Month: October 2017

(Picture Credit: Getty Images) Many natural foods and supplements can be added to your dog’s diet to provide relief from the pain of arthritis. Diet becomes especially important for dogs with arthritis, as excess body fat can strain joints and bones, causing even more discomfort. Moderate exercise, massage, acupuncture, and medication are all tools in
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Question: I know jogging isn’t a good idea — what exercises are appropriate for my pup until she’s full grown? Answer: It’s not that jogging is a bad idea; it is just too easily overdone. If you keep everything in moderation and use good sense you should be okay. Small dogs should not be asked to run
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(Picture Credit: Getty Images) Fleas are a nuisance to both humans and animals. While there are many great products available to manage fleas on your pet, killing and preventing them in your home, carpet, and furnishings can be more difficult. Chemical solutions are not only toxic to fleas, but inconvenient to use and potentially dangerous
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(Photo Credit: Shutterstock) Any time pets are forced out of their routine and made to face an unfamiliar scenario; there are chances that the animal, whether cat, dog, or hamster can get injured suffering physical or psychological stress. Many injuries that are reported to the veterinary clinics on the days following Halloween are avoidable with
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(Photo by Adam Pretty/Getty Images) Question: Under what circumstances is it a good idea to consider alternative medicine for my dog? (Photo by Olivier CHOUCHANA/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images) Answer: Personally I think it’s always a good idea to consider all the options available for improving the health of the pet and for helping the pet
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Two weeks after watching his mom in The Last Jedi trailer, Gary Fisher returned to Instagram on Saturday with a sweet message for the late Carrie Fisher. “Happy birthday mom, I sure do miss you and the cozy days #garyloveshismom #garymisseshismom #garyfisher #garyloveshisfans #happybirthdaymom,” the pup “posted” next to a snuggly shot of the pair.
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 1. Key Characteristics AKC Group: Working Height: 26–30 inches Weight: 80–130 pounds Life Expectancy: 10–12 years The Black Russian terrier, or BRT, is a large, powerful dog with a large bone structure and muscular build. These dogs are not what comes to mind when thinking about terriers. The BRT’s eyes are oval-shaped and medium-sized, set far
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(Picture Credit: Getty Images) Question: My dog won’t let me brush his teeth. What should I do to keep his teeth clean and healthy? Answer: If your dog is not a fan of teeth brushing, don’t give up hope yet! From a dog’s perspective, having his/her teeth brushed is not a natural thing. We shouldn’t
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Nala hasn’t been awarded a medal for her bravery, but she has received plenty of healing hugs. On Sunday, the family dog risked her life to save 10-year-old owner Cole Lewis and his mom. The trio were on a walk in their Lancaster, California, neighborhood when an agitated rattlesnake appeared in their path. Nala immediately
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(Photo Credit: Shutterstock) For humans, the extra hour when Daylight Saving Time comes to an end is a great way to catch up on sleep. But for dogs, the effects can be very different. Animals don’t set their routines by the clock that we use as humans to keep on schedule. They have their own
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In 2010 Eric O’Grey, a sales manager from San Jose, California, weighed 340 lbs., and his health was rapidly declining. A naturopathic doctor gave him an unconventional prescription: Get a dog. “She knew my underlying problem wasn’t medical, it was being reclusive,” says O’Grey, 58, who chronicled his journey in a new book out now,
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Okay, confession: When my family would go to Disneyland (and we lived in Southern California so we went like, every year) my sister was always stoked on going on the Pirates of the Caribbean ride. And me? That ride scared the crap out of me. So everyone would go on the ride and my poor
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It’s fairly obvious as to why the Pomeranian is such a popular pup: she is intelligent, highly social, and downright fluffy and adorable. Thinking about bringing a Pomeranian puppy into your home? Here are a few things to know about the breed as a puppy: 1. Their adorable, fluffy coats may change over time (Photo
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(Picture Credit: Getty Images) We often think of exercise only as a health issue, but it has significant day-to-day effects on a dog’s behavior as well. Dogs — particularly puppies and young dogs — have a lot of energy, and if they don’t get the chance to burn it off, destructive behavior is often the
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(Picture Credit: Getty Images) Even dogs who feel that a bath is cruel and unusual punishment have to get one once in a while. While some dogs with short coats can get away with just water, most dogs need shampoo. Why do dogs need their own kind of shampoo? Manufacturers say their products are gentle
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