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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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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For years now, a veterinarian’s online post about Canine Carry Outs treats has caused confusion. There has been no recall or warning from the FDA. Here at Petful, we’re constantly tracking pet food recalls. For several years now, beginning in 2016, we’ve heard rumblings about the U.S Food and Drug Administration (FDA) supposedly coming down
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Texas Tripe recall Maker: Texas Tripe, Inc.Cause: Potential for listeria contaminationAnnouncement: Company announcement on Aug. 3, 2019 (archived here)What was recalled: The following lot numbers of raw pet food products: 19148, 19419, 19150, 19151, 19154, 19155, 19156, 19157, 19158, 19161, 19162, 19163, 19164, 19165, 19168, 19169, 19170, 19171, 19172, 19175, 19176, 19177, 19178, 19179, 19181
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It’s nothing new to pet parents when they hear the word ‘fleas”. The word itself is so yucky, so imagine how yucky they would be. Fleas are unfortunately parasites that can harm your furry buddy all year round. These pesky critters have no specific time for arriving, so it is important to stay protected and
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If you don’t understand canine body language and aren’t paying attention to the various warning signs that a dog may bite, the dog can appear to go from friendly to aggressive in an instant. Photo: State Farm/Flickr Knowing the warning signs that a dog may bite, and knowing how to avoid getting bitten, can make
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When it comes to apartment living, there are many aspects you need to consider while keeping a dog. First of all, one has to make sure the apartment owners allow people to keep pets in their property because dogs can mess around, vocalize, and create chaos if they are not well-trained. However, this doesn’t mean
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Curtis, a 5-month-old Lab/pit mix puppy, underwent tail amputation following unknown trauma. Photo: bullcitydogs Tail injuries happen. Whether your dog has “happy tail syndrome” or your cat’s tail has been crushed in a door, you may be facing tail amputation. This may sound drastic, but most pets are back on their paws quickly and all
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Rat Terrier puppies tend to bond to one another. Photo: Angel Sallade 1. Key Characteristics of Rat Terriers AKC Group: Terrier Height: 10–13 inches (Miniature); 13–18 inches (Standard) Weight: 10–25 pounds Life Expectancy: 15–18 years The Rat Terrier is a small to medium-sized companion pet and hunter of small animals and vermin. This muscular and
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Layla, one of 22 “Vicktory dogs” rehabilitated at Best Friends Animal Sanctuary, died at 15½ years old on June 21, 2019. Photo: Tess Rushton (All other photos: Best Friends) It has been more than 12 years since a police raid on Michael Vick’s property turned up dozens of pit bulls in hellish conditions. A federal raid followed several weeks
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Working dogs are often bred to have boundless energy. You may be wondering how to calm down an energetic dog like this once you’re both back in the house. Photo: Pixabay Sure, shepherds, collies and retrievers have shiny coats, winning personalities and the ability to make any heart melt. But these types of dogs also
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Maker: Pet Supplies PlusCause: Potential for salmonella contaminationAnnouncement: FDA announcement dated July 3, 2019 (archived here)What was recalled: All bulk pig ear dog treats stocked in open bins, from various vendors (not prepackaged, branded pig ears) This recall follows an FDA advisory warning consumers of the potential for bulk pig ears to be contaminated with
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Salukis love the outdoors, but be careful — they can run away pretty quickly. Photo: elisabettabellomi 1. Key Characteristics of Salukis AKC Group: Hound Height: 23–28 inches Weight: 40–65 pounds Life Expectancy: 12–14 years Aristocratic in appearance, Salukis are fast, slim dogs who resemble Greyhounds. These dogs have incredible sight and high endurance, and they’re able
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Fleas are one of the most frequent parasites that infest pets in the United States. In fact, almost half of the pet population is always seen dealing with the nuisance that these critters create by causing itching, scratching, and inflammation. Moreover, they also transmit tapeworms and are causatives of Flea Allergy Dermatitis (FAD), a skin
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Excessive tiredness and increased thirst are just a couple possible symptoms of Addison’s disease in dogs. Photo: mootown Addison’s disease in dogs is an endocrine disease (hormonal). It’s rarely seen in humans and very rarely seen in cats. Sometimes called “the Great Pretender,” Addison’s disease generally affects middle-aged, female dogs, and there is definitely a
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