Month: September 2017

(Picture Credit: Getty Images) We all want our dogs to be as healthy and long-lived as possible, so it makes perfect sense to feed them well. But can the same ol’, same ol’ food that we plop into the bowl every day fulfill 100 percent of our dogs’ dietary needs? The short answer: it probably
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1. Key Characteristics AKC Group: Toy Height: 10–12.5 inches Weight: 8–10 pounds Life Expectancy: 12–14 years or longer The miniature pinscher, aka min pin, are small, square-shaped dogs who look like miniature Doberman pinschers. They have dark, oval eyes; high-set ears that stand erect if cropped; small feet with toes similar to those of
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February is Pet Oral Healthcare Month and we here at DogTime have some great tips on how to take care of your pup’s pearly whites. Taking care of your dog’s mouth is important not just to fight uninviting breath, but also because dental diseases can be associated with other health issues, such as sinus infections,
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(Photo Credit: Shutterstock) Your veterinarian is nearly as important in your dog’s life as you are. So, when looking for a vet, keep in mind they’ll be doing more more than just administering vaccines and performing check-ups. They’ll be involved in many stages of both your dog’s life and yours. Plan ahead for your dog’s
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(Picture Credit: Getty Images) Question: Help, my dog’s been skunked! How do I get rid of the smell? Answer: There are lots of special products on the market, but this simple home remedy, developed by chemists, should do the trick. It works by chemically neutralizing the compounds in skunk spray that smell so bad. 1
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Like a nutmeg-scented blob assimilating the grocery store aisle by aisle, Pumpkin Spice has infiltrated our soap, our booze and even our breakfast cereals. When it was done with the humans, it came for the canines, oozing out of the grocery store and into the pet food shops. Dog cookies, dog cologne and even dog
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On Thursday night, Tori Spelling revealed that two of her dogs were attacked — and one almost killed — by a coyote. “We’re on the prowl for coyotes,” Spelling, 44, said during an Instagram Live from her backyard. “Because coyotes got into our yard and dragged out … well, attacked one of our dogs, only
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Half empty, or half full? Discovering if a dog is optimistic or pessimistic can helpful in the context of working and service dogs. (Picture Credit: Education Images/UIG via Getty Images) Most of us would suspect our dogs have an optimistic view on life. After all, they seem happy and easy to please. That’s not always
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1. Key Characteristics AKC Group: Terrier Height: 9–11 inches Weight: 13–22 pounds Life Expectancy: 13–15 years or longer The West Highland white terrier, often referred to as the Westie, is a small, strongly built dog and one of the most popular terriers. They have black noses and almond-shaped, wide-set, black-rimmed dark brown eyes and
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Although the UCSD study believes dogs demonstrated jealous behavior in their trials, other researchers think the emotion may be fear. (Picture Credit: Getty Images) Ever experience cuddling with your significant other while your dog wiggles his way right between the two of you? Does your dog feel jealous or are we just imagining that? We
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Living with any roommate can be a struggle, but furry, four-legged roommates can take your frustration to a new level. Those claws, teeth, and annoying habits can wreak havoc on any space, particularly a small apartment. If you’re really hoping to keep your apartment and belongings intact while living with a dog, you’ll have to
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Cleaning the Pet Friendly Home Got pets? Then you’ve probably got odors, stains, and fur in places you never knew you had. Fortunately, canines and a clean house are not mutually exclusive properties. We’ve got expert recommendations, product reviews, and tricks of the trade to help keep your home aromatic and germ free. And remember:
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1. Key Characteristics AKC Group: Herding Height: 24–27.5 inches Weight: 70–110 pounds Life Expectancy: 10–12 years or longer Old working dogs developed in France, beaucerons have a black nose; dark brown, slightly oval-shaped eyes; ears, either cropped or natural, that are set high on the head; and a fringed tail covered with hair that
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