Month: September 2017

1. Key Characteristics AKC Group: Toy Height: 8–11 inches Weight: 4–15 pounds Life Expectancy: 10–15 years or longer The Japanese chin is a small, dainty dog with a flat face. The breed was previously known as the Japanese spaniel. Their protruding eyes are set far apart and are dark with white inner corners. Their small, v-shaped ears
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(Picture Credit: Getty Images) Gingivitis in dogs is an inflammation of the gums and is the early stage of a gum disease called periodontal disease. Gingivitis is very common in dogs, and it is treatable, though if it is left untreated, it can develop into advanced periodontal disease, which will lead to teeth loss. Gingivitis
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Manny the Frenchie, the black-and-white bulldog with more than 1 million followers on Instagram, knows his success is built on the love of others. That’s why he has dedicated his life to being a ‘philanthropup’: using his impressive social media reach, Manny encourages fans to help the animals out there who aren’t as lucky as he
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A big top pops up in a Chicago park. Following dazzling performances by acrobats and artists, it’s time for the main event. No, it’s not lions, tigers or elephants: it’s rescue dogs. Chicago’s Midnight Circus in the Parks, which started in 2006 as a way to raise money for the city’s parks department, is the
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As assistance animals and animal-assisted therapy become increasingly popular and visible in our communities, these amazing and helpful pets are spreading their wings, paws and hooves into new therapeutic modalities. One example is the use of these loving agents of comfort in the treatment of patients battling eating disorders. Shannon Kopp, author of Pound for
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Pet obesity is a big problem. Well-meaning owners across the country often show their love for their pets through food, leaving countless animals overweight with numerous health risks. Animal Planet’s My Big Fat Pet Makeover is here to help. The new show, which premieres Sept. 30, helps obese pets slim down and helps owners banish
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(Picture Credit: Getty Images) Liver cancer in dogs is a tumorous growth in the lining of the liver, which is the organ responsible for removing toxins for the body, aiding in digestion, and helping with blood clotting. Tumors of the liver in dogs are usually benign, and cancerous tumors of the liver are most often the
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Eric Stonestreet is a man in love! In August, PEOPLE exclusively revealed that the actor is dating pediatric nurse Lindsay Schweitzer — and during an appearance on Wednesday’s Ellen DeGeneres Show, the Modern Family star opened up about the blossoming romance. “Your girlfriend is lovely — I met her backstage,” said Ellen DeGeneres. “She’s a nurse. That’s a good thing
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Boston Terrier puppies are quite the individuals. They can be silly and playful, calm and majestic, or alert and protective. Although each Boston Terrier puppy has her own personality, there is one thing they all have in common: they are downright charming. If you are thinking about going to a breeder or a rescue for
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Doggie daycare can be a great option for pups who might otherwise spend the day alone. This editorial courtesy of Dr. Vivian Cardoso-Carroll, PetMD.com. My friend Jason Mayfield owns a pet boarding facility in the Houston area called the Bed Bath and Biscuit. He also trains dogs, zebras and apparently a slew of other exotic
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(Picture Credit: Getty Images) Can Dogs Eat Pumpkin? The short answer is yes, your dog can have pumpkin. Not only is pumpkin a nice change of pace for your pup’s palette, it is also a healthy people food to add to your dog’s diet. Why Is Pumpkin Good For Dogs? Pumpkin is great for your
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The leaves are falling and the weather is cooling down, which means there are a whole bunch of new activities you can do with your dog this fall season. Autumn offers plenty of stuff to do that you can’t take advantage of in any other season. Here are seven of our favorite things to do
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1. Key Characteristics AKC Group: Herding Height: 15–19 inches Weight: 15–30 pounds Life Expectancy: Around 15 years The Pyrenean shepherd is a small herding dog who can run pretty dang fast. The breed is named after the Pyrenees Mountains from which they come. Their heads are triangular in shape, and their eyes are almond-shaped and a dark shade
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(Picture Credit: Getty Images) It’s important to talk to your pet’s veterinarian about the best time to spay or neuter your dogs or cats. Spaying and neutering dogs and cats should occur before they turn four months old. Spaying (for females) and neutering (for males) has an abundance of health benefits for your pets, and
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Do Dogs Dream? (Picture Credit: Getty Images) According to the National Sleep Foundation, our dogs spend roughly 12-14 hours per 24-hour period snoozing. Often, dog owners will associate that little leg twitch or tiny “yip” that comes out while sleeping has to do with something their dog is dreaming about. But do dogs dream, or
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