Month: September 2017

When someone refers to a “Pit Bull puppy,” you can probably picture a certain kind of dog in your head, but you might be interested to know that there is no such breed as “Pit Bull.” The term Pit Bull actually refers to a few different breeds, including the American Staffordshire Terrier, the American Bully, and
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Why Does My Dog Lean On Me? (Picture Credit: @bellaccini’s Instagram) Does your dog lean? Most dog owners have experienced a dog leaning on their legs at least once in their life. Your dog simply sits or stands next to you and casually leans a bulk of her weight against your calf. And, more often
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(Picture Credit: Getty Images) Can Dogs Eat Pumpkin? The short answer is yes, your dog can have pumpkin. Not only is pumpkin a nice change of pace for your pup’s palette, it is also a healthy people food to add to your dog’s diet. Why Is Pumpkin Good For Dogs? Pumpkin is great for your
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1. Key Characteristics AKC Group: Toy Height: 8–11 inches Weight: 4–15 pounds Life Expectancy: 10–15 years or longer The Japanese chin is a small, dainty dog with a flat face. The breed was previously known as the Japanese spaniel. Their protruding eyes are set far apart and are dark with white inner corners. Their small, v-shaped ears
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(Picture Credit: Getty Images) Gingivitis in dogs is an inflammation of the gums and is the early stage of a gum disease called periodontal disease. Gingivitis is very common in dogs, and it is treatable, though if it is left untreated, it can develop into advanced periodontal disease, which will lead to teeth loss. Gingivitis
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Manny the Frenchie, the black-and-white bulldog with more than 1 million followers on Instagram, knows his success is built on the love of others. That’s why he has dedicated his life to being a ‘philanthropup’: using his impressive social media reach, Manny encourages fans to help the animals out there who aren’t as lucky as he
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A big top pops up in a Chicago park. Following dazzling performances by acrobats and artists, it’s time for the main event. No, it’s not lions, tigers or elephants: it’s rescue dogs. Chicago’s Midnight Circus in the Parks, which started in 2006 as a way to raise money for the city’s parks department, is the
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As assistance animals and animal-assisted therapy become increasingly popular and visible in our communities, these amazing and helpful pets are spreading their wings, paws and hooves into new therapeutic modalities. One example is the use of these loving agents of comfort in the treatment of patients battling eating disorders. Shannon Kopp, author of Pound for
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Pet obesity is a big problem. Well-meaning owners across the country often show their love for their pets through food, leaving countless animals overweight with numerous health risks. Animal Planet’s My Big Fat Pet Makeover is here to help. The new show, which premieres Sept. 30, helps obese pets slim down and helps owners banish
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(Picture Credit: Getty Images) Liver cancer in dogs is a tumorous growth in the lining of the liver, which is the organ responsible for removing toxins for the body, aiding in digestion, and helping with blood clotting. Tumors of the liver in dogs are usually benign, and cancerous tumors of the liver are most often the
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Eric Stonestreet is a man in love! In August, PEOPLE exclusively revealed that the actor is dating pediatric nurse Lindsay Schweitzer — and during an appearance on Wednesday’s Ellen DeGeneres Show, the Modern Family star opened up about the blossoming romance. “Your girlfriend is lovely — I met her backstage,” said Ellen DeGeneres. “She’s a nurse. That’s a good thing
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Sia is shy about showing her face, but not about her love for animals. The “Chandelier” singer-songwriter recently collaborated with BARK to create an original dog toy that looks quite a bit like her. The Sia “Lickalike” limited edition toy even sports the artist’s signature wig. But the best part about this stuffed animal isn’t
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Update: The Guggenheim has decided against showing three controversial art installations after extreme Internet backlash. The museum released a statement on Sept. 25 that reads, “Out of concern for the safety of its staff, visitors, and participating artists, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum has decided against showing the art works ‘Dogs That Cannot Touch Each
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Hold onto your tails! A dating show for dog people is in the works. Finally, reality television has figured out the secret ingredient that’s been missing: DOGS! According to Metro, October Films is in the beginning stages of creating said show and it’s called Puppy Playdate. They recently put out a casting call for dog-owning singles
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Most dogs like a little alone time now and then. However, some dogs are extremely people-oriented and will act out when they are left alone. This is called separation anxiety. Dogs with this affliction will show it within 20-45 minutes after you leave. Typical behaviors are: Digging, gnawing, and scratching at doors and windows inside,
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Worth the wait: A Poodle-Yorkie mix puppy named Curly Sue. I work at an animal shelter, so when my sister-in-law, Lana, called me with the announcement she was getting a dog, I was thrilled to begin matchmaking. But then she dropped a bomb — they had already found a Maltese–Yorkie mix for sale in Missouri.
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Boston Terrier puppies are quite the individuals. They can be silly and playful, calm and majestic, or alert and protective. Although each Boston Terrier puppy has her own personality, there is one thing they all have in common: they are downright charming. If you are thinking about going to a breeder or a rescue for
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All dogs can be potty trained. (Photo Credit: Shutterstock) It’s true that canines communicate very differently from humans, and marking–intentional urination–may be the most blatant example. Though it looks (and smells) identical, marking is not at all the same thing as elimination. If your dog has an accident indoors because he simply can’t hold it
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1. Key Characteristics AKC Group: Herding Height: 15–19 inches Weight: 15–30 pounds Life Expectancy: Around 15 years The Pyrenean shepherd is a small herding dog who can run pretty dang fast. The breed is named after the Pyrenees Mountains from which they come. Their heads are triangular in shape, and their eyes are almond-shaped and a dark shade
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