Q: My 5-year-old beagle has a grade 4 heart murmur.
LAS CRUCES – The sound of dogs barking could be heard as the orange ribbon spanning across the doors of the new Small Breed Room was cut during ribbon-cutting ceremony recently at the Animal Service Center of the Mesilla Valley.
When hens come to the end of a productive life, do they become pets or posole?
FARMINGTON – The City Council unanimously opposes a proposal requiring citizens to register their animals, but councilors are still considering a revision to the city code that would encourage voluntary registration.
DALLAS – A Texas nurse who has recovered from Ebola must wait to see her King Charles spaniel, Bentley.
Decision postponed for a month
AZTEC – Aztec commissioners earlier this month approved a new two-year contract for a veterinarian consultant at the Aztec Animal Shelter.
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Denver suburb will revisit 9-year-old ban
Will Fido soon be able to visit every city park in Rio Rancho?
WASHINGTON – Chihuahua breeders are snapping at new federal rules that regulate Internet pet dealers.
Q: My 9-year-old cat has recently undergone a dental procedure in Scotland.