Dogs

The most aggressive dogs don’t always belong to the stereotypical “pit bull” category. Photo: Lindasay Nature versus nurture: It’s the age-old debate, especially when applied to the question of who the most aggressive dogs are. Any dog who endures an abusive, neglectful or life-threatening situation can become aggressive. Does that mean these are bad dogs?
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Too much digging caused this dog’s broken dewclaw. Photo: oakleyoriginals What is a dewclaw? It’s that little digit on your dog (or cat’s) inner front leg, somewhat analogous to our thumb. Although dewclaws are nowhere near as helpful to a dog as a thumb is to a human, they still have a purpose. Some people
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Rottweilers are intelligent and powerful. Photo: Pixabay 1. Key Characteristics AKC Group: Working Height: 22–27 inches Weight: 85–130 pounds Life Expectancy: 8–11 years Rottweilers (a.k.a. Rotties) are strong, powerful, intelligent dogs who are known for their high endurance and guarding instincts. This medium-sized dog has a short, black coat with either rust or mahogany markings. 2. Where
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A dog ramp for a car is a great idea if your dog is already struggling with stairs. Photo: Flightbird Pet Ramp As dogs age, they’re susceptible to a number of infirmities, some of which affect mobility. A once-agile dog who could leap into the back of a car with no difficulty now struggles just
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You might want to taste these healthy dog treats, too. Photos: Allison Gray/Petful Lately I’ve been trying to use up some leftover ingredients I have stocked in my “dog treat test kitchen,” and this recipe managed to help me out with 2 of those extra ingredients: flaxseed meal and chickpea flour. Although the original recipe
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Don’t mess with the Wades! Gabrielle Union and Dwyane Wade creatively channeled Miami Vice for a family photo that simultaneously paid homage to their city, which the Being Mary Jane star captioned Tuesday, “2019 Miami Vice ” The colorful snap included Union holding the couple’s 7-week-old daughter Kaavia James as they were surrounded by their five dogs and Wade’s
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Wondering how to teach a dog to fetch a ball or another toy? The process involves plenty of praise and treats. Photo: pixabay When I first got my Border Collie, Mack, I knew he loved tennis balls — on the rescue group’s website, he was pictured grasping multiple tennis balls in his jaws. I quickly
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Pink, slightly shiny gums are healthy. But pale gums in dogs are not normal — and they can have several possible causes, such as anemia or dehydration. Photo: Jade87 What can pale gums in dogs tell you? As it happens, quite a lot. From anemia to heart failure, breathing difficulties to dehydration, the color of
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Finnish Lapphunds were bred to herd reindeer in Lapland, a northern area of Finland, Sweden and Russia. Photo: iStock.com/Bigandt_Photography 1. Key Characteristics AKC Group: Herding Height: 16–21 inches inches Weight: 30–55 pounds Life Expectancy: 15–17 years This medium-sized, muscular dog breed was bred to live and work outside. The Finnish Lapphund’s thick double coat can withstand harsh
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Excessive peeing in dogs can be a symptom of several different ailments, including pyelonephritis. Photo: bogitw Recently, I had a good reminder never to jump to conclusions. This involved not 1 but 2 cases — both concerned excessive peeing in dogs. When their basic tests came back normal, I nearly went off in the wrong
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George H.W. Bush‘s service dog Sully has returned to the place where his journey started.  After paying tribute to Bush throughout the 41st president’s funeral proceedings — resting by his owner’s casket and attending Bush’s Capitol Rotunda viewing — Sully is back at America’s VetDogs‘ headquarters in Smithtown, New York. Sully was born at the
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This dog treat recipe uses oatmeal, blueberries and peanut butter. Photos: Allison Gray/Petful One weekend a while back, my husband and I joined some friends for a quick half-hour of blueberry picking. Even though it was only 30 minutes, between the 5 of us, we collected 13 pounds of berries. Yep, pounds. We split up
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For the safest emergency pain relief for dogs, contact your veterinarian now. Photo: jaminriverside One of the questions we get asked the most goes something like this: What’s the ibuprofen dosage for dogs? It’s easy to understand why this is such a common question. What do you do when you have an ache or pain,
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Imagine a house party where only dogs came. That was pretty much Maria Menounos’ life on Saturday night. The Conversations with Maria Menounos podcast host threw a fundraiser for Westside German Shepherd Rescue at her home on Dec. 8. The fundraiser bash included drinks from Patron, food provided by Umami Burger, music from DJ Kamayo, an
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Golden Retrievers are friendly and energetic. Photo: iStock.com/Leoba 1. Key Characteristics AKC Group: Sporting Height: 23–34 inches for males; 21.5–22.5 inches for females Weight: 65–75 pounds for males; 55–65 pounds for females Life Expectancy: 10–12 years Golden Retrievers are active and friendly dogs who have a water-repellant double coat. Their signature gold color varies from light to dark, and
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