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From medications to toys, it's time to spring clean pets

NEW YORK (AP) — Spring has sprung for many and it's time to air out the house, toss the closets and start plotting the yard...

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Business Highlights

___Hiring rebounds as US employers add a solid 196,000 jobsWASHINGTON (AP) — Hiring in the United States rebounded in March as...

Crime

Man charged with cruelty, abandonment of pet fish

WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina man has been charged with abandoning a pet fish that authorities say he left behind...

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Meow hear this: Study says cats react to sound of their name

NEW YORK (AP) — Hey Kitty! Yes, you. A new study suggests household cats can respond to the sound of their own names.No...

Health

Forget kibbles: US sales of fresh pet food are soaring

DETROIT (AP) — Kibbles for Fido? Nope. These days he's getting diced chicken with sweet potatoes and spinach.U.S. pet owners...

Health

Editorial Roundup: Excerpts from recent editorials

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad:___April 1Los Angeles Times on the fatal shooting of...

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Virginia governor signs 'Tommie's Law,' making animal cruelty a felony offense

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam on Monday signed a bill into law that will make animal cruelty toward cats and...

Life

Pets & People to hold electronics recycling fundraiser April 6

YUKON — Pets & People Humane Society will be collecting unwanted electronics from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at 1000 Garth...

Life

Adopt a pet: Oklahoma City-area pet adoption options

Bethany Animal Control Shelter, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the first Saturday of the month,...

Business

Want your dog in the wedding? Pros can make it go smoothly

When Kelly Curry was planning her wedding, she knew her dogs Charlie, Zoey and Izzy were going to be in it, and that her...

Life

Downtown Edmond fundraiser benefits 'Fetch Fido a Flight'

EDMOND — The Downtown Edmond Business Association raised $667 for the Fetch Fido A Flight organization during its sale of candy...

Life

Adopt a pet: Oklahoma City-area pet adoption options

Bethany Animal Control Shelter, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the first Saturday of the month,...

Sports

After vanishing at airport, show dog reunites with owner

ATLANTA (AP) — A prize-winning show dog that vanished at the Atlanta airport has been found.Officials at Hartsfield-Jackson...

Sports

Show dog awaiting flight goes missing at Atlanta airport

ATLANTA (AP) — A Dutch man says his show dog went missing at Atlanta's airport while waiting to board a flight to...

Sports

Iditarod competitor whose dogs quit says they got spooked

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The Iditarod musher who was hours ahead in the Alaska wilderness race when his dogs refused to keep...

Health

German shorthaired pointer nips at heels of top dog breeds

NEW YORK (AP) — Labrador retrievers aren't letting go of their hold on U.S. dog lovers, but German shorthaired pointers are...

Life

Magic show to benefit Friends for Folks, Central Oklahoma Humane Society

Oklahoma native Rob Lake amazed the audience with magic on "America's Got Talent," and now he will perform at the Tower Theatre...

Life

Adopt a pet: Oklahoma City-area pet adoption options

Bethany Animal Control Shelter, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the first Saturday of the month,...

Health

Study: Dog-walking can be hazardous for seniors

Dogs need to go on walks, and walking is good exercise for older adults. Seniors who combine the two — by walking a dog — are...

Life

State briefs for March 16

OKLAHOMA CITY Free and half-price pet adoptions Sunday at OKC Animal Welfare Wear green to OKC Animal Welfare on Sunday for a...

Health

Disease may be killing California desert bighorn sheep

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — A new survey has found a sharp decline in desert bighorn sheep in Southern California, and biologists...

The OK Photo Issue

HealthDec 9, 2018

Near as I can tell, photographers from The Oklahoman archived nearly 30,000 photos during the past year. Our photo staff is seasoned, talented and hugely productive. In this issue of The OK, we share their gifts and hard work with you. In these...

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Exhibit explores keen senses, abilities of man's best friend

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Did people domesticate dogs or was it the other way around? And why do these two species seem to think so...

Sports

Musher's journey from feeding sled dogs to winning Iditarod

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A young Pete Kaiser had the drive to learn about racing sled dogs and the family and community to...

Life

Adopt a pet: Oklahoma City-area pet adoption options

Bethany Animal Control Shelter, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the first Saturday of the month,...

News

Wanted: More pastures for West's overpopulated wild horses

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — If you ever wished to gaze at a stomping, snorting, neighing panorama of Western heritage from your...

