Month: June 2017

Health officials are cautioning that 2017 could bring the worst tick season in recent memory. According to Time, climate change and milder winters have allowed the tick population and the animals ticks use as hosts (deer, mice, rabbits, etc.) to survive, multiply and spread across the country. An increase in ticks also means a rise
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Who says you need to master an instrument to be part of an acclaimed orchestra? This dog doesn’t know how to play squat — he just showed up. Of course, the rules are different for dogs. On June 20, a canine with an ear for classical music decided to saunter into a performance of Mendelssohn’s
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Fusee the dog is owed some congratulations. The adorable pooch just gave birth to eight healthy puppies. Before the big day, Fusee memorialized the start of her proud mom journey with a maternity shoot, reports Huffington Post. Miss Elsa/Twitter In the photos, which feature flower crowns and a sign that reads “Soon 2 Be Mom,”
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There is a large group of folks out there who just aren’t fans of rodents. And we’re not only talking about rats or mice; this disdain often applies to squirrels, chinchillas, guinea pigs and hamsters. The Bernese mountain dog in the video above just found out he is a card-carrying member of this group. The
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If your only interaction with baseball comes when a game (gasp!) suddenly preempts The Bachelorette, now is totally the time to pay attention. Meet Jake the Diamond Dog, described on Facebook as “The best darn dog in professional baseball.” The gorgeous golden retriever — whose good looks rival that of Derek Jeter’s IOO — travels
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PEOPLE recently reported on the rescue of 84 Great Danes from an alleged puppy mill in New Hampshire. “I’ve never seen conditions this bad in more than 21 years of law enforcement. Words cannot describe the absolute abhorrent conditions these animals were living in,” said Police Chief Dean Rondeau of the Wolfeboro, New Hampshire, Police
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(Picture Credit: Getty Images) These days, spaying and neutering your pet is a part of being a responsible pet owner, but it wasn’t always this way. Over a hundred years ago, the procedure would be considered cruel by today’s standards. Drowning and shooting were acceptable ways to dispose of unwanted animals, and anesthesia, when used,
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A company on Etsy is selling “butt covers” for dogs, which allow you to cover your dog’s anus with any number of fanciful designs: a flower, a heart, a cupcake, a star, a disco ball, the radioactivity symbol. [pushes away computer, stands up, stares quietly out window] [returns to computer, sighs] On the Etsy site,
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(Picture Credit: Getty Images) Question: How do I know if my dog is bored? Answer: A good indication your dog is bored is that you don’t come back to the same house in the evening that you left in the morning. A bored dog is likely to be a destructive dog–chewing up curtains, tearing up
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(Photo by Adam Pretty/Getty Images) Question: Under what circumstances is it a good idea to consider alternative medicine for my dog? (Photo by Olivier CHOUCHANA/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images) Answer: Personally I think it’s always a good idea to consider all the options available for improving the health of the pet and for helping the pet
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1. Key Characteristics AKC Group: Sporting Height: 23–28 inches Weight: 44–75 pounds Life Expectancy: 12–15 years This muscular, powerful game dog was bred for sport and makes a great companion for the home. The eyes are round and dark, and the nose is black, brown or flesh-colored depending on the coat color. The ears
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They brought their best bad hair days, crazy eyes and snaggle teeth, but only one canine could be crowned “The Ugliest.” On Friday, the Sonoma-Marin Fair in Petaluma, California, held its annual World’s Ugliest Dog contest and Martha, a “gassy” and gentle 125-pound Neapolitan Mastiff, went home with the top prize, beating out 13 fierce
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In the pet adoption world the phrase, “Who rescued who?” is popular. Pets bring so many positive things into our lives, it can seem like they are the ones who saved us. Now, it turns out they really can. Melody Jackson, an associate professor and director of the animal-computer interaction lab at the Georgia Institute
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This article originally appeared on RealSimple.com From a futuristic cat carrier to the comfiest dog bed ever, these products were made to pamper your pet. Mod Carrier U-pet This well-ventilated space-age backpack keeps a cat or small dog (up to 16 pounds) comfy and safe. You can swap out the acrylic window for a mesh-front
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