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  • Camp Bow Wow "Camper of the Month"

    Camp Bow Wow "Camper of the Month"

    Meet Sydney, our Camp Bow Wow Camper of the Month! Sydney is a young Pit Bull mix that comes to camp every week day. Sydney's first week at camp was an emergency when her parents needed some workMore >>
    Congratulations to Sam,  Camp Bow Wow Camper of the Month for April! She is a sweet, gentle German Shepherd and is highly trained.More >>
  • Lafayette Rabies Clinics Dates Announced

    Lafayette Rabies Clinics Dates Announced

    The 2014 Lafayette Parish Rabies Clinics will be held from 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 3 and Saturday, May 10. The locations for each date are listed below. All pets must be properly contained andMore >>
    You'll have the chance to protect your pet against rabies at a series of low-cost vaccination clinics throughout Lafayette Parish.  Here's a look at where and when the clinics are scheduled.More >>
  • Protect pets from Sago palms

    Protect pets from Sago palms

    The LSU School of Veterinary Medicine is warning pet owners and farmers about the dangers of exposing pets or livestock to sago palms. Sago palm is a common plant of the cycad family that is veryMore >>
    Sago palm is a popular landscape plant for many people in Acadiana, but did you know it can also be toxic to pets and livestock?  More >>
  • Naming Your New Pet

    Naming Your New Pet

    Your pet's name isn't just about fun and creativity. It's also key to training, which affects your pet's safety and health. Taught properly, pets' names get their attention and alert them to act uponMore >>
    What's the first thing you need to do after adopting a new pet?  Choose the perfect name, of course!  You many not have realized that your pet's name isn't just about fun and creativity. It's also key to training, which affects your pet's safety and health. Click here to find out why.More >>
  • Dog found on Rena Drive

    Dog found on Rena Drive

    This friendly black pooch was found by our webmaster on Rena Drive in Lafayette. If you know who he belongs to, please call Devin at 337-224-4818.More >>
    This friendly black pooch was found by our webmaster on Rena Drive in Lafayette. If you know who he belongs to, please call Devin at 337-224-4818.More >>
  • Impatient Boxer Honks Horn for Tardy Owner

    Impatient Boxer Honks Horn for Tardy Owner

    This boxer couldn't wait another doggone minute for her owner. The Metro reports that Fern the boxer was upset at Graham Haddow for taking too long in an art gallery in Dundee, Scotland. So the 18-month-oldMore >>
     You know the feeling.  You're waiting in the car for your significant other for what seems like hours, and it's so annoying!  Check out this story to find out how an 18 month old Boxer named Fern dealt with the same situation when she decided she couldn't wait another doggone minute for her owner.

     
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  • February is Spay-Neuter Awareness Month

    February is Spay-Neuter Awareness Month

    February is National Spay/Neuter Awareness Month We all know that spaying and neutering your pets is crucial to keep pet population under control, but did you know that there are also countless healthMore >>
    Spaying and neutering your pets is the key to not only controlling the pet overpopulation problem, but also to ensuring your pet has a healthy, happy life.  More >>
  • FLASh volunteers raise funds for Lafayette Animal Control

    FLASh volunteers raise funds for Lafayette Animal Control

    A huge step forward for the Lafayette Animal Control Center, thanks to the generosity of FLASh, or Friends of the Lafayette Animal Shelter. FLASh volunteers have raised funds to purchase 10 brand newMore >>
    A huge step forward for the Lafayette Animal Control Center, thanks to the generosity of FLASh, or Friends of the Lafayette Animal Shelter.More >>
  • Olympic Medalist Adopts Russian Dogs

    Olympic Medalist Adopts Russian Dogs

    Gus Kenworthy's party back in Colorado to celebrate his silver medal in men's slopestyle skiing is going to have to wait. He's still waiting for Russia to let the dogs out. No, seriously. The 22-year-oldMore >>
    Gus Kenworthy's party back in Colorado to celebrate his silver medal in men's slopestyle skiing is going to have to wait.  He's still waiting for Russia to let the dogs out. No, seriously.More >>
  • Top 10 International Zoo Superstars!

    Top 10 International Zoo Superstars!

    From baby pygmy lories to swimming tigers, zoos around the world are showcasing some amazing animals. Copy and paste the link below into your browser to see the top 10 "Zoo Superstars" on YouTubeMore >>
    From baby pygmy lories to swimming tigers, zoos around the world are showcasing some amazing animals.  Here's a look at the top 10 "Zoo Superstars" on YouTube.More >>
  • UL Lafayette Reverses Decision, Will Close Tomorrow

    UL Lafayette Reverses Decision, Will Close Tomorrow

    The University of Louisiana at Lafayette will remain closed on Wednesday, January 29, 2014. The latest weather advisory and assessment of roadways indicate a significant change, with strong possibilitiesMore >>
    The latest weather advisory has prompted officials of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette to cancel classes again tomorrow (Wednesday, January 29) due to the continuing icy road conditions.More >>
  • Protect Your Pets During Cold Weather

    Protect Your Pets During Cold Weather

    Brrrr—it's cold outside! The following guidelines will help you protect your companion animals when the mercury dips. Keep your cat inside. Outdoors, felines can freeze, become lost or be stolen,More >>
    Brrrr—it's cold outside! The following guidelines will help you protect your companion animals when the mercury dips. More >>
  • Water and Your Dog's Health

