Wasao, popular 'ugly-cute' Akita dog, dies at age 13

National Jun 9, 2020

Wasao, popular 'ugly-cute' Akita dog, dies at age 13

Wasao, an Akita dog who earned nationwide popularity for his unique looks, has died at age 13, believed to be equivalent to around the early 90s in human years, a support group said Tuesday. The big, white furry canine with a squinty-eyed face died Monday. ...

How safe are pets from COVID-19?

Commentary / World May 30, 2020

How safe are pets from COVID-19?

by Faye Flam

Back in mid-April, I took my 13-year-old cat to the vet for some tests. They told me his chronic heart disease had worsened, but it was nothing alarming. His condition started to deteriorate a few days later, ultimately leading to a 3 a.m. trip ...