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Stay calm around dogs on the loose

By Dr. Jeff Nichol / For the Journal

Q: While walking my dog on different days, two large dogs ran out of their front door.

What you can do if Fido catches the canine flu

By Sue Manning / The Associated Press

LOS ANGELES – An outbreak of canine flu has sickened more than 1,000 dogs in the Midwest, killing a handful and stirring concern among animal lovers nationwide that the highly contagious virus will sideline their pets.

Flu closes many Chicago dog day care businesses

By Alejandra Cancino / Chicago Tribune (TNS)

CHICAGO – Some Chicago dog day care businesses are temporarily closing their doors to prevent spread of a highly contagious influenza virus that has infected more than 1,000 dogs in the Chicago area.

Bad habits may signal physical illness

By Dr. Jeff Nichol / For the Journal

Q: Our 5-year-old calico, Nora, will sneak into a closet to chew flip-flops or Nerf darts at night and when we aren’t home.

Clovis animal ordinance still faces a few hurdles

By Aubry Buzek / Clovis News Journal (TNS)

The Animal Control Task Force has made progress on an agreement between rescue groups and the city regarding unwanted animals, but there are still some hang-ups

When it’s time to end beloved pet’s suffering

By Dr. Jeff Nichol / For the Journal

Q: My 16½-year-old cocker spaniel suffers from dementia, rear leg myelopathy, food sensitivity, abnormal kidney levels, a cataract, hearing impairment, and multiple benign lumps.

Campers play with domestic ferrets at the Arizona Animal Welfare League & SPCA spring kids camp in Phoenix. (Chris Carlson/The Associated Press)

Summer camp that’s a breed of its own

By Sue Manning / The Associated Press

Children can learn about caring for animals and even help with vet procedures

Baby chicks and bunnies aren’t Easter accessories

By Jason Gibbs / Las Cruces Sun-News (TNS)

LAS CRUCES – It’s the season for youngsters to don their Easter bonnets and Sunday suits while parents snap pictures of springtime in all its glory.