    Water and Your Dog's Health

    Water and Your Dog's Health When it comes to your dog's nutrition, water is even more important than protein, fat, carbohydrates, and vitamins. Your dog's body will naturally lose water all day. He losesMore >>
    When it comes to your dog's nutrition, water is even more important than protein, fat, carbohydrates, and vitamins. But how do you know how much water is enough to keep him healthy?  Here's how to meet your dog's hydration needs.More >>
  • Foods Your Dog Should Never Eat

    Foods Your Dog Should Never Eat

    Foods Your Dog Should Never Eat Your dog may be eager to eat "people food" from your dinner table or finish leftovers after a meal. It's safe to share certain foods with your dog. But some common foodsMore >>
    Your dog may be eager to eat "people food" from your dinner table or finish leftovers after a meal. It's safe to share certain foods with your dog. But some common foods and drinks can be harmful or even deadly for dogs.More >>
  • 9 Dog Myths and Facts

    9 Dog Myths and Facts

    9 Dog Myths and Facts Think you've got your pup all figured out? Not so fast, if you believe any of these nine common myths about dogs. Myth No. 1: A warm, dry nose signals a fever. The temperatureMore >>
    As dog owners, we like to think we've got our pups all figured out.  Not so fast, if you believe any of these nine common myths about dogs.More >>
  • Happy Thanksgiving from Blue's Pet Page!

    Happy Thanksgiving from Blue's Pet Page!

    Happy Thanksgiving from Blue's Pet Page! We're hoping you enjoy a safe and happy holiday with your friends and family, especially the furry, four-footed kind, or even those with feathers, scales, andMore >>
     Happy Thanksgiving to you and your pets from all of us at KLFY and thanks for being a supporter of Blue's Pet Page!More >>
  • 5 Foods Your Dog Should Avoid

    5 Foods Your Dog Should Avoid

    Five foods your dog should avoid All pet owners understand there are certain foods that can harm a dog. By knowing the kinds of food your dog should consume, you are not only keeping them healthy — you'reMore >>
    All pet owners understand there are certain foods that can harm a dog. By knowing the kinds of food your dog should consume, you are not only keeping them healthy — you're keeping them happy too. Here's a look at 5 foods you should never allow your dog to eat.More >>
  • Bark in the Park 2013

    Bark in the Park 2013

    According to the United States Humane Society there are an estimated 6 to 8 million homeless animals entering animal shelters every year. In the Hub City, Lafayette Animal Aid hosted its Annual Bark in the park fundraiser in Girard park over the weekend to help.More >>
  • Why are jerky treats making pets sick?

    Why are jerky treats making pets sick?

    If you have a dog or cat that became ill after eating jerky pet treats, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) would like to hear from you or your veterinarian. The agency has repeatedly issued alertsMore >>
    If you have a dog or cat that became ill after eating jerky pet treats, the Food and Drug Administration would like to hear from you or your veterinarian. More >>
  • The Story of Howie, the Doberman

    The Story of Howie, the Doberman

    This is the story of Howie, an elderly Doberman rescued from a kill shelter just before he was scheduled to be euthanized. Little is know about the circumstances that landed him in that situation, butMore >>
    Over the years here on Blue's Pet Page, we've brought you heartwarming stories about the incredible bond that develops between people and the animals they rescue.  This is undoubtedly one of the most touching rescue stories I've ever seen. Please take a few moments to watch Howie's video, to find out how the love of an animal can truly change us all.More >>
  • October is Adopt-A-Shelter Pet Month

    October is Adopt-A-Shelter Pet Month

    A big "thank you" to our friends at Camp Bow Wow for bringing us this great article. October is Adopt-A-Shelter-Dog Month, so why not celebrate by adopting a shelter or rescue pet? Are you thinkingMore >>
    Celebrate this special observance by adopting a homeless pet from your local animal shelter or rescue organization.  Camp Bow Wow shared these tips on what to consider when adopting a shelter pet.More >>
  • Baby Lion Practices Her Roar!

    Baby Lion Practices Her Roar!

    Baby white lion in Serbia http://www.buzzfeed.com/samimain/a-baby-lion-learning-to-roar-is-the-cutest-and-most-inspiratMore >>
    This rare white lion cub at the Belgrade Zoo in Serbia puts on quite a show as she learns to roar!More >>
  • Dept. urges pet owners to plan for Tropical Storm Karen

    Dept. urges pet owners to plan for Tropical Storm Karen

    The Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry is closely monitoring the track of Tropical Storm Karen. At this time, the southeastern part of the Louisiana coast could be impacted by storm surge,More >>
    Louisiana Agriculture and Forestry Commissioner Mike Strain, says livestock and pet owners should have a plan in place and make arrangements ahead of time to move their animals in the event flooding may occur as a result of Tropical Storm Karen.More >>
  • BLUE'S BLOG

    Blue's Blog

    BLUE'S BLOG Maverick and I were just wondering... Are you thinking about adopting a Siberian Husky or any other type of sled dog? They're beautiful and fascinating and powerful. They're also challenging,More >>
       Are you thinking about adopting a Siberian Husky or any other type of sled dog?  They're beautiful and fascinating and powerful.  They're also challenging, frustrating and a lot of work, especially if their owner isn't committed to do everything it takes to properly train them.  Here's exactly what it takes to raise a healthy and happy Husky.More >>
  • This Husky Loves Leaves!

