After being a dog-less home for almost a year, I decided that it was time again to welcome a furry companion.

    Volunteering and homemade dog treats will be discussed on Pet Chat, which airs 9 a.m. Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday on 1260 AM and 103.7 FM. The show also streams on Sant…

    “I get lots of calls for cats stuck up in trees. I generally recommend not to worry,” said Ryan Brenteson, owner of Very Good Tree Service. “When a cat is ready to come down, they will."

      Question: Do you recommend leaving a bowl of water out overnight for my indoor dogs? Is it healthy if I pick up their bowl at bedtime (9 p.m.) and leave them without w…

      Orlagh (pronounced “OR-lah,” Celtic for golden queen) is home not just for the holidays, but forever. Her prospects for adoption weren’t great: Orlagh arrived at Españ…

      “I spent many hours on the Santa Fe animal shelter website over several months trying to identify some beautiful dogs that would fit my lifestyle,” said Frank.

        Question: I will be serving my dogs a turkey dinner for Thanksgiving. Are turkey and fixings OK to feed a dog? Also, does eating turkey have the same drowsiness effect…

        Take a moment here to reflect on what your dog brings to you. The dog is contentment at just being with you

        Smith was convinced that Mason needed a foster home with the right environment if he was ever going to be successfully adopted.

          Symptoms can include coughing, sneezing, itchy skin and ear and skin infections.

          Shayne, a 2-year-old German shepherd mix, arrived at Española Humane terribly skinny and scared. Shayne had lost her puppies to parvo before testing positive for parvo…

            Question: I recently took my dogs to the groomer for a trim. I noticed when I got home that their whiskers had been shaved off in the process. Will they grow back? If …

            Lupé sat outside in the snow. It was 25 below. She sat just staring at the house. Finally, a neighbor called Tim, the guardian of Lupé, and expressed concern about a d…

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              Question: Every time I feed my 5-year-old terrier mix his kibbles, he loads up the food in his mouth and spits it out on the floor and eats it off the floor. Any idea …

                Instead of discussing the nutritional side of the issue, I would focus on the problem of obesity. 

                When Gabe Hernandez of Santa Fe opened The New Mexican one Thursday morning and saw Boo (now named Bella), he screamed with excitement to his wife, Sylvia, “Get me the…

                Rhyzik, a 2-year-old shepherd mix adopted from Española Humane, survived something that is usually fatal: distemper. Even if a dog survives the disease, it often suffe…

                  Question: I usually take my dog to one of the dog parks once a week. Lately, a kind person has been leaving tennis balls for the dogs to play with. How safe is this fo…

                  Losing an animal is one of the most heartbreaking challenges we face as pet guardians. But when you’re ready to welcome home a new pet, “remember that they have their …

                  This year's Dogtoberfest campaign aims to raise awareness on long-term shelter residents and fundraise to support their unusual extended stay, which adds up financially for the shelter.

                    When a dog loses its teeth, how long does it take to get another? Do dogs have two sets of teeth like humans? 

                    “She is the highlight of everyone’s day at Habitat. Oreo loves to lounge on her kitty play tower, hunt for mice, cuddle, observe with her keen green eyes, work on everyone’s lap and jump on everything,” Kahn said.

                    Adopting a rescued animal requires an open mind and an open heart. If a person is interested in giving a forever home to an animal that has been rescued or surrendered…

                    Question: I recently moved from one apartment to another, and ever since then my Chiweenie seems to have “forgotten” that she is house trained. The only thing that has…

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