Month: April 2019

Weight loss is one of the most common signs of cat aging. Photo: fjhony Our cats are living longer and longer. Veterinary medicine, educated pet parents and nutritional advances have greatly increased the lifespan of our beloved furry felines. We get to enjoy our cats for a longer time, and many of our cats experience
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The socialization window in a puppy’s life is something most people don’t know too much about unless they attend puppy training classes. Photo: kyle thurin I remember watching my youngest dog, River, race around the room on long, clumsy legs with another, more graceful pup in her puppy training class. River couldn’t catch the faster
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These carrot and almond butter dog treats came out so yummy-looking. Photos: Allison Gray/Petful Confession: I’m tempted to taste most of the dog treats I bake for Banjo. Although usually I leave the taste testing to Her Royal Slobberiness, some of the recipes I try yield cookies that look good enough to serve at a
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For humans, one of the prerequisites of maintaining health is managing the weight of a body. And not only for humans, but the above statement also stands true for your pooch as well. It might be surprising for you but according to the Association for pet obesity prevention,” 56% of dogs in the United States
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Puli dogs are a herding breed with unique coats. Photo: iStock.com/allinvisuality 1. Key Characteristics of the Puli AKC Group: Herding Height: 14–18 inches Weight: Males weigh 25–35 pounds; females weigh 20–30 pounds Life Expectancy: 12–16 years The Puli (plural: pulik) is a compact, agile dog able to perform work in almost any area and climate;
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Do you like to go on strolls with your dog in the evenings? Well, your dog does them too. Dogs cherish their outdoor moments and every walk is an exhilarating experience for them. The reason dogs love to go on a hike or a normal walk is because it is their instinctual behaviour. In the
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This pretzel recipe for dogs allows optional toppings of either cheddar cheese or carob (dog-friendly chocolate). Photos: Allison Gray/Petful One great aspect of cooking your own dog treats is the flexibility and control you have with the recipe. Dogs, just like people, can have allergies and diet restrictions. Fortunately, most recipes can be altered in
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Large breeds like German Shepherds are especially susceptible to hip dysplasia. Photo: Katrina_S Did you know that hip dysplasia in dogs is one of the most common musculoskeletal problems they experience? But this fact is pretty much the only straightforward thing about hip dysplasia in dogs — there are no rules. For example, some dogs have
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Deputy Nick Carmack and K-9 Shep of the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office in Florida. Photo: A&E Network The police K-9 is an integral part of any police department. Not only do these working dogs provide services such as search and rescue, suspect apprehension and narcotics detection, but they also serve as a bridge to the
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This Thogersen Family Farm recall involves packages of pet food that were already sold/consumed or were never sold, according to the company. Photo: Facebook Maker: Thogersen Family Farm (Stanwood, Washington)Cause: Potential for listeria contaminationAnnouncement: FDA announcement dated April 4, 2019 (archived here)What was recalled: 2-pound packages of the following raw frozen pet food, with no lot numbers, batch
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When it comes to trimming a cat’s nails, first get your cat used to having their paws handled by you. Photo: alexyo1968 Trimming a cat’s nails? It can be a do-it-yourself affair — but not always. Cats’ personalities vary widely, and some cats will never easily submit to their claws being touched, manipulated and clipped
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Maker: Nestlé Purina PetCare CompanyCause: May contain rubber piecesAnnouncement: FDA announcement dated March 29, 2019 (archived here)What was recalled: 3 oz. cans of Muse cat food — only Natural Chicken Recipe in Gravy cans with “best by” date of April 2020 and Production Code #80941162 According to the recall announcement, “The product could contain rubber pieces that are
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Boston Terriers are known as “the American Gentleman,” according to the American Kennel Club. Photo: iStock.com/Helioscribe 1. Key Characteristics of Boston Terriers AKC Group: Non-Working Height: 15–17 inches Weight: 15–25 pounds Life Expectancy: Over 15 years Boston Terriers (a.k.a. Bostons) are small, muscular dogs with short, square appearances. The head is square and flat with
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