    This Husky Loves Leaves!

    Fall is here, wrapping up my gardening for the season. I'm not a big fan of raking leaves, but Butcher the Husky makes it toootally worth it. :-) Watch the video here: http://youtu.be/7xEX-48RHCYMore >>
    Fall is here, and the trees are shedding their leaves. I'm not a big fan of raking leaves, but as you'll see in this awesome video, Butcher the Husky makes it totally worth it.More >>
  • Meet the Obama Family's New Pet!

    Meet the Obama Family's New Pet!

    A group of lucky journalists got the interview they've been clamoring for on Monday – with Sunny, the White House's new pup! After President Barack Obama completed some interviews of his own, the newestMore >>
    A group of lucky journalists got the interview they've been clamoring for on Monday – with Sunny, the White House's new pup!More >>
  • Abandoned Puppy Finds New Home

    Abandoned Puppy Finds New Home

    Earlier this month Peanut was found abandoned in a mall bathroom. The Chihuahua was half-starved and frail, but now is getting a second chance at a happy life as he has found a new family. On AugustMore >>
    A tiny dog is beginning a new life. Peanut was found abandoned in the bathroom of a Florida mall earlier this month. The Chihuahua was half-starved and frail, but now is getting a second chance at a happy life as he has found a new family. More >>
  • BBB warns residents about online puppy scam

    BBB warns residents about online puppy scam

    Thanks to the internet, people are being scammed right and left. And it's becoming harder and harder to decipher what's real and what's bogus. For countless internet scammers, nothing is off limits, notMore >>
    Every year, Americans spend top dollar for pure-bred animals ordered online from what they think are reputable breeders. But it's the dollar signs that have given life to a puppy scam.More >>
  • Iams and Eukanuba Pet Food Recalled Due to Possible Salmonella

    Iams and Eukanuba Pet Food Recalled Due to Possible Salmonella

    Here's the official recall list, courtesy of the Food and Drug Administration's website. Please check carefully to see if your pet's food is listed. P&G Voluntarily Recalls Limited Quantity of Dry PetMore >>
     Procter and Gamble is voluntarily recalling certain lots of Iams and Eukanuba pet food products due to possible salmonella contamination at a single processing facility.  Here's a complete list of which foods are on the recall list. More >>
  • Found Pets

    Found Pets

    FOUND: Small female mixed-breed dog, found on Lagneaux Road, heading towards Bourque Road on the southside of Lafayette. She has a sweet personality, and was not wearing a collar and is not microchipped.More >>
    FOUND: Small female mixed-breed dog, found on Lagneaux Road, heading towards Bourque Road on the southside of Lafayette. She has a sweet personality, and was not wearing a collar and is not microchipped.More >>
  • 5 Tips for Taking the Perfect Portrait of Your Pet

    5 Tips for Taking the Perfect Portrait of Your Pet

    Here's a great article by Linda Fiorella of "Vetstreet" that can help you finally capture that perfect photograph of your pet. A lot of us are addicted (OK, maybe even borderline obsessed) to taking picturesMore >>
    A lot of us are addicted (OK, maybe even borderline obsessed) to taking pictures of our pets — and then sharing those snapshots with the whole wide pet world.  Here are some expert tips from a veteran pet photographer on how to get the perfect shot.More >>
  • How Do I Stop My Dog from Chewing Everything?

    How Do I Stop My Dog from Chewing Everything?

    Puppies go through a teething stage from about four months to the age of ten months. They lose their baby teeth from about four to six months and their adult teeth begin to grow in at about six to tenMore >>
      Does your dog or puppy love to snack on everything in sight, including shoes, furniture and TV remote controls, to name just a few?  Here are some of the reasons for excessive chewing, and how to train your dog to chew only on what he's allowed to.More >>
  • Benefits of Doggie Daycare

    Benefits of Doggie Daycare

    Here are some great tips from Sandy Eckstein of WebMD Pet Health on choosing the right "doggie daycare" center. You've been feeling a bit guilty that your four-legged friend might need more than justMore >>
    If you're at work or school most of the day, your dog may need some extra companionship.  Here are some tips on how to choose the right "Doggie Daycare" center for your pet, and the benefits of spending time there.More >>
  • Two-Headed Turtle Born at San Antonio Zoo

    Two-Headed Turtle Born at San Antonio Zoo

    SAN ANTONIO — A two-headed turtle has hatched at the San Antonio Zoo and officials have named her Thelma and Louise. The female Texas cooter arrived June 18 and will go on display Thursday at the zoo'sMore >>
    A two-headed turtle has hatched at the San Antonio Zoo and officials have named her Thelma and Louise.  The female Texas cooter goes on display today at the zoo's Friedrich Aquarium.More >>
  • Help KLFY celebrate "Take Your Pet to Work Day"

    Help KLFY celebrate "Take Your Pet to Work Day"

    This Friday, June 28, KLFY TV10 is celebrating "Take Your Pet to Work Day" and we want you to be part of our celebration! KLFY employees will spend the day here at KLFY Studios with their furry best friends.More >>
    This Friday, TV10 is celebrating "Take Your Pet to Work Day" and we want you to be part of our celebration! We're asking our viewers and our social media followers and friends to join us in an effort to help homeless shelter pets.More >>
  • Soaring temperatures increase risk of heatstroke for pets