News

Police: Girl walking dog helps find man tied up in car trunk

IRVINGTON, N.J. (AP) — Police say a girl walking her dog heard screams coming from a car trunk and helped rescue a man who had...

Health

Broken bones from falls on the rise among older dog walkers

Broken bones from falls while dog walking are on the rise among older U.S. adults and hip fractures are among the most common...

Life

Adopt a pet: Oklahoma City-area pet adoption options

Bethany Animal Control Shelter, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the first Saturday of the month,...

Health

Cat that lived 6 years in Alaska general store gets evicted

HOMER, Alaska (AP) — A cat named Stormy that has spent more than six years as a fixture in a remote Alaska general store is...

Business

Local business uses anniversary for charitable fundraising opportunity

It’s their birthday, and they’ll donate if they want to. Oklahoma City-based brewery COOP Ale Works is celebrating its 10th...

Health

Martha Stewart partners with Canadian cannabis firm

No, you're not smoking something. Martha Stewart has entered the fast-growing — but still legally murky — cannabis market.The...

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Sully, George H.W. Bush's dog, starts new job with wounded U.S. service members, veterans

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Lifting his thick paw to shake, former President George H.W. Bush’s service dog took an oath to serve at...

Life

Adopt a pet: Oklahoma City-area pet adoption options

Bethany Animal Control Shelter, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the first Saturday of the month,...

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Great Dane gives birth to 'never-ending puppies,' 19 to be exact

Cleo, a Great Dane in Arizona, was said to be doing well Monday after giving birth to 19 -- yes, 19 -- puppies over the...

News

The Latest: Search is off for missing woman in landslide

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Latest on woman trapped under San Francisco landslide (all times local):6:30 p.m.The San Francisco...

Life

Video: OKC native Olivia Munn becomes an ambassador for Shelter Pet Project's #AdoptPureLove campaign

Today is National Love Your Pet Day, and Oklahoma City native Olivia Munn is definitely showing the love.

Life

Adopt a pet: Oklahoma City-area pet adoption options

Bethany Animal Control Shelter, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the first Saturday of the month,...

News

Dog reunited with family 101 days after California wildfire

PARADISE, Calif. (AP) — A dog named Kingston is back with his family 101 days after he jumped out of their truck as they fled a...

News

Dog shoots man: German court rules owner not fit for license

BERLIN (AP) — A German court has ruled that a dog owner isn't fit to carry a firearms license after his dog shot him with a...

News

Turkmenistan to open vet clinic despite harsh animal views

MOSCOW (AP) — The president of Turkmenistan, a country criticized for allegedly exterminating stray dogs and cats, has ordered...

Life

State briefs for Feb. 15

OKLAHOMA CITY Vet tech students to hold dog-washing fundraiser Veterinary technology students from Oklahoma State...

Life

Adopt a pet: Oklahoma City-area pet adoption options

Bethany Animal Control Shelter, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the first Saturday of the month,...

Life

Downtown Edmond candy grams offered for a cause

EDMOND — With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, members of the Downtown Edmond Business Association will be offering...

Health

Dog DNA testing takes off, and generates debate

NEW YORK (AP) — As people peer into DNA for clues to health and heritage, man's best friend is under the microscope,...

Business

New app lets dog lovers swipe right for perfect pet match

VILNIUS, Lithuania — If the pooch melts your heart, swipe right. Animal lovers in Lithuania have created a mobile application...

Life

Adopt a pet: Oklahoma City-area pet adoption options

Bethany Animal Control Shelter, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the first Saturday of the month,...

Health

Veterinarians revive cat that nearly froze in Montana

KALISPELL, Mont. (AP) — Veterinarians in Montana revived a cat named Fluffy that nearly froze to death after being found in a...

Health

Bloody handprint among evidence in Chinese scholar's case

CHICAGO (AP) — Prosecutors are building a case, partly on a bloody handprint and the responses of a cadaver-sniffing dog, that...

Business

New app lets dog lovers swipe right for perfect pet match

VILNIUS, Lithuania (AP) — If the pooch melts your heart, swipe right.Animal lovers in Lithuania have created a mobile...

To get happy, become your own best friend

HealthApr 2, 2019

Want to be happy? Become your own best friend. Mildred Newman and Bernard Berkowitz, two psychoanalysts, published a book telling us how to do that in 1971. "How To Be Your Own Best Friend" is still available. (For children, read "How To Be...

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