Month: December 2017

Army veteran Geoff Hoffman was preparing for a blue christmas. According to CBS Denver, the Oklahoma man’s home was burglarized on Dec. 20. Leaving Hoffman’s material goods in place, the criminals took his most valuable possession: his beloved dog Bridget. Distraught, Hoffman and his girlfriend immediately launched an expansive search for the 3-year-old pit bull,
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Paco is a dog that would make Gran Torino‘s Clint Eastwood proud. The 18-year-old, toothless Chihuahua basically told a coyote to get off his lawn this week. According to KOB4, a coyote wandered onto the Paco’s property in Pasco County, Florida, where he shares a home with his owner T.J. Jones. Instead of hiding from
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(Picture Credit: Getty Images) In some ways, professional dog training is like family therapy — it’s better to get help before you need it. Whether you’ve known your dog longer than you’ve known your spouse, or even if you’ve adopted a pup as a couple, training your dog as a team can help strengthen your
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(Picture Credit: Getty Images) Can dogs eat almonds? The short answer is no, dogs can’t eat almonds, even though your dog may have eaten an almond or two in the past and felt fine. While almonds are not likely to be toxic to dogs, they are not handled well by dogs’ digestive systems and can
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Sweet baby Jesus, that’s a doggone adorable nativity scene! The photo above, posted to Facebook on Dec. 7 by Wags to Riches Pet Services of Mountsorrel, Leicestershire, in the U.K., quickly caught on fire with Twitter and Reddit users across the Internet. Jo Kingston, who runs the dog-focused business, told the BBC people on social media
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Amidst the tragic wreckage of a small plane crash that killed three people in southeastern Indiana on Dec. 16, a small glimmer of hope survived: a dog. According to an Indiana State Police Bulletin, the single engine Cessna crashed into a wooded area near Oldenburg, about 40 miles northwest of Cincinnati, Ohio. Along with the human
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Mariah Carey is always ubiquitous at Christmastime due to the beloved holiday tune “All I Want for Christmas Is You,” but this year the superstar has even more to celebrate. This week, PETA announced that Carey is the honored recipient of the animal rights organization’s Angel for Animals Award. “Mariah Carey is PETA’s hero for homeless
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(Picture Credit: Getty Images) Can dogs eat strawberries? The short answer is yes, dogs can eat strawberries, but there are some things you should know before you feed strawberries to your dog. Strawberries are full of healthy nutrients that are good for dogs, but like any good thing, they are best enjoyed in moderation. Strawberries
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Obesity in dogs is almost as common as obesity in humans. In fact, experts say somewhere between 25 and 40 percent of dogs are obese or likely to become obese. The health consequences of these extra pounds are just as serious, too: overweight dogs put greater stress on their joints, hearts, lungs, liver, and kidneys.
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Having a companion animal is a lifetime commitment–and sometimes that commitment involves spots and odors from urine, feces, or vomit. Naturally, you will want to remove all traces of spots and odors. Not only for a clean, fresh-smeilling home, it will also help to discourage repeat offenses. Trouble with house-trained dogs?Even housetrained dogs can sometimes
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It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s … a puppy in a bowl! To celebrate the countdown to the 2018 Puppy Bowl — airing on Sunday, Feb. 4 — Animal Planet decided to go the literal route, placing a puppy in a bowl and giving us 15 seconds of the cuteness. As some dramatic music
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