    Soaring temperatures increase risk of heatstroke for pets

    Now that summer is here, it's good to remember that pets require special care to avoid heatstroke. Dogs cannot tell us when they feel hot, and it is our responsibility to ensure that our pets have sufficientMore >>
    Now that summer is here, it's good to remember that pets require special care to avoid heatstroke.  Here are some tips from the LSU School of Veterinary Medicine to help keep your pets safe during the hot summer months.More >>
  • KLFY celebrates "Take your pet to work day"

    KLFY celebrates "Take your pet to work day"

    We're celebrating a special event this week, and you're invited. Friday is "Take your pet to work day" here at KLFY, and to celebrate, we're launching a community-wide pet food drive. Just stop by TV10More >>
    We're celebrating a special event this week, and you're invited. Friday is "Take your pet to work day" here at KLFY.More >>
  • Protect your pets from summer heat

    Protect your pets from summer heat

    As the heat index continues to rise outside, many of us are looking at ways to beat the heat, but don't forget about our four legged friends. According to Virginia Lee with the Lafayette Animal ControlMore >>
    As the heat index continues to rise outside, many of us are looking at ways to beat the heat, but don't forget about our four legged friends.More >>
  • Best Dogs for Kids

    Best Dogs for Kids

    Looking for a good pet for your child? These 20 dog breeds typically do well with kids. By Jackie Brown, Andrew DePrisco, Allan Reznik and Ernie Slone for DogChannel.com You might know that caring forMore >>
    Is your family considering adopting a dog?  Whether you're looking for a purebred or mixed-breed, here are a few that typically do well with children.More >>
  • No More Lost Pets!

    No More Lost Pets!

    No matter how careful you are to keep your dog at home, or how well you practice good habits to keep your dog safe, dogs get lost. Knowing that, you should prepare for it now. Here are some basic thingsMore >>
    No matter how careful you are to keep your dog at home, or how well you practice good habits to keep your dog safe, dogs get lost. Knowing that, you should prepare for it now. Here are some basic things you need to do.More >>
  • Top Household Hazards For Your Cat

    Top Household Hazards For Your Cat

    Your cat is curious, sticking his nose into random spaces and places. Exploring may expose him to some not so obvious dangers in your home. It just takes a bit of time and know-how to "cat-proof" yourMore >>
    Your cat is curious, sticking his nose into random spaces and places.  It just takes a bit of time and know-how to "cat-proof" your home.More >>
  • "Diabetes Alert" Dogs are Saving Lives

    "Diabetes Alert" Dogs are Saving Lives

    Deanna Whitehead and her Diabetes Alert Dog, J. D.Deanna Whitehead and her Diabetes Alert Dog, J. D.
    Dogs, long used by law enforcement and the military to sniff out drugs and bombs, are being trained to detect high and low blood sugar levels in their handlers. "With a diabetes-alert dog, some of theMore >>
    Dogs, long used by law enforcement and the military to sniff out drugs and bombs, are being trained to detect high and low blood sugar levels in their handlers. More >>
  • Hurricane preparedness for pet owners

    Hurricane preparedness for pet owners

    It may be hard to believe, but the 2013 hurricane season is just three weeks away.Emergency preparedness officials tell us now is the time to make sure you're prepared. While you're putting together aMore >>
    It's a problem that arises after every hurricane or natural disaster, animals left stranded, left behind when their owners were forced to evacuate.More >>
  • Stop Your Dog from Pulling on His Leash

    Stop Your Dog from Pulling on His Leash

    Why dogs do this A dog pulls on the leash for several reasons: • Sees, hears, or smells something exciting. • Excess energy makes it hard for her to contain herself. • Through experience, realizesMore >>
    Do you ever run into this problem while walking your dog?  Does he pull at the leash, trying to walk you instead of the other way around?  Here are some effective techniques to make that daily walk a pleasant one for both you and your dog.More >>
  • Tips for Prospective Horse Owners

    Tips for Prospective Horse Owners

    You would be hard pressed to find a little girl who would not be thrilled to have a pony. For some, an interest in horses is a passing fancy, eventually replaced by another hobby. For others, that firstMore >>
    Are you thinking about becoming a horse owner?  Check out these great tips from the Humane Society of the United States before deciding to buy a horse or adopt from an equine rescue organization.More >>
  • Today's Top Pet Pics

    Today's Top Pet Pics

    PET PIC #1; Theola Jackson sent us this cute picture of two very special members of her family, both in diapers! PET PIC #2: This is Sandra Castille's cat, Missy, who was adopted by the Castille familyMore >>
    We've been asking our KLFY viewers to send us their favorite pictures of their pets, and we've been overwhelmed with some great ones!  Here are just a few that we received today.  Please post your favorite pet pic to our KLFY Facebook page or e-mail them to Blue at brolfes@klfy.com.  Thanks!More >>
  • Bomb sniffing dogs in high demand

    Bomb sniffing dogs in high demand

    In cases of emergencies, such as bomb threats, narcotics busts and tracking suspects, law enforcement reach out for specially trained dogs. US K-9, a local facility in Kaplan, has trained over 5,000 dogsMore >>
    Bomb sniffing dogs are in high demand after the recent Boston Marathon bombing. US K9, a local facility here in Acadiana that trains the specialized dogs has seen a increase in calls.More >>
  • Introducing A New Dog to Your Family

