Month: November 2017

Instruct your guests on how to help you look after the well-being of your pet while they stay with you. By: hjwest And just like that, the holidays are upon us. Lots of food, lots of commotion, lots of family and friends. And lots of interactions between your guests and their children, your pets, your
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An Orlando pet shelter is betting on a bit of magic to help boost adoption rates for its toughest customers – i.e. bully breeds, including pit bulls. Much like students who don the sorting hat and await assignment into the proper Hogwarts house in the enduringly popular Harry Potter franchise (which turned 20 this year),
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A Jacksonville, Florida, community is mourning the loss of two heroes. Scott Wulff, 61, and his dog Astrid were killed when both were struck by an Amtrak train last Sunday. Witnesses say Astrid, apparently spooked by the oncoming locomotive’s lights and sounds, broke loose and ran toward the track. A panicked Wulff followed, trying desperately
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Leave detailed instructions for your pet sitter to ensure your pet is happy and healthy while you’re away. By: NanaCola The holidays are fast approaching — which means for some people, it’s time to book those pet sitters. Finding the right pet sitter can be tricky, but keeping the right one can be even tougher.
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The state of Pennsylvania is getting serious about severe weather. According to WKBN,  the state passed Libre’s Law this year, which bolsters the penalties for animal abuse and neglect cases, including cases in which pets are left outside in the extreme heat or cold. Under Libre’s Law, a dog cannot be left leashed and alone
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Let’s face it, winter is cold. In fact, it’s freezing. Now, I’m one of those people who are always cold, so in wintertime you’re not going to catch me without my fuzzy slippers and blanket. I drink hot chocolate like it’s going out of style, and I keep my heat cranking day and night. You
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Can Baba Ganoush the cat get a little privacy, please? Alas, if Baba’s owners left him to his own devices, he’d be spending an inordinate amount of time staring at a blank wall while concentrating on his purr-sonal hygiene. Jarrod Krieger, Baba’s cat daddy, posted the photo of his current events-loving kitty to Reddit recently and
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Publisher’s Note: The following interview has been condensed and edited for style and contains affiliate links. Switch to a healthier cat food with Smalls, now delivering across the United States. It’s not very often that you find an incredible pet food maker right in your own city, but I did just that recently when I
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Pet talent agencies can help your personality-filled pooch hit the big time. By: tedmurphy So you want your pet to be a model. Everyone always “oohs” and “ahhs” over how cute they are, you might be thinking. Why not put them in the limelight? Well, for starters, you can, but it’s not easy. Imagine what it’s like
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1. Key Characteristics AKC Group: Toy Height: 6–9 inches Weight: 6 pounds, on average Life Expectancy: 10–18 years Chihuahuas are small dogs who generally remain under 6 pounds. Coats may be short (smooth) or long and vary in 9 standard colors such as black, tan and red, and many alternate colors of gold, silver, white and more. 2.
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Often a dog detecting cancer story starts with a canine nosing an area on a person that elicits a pain sharp enough for them to take notice and see a doctor. For Michael DiZoglio, a diagnosis came from a lack of pain. The Denver resident was used to feeling a little sting when his father’s
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Every weeknight, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon is watched by millions of people. But Fallon’s most loyal viewer is sitting right in his own home. That would be 5-year-old Gary, a female English cream golden retriever. And it was actually TV that brought the pair of best friends together. “She came out on [Late Night with Jimmy
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The beagle breed has a tendency to develop meningitis. By: RogerMayhem What do chocolate, xylitol (an artificial sweetener) and raisins have in common? These are all examples of foods that are safe for people to eat, but they are toxic to dogs. These 3 foods all highlight how your pet’s body works differently from how
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Patience is key when grooming animals. By: KeystonePetPlace Pet grooming is a fun and rewarding job that allows you to work with animals and even make them feel better. It’s also a tough job and not for the faint of heart. But fear not — here’s an overview of what you’ll need to become a
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You’ve seen dogs jump through hoops and weave through poles. Perhaps you’ve even watched canine agility competitions on TV with your cat by your side, and have said to your feline, “You wouldn’t be caught dead doing that.” Here’s the thing: Cats – new, old, purebred, rescue – are all capable of learning a few tricks.
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It’s one small paw-step for cats, and a giant leap for felines in Denver, Colorado. The Denver Post reports that a bill proposing to ban the declawing of cats was passed unanimously by the Denver City Council on Monday. Declawing, known as “onychectomy” to veterinarians, is a surgical procedure that removes a cat’s claws. The
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Aside from a crude tattoo, Libby’s scars are largely invisible: a fear of loud noises and a hesitancy towards being put on a leash. But when the pup was rescued by Jessica seven years ago, Libby’s cruel past was written all over her body. The dog was emaciated, had a mouth full of rotting teeth
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