Pets

Giant Pet Tortoise on the Run After Escaping Kansas Home

We might think of tortoises as slow creatures, but one family found out the hard way that they can still manage to run away.

One Kansas family is asking their neighbors to keep an eye out for a “giant tan, brown hump” after their 10-year-old pet tortoise, Madmartigan, escaped their Wichita backyard sometime between Monday morning and Monday afternoon.

While they believe that Madmartigan is still in the area, they are worried about her safety, particularly because temperatures have fallen in recent days, Harun Bahri told KSN News.

“We are originally from Phoenix, Arizona, and in the winter times,

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National Pet Day: How to prepare your pets for your return to work

They got used to people being at home most of the time, just as people learned how to juggle caring for their pets while also doing their jobs remotely.

But now, with Covid-19 vaccinations picking up, if you have a pet, it’s time to prepare them for your return to normal — whatever that may look like post-pandemic.

And, according to some animal experts, it’s going to take time for them to adjust.

Remember, they had to make adjustments too: Some pets had to make a real adjustment to the sudden 24/7 intimacy of people being home all day, especially
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18 best gifts for dogs, cats and other pets 2021

While you may celebrate your pet every day, you can still take advantage of a special occasion like National Pet Day to pamper them a little more. The holiday started in 2006 when animal welfare advocate Colleen Paige wanted to bring attention to the millions of pets in animal shelters. Since then, National Pet Day has become a way for people to celebrate the joy their pets bring them. And more pet parents than ever are going to be able to celebrate this year: In a January 2021 survey conducted by online pet network and marketplace Rover, 49 percent

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Enjoy the spring with a new pet: April 10-11

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — As a pet owner, I try to make food for them as often as possible. I know it’s fresh, what the ingredients are and where it comes from.

Typically, it’s a combination of lean meat, hard-boiled eggs, kale or spinach, carrots or sweet potatoes, and apple cider vinegar. They love it.

But if you don’t have time to prepare food, there are options available to you. Here are a few:

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Sony Launches ‘HT’ Short ‘Monster Pets’ for Pets Day!

Moviegoers are in for a scary good time as Sony Pictures Animation launches Monster Pets, a brand-new short film from the Hotel Transylvania universe showing on the big screen exclusively in Cinemark theaters. The hair-raising animated caper has also debuted online to get an early start on celebrating Pets Day this weekend.

In Monster Pets, Drac’s lovable, monster-sized puppy, Tinkles, has more energy than ever and just wants to play ball! Unfortunately, Drac is too busy juggling his duties at the hotel, so he is determined to find a monster pet companion for his huge furry friend. After

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How to Pet-Proof Your Garden This Spring

A boxer dog lies next to a garden bed full of green plants and yellow flowers. It has its tongue out.

Photo: kochabamba (Shutterstock)

Pets and gardens don’t always get along. If you have both, it’s important to keep them out of each other’s business so everyone stays happy and healthy.

How to pet-proof your garden

Of course, this is a lot easier said than done. Dogs love to dig, and cats love to find new and exciting venues for pooping—which, for some reason, are always your garden beds. But with some common sense and a little work, you can keep pets and other assorted critters out of your garden and out of trouble. This video from HomeAdvisor

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