    Introducing A New Dog to Your Family

    Introducing two dogs must be done slowly and carefully. Even if you have done your research on choosing the right second dog, it might not be an instant match. If the two dogs are not happily acceptingMore >>
      Are you thinking about adding another dog to your home?  Check out these tips for making your doggie introductions as smooth as possible, so your current pets and the new arrival all "feel at home."More >>
  • Tips for Adopting a Pet Bird

    Tips for Adopting a Pet Bird

    Not all bird-person unions are "happily ever after" tales. Some people simply didn't know what they were getting into when they brought a pet bird home (birds, after all, are called exotic for a reason)More >>
    Are you thinking of adopting a pet bird?  Bonnie Kenk of the BirdChannel.com has some important tips to consider to make your pet bird adoption a successful one.More >>
  • Top 10 Reasons to Spay or Neuter Your Kitten

    Top 10 Reasons to Spay or Neuter Your Kitten

    It's difficult to imagine your kitten growing up and having babies of her own. But female kittens can become pregnant as early as 6 months old, and once she has her first heat, she can have up to threeMore >>
    It's difficult to imagine your kitten growing up and having babies of her own. But female kittens can become pregnant as early as 6 months old, and once she has her first heat, she can have up to three litters per year. Here are the top 10 reasons spay or neuter surgery can benefit your pet and other animals. More >>
  • One Dog...Or Two? Or More?

    One Dog...Or Two? Or More?

    While the expense of a second dog is real, most people agree that taking care of two dogs isn't that much more difficult than caring for one. You can feed, exercise, socialize, and play with two dogs asMore >>
    It's a question many pet owners ask:  Should I Get a Second Dog?  If you're in the process of deciding whether to expand your dog house, here are some great tips to find out if another dog is right for you and your family. 

     

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  • Help Your Dog Enjoy a Healthy Spring

    Help Your Dog Enjoy a Healthy Spring

    The sun is a bit warmer. The snow is gone (almost). The slow thaw begins. The ground softens, the grass greens and new sprouts push their way up to meet the sun. Spring promises many things… new blossoms,More >>
     Spring brings the Easter Bunny, April showers and May flowers, but it also brings some doggy dangers, as well. Here are some must-have tips for a safe and healthy season.More >>
  • How to Make the Most of Your Visit to the Vet

    How to Make the Most of Your Visit to the Vet

    Here's a great article by Pamela Babcock of WebMD's Pet Health on how to get the most out of your visit to the veterinarian, and how to make sure your vet has all the information he or she needs to ensureMore >>
    Here's a great article by Pamela Babcock of WebMD's Pet Health on how to get the most out of your visit to the veterinarian, and how to make sure your vet has all the information he or she needs to ensure the health of your furry best friend. More >>
  • 5 Best Dog Breeds For Your Golden Years

    5 Best Dog Breeds For Your Golden Years

    If you're thinking about retiring in the next few years, you might be considering a new best friend, a furry companion to share those golden years with. Thanks to Gina Spadafori and our friends at Vetstreet,More >>
    If you're thinking about retiring in the next few years, you might be considering a new best friend, a furry companion to share those golden years with. Thanks to Gina Spadafori and our friends at Vetstreet, here's a thought-provoking article to help you make that important decision.More >>
  • Traveling With Cats: A Guide for Weekend Getaways

    Traveling With Cats: A Guide for Weekend Getaways

    If you can't imagine going on a weekend getaway without your furry companion, don't. Traveling with cats isn't as difficult as you might expect. Take it from me. The hubby and I took our pets on our week-longMore >>
    If you can't imagine going on a weekend getaway without your furry companion, then don't!   Traveling with cats isn't as difficult as you might expect. Here are some tips to make the trip a fun and safe one for both you and your feline best friend.More >>
  • 7 Ways to Spoil Your Pet this Week

    7 Ways to Spoil Your Pet this Week

    When you love your pet, go beyond the daily belly rubs and baby talk, and show your love and affection for your pet in a different way. Spend extra time with your furry friend. Here are just a fewMore >>
    When you love your pet, go beyond the daily belly rubs and baby talk, and show your love and affection for your pet in a different way. Spend extra time with your furry friend. Here are just a few ways to spoil your pet this week.More >>
  • Unlikely Animal BFF's!

    Unlikely Animal BFF's!

    They may look like an odd couple, but they were made for each other. Suryia the orangutan and Roscoe the Bluetick hound have been the best of friends since they met four years ago. Roscoe spotted theMore >>
    They may look like an odd couple, but they were made for each other.  Here's the story of two unlikely animal "Best Friends Forever" whose happenstance meeting led to a lifelong friendship.More >>
  • Iditarod Dogs Cared for by Inmates

    Iditarod Dogs Cared for by Inmates

    Former champion Mitch Seavey (53) won the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race this week to become the oldest winner of Alaska's grueling test of endurance. Have you ever wondered what happens to dogs who, for one reason or another, are unable to finish the race?More >>
  • How Smart Is Your Dog?

    How Smart Is Your Dog?

    How Smart Is Your Dog? Find out where yours ranks among the10 brightest breeds -- and whether smarter dogs make better pets. ByJulie Edgar WebMD Pet Health Feature Reviewed byElizabeth A. Martinez,More >>
    How smart is your dog? Find out where yours ranks among the10 brightest breeds -- and whether smarter dogs make better pets.More >>
  • These Pets are Record-Breakers!

