• Pets News

    Flying With Your Pet? It Just Got a Lot More Difficult.

    Animals without service dog documentation must either travel in a pet carrier that fits under the seat, or in the cargo hold. And the coronavirus has thrown another wrench into the works: Multiple airlines, struggling to survive as flights were canceled and employee ranks slashed, announced they would no longer take pets in the cargo hold at all. Today, only American Airlines, Hawaiian Airlines and Alaska Airlines accept dogs in the hold, and not on every flight — most aircraft can only accommodate a 27-inch crate, making options for those with larger-breed dogs even more limited. Some domestic airlines have increased fees for flying with pets in the cabin, as…

  • Cat

    ‘Flying Treats’: Can Dogs and Cats Snack Safely on Cicadas?

    “Dogs eat lots of stuff — they will paw open a pantry and eat five pounds of dog food before owners catch them,” Dr. Hohenhaus said. “One dog puked up a shark toy. So if you have a dog who goes to the country for the weekend and eats horse poop, he’ll have diarrhea on Monday morning.” As for those pets who have hoovered up cicadas and landed in the vet E.R., she said, cause and effect are not necessarily obvious. “I don’t know if the cicada shells made the dog sick or it was the Kleenexes and trash the dog ate out of the bathroom basket.” Cicadas can, however,…