Infected Rat Kills 10-Year-Old Boy

A ten-year-old boy tragically died from rat-bite fever. Aidan Pankey was a healthy, happy child who adored his pet rat named Oreo and wanted her to have a family of her own. Aiden purchased a black male rat called Alex…

Beagle Chicken Nuggets Video A Web Sensation – Are There Others?

A video of a crafty beagle who raids his owner’s kitchen for chicken nuggets has gone viral and it’s easy to see why. When we see animals acting like people, we can’t help but to be entertained. In the video,…

Winter Storm Ion – Coldest Air In Decades

The first storm, aptly named Hercules – because it packed quite a punch – dumping snow and ice with gale force winds throughout much of the nation last week has pretty much moved on. But this new storm – now…

2007 Ugliest Dog Dies in the Arms of His Owner

Fifty-two-year-old Karen Quigley was holding her Chihuahua and Chinese Crested mix-breed dog, Elwood, during his last moments. The 8-year-old dog had been the 2007 recipient of the famous California World’s Ugliest Dog contest, and remained a public favorite. “It was…

Jerky Treats Recall Leaves 600 Pets Dead

Dogs and their owners have been in for a shock for about a year, now, on account of a terrifying string of deaths, illnesses, and injuries relating to the recall of three major brand’s jerky treats for dogs. Though the…

What If Your Friends Had Pet Personalities? [VIDEO]

Spoiler alert: If your friends acted like your pets, the one that acted like a dog would be loving, affectionate, well-meaning, but ultimately annoying. And the one that acted like a cat, well, he’d be a jerk. Because cats are…

Bieber Hamster Dies While in Fan’s Care

Last December, pop star Justin Bieber gave his pet hamster, Pac, to a grateful fan in Atlanta. This week, that fan sadly announced that Pac the hamster has died. Tori McClure, the girl who received the hamster, tweeted out this…

Feed Toby the Dog with a Simple Tweet

It’s a sad fact of life that not every job allows for canine companionship. It would be wonderful if everyone could spend more time with their dogs, but since most people have to work for a living, it’s impossible to…

Google Powered Search Tool For Pet Owners Launches

The American Veterinary Medical Association said today it has launched an online search tool for pet owners powered by Google, called MyVeterinarian.com. Users can search MyVeterinarian.com by zip code to find a vet in their local area. The search results…

Iams Sponsors Free Online Dog College Program

Dog Fancy magazine and DogChannel.com are offering dog owners a chance to earn a free online degree by enrolling in Dog College.

The program sponsored by Iams Healthy Naturals runs from April 15-July 15. The three-month program consists of nine courses that give pet owners better insights into caring for their dogs.

The Dog College curriculum includes courses on physiology, natural nutrition, communication, genetics, environmental science and art history.