Month: November 2017

(Picture Credit: Getty Images) Fetch is a great form of both mental and physical exercise. When structured properly, it’s also a terrific way to practice impulse control and consistent obedience. Structured inappropriately, it can turn into a fun game (for your dog, that is) of keep away! Follow these steps to develop a fantastic fetcher!
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(Picture Credit: Getty Images) Summer and swimming go together like dog tongues and ice cream cones, but if there’s a puppy at the pool party, water safety needs to be a top priority. According to a study of drowning incidents in small animals, swimming pools are the most common man-made location for pet drowning incidents.
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Just one sniff is all it took. As science and plenty of working dogs have proven, canines experience the world through their noses. So it should come as no surprise that they can also experience emotions, like love and belonging, as an olfactory sensory perception as well. In the video above, a dog displays just
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Worth the wait: A Poodle-Yorkie mix puppy named Curly Sue. I work at an animal shelter, so when my sister-in-law, Lana, called me with the announcement she was getting a dog, I was thrilled to begin matchmaking. But then she dropped a bomb — they had already found a Maltese–Yorkie mix for sale in Missouri.
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Now that you have an idea as to Cardiff’s IMHA history and clinical signs from my last article (see Using Integrative Veterinary Medicine to Treat Illness Affecting My Dog- Part 1), let’s discuss the integrative (combination of Western and traditional Chinese veterinary medicine) treatment I use to manage his illness. Cardiff’s therapy includes blood transfusion,
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Two best friends are back together again. They were torn apart on Monday, when burglars entered a Melbourne, Australia, home and took several valuables, include an 8-week-old Labrador puppy that belonged to one of the home’s residents: 4-year-old Maia. While the Hood family was upset to find their jewelry and electronics missing, they were “devastated”
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Ask anyone who is on a diet and trying to drink eight glasses of water a day: hydration is exhausting. Belanie the white golden retriever puppy can relate. She’s not dieting though; on the contrary, she’s a growing pup! But all the running around with her siblings and subsequent rehydration at the water bowl has
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(Picture Credit: Getty Images) Brain tumors in dogs are abnormal growths of cells that affect the brain or its surrounding membranes. They can either be primary or secondary. A primary brain tumor originates in the dog’s brain, while a secondary brain tumor can be a form of cancer that has metastasized and spread to the
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(PICTURE CREDIT: GETTY IMAGES) There are few things in life that are more fun and rewarding than bringing a dog into your family. Your dog will offer your family years of love and loyalty — as long as you provide him with food, shelter, responsible care, and love in return. With these 10 basic care
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(Picture Credit: Getty Images) A trending topic among dog lovers is rotating their pup’s protein source. This basically means you change the protein source of your dog’s food periodically: on a daily, weekly, or monthly schedule. You might go from beef, to fish, to pork and so on. With today’s dog foods, your options are
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(Photo Credit: Shutterstock) Some household cleaning products are loaded with chemicals, and can be harmful to your pet after prolonged exposure. Today, rates of canine cancer are increasing, following the same trend of rates of human cancers, which has caused researchers to look more closely at a shared environmental pathogenesis. We are not immune to
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(Picture Credit: Getty Images) If you see a dog locked in a hot car, you’ll probably want to do something to save that pup. Every year dogs die from being left in hot cars, even though many states have created laws that make it a crime. Before you immediately start smashing windows, there are some things
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In the video above, Max the dog boldly goes where no dog has gone before. Well, sort of. The clip, which was originally posted to YouTube in July of 2016, is suddenly going viral. What, exactly, the tech-forward golden retriever sees through his headset is a mystery. However, his furry body language — and the
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Question: How can I stop my puppy from chewing everything in sight? Answer: Puppies, like babies, tend to explore the environment by putting things in their mouths. The problem, of course, is that not everything a pup finds lying around is appropriate to chew, and many things can be downright dangerous. Just as with a
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1. Key Characteristics AKC Group: Toy Height: 6–9 inches Weight: 14 pounds, on average Life Expectancy: 10–15 years Pekingese dogs, a.k.a. Pekes, are small dogs with pear-shaped bodies. They have flat facial profiles, with heart-shaped ears that lie flat. The double coat has a long, coarse and straight top coat with a thick, soft undercoat. There is also
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