New York becomes first state to ban cat declawing

New York became the first U.S. state to ban the declawing of cats Monday, joining most of Europe, several Canadian provinces and a growing list of American cities that already prohibit a procedure animal advocates call cruel and unnecessary.

Dog rescued after being buried alive on Hawaii beach

A dog who was buried alive on a beach on the Hawaiian island of O'ahu on Tuesday, July 9, and cut with a blade was rushed to a veterinary clinic for care before being placed in a foster home later that day, according to PAWS of Hawaii.

This common sugar substitute can be deadly for dogs, FDA warns

You should always be careful about what you let your dog eat — case in point, a common sugar substitute found in everything from chewing gum to peanut butter can be deadly for man's best friend, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).