Month: October 2017

(Picture Credit: Getty) There’s a short developmental window in every dog’s life when he’s extremely sensitive to his environment. The number of positive encounters he has with other people and dogs during this period, which ranges from just a few weeks old to three or four months of age, can dramatically influence how friendly he
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Every year in the weeks before Burning Man, people constantly call the office and stop us on the street and interrupt us at lunch and ask, “Can I bring my dog to Burning Man?” You’re crazy, we say. Leave us alone. But they persist, telling us all the reasons their dog wants to go to
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(Picture Credit: Getty Images) Just as the saying “a chip off the old block” often holds true for humans, it can apply to dogs as well. Puppies that are well-socialized are more likely to come from dogs that are well-socialized. A basic part of a pup’s socialization is based on their mother’s attitude–relaxed or skittish–toward
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(Picture Credit: Getty Images) While eating disorders are well known in humans, not many people know about the eating disorders that affect dogs. Animals have different reasons for having unusual eating habits, but they can be just as troubling for concerned dog owners. Here are six eating disorders that affect dogs. 1. Overeating (Picture Credit:
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(Picture Credit: Getty Images) You’ve probably seen dogs out for a happy, safe morning jog with their owners, eagerly keeping up the pace and having a great time. You’ve also probably seen dogs getting dragged along as they try to catch their breath while their owners pull their leashes, running too fast for their pup
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(Picture Credit: Getty Images) It’s that time of year again for fireworks, backyard barbecues, and Americana clothing emblazoned with red, white, and blue. Yes, the 4th of July holiday looms, as does the possibility your pet will suffer stress, trauma, or illness associated with the festivities. How can your pet catch a break and stay
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What It Is: SparkleDog, Kameron Westcott‘s pink-colored premium dog food, which she created, developed and launched on season 2 of The Real Housewives of Dallas. Who Tried It: Peanut, the 13-year-old Yorkie of Writer/Reporter/Real Housewives Recapper Dave Quinn. Why We Tried It: As a lover of all things Real Housewives, I’ve supported nearly all of the products launched by
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Bethenny Frankel‘s most loyal canine companion has died. On Monday, the Real Housewives of New York City star announced that her 17-year-old dog Cookie had passed away. “My @cookiedabooboo is gone,” Frankel wrote. “Bless her furry heart…” The news came after Frankel posted a series of tearful videos to Instagram late Saturday night, taken while
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(Picture Credit: Getty Images) By the tender age of three, more than 80 percent of dogs show signs of gum disease, according to the American Veterinarian Dental Society. It’s no surprise, then, to learn that two-thirds of dog owners aren’t giving their pets the recommended dental care. If left untreated, gum disease leads to tooth
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On National Pit Bull Awareness Day, it’s important that people know the negative stereotypes surrounding this breed are wrong. Aggressive. Dangerous. Angry. People who aren’t familiar with them describe pit bulls as a lot of things — mostly negative. But as PEOPLE Pet Vet Dr. Evan Antin explains above, pit bulls are actually “some of
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(Picture Credit: Getty Images) Bone cancer in dogs, also known as osteosarcoma, is a condition that results in an abnormal, malignant growth of immature bone cells. It is an extremely deadly and aggressive form of cancer that can easily metastasize, meaning it can spread to other parts of the body, and especially the lungs. Usually
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The dog influencer world has lost a shining star — and total sweetheart — too soon. Chloe the mini Frenchie has died. The Instagram-famous dog was 4. Chloe’s owner, Loni Edwards, announced the sad news in a post on Instagram Wednesday night, writing, “We’re numb and heartbroken to share that Chloe has gone to heaven.” In the
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Can dogs read our emotions? (Picture Credit: Shutterstock) A study shows that just by looking at your smile or frown, your dog can tell if you are happy or angry. Scientists showed dogs separate photos of the upper face around a person’s eyes and the lower part of the face — specifically the mouth. Each
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The Dachshund’s short legs and unique body shape makes him an ideal digger and hunter of tunneling prey. Anyone who has ever witnessed a dog digging a hole in the ground has no doubt been amazed (and envious) at the speed and skill exhibited by their canine friend. They make it look easy, and they
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Tomorrow (Sept. 6) is Fight Procrastination Day, and in a effort to help you be a better you and achieve all you want to achieve, we asked a dog for tips to help fight procrastination and get your life in order. He really came through. 1. Get physically fit! Today it’s time to hit the
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