Pet

AP: To keep pets in homes, animal welfare groups help owners

Early in May, Nydia Bonefont was concerned when her dog wouldn’t eat and seemed lethargic. She realized that Papi, a 9-year-old Beagle/Cavalier...

NPR: 1st U.S. Dog With COVID-19 Has Died, And There’s A Lot We Still Don’t Know

Buddy, an adult German shepherd from Staten Island, was the first dog in the U.S. to test positive for the coronavirus. His...

PetMD: Leptospirosis in Dogs: What It Is and What You Should Know

Leptospirosis in dogs is a bacterial infection that spreads through the bloodstream. Dogs can get leptospirosis from puddles or bodies of water...

CNN: A Kansas dog went missing for days. Turns out, she had journeyed to her previous house in Missouri, over 50 miles away

After Cleo the 4-year-old Labrador went missing, her owners found her somewhere they didn't expect: At home.Except that it was the family's...

PETMD: Homemade Dog Food: Is It Healthy to Cook for Your Dog?

Feeding your dog a meal that looks similar to what you have for dinner might be an appealing alternative to offering commercial...

CNN: A family dog could help your preschooler learn social and emotional skills, study finds

With our busy schedules and reliance on technology for entertainment, it's hard for little ones to get enough of the outdoor...

CNN: Nope, every dog year isn’t equal to 7 human years, researchers now say

(CNN) How do you compare a dog's age to that of a person? A popular method says you should multiply the dog's...

CNN: Pets and fireworks: how to keep your animals calm and safe on July 4

(CNN) Fireworks explode like magnified gunfire in the exquisitely sensitive ears of many of our pets.Measuring between 150 and 175 decibels, fireworks are...

CNN: Augie the dog celebrated her 20th birthday this week, making her the oldest golden retriever in history

With a dog-friendly cake and loved ones around her, August the golden retriever celebrated her birthday recently. But little did she...

BBC: Dog ‘adopts’ nine orphaned ducklings at Essex castle

A dog has "adopted" nine ducklings after their mother disappeared. Fred, a 10-year-old labrador has become "dad" to the...

Safety Precautions You Should Take As Dog Parks Reopen

As someone who worked in the animal ER for many years, I often wondered if dog parks were invented by an emergency...

BBC: ‘Stop and think’ before buying dogs from abroad, says vet

One of the UK's leading vets has told Radio 1 Newsbeat people need to "stop and think" before buying dogs from abroad.

Anouncement

[Champagin] C-U PRIDEFEST Sep. 25-27

Pride Fest is going virtual! Stay apart but rise united with LGBTQ+ community. Uniting Pride of Champaign County will be offering a full schedule...

COV-Course: A Free, Non-credit Course Open to Illinois Alumni

A new University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign course, COV-Course: A Multidisciplinary Approach to Understanding the Pandemic, will offer a comprehensive, interdisciplinary understanding of...

Illinois enrollment remains above 50,000

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — The University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign’s 2020 enrollment is 52,331, surpassing last year’s record of 51,196, a status administration officials...

[Urbana] Take a Child Outside Week September 18 – 27

National Take a Child Outside Week begins September 18. The week encourages adults to take their children outside to explore and discover...