Tips for adopting a furry pet for people with allergies

Having a cute and cuddly pet can be an experience like no other. But for some people, furry animals can trigger their allergies. From cats and dogs to hamsters and even horses, being allergic to certain animals is common, says Dr. Purvi Parikh, an allergist and immunologist with the Allergy & Asthma Network. And the … Read more

The Pet-Name Trend People Can’t Resist

Long, long ago—five years, to be precise—Jeff Owens accepted that his calls to the vet would tax his fortitude. When the person on the other end asks his name, Owens, a test scorer in Albuquerque, says, “Jeff.” When they ask for his cat’s name, he has to tell them, “Baby Jeff.” The black exotic shorthair, … Read more

I Was A Vet Tech For 10 Years. Here’s What Finally Pushed Me Over The Edge.

“We’re swamped this morning,” the receptionist said apologetically. I heard the edge in her voice, muffled by the chaos of background noise. The clock read a few minutes after 8 a.m., but phone lines rang in a constant stream, testament to other pet parents clamoring for the clinic’s attention first thing on a Saturday. “We … Read more

ComEd crews head to Florida, Chicago’s Anti-Cruelty Society to take in animals impacted by Hurricane Ian

CHICAGO (CBS/AP) — A total of 100 ComEd employees and 150 contractors from Chicago were headed to Florida and Georgia Tuesday night to help deal with any power issues after Hurricane Ian hits. We spotted some of the trucks leaving the facility at California Avenue and Addison Street Tuesday morning. Georgia Power and Tampa Electric asked … Read more

Whisker Litter-Robot 4 Review: Sleek but Expensive

I used to be staunchly against automatic litter boxes. Frankly, I thought moving parts could easily trap tiny kitty paws. And without daily scooping, you lose vital information—if a cat isn’t urinating, that’s a telltale sign that something bad is happening internally. A difference of a few days could be tragic. I have to keep … Read more