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Biking with Fido shouldn’t be a drag

Several days before a long bike ride last year, a friend of mine suggested that we get a bike trailer for my beagle, Hamilton. Forget it, I said. Concerned about anxiety (Hammy’s) and burning quads (mine), I refused to entertain the idea.

Adopt a pet (June 7)

Bosco the Goofball, a 6-year-old male Chihuahua-miniature pinscher mix, is available for adoption from Kansas Humane Society.

Warmer weather is signal to change dog’s routine

Warm weather is here, and now is a good time to make needed changes in your dog’s routine and environment to ensure a safe and comfortable summer.

Adopt a pet (May 31)

Sealy the Couch Potato, a female standard smooth-haired dachshund mix, 3 years old, is available for adoption from Kansas Humane Society.

Dog owners: how to keep your lawn lush

If you want a dog and a lush lawn, you’re not out of luck.

Pet briefs (May 28, 2014)

Do you have an itchy pet that’s always scratching? A free seminar Saturday at Skaer Veterinary Clinic will answer questions about allergies, parasites or other reasons why dogs and cats may scratch themselves.

Adopt a pet (May 24)

Buddy the Goofball, a 10-month-old male rat terrier-Jack Russell terrier mix, is available for adoption from Kansas Humane Society.

Pet briefs (May 24, 2014)

The Tractor Supply Co. in Augusta will host animal-related activities, including a pet adoption event and a low-cost microchip clinic, next week at the store, 10025 SW Diamond Road.

Pet photographers bring out the best in their subjects

It takes more than a squeaky toy and a camera to create memorable pet portraits.

Common items can poison a pet

Grapes and raisins are still killing dogs, and lilies are still killing cats. Chocolate, xylitol, prescription drugs and other items can be life-threatening, and life-saving treatment can rack up hundreds or thousands of dollars in veterinarian bills.

Adopt a pet (May 17)

Claire the Goofball, an 8-year-old female pug-beagle mix, is available for adoption from Kansas Humane Society.

Pet briefs (May 17, 2014)

Bunny TNT, a club for people who have house rabbits as pets, will have a “Hop In” Sunday, May 18, at the Kansas Humane Society, 3313 N. Hillside.

World’s smallest dogs can be a big handful

Living little carries some big risks.

Adopt a pet (May 10)

Bear the Life of the Party, a 1-year-old male terrier pug, is available for adoption from the Kansas Humane Society.

People’s love for cats is unrequited, study indicates

The agony of unrequited love. It may be what keeps us devoted to the felines in our lives.

Adopt a pet (May 3)

Jack the Constant Companion, a 6-year-old male Jack Russell terrier mix is available for adoption from the Kansas Humane Society.

Teaching your puppy to walk on a leash

Taking your puppy for walks is a great way to provide exercise not only for your four-legged friend, but for yourself, too. Your new pup won’t know how to walk nicely on a leash when you first bring him home, but time and training will have you two going for leisurely strolls in no time. The American Kennel Club’s (AKC) Canine Good Citizen Director Mary Burch offers these tips for teaching your puppy how to walk on a leash:

Whistle, a fitness tracker for dogs

Bad news for lazy dogs: A new device, called Whistle, lets pet owners track how much exercise – or sleep – their four-legged friends are getting.

Adopt a pet (April 26)

Natalie the Busy Bee, an 8-year-old female border collie mix, is available for adoption from Kansas Humane Society.

More vets turn to prosthetics to help legless pets

A 9-month-old boxer pup named Duncan barreled down a beach in Oregon, running full tilt on soft sand into YouTube history and showing more than 4 million viewers that he can revel in a good romp despite lacking back legs.

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