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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Cats are generally self-sufficient. However, when it comes to taking care of their health, cats do require some assistance. Compared to other animals, cats are quite low-maintenance, though they are susceptible to some health issues. Hence, knowing common ailments will help you recognize the early signs and symptoms of the most common health issues in
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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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How Much to Tip a Veterinarian or Vet Tech Veterinarians and veterinary technicians and other staff members work in an office environment and handle the medical needs of your pets, from routine vaccinations to emergency services. They are on hand to answer questions about medications, treat minor and major injuries and illnesses, and perform wellness exams. The true depth
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This is Bugaboo, photographed at the 2013 Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show. He’s in there somewhere. Photo: Kristy May/Petful 1. Key Characteristics of Old English Sheepdogs AKC Group: Herding Height: 22–24 inches (male); 20–22 inches (female) Weight: 70–100 pounds (male); 60–80 pounds (female) Life Expectancy: 10–12 years The Old English Sheepdog — a.k.a. OES, bobtail
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Disclosure: This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Varo. The opinions and text are all mine. This Labradoodle named Skipper is one of my clients as a pet sitter. Photos: Melissa Smith/Petful One of the worst feelings in the world is when you’re sitting helplessly in front of a veterinarian, knowing
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Disclosure: This is a sponsored post from Honest Paws. Honest Paws has an impressive array of CBD-infused products that fit pets of all ages and sizes. A natural and homeopathic approach to health is rapidly becoming the norm. By now, you have undoubtedly heard of the wonders of CBD oil. This “miracle” herb has been
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Isn’t it time you learned how to teach your puppy to lie down on command? Photo: aylinkauhorka Yesterday I went out to dinner with my extended family to celebrate a special occasion. We sat outside eating, chatting and listening to music and took up a large portion of the patio. At the end of the
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