Pets

Pet Vet: With rabbits, it's all in the way they're fed

Rabbits are becoming increasingly popular as companion pets and deservedly so. These fabulous creatures are highly intelligent, interactive animals that can live indoors and out and are quite adept at teaching their caretakers how they want to live their lives. That last remark is a bit "tongue-in-cheek"; however, there is some truth in those words, as rabbits are very capable of understanding their people.

Pets

Animal Island: How to introduce new baby to pets

Q: My wife and I are having our first baby and the due date is next month. We have a Chihuahua, a Pomeranian and two cats, and we admit that we have spoiled them. We are wondering what we should do when we bring the baby home from the hospital. We have read that we should show the dogs a doll and make believe that it is a baby, but that seemed a bit weird, and wondered what suggestions you would have.

Pets

Missouri bill would ban laws targeting specific dog breeds

The bill, sponsored by Republican Sen. Brian Nieves, allows for local ordinances prohibiting dogs from running at large, as long as the regulation is not specific to breeds of dogs. If passed, it would undo any local ordinances already in place, including one in Kansas City that mandates pit bulls be spayed or neutered.

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