    These Pets are Record-Breakers!

    Purina PetCentric has come up with this interesting list of animals that hold world records-simply amazing! Champions come in all shapes and sizes. Take a look at these record-breaking pets and theirMore >>
    Champions come in all shapes and sizes. Take a look at these record-breaking pets and their claims to fame. Then hold up your paws and howl cheerfully at their award-winning accomplishments!More >>
  • How to Give Medications to Dogs

    How to Give Medications to Dogs

    How to Give Medications to Dogs If you've ever had to administer any type of medicine to your dog, you know it can be quite a challenge. Here are some great tips from our friends at WebMD on how toMore >>
    If you've ever had to administer any type of medicine to your dog, you know it can be quite a challenge. Here are some great tips from our friends at WebMD on how to accomplish it.More >>
  • Pumpkin for Dogs?

    Pumpkin for Dogs?

    It's a fruit! No, it's a vegetable! It's a … pumpkin and, believe it or not, it is good to feed to your dog. Although most people think of pumpkins as vegetables, they are really a fruit born from vineMore >>
    It's a fruit! No, it's a vegetable! It's a … pumpkin and, believe it or not, it is good to feed to your dog. Although most people think of pumpkins as vegetables, they are really a fruit born from vine plants of the genus Cucurbita, part of the gourd family. More >>
  • More Dog Treats Recalled due to Antibiotics

    More Dog Treats Recalled due to Antibiotics

    The action came on the same day Milo's Kitchen, a brand of San Francisco-based Del Monte Corp., voluntarily recalled Chicken Jerky and Chicken Grillers Home-style dog treats for the same reason. Read moreMore >>
    The action came on the same day Milo's Kitchen, a brand of San Francisco-based Del Monte Corp., voluntarily recalled Chicken Jerky and Chicken Grillers Home-style dog treats for the same reason.More >>
  • How (and Why) to Foster a Pet

    How (and Why) to Foster a Pet

    All they need is love, plus a loving and nurturing temporary home. Adoptable dogs and cats in overcrowded animal shelters sometimes need a transition home between the shelter and their permanentMore >>
     Adoptable dogs and cats in overcrowded animal shelters sometimes need a transition home between the shelter and their permanent family, or to buy time until a forever home can be found. Fostering pets provides animal lovers a practical way to help animals in need.
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  • Important Health Warning for Horse Owners

    Important Health Warning for Horse Owners

    We're continuing to hear warnings from equine specialists about the ongoing dangers of Eastern Equine Encephalitis and West Nile Virus. That's why we wanted to share the following article written byMore >>
    Are your horses vaccinated appropriately against West Nile Virus and Eastern Equine Encephalitis? Both diseases have been diagnosed in horses in southern Louisiana, and horse owners should also know that both are very preventable.More >>
  • No wonder they called him Hulk

    No wonder they called him Hulk

    Hulk the green puppyHulk the green puppy
    From Cascade News: Mail Online By Helen Pow A Labrador puppy has aptly been named after the comic book hero 'Hulk' - not for it's super-strength but because it has a peculiar green coat. Naomi GrimesMore >>
    No wonder they called him Hulk: Meet the Labrador puppy that looks a bit toxic after being born with GREEN coat
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  • Strut Your Mutt for Animal Charity

    Strut Your Mutt for Animal Charity

    Strut Your Mutt will be held Saturday, September 22 at Parc Sans Souci in Downtown Lafayette. We'll kick things off with a walk around the park at nine, then dogs and their humans can enjoy a fun petMore >>
    It's almost Strut Day! "Strut Your Mutt" will be held Saturday, September 22 at Parc Sans Souci in Downtown Lafayette.  Proceeds from the event will benefit animal rescue organizations and sanctuaries throughout Acadiana.


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  • Beagle Survives 70-foot Leap off of N.J. Bridge With Only a Few Bruises

    Beagle Survives 70-foot Leap off of N.J. Bridge With Only a Few Bruises

    (CBS/AP) BURLINGTON TOWNSHIP, N.J. - A beagle who jumped 70 feet off a New Jersey bridge has survived with only minor bruises. Seven-year-old Brandi got away from her owner, Robert Lorenz, during a walkMore >>
    A beagle who jumped 70 feet off a New Jersey bridge has survived with only minor bruises. Seven-year-old Brandi got away from her owner, Robert Lorenz, during a walk along the Burlington Riverfront Promenade Friday night.More >>
  • Man Who Left Injured Dog on Mountain Speaks Out

    Man Who Left Injured Dog on Mountain Speaks Out

    (CBS/AP) A hiker who abandoned his injured five-year-old German Shepard/Rottweiler on a Colorado mountain last month spoke out after receiving death threats for his action, CBS affiliate KCNC Denver reportedMore >>
    A hiker who abandoned his injured five-year-old German shepard/Rottweiler on a Colorado mountain last month spoke out after receiving death threats for his action Sunday.More >>
  • Can We Really Talk with our Pets?

    Can We Really Talk with our Pets?

