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NORFOLK, Va. — Cayla Harper’s two jobs require her to keep her cool. She interacts with the public, helping people in distress, even saving lives as she splits her summer weeks between working as a firefighter/medic and a lifeguard supervisor. Read more

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Pets and pet adoption have taken on new significance since the start of the pandemic more than a year ago. As we continue to emerge from COVID-19, the importance of canine (or feline, reptilian, amphibian or pescatarian) companionship has risen to new levels in our lives. Read more

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The past year of dealing with the pandemic has been challenging for all of us. Our pets have been there with us through all of it, from the good (the extra companionship) to the bad (overeating, binge-watching TV and not exercising regularly). Unfortunately, our altered lifestyles have also … Read more

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SLINGER — Eight-yearold Hannah Warsh, along with her twin brother Harrison, are using their love for animals as a driving force to help collect donations for a Beaver Dam-based animal rescue, Frosty’s Fosters Animal Rescue, Inc. Read more

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You’ve quarantined together, deepening the bond. Or, perhaps the unexpected time at home seemed like the perfect season in which to add a four-legged friend to your tribe. Either way, as we plan vacation time, the mere thought of leaving our furry friends behind can cause consternation. Fort… Read more

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Humans spring-clean to prepare for the warm season ahead, and your pet needs to do so as well. You and your dog have been cooped up all winter long, and now that spring is on its way, it’s time to get rid of the old and bring in the new. Read more

February is National Pet Dental Health Month. Caring for your dog’s teeth isn't just an important part of grooming and keeping your dog looking her best, it's also an integral part of keeping her healthy on a larger scale. Regular dental care and brushing is essential to prevent bad breath a… Read more

NEW YORK — To every sport, there’s a season, a spot on the calendar that fans mark for the big event. World Series, October. College hoops, March. Indy 500, Memorial Day.For dog owners, it’s right around Valentine’s Day. That’s when they normally cuddle up on the couch with their precious po… Read more

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has caused changes to our daily routines. Many of us have taken the opportunity to add pets to our families during this time, and our reduced social schedules have allowed for more quality time with our family and pets. Although our cats may have mixed emotions … Read more

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ISTANBUL  — A devoted dog has spent days waiting outside a hospital in northern Turkey where her sick owner was receiving treatment.The pet, Boncuk, which means bead, followed the ambulance that transported her owner, Cemal Senturk, to hospital in the Black Sea city of Trabzon on Jan. 14. Sh… Read more

Despite health experts' warnings that raising one's voice can increase the likelihood of spreading the coronavirus, yelling seems to have become the new norm of communication for many in this year of heightened stress and shortened tempers. But even if you're wearing a mask and standing 6 fe… Read more

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GERMANTOWN — Paws and Reflect, a new pet grooming business looking to set up shop in Germantown, has received the all clear on its first round approvals, paving the way for the business to start converting its chosen location. Read more