(Picture Credit: Getty Images) As you’ve probably heard, brushing your dog’s teeth has major pay-offs for his dental care — silly as it may make you feel. But sharing your tube of Crest with Fido isn’t such a good idea. For one thing, human toothpastes contain foaming agents that aren’t meant to be swallowed, and
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(Picture Credit: Getty Images) It’s funny when I ponder the word “own” to describe my place in my dog’s life. I can’t imagine telling someone that I own a child — biological, adopted, or otherwise. And I feel that the word “own” — when it comes to describing the inclusion of a dog in my
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(Picture Credit: Getty Images) Can dogs eat eggs? The short answer is yes, dogs can eat eggs, but there is some debate about whether they should be cooked or raw, and there are some things you should know before you serve eggs to your dog. In general, eggs are good for dogs, and they are
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For many people, jogging and running with their dogs is not only a great way to get some exercise, but it’s also an opportunity to spend quality time with their pets. If you want to get some fresh air while running with your dog, you also have to keep in mind your pet’s own limitations
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Your dog is dirty, and you know he needs a bath. Groomers are expensive, and you don’t want to put out the extra cash. It’s actually easy to bathe your dog at home, as long as you prepare in advance and keep a few basic things in mind. (Picture Credit: Getty Images) Brush your dog
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Decades ago, veterinarians believed that pain helped keep dogs quiet so they could heal faster. In addition, the prevailing thought was that there wasn’t any accurate way to know whether a dog was feeling pain or needed relief. Today’s veterinarians have ushered in a new way of looking at pain management for your four-legged friend.
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A 4-month-old puppy is putting her best face forward, literally, to recover from a dog fight injury. According to KCRA, a puppy named Loca recently arrived at UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine in California with severe facial injuries from a dog bite. With a fractured cheek and jawbone, the Staffordshire bull terrier pup required complex
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Dr. Robert Furman from the Southern California Veterinary Dental Specialties & Oral Surgery tends to a patient. (Photo Credit: Best Friends Animal Society/YouTube) The Tooth Fairy does exist, and she’s helping a number of cats and dogs at Best Friends Animal Society’s sanctuary. In fact there are several tooth fairies: All have taken the form
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Not all who wander are lost, especially if they have a friend roaming with them. After spending some time traveling solo, Henry the Colorado Dog now has a furry camping companion: Baloo the Kitten. Both of these adventurous angels belong to Cynthia Bennett, a Colorado nature lover who also adores documenting her pets’ astounding wanderings
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(Picture Credit: Getty Images) Can dogs eat cherries? The short answer is no, dogs can’t eat cherries, even though your dog may have eaten a cherry or two in the past and felt fine afterward. Many fruits are healthy and safe for dogs, and while cherries do contain some beneficial nutrients, they can do a
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Need a little motivation? These dogs will inspire you to get up and jump for joy! Is your dog a jumping bean or a couch potato? Catch me! (Photo Credit: Shutterstock) Action shot! (Photo Credit: Shutterstock) Get it! (Photo Credit: Shutterstock) So graceful! (Photo Credit: Shutterstock) He’s got it! (Photo Credit: Shutterstock) Little baby! (Photo
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(Picture Credit: Getty Images) Before your family wakes up to see what trinkets Santa left under the tree Christmas morning, be sure that you have taken all of the proper precautions to keep your dogs and cats safe this holiday season. Perhaps the epicenter of holiday danger for your pet is the Christmas tree. Failing
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“Stay off the ice!” That’s the urgent message from Swift Current Fire Department Chief Denis Pilon, who posted a video to Facebook on Nov. 29 of a harrowing dog rescue in Canada. In his post, Pilon went on to say, “Yesterday afternoon, our firefighters were busy at the creek, rescuing someone’s pet. They allowed their
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An estimated 400,000 dogs and cats await owners in Houston-area shelters, but almost more than triple that number are homeless. (Photo credit: Barrio Dogs, Inc.) Houston, Texas, welcomes more than 7 million tourists each year to see the Space Center, the Zoo, or the museums. What patrons won’t see, however, are the stray cats and
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