A bioactive terrarium gives your reptile or amphibian a more naturalistic environment while also cutting down on the amount of time you’ll have to spend cleaning the enclosure. Photo: Dirk Ercken/Shutterstock.com With self-cleaning bioactive terrarium setups becoming more popular with people caring for pet reptiles and amphibians, so too are the “hidden janitors” within these
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Russell Terriers are super smart and highly trainable. Photo: Petful 1. Key Characteristics of Russell Terriers AKC Group: Terrier Height: 10–12 inches Weight: 11–13 pounds Life Expectancy: 12–15 years or longer Formerly named the Jack Russell Terrier, this high-energy dog is smaller than the Parson Russell terrier. A working breed with a strong hunting instinct,
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Having only 3 legs “never slowed down” this beautiful Vizsla named Reagan, according to her caretaker. Photo: tkerugger There’s an old saying that applies equally to dogs and cats: “Dogs [and cats] have 3 legs and a spare.” This neatly sums up how 3-legged pets cope with the loss of a limb: These tripods (or
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Collars are one of the most convenient and useful ways to combat fleas and ticks. They can serve as repellants and to some extent flea and tick killers as well. However, many pet parents who trust these collars to protect their pets also have a curiosity about ‘WHAT’ and ‘HOW’ of collars. You also might
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Furry friends are always fun to have around. They fill our lives with happiness and liveliness. But the only dangers they deal daily are creepy creatures such as fleas and ticks. So, it becomes crucial for pet parents to keep fleas and ticks away from their pets in order to protect them from the nasty
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Saint Bernards are known for search and rescue of humans stranded in extreme weather conditions. Photo: Grigorita Ko 1. Key Characteristics of Saint Bernards AKC Group: Working Height: 26–30 inches Weight: 120–180 pounds Life Expectancy: 8–10 years Saint Bernards are large, muscular and powerful dogs whose coats vary in colors and patterns. They may have
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Lyme disease in dogs is one of the foremost common tick-transmitted diseases within the world. However, it solely causes symptoms in ten percent of affected dogs. Your pooch is infected with this zoonotic disease, the dominant clinical feature is perennial limping, thanks to inflammation of the joints and a general feeling of uncomfortableness. There can
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Know the health implications if your dog is missing a testicle — and discuss it with your vet. Photo: Kullerkeks “Down below,” “down there,” “his junk,” “my dog’s nuts” … These are some of the more polite euphemisms people (especially guys) use with a veterinarian when alluding to problems of a testicular nature. Me, the
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Dogs tend to sniff and eat anything that seems tempting to them. Whether it’s a piece of bacon or food crumbs, they will gobble it down without a second thought. Unlike humans, dogs don’t know the difference between good food and harmful food. If there’s some food that’s dangerous for our health, we would completely
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Wondering how to help feral cats? There are a number of things you can do — which we discuss in this in-depth article. Photo: kissu We’ve all seen them — lean cats with large frightened eyes who move across our yards and parking lots like wind on the water. Feral cats have never had contact with
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Alone at home, a bored dog may become destructive or anxious. Photo: vialbost Back-to-school time is upon us, and that means one thing: Relaxing, lazy summer routines are going away. It’s time to start setting early alarms, packing school lunches and leaving the house quiet during the day. Oh, and one other thing. It’s also
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Furry friends are always fun to have around. They fill our lives with happiness and liveliness. But the only dangers they deal daily are creepy creatures such as fleas and ticks. So, it becomes crucial for pet parents to keep fleas and ticks away from their pets in order to protect them from the nasty
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When older dogs like my Wally defecate in the house, they may not even be aware they’re doing it. Photo: Debora Lichtenberg/Petful Remember that tongue twister, “How much wood could a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck…?” This week, my husband made up his own little twister: “How much poop can an old pup poop when
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The Keeshond is an active and friendly dog who is great for children. Photo: Petful 1. Key Characteristics of a Keeshond AKC Group: Non-Sporting Height: 17–18 inches Weight: 35–45 pounds Life Expectancy: 13–15 years The Keeshond (pronounced “kayz-hawnd”) is an active, medium-sized dog with a fox-like expression. The double coat is thick and comes in colors
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