Feb 19, 2008 — Veterinarians who use a holistic approach to healing make up only about one percent of all veterinarians in the country. But their numbers are growing. And so is their popularity among pet owners. The mainstream veterinary community wants to see more science behind the methods used by holistic veterinarians. Kinna Ohman reports. Go to full article
Dec 07, 2007 — Todd Moe talks with Fort Ann writer Patti Carte about her new book, To Those We Hold so Dear: Letters to Our Beloved Pets. It's a compilation of heart-warming tributes to animal companions. Go to full article
Jun 08, 2007 — State officials in New York want tighter safety rules for sportsmen using big spring-loaded traps. The rules would require trappers to rig their gear off the ground, or to use special boxes designed to keep dogs and other pets from being caught. As Brian Mann reports, the state's biggest trapping organization supports the new guidelines. But anti-trapping activists say they don't go far enough. Go to full article
Mar 20, 2007 — The deaths of several dogs and cats have led to a recall of pet food made at an Ontario plant. The food, which looks like chunks of beef in gravy, is made by Menu Foods but sold in cans and foil pouches under dozens of different brand names, including Safeway, Wal-Mart, Kroger and PetSmart. Premium brands Iams, Eukanuba and Nutro are also part of the recall. The tainted food has caused liver failure that's led to the deaths of at least 10 cats and dogs nationwide. Roxanne Patterson of Herkimer had three cats. Two died over the weekend. She says her third cat cannot be saved, and according to her veterinarian may be euthanized within days. She believes their deaths were caused by the tainted food. Go to full article
Sep 21, 2006 — Bird fanciers gathered in Manotick, Ontario for a Fall bird sale recently. Lucy Martin stopped by. She spoke with Barbara Schaffer of North Gower, young Marissa of Amherst Island, near Kingston, and an anonymous observer with a cautionary tale about the reponsibilities of pet ownership. Go to full article
Dec 09, 2005 — As if it wasn't enough that he has billions of kids to worry about... Santa is taking time out for photos with pets, all to raise money for Spay/Neuter/Now in St. Lawrence and Jefferson counties. Martha Foley watched and listened as two very laid-back cats took their turn at the Potsdam Agway store last weekend. The last pet photo with Santa day is Saturday, the 10th, at The Pretty Puppy on Church St. in Alexandria Bay. Go to full article
Elisabeth Ward's book is available for $12: Shaggy Dog Press, PO Box 318, Westport, NY 12993.
Nov 23, 2005 — Elisabeth Ward is a Westport writer who's put together a collection of poems called Naked Weimaraner: The Dogs, The Cats, The Rest. It contains more than 25 poems about dogs, cats, goats, squirrels, foxes, and the rest. All the proceeds from the book are being donated to the North Country Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals in Westport. Todd Moe spoke with Elisabeth Ward about her new book which explores the poetry of everyday life and the importance of living among animals. Go to full article
Oct 06, 2005 — Dozens of furry and finned critters and their human friends gathered in Canton for the annual "Blessing of the Animals" celebration at St. Lawrence University yesterday. Lots of dogs, a few cats, horses, and even fish mingled outside Gunnison Chapel. You might say it was doggie heaven. But for cats it was a little less divine - most stayed huddled in their pet carriers. As Todd Moe found out, the Blessing was an opportunity to reflect upon the positive impact animals have on our emotional and physical well-being. Wednesday's event included prayers, poems, stories and a tribute to St. Francis of Assisi, a 13th century monk noted for his hospitality to all creatures. Go to full article
Oct 24, 2003 — There's growing evidence that having pets is good for the well-being of their humans. A new study looks at the effect of pets on the lives of chronically ill children. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Tracy Samilton reports. Go to full article
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