delivers up-to-the-minute news and information on the latest top stories, weather, entertainment, politics and more. Tue, 11 Mar 2014 12:32:01 +0000 Ask Dr. Norm: It’s a dog’s teeth’s world Tue, 25 Feb 2014 11:51:22 +0000 By Dr. Norm Stillman More Content Now Dear Molly,
Thanks for your question. February is National Pet Dental Health Month, so it's very appropriate. You specifically asked about your dog, but in this case everything I'll tell you will apply equally to a cat as well.
I do encourage folks to brush their pets' teeth, but there's more than one way to try to promote good dental health and prevent the onset of dental decay and periodontal disease. As I'm sure you [...]]]>
Ask Dr. Norm: Mixed breed or pure? Fri, 07 Feb 2014 14:01:40 +0000 By Dr. Norm Stillman More Content Now Dear Claudine, that's an interesting and very common question. I'm glad you asked it. Let's begin by defining our terms. When we refer to a purebred dog or cat we're implying that the pet is a representative of a certain breed, such as the Cocker Spaniel dog, or the Siamese cat. This means that the pet's parents, grandparents, great-grandparents, etc. were also representatives of the same breed. We're [...]]]> Furry Face-Off: Can Kitten Bowl Steal the Spotlight from Puppies? Tue, 04 Feb 2014 20:15:05 +0000 PAWS hosts mobile vet clinic Thu, 16 Jan 2014 09:00:00 +0000 By Mark Rainwater Jeni Slavant worked in inner city Dallas helping reduce the number of unwanted pets.
When she moved back to Louisiana five years ago, she wasn’t at all surprised to see just a great a need in Monroe as existed in the larger metropolitan area.
But she was somewhat surprised to see the need in rural parts of Morehouse Parish when she moved here a year ago.
Bastrop Learning Academy collecting Pennies for PAWS Thu, 16 Jan 2014 08:00:00 +0000 Dee Tubbs According to BLA teacher and sponsor of the contest Amanda Hogan Hough, students are competing against each other by donating their pennies each day, with the winner receiving a prize package from Paws as well as other incentives.
"We try to continuously [...]]]>
Abused dog will soon find a forever home Mon, 13 Jan 2014 10:00:00 +0000 By Mark Rainwater A dog, whose Bastrop owner was cited for animal cruelty, will soon have a new forever home.
The female pit bull is now staying at a foster home until her medical conditions improve and is beginning to answer her new name, Kai Paddah.
"She is everything those names suggest," said Missy Sanders Diffenderfer. In Swahili, Kai is a female name meaning loveable. Padah is a Hebrew [...]]]>
Abused dog allegedly safe outside parish Sat, 11 Jan 2014 09:00:00 +0000 By Mark Rainwater A rapidly evolving story surrounding a dog that was allegedly mistreated and later disappeared seems to have a happy ending.
Bastrop Police Chief Downey Black said the owner of the female pit bull was issued a citation for animal cruelty Wednesday. The dog owner told officers in a follow up visit Thursday he had given the dog to a family member who pledged to provide adequate care for the animal.
What Breed of Dog Is Bear on ‘Person of Interest’? Thu, 09 Jan 2014 11:23:45 +0000 Freeze warning still in effect Tue, 07 Jan 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Dee Tubbs