Dogs

Dobermans are energetic, affectionate and easily trained. Photo: YamaBSM 1. Key Characteristics of Doberman Pinschers AKC Group: Working Height: 24–28 inches Weight: 66–88 pounds Life Expectancy: Around 13 years Dobermans are medium-sized dogs who are compact and muscular and boast great endurance and speed. The long head leads to an elegant and regal appearance. Ear
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Australian Cattle Dogs are also known as Blue Heelers. Photo: Petful 1. Key Characteristics of Australian Cattle Dogs AKC Group: Herding Height: 17–20 inches Weight: 35–40 pounds Life Expectancy: 10–13 years This medium-sized dog is strong and highly agile with amazing endurance. These hardworking dogs come in a blue or red mottled or speckled pattern
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No other Best Bully Sticks treats or products are part of this recall — just certain packages of the brand’s whole pig ear dog treats. A company with a bunch of letters in its name — TDBBS LLC, a name I bet you’ve never heard of — issues a recall of its dog treats. Everyone yawns.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Allergies in pets are frustrating and difficult to treat. Photo: LUM3N Veterinarians see lots of itchy pets. Skin problems are common — and frustrating for everyone involved. A pet scratching constantly or who has icky-yicky-licky lesions all over their body makes you take notice. Extreme itch or irritation (called pruritus) will make pets scratch until their skin bleeds or
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