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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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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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Choosing the right brush for your cat will make a big difference. Photo: yoppy Brushing your cat is an often overlooked task, but it’s an important one. But why is that? Well, because regular brushing not only keeps cat fur from getting tangled and matted, but it also encourages good blood circulation and gives you
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