    Research associate in psychology at Harvard University Irene Pepperberg is best known for her work with birds, particularly a parrot named Alex. But she knows lots about animals in general, and is teachingMore >>
    It's at the top of every pet owner's wish list---to be able to communicate with our beloved pets.   One of the world's most respected experts on the topic weighs in with suggestions on how to make that dream come true.More >>
  • Back to School Time Can be Stressful for Pets

    Back to School Time Can be Stressful for Pets

    Your Pet's View of Kids Going Back to School Cats and dogs may have separation anxiety when kids leave for school With all the excitement of the kids going back to school, many families may not thinkMore >>
    With all the excitement of the kids going back to school, many families may not think about what it means to the dog or cat. Here some tips on how to help your pet deal with sadness or stress when the kids head back to class. More >>
  • Moving? Here's How to Help Your Pet Adjust to Your New Home

    Moving? Here's How to Help Your Pet Adjust to Your New Home

    When it's time to move into your new house, whether it's across town or across the country, your moving day checklist includes packing up your four-legged family members. And while moving with petsMore >>
    When it's time to move to a new home, whether it's across town or across the country, your moving day checklist includes packing up your four-legged family members. Here are some tips to make moving into your new home as stress-free as possible for everyone in your family — especially your pets!More >>
  • Summer Safety For Pets

    Summer Safety For Pets

    Here in Acadiana, even though the kids are getting ready to head back to school for the fall semester, there's still plenty of warm weather and summer fun in our future. That's why we wanted to shareMore >>
    Here in Acadiana, even though the kids are getting ready to head back to school for the fall semester, there's still plenty of warm weather and summer fun in our future.  That's why we wanted to share these good ideas from Purina on how to keep your pet safe during the remainder of the hot summer and early fall days ahead.More >>
  • Fat Cats: Help Your Tubby Tabby Get Back in Shape

    Fat Cats: Help Your Tubby Tabby Get Back in Shape

    By Sandy Eckstein WebMD Pet Health Feature An estimated 57% of U.S. cats are overweight or obese, according to a 2008 study by the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention. So WebMD asked Rolan Tripp,More >>
    An estimated 57% of U.S. cats are overweight or obese, according to a 2008 study by the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention.  Here are some veterinarian-approved tips for helping your tubby tabby get back in shape.More >>
  • Feeding Tips for Big and Little Dogs

    Feeding Tips for Big and Little Dogs

    FEEDING TIPS FOR BIG AND LITTLE DOGS By Joseph Saling, DVD From WebMD-Ask the Veterinarian Do you know what to do about a dog that's a picky eater or one that begs every time you go to the kitchenMore >>
    Do you know what to do about a dog that's a picky eater or one that begs every time you go to the kitchen to fix dinner? And how do you know your dog is getting enough to eat? Here are answers to these and other questions you may have about feeding your dog.More >>
  • Major Dog Food Recall Issued

    Major Dog Food Recall Issued

    There's been another pet food recall issued, once again due to possible Salmonella contamination in the Diamond South Carolina plant. This time around, the brand is Apex. Although there have beenMore >>
     Another major brand of dog good manufactured at the Diamond South Carolina factor is being recalled due to possible salmonella infection.  Click here to find out what foods are recalled and to find out if your pet is at risk.More >>
  • How to Give Medicine to Your Pet

    How to Give Medicine to Your Pet

    We've all been there, sitting in the vet's office and hearing that we're going to have to administer medication to our pets, at home, on our own. It can be a bit of a challenge to get your dog or catMore >>
    We've all been there, sitting in the vet's office and hearing that we're going to have to administer medication to our pets, at home, on our own.  It can be a bit of a challenge to get your dog or cat to swallow that pill or liquid medication, even under the best circumstances. Here are some tips to help make the process more comfortable for both you and your pet.More >>
  • 3 "Must Do's" for every pet owner

    3 "Must Do's" for every pet owner

    How to Protect Your Dog Now 3 things you can do now to make a search for a missing dog easier from www.dogchannel.com Losing a dog is a difficult, frustrating, and emotional time. There are, however,More >>
    Losing a dog is a difficult, frustrating, and emotional time. There are, however, several things you can do before a pet goes missing, that will make searching and ultimately finding your lost loved one easier and more efficient.  More >>
  • Pedigree Announces Canned Dog Food Recall

    Pedigree Announces Canned Dog Food Recall

    Mars Petcare US has just announced a voluntary recall of a limited range of three varieties of Pedigree weight management canned dog food due to a potential choking risk — it may contain small pieces ofMore >>
    Mars Petcare US has just announced a voluntary recall of a limited range of three varieties of Pedigree weight management canned dog food due to a potential choking risk.  Click here to find out which varieties are included in the recall.More >>
  • 4 Reasons to Bring Your Pet to Work

    4 Reasons to Bring Your Pet to Work

    From prevention.com How does this sound: You get another annoying email from your boss, but instead of biting your tongue or downing doughnuts, you're instantly comforted by Mr. Biscuit's knowing lookMore >>
    Here at KLFY-TV10, we're celebrating Take Your Dog to Work Day on Friday, June 29.  This day was created by Pet Sitters International as a way to promote adoptions and encourage people to support their local pet community. Here are some ideas from prevention.com on making it work in your workplace.

