The holidays can be a festive, yet hectic time of year. For pets, the whirlwind of activity and distracted humans can present a prime opportunity to get into mischief or worse.
Mark Benson of Canyon Country had just finished taking his family's newly adopted dog Gunny for a walk when it happened. As Benson went to take off his shoes on the front porch of his home, Gunny slipped out of his harness.
SueAnn O'Connor of Valencia has had a lot of dogs in her life, but never one quite like Lulu.
Maverick has spent several months at Advanced Care Animal Care Center in Canyon Country, but the senior cat is far from sick. He's looking for a new home and veterinarian/owner Amanda Gillen felt her office was a good place to start.
Blooming flowers and blossoming plants signal the start of spring across the Santa Clarita Valley. The season has been known to trigger environmental allergies not just in people, but for their pets, as well.
While the owners are away, the dogs will play.
Dogs may be man's best friend, but cats are the most popular pets in America. According to the Humane Society of the United States, there are approximately 86.4 million owned cats in the United States versus 78.2 million dogs.
It was a lovely summer evening in the Santa Clarita Valley, much too nice to leave her four-legged best friend at home while she enjoyed a meal alfresco. That's why Laura Chesler recently brought along her dachshund Ella to the Valencia Lazy Dog Café to dine with friends.
As many pet owners know, spaying or neutering is the proven method of preventing unwanted births. What many might not know is that spaying and neutering also provides health and behavioral benefits that add to the quality of life for your pet, not to mention the duration.
There's something wonderful about watching your pet frolic outside in warm weather, but beware. Some common plants and gardening products can be hazardous, even fatal, to a dog or cat.
Like all of his four-legged friends at the Castaic Animal Care Center, Sushi is looking for love. The young purebred Shih Tzu was found as a stray and came to the center a matted mess. With a bath and a haircut, Sushi is now one handsome little fella.
Like many pet owners, Leeanne Shinn, of Valencia, considers her dogs Scout and Ruby members of the family. That's why she insures them.
Supplements have been a popular way for people to stay healthy for decades. Recently, pets have been getting into the act, too.
Jessi Strahan loves animals, especially those that aren't her own.
One could say that Adam Solomon is an overachiever.
Some women might scream upon seeing a huge, furry spider in her home.
Bessy was suffering. The 7-year-old German shepherd was in advanced liver failure and losing function in her back end.
It was a warm January day and Kelly was acting like a puppy. Surprisingly agile, the 100-pound, 12-year-old mixed breed dog hopped on the couch, looking for a little attention, before heading off to play in the yard with her friend Chuck, a 14-year-old Boxer mix.
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