areas, but the coyotes are taking things just a bit too far.

Why Risk Packaged Dog Jerky When You Can Make It Yourself - Easily!

Nearly every day another pet food company is recalling its jerky treats for dogs; there are so many recalls of treats made in China, and even some supposedly made in the U.S., that I have alligned myself with the make-it-yourself crowd.  I buy and use the same ingredients for my dog as I do for myself from the same grocers. Here are the tools I use and a make-your-dog-go-nuts recipe for chicken jerky.

Rescue Ink: Biker Dudes Helping Dogs Need Help

A group of large, muscular, heavily tattooed bikers from New York hardly seems to be the sort who would be out rescuing kitties and puppies from abuse and neglect, and yet the reality exists in the form of Rescue Ink. It is such an unusual pairing that they have even had their own reality show on the National Geographic Channel.  The boys themselves are in need of a bit of rescue in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. Their animal shelter sustained considerable damage during the storm -- so much so that only the building itself remained.

Where The Pets Are... And Other Stats Released By Vet Association

....Dogs are popular pets in Arkansas (47.9 percent) and New Mexico (46 percent) and least popular in Connecticut (28.3 percent) and Massachusetts.  But then there's the District of Columbia where dog owners represent only 13.1 percent of residents. No wonder people in Washington don't have friends.

5 Tips To Help Your Dogs & Cats Lose Weight

Dogs and cats don't make New Year's resolutions (typically), but if they did, they probably would not vow to drop a few pounds this year. More than 50 percent of them are reportedly overweight, however, and it's our responsibility as pet owners to help them reach healthy weight goals.  But for many of us, denying food to our cats and dogs can be harder than achieving and keeping our own weight loss goals.

Training, Competing, & Camping With The Dog Scouts Of America

You may never have heard of them, but they're in 22 states in the U.S. and there's one in Canada and one in Puerto Rico... chapters of the Dog Scouts of America (DSA).  And they don't sell cookies!

More Jerky Dog Treats Voluntarily Recalled: Waggin' Train & Canyon Creek Ranch

.... Because the use of antibiotics is illegal in animals raised for human or pet consumption in the U.S., importers of these products to the U.S. need to reconsider their commercial sources, don't you think?  Isn't it about time? 

New Year's Eve Pet Safety Tips

It's almost time to ring in the New Year. Whether you're staying in or going out, here's how to make sure your pet's 2013 gets off to a great (and safe) start.

Bieber Vs. Hamster: Pop Star's Gift Angers Animal Organization

Teen pop star Justin Bieber has drawn criticism from an unlikely source: the California Hamster Association. Why, you might ask? It seems that the singer gave his pet hamster Pac to an adoring fan at a recent concert in Atlanta, Georgia. New hamster owner Victoria Blair says the gift "made her Christmas", so what could be wrong with such a sweet gesture? The CHA says it's only looking after the hamster's best interests.

Cat Asthma: What You Should Know

Cat asthma can be a serious condition. In case a cat does come down with asthma, it's important to know the causes of asthma and potential irritants that could trigger an attack. Here is some information about cat asthma.