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  • DIY Home Remedies for Your Pet

    DIY Home Remedies for Your Pet

    Look no further than your kitchen pantry or medicine cabinet to take care of a pet emergency. However, you should always consult your vet first regarding your pet's situation and then he or she can suggestMore >>
    Look no further than your kitchen pantry or medicine cabinet to take care of a pet emergency. However, you should always consult your vet first regarding your pet's situation and then he or she can suggest a home remedy for you to try.More >>
  • Protect Your Pet Against Heatstroke

    Protect Your Pet Against Heatstroke

    From webvet.com As the weather starts getting warmer, don't forget that dogs and cats face increased risk of heat stroke during the summer. Unlike people, they have few sweat glands, which are found primarilyMore >>
     Acadiana's recent heat wave is putting your pet's health at risk.  Dogs and cats are at extreme risk of heatstroke during the hot summer months.  Here are some suggestions from webvet. com to help your pet beat the heat.More >>
  • "Lonesome George" Dies

    "Lonesome George" Dies

    QUITO, Ecuador (AP) - Giant tortoise experts from near and far have begun an autopsy of Lonesome George, whose failed efforts to reproduce made him a symbol of disappearing species. The Galapagos IslandMore >>
     Lonesome George, the Galapagos Island reptile who was the last of the Pinta island giant tortoise subspecies, was found dead in his pen on Sunday. Experts believe he was 100 years old.More >>
  • Canine Movie Star Retires

    Canine Movie Star Retires

    LOS ANGELES (AP) - Every dog has its day - and Monday belonged to Uggie. The canine star of the Oscar-winning film "The Artist" became the first dog to put its paw prints in cement outside Grauman'sMore >>
    Every dog has its day - and Monday belonged to Uggie.  The canine star of the Oscar-winning film "The Artist" became the first dog to put its paw prints in cement outside Grauman's Chinese Theatre.More >>
  • The Joys of Fostering a Homeless Pet

    The Joys of Fostering a Homeless Pet

    HERE'S A GREAT ARTICLE FROM www.taildom.com MUTTerings: The Fun of Fostering Years of temporarily housing rescue dogs have taught me the joys of helping save a life, and that getting acquainted and thenMore >>
     Have you ever considered becoming a foster parent for a dog or cat currently housed in an animal shelter in your community?  It's a wonderful opportunity to provide a temporary sanctuary, and save that pet's life until a permanent, forever home can be found.More >>
  • Please Spay or Neuter Your Pet-NOW

    Please Spay or Neuter Your Pet-NOW

    Why spaying or neutering is important Many folks hesitate to spay or neuter their pet, fearing that it's painful and wondering what the actual benefits are. Here is a discussion of the procedure and whyMore >>
    Many folks hesitate to spay or neuter their pet, fearing that it's painful and wondering what the actual benefits are. Here is a discussion of the procedure and why it's so beneficial to both pet and owner.More >>
  • Is Your Dog Your Child?

    Is Your Dog Your Child?

    Is your dog your child? by Colleen Paige of "Pet Home" Magazine It's funny when I ponder the word "own" to describe my place in my dog's life. I can't imagine telling someone that I own a child - biological,More >>
    Is your dog your child? by Colleen Paige of "Pet Home" Magazine It's funny when I ponder the word "own" to describe my place in my dog's life. I can't imagine telling someone that I own a child - biological,More >>
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    Pet Chiropractics

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  • Cane Two Visits Women's and Children's Hospital

    Cane Two Visits Women's and Children's Hospital

    Cane Two, the yellow lab mascot of Raising Canes restaurants, stopped by Women's and Children's Hospital to brighten the spirits of the young patients. Cane Two is a certified pet therapy dog.More >>
  • Carencro Middle Wildlife Visit

    Carencro Middle Wildlife Visit

    Carencro Middle Students got a firsthand look at wildlife this week. Wildlife rehabilitation experts from throughout Acadiana visited the School's Science Club, and brought along the wild creatures that they're nursing back to health.More >>
  • Snakes on a Show !!

    Snakes on a Show !!

    Blue and Gary get up close and friendly with a giant Boa on Meet Your Neighbor! More >>
  • Lost Autism companion dog: Soldier

    Lost Autism companion dog: Soldier

    This is Soldier & he is the constant companion of a young boy with autism. Soldier was last seen in the Arnould Blvd area near Jason's Deli & his family is desperate to find him. Please call 337-247-5051More >>
    This is Soldier & he is the constant companion of a young boy with autism. Soldier was last seen in the Arnould Blvd area near Jason's Deli & his family is desperate to find him. More >>
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    Dogs

    Loving and loyal, dogs give back every bit that you put into them. Find out how to be sure you are giving your dog the best life possible.More >>
  • Cats

    Cats

    Sure cats act like they could take care of themselves but the truth is they can't. Learn how to keep your cat happy and healthy here.More >>
  • Birds

    Birds

    Their bright colors, beautiful songs, and cheerful personalities have made birds popular pets for hundreds of years. Read inside for more information. More >>
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    Astrology for Pets

    Whether it's your cat or dog, fish or horse, all beings are influenced by the Stars. Get the real low-down on their behavior.More >>
    Whether it's your cat or dog, fish or horse, all beings are influenced by the Stars. Get the real low-down on their behavior. More >>
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    Pet Travel

    Everything you need to know to make caring for your pet an easy part of your trip.More >>
    Everything you need to know to make caring for your pet an easy part of your trip.More >>
  • Allergic to Pets?

    Allergic to Pets?

    Allergic to Pets?

    Following these guidelines can help you coexist with your pet, even if you have allergies. More >>
    For many, the benefits of animal companionship outweigh the drawbacks of pet allergies. Following these guidelines can help you coexist with your pet, even if you have allergies. More >>
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