Month: July 2017

Pet parents do so much for their fur babies: feed them, walk them, bathe them, clean up their poop. While we are pretty sure our pups appreciate us for all we do, wouldn’t it be satisfying to know for certain that they understand just how devoted we really are? Well, a woman named Angiee has
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Today is National Bacon Day, a day dedicated to the cooking and eating of bacon, which is in sharp contrast to the other 364 days of the year, which are dedicated to the cooking and eating of bacon. We wondered how dogs are celebrating National Bacon Day, because of all the cooking and eating of
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(Picture Credit: Getty) There’s a short developmental window in every dog’s life when he’s extremely sensitive to his environment. The number of positive encounters he has with other people and dogs during this period, which ranges from just a few weeks old to three or four months of age, can dramatically influence how friendly he
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(Picture Credit: Getty Images) We all want our dogs to be as healthy and long-lived as possible, so it makes perfect sense to feed them well. But can the same ol’, same ol’ food that we plop into the bowl every day fulfill 100 percent of our dogs’ dietary needs? The short answer: it probably
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(Photo Credit: Shutterstock) The vitamin and supplement business for humans is a multi-billion dollar industry. Many pet owners also feel that if supplements are good for them, they must be good for their pets too. However, before giving out supplements to your pup like treats, you should consider if they are something your pet actually
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(Picture Credit: Getty Images) We often think of exercise only as a health issue, but it has significant day-to-day effects on a dog’s behavior as well. Dogs — particularly puppies and young dogs — have a lot of energy, and if they don’t get the chance to burn it off, destructive behavior is often the
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When it happens it makes headlines. Tales of stolen dogs reuniting with their rightful families go viral not just because they are heartwarming, but also because they are the exception to the rule. A recent study out of the United Kingdom found only one in five of the dogs stolen there each day is recovered.
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1. Key Characteristics AKC Group: Hound Height: Males are 23–25 inches, while females are slightly shorter at 21–24 inches Weight: 45–55 pounds for both males and females Life Expectancy: 12–14 years Pharaoh hounds are powerful, fast sighthounds who originated in Egypt. The breed is also the national dog of Malta. They have wedge-shaped heads; small,
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1. Key Characteristics AKC Group: Sporting Height: 17–19 inches Weight: 35–45 pounds Life Expectancy: Around 15 years The Welsh springer spaniel is a compact hunting dog sometimes thought to be a type of English springer spaniel, but they are actually 2 distinct and different breeds. An interesting feature of some Welsh springer spaniels is webbed
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1. Key Characteristics AKC Group: Hound Height: 28–32 inches Weight: 75–110 pounds Life Expectancy: Around 10 years The Scottish deerhound looks similar to a greyhound with a coat. These sight hounds are one of the oldest breeds of dog. They are tall, large dogs with big bones. Their noses can be blue or black, and
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1. Key Characteristics AKC Group: Non-Sporting Height: 13.5–16 inches Weight: 17–23 pounds Life Expectancy: Around 15 years The shiba inu is a small, compact dog native to Japan. Of Japan’s treasured breeds, this dog is the smallest and oldest. The triangular-shaped dark eyes are an easily recognizable feature of this breed. The nose and lips
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(Picture Credit: Getty Images) By the tender age of three, more than 80 percent of dogs show signs of gum disease, according to the American Veterinarian Dental Society. It’s no surprise, then, to learn that two-thirds of dog owners aren’t giving their pets the recommended dental care. If left untreated, gum disease leads to tooth
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Universal Letter Writing Week takes place Jan. 7 to 11, and during that time you’re supposed to write a letter. On paper. Using the programming language known as handwriting. We thought about it: Maybe a dog would want to do this? We found one and asked him. Dogster: It’s Universal Letter Writing Week! Do you
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(Picture Credit: Getty Images) In some ways, professional dog training is like family therapy — it’s better to get help before you need it. Whether you’ve known your dog longer than you’ve known your spouse, or even if you’ve adopted a pup as a couple, training your dog as a team can help strengthen your
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Question: I know jogging isn’t a good idea — what exercises are appropriate for my pup until she’s full grown? Answer: It’s not that jogging is a bad idea; it is just too easily overdone. If you keep everything in moderation and use good sense you should be okay. Small dogs should not be asked
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Having a companion animal is a lifetime commitment–and sometimes that commitment involves spots and odors from urine, feces, or vomit. Naturally, you will want to remove all traces of spots and odors. Not only for a clean, fresh-smeilling home, it will also help to discourage repeat offenses. Trouble with house-trained dogs?Even housetrained dogs can sometimes
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One of a dog owner’s biggest fears will always be losing their pet. Losing a pet is like losing a child and is an experience no one should ever have to go through. July is National Lost Pet Prevention Month and serves as an important reminder to make sure your pet stays safe and does
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1. Key Characteristics AKC Group: Working Height: 29–23.5 inches Weight: 35–50 pounds for females; 45–65 pounds for males Life Expectancy: 15 years These happy-go-lucky dogs have a muscular body and a wedge-shaped head. The nose is black, liver or brown. The almond-shaped eyes are dark, and the erect ears are triangular in shape. The
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