The Latest

In Redwood City, near San Francisco, a buddha greets us every time we come back to our hotel. He sits peacefully in a pool, water flowing out of the top of his head like a clear stream of knowledge.

Staff writer Paul Wood chats with the 42-year-old comedian and former Champaign County Humane Society staffer who loves animals.

Although it's rare, some puppies are born with heart conditions that should be detected and treated as soon as possible to ensure that they lead a healthy life.

Staff writer Paul Wood chats with the iVenture Accelerator fellow and undergraduate at the University of Illinois whose new venture, Verge Pets, is developing an Automatic Reptile Feeder.

Demand for the initial public offering has been high, with investors banking on the growth of the pet market. Chewy raised just over $1 billion, with 46.5 million shares sold at $22 each. That's above what the company had expected.

DECATUR (AP) — An animal hospital in central Illinois recently gave bereaved pet owners an opportunity to memorialize their beloved pets.They gathered in Decatur Sunday to pray and share stories at the service held by Northgate Pet Clinic, the (Decatur) Herald and Review reported.

Where shall I begin? Should the story start with Michael on the roof? Or the pies? Baby chicks? Maybe I should start with the birthday croissants, but if you know Ursula, the bad dog, at all, you already know the end of that story, which involved an exuberant but solitary celebration of fancy carbs.

'Although there is a window of highest risk between 8 and 16 weeks, adult dogs that are not correctly vaccinated may contract this virus as well,' said Dr. Jennifer Reinhart, a small-animal internal-medicine specialist at the UI Veterinary Teaching Hospital in Urbana.

In my 35 years of practice, I created an approach to quickly screen for storm anxiety in dogs, and based on this, created the medication and safety plan to reduce storm fear. I call this the storm sangria.

The grass in Birdland had not been mowed, and Michael and I were walking around with our coffee. Most mornings find me with my husband, taking a turn in the yard to see what is blooming, what needs to be weeded or fixed.

Staff writer Paul Wood chats with the veterinary oncologist at the UI College of Veterinary Medicine who has been researching osteosarcoma and how these malignant bone tumors spread to other parts of the body in dogs, who are particularly vulnerable.

Spring has come to Birdland, bringing flooding, but also color to the yard and beyond.Daffodils and jonquils from bright yellow to pale ivory have opened in abundance. They have been blooming for a while, and I was worried the frost we got last week would nip them, but only a few gave up and lay down.

Spring has come to Birdland, and it finds me with my nose in a book."Ephphatha" (which means "to be opened." Don't be embarrassed to look up the pronunciation: I had to) by Thomas M. Caulfield details his deaf son's journey through the educational system, basketball teams and a hearing society.