Month: January 2018

It’s the moment every dog owner instantly regrets ever letting their dog kiss them on the mouth: Watching that very same beloved, seemingly well-trained and civilized pup eagerly devour a stinky, steaming pile of poop off the sidewalk. Ugh, gross! But why? Why?! It’s a topic that has long perplexed animal researchers and veterinarians. And if
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If you’re anything like me, you have plenty of awkward moments where you forget how to “people.” You fall down the stairs for no reason, punch yourself in the face trying to pull up the blanket or try to take a drink and end up having it run down your face. Just like people, dogs
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If your pet’s feeling a little tight in the shoulders, consider contacting an in-home pet massage therapist. By: iloveblue Pet spas and resorts have exploded in popularity — and not just for wealthy celebrities.  Walk down nearly any street in New York City and you’ll likely see a pet spa offering a long list of
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The Little Mermaid and Flynn have quite a bit in common. Both adore collecting seemingly random objects that are hardly treasured by humans. Unlike Ariel, Flynn the Dachshund’s collections of common goodies can be found above sea level. Can’t get enough of cats, dogs and other furry friends? Click here to get the cutest pet news
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Feline reactions to another’s death run the gamut, from erratic to indifferent behavior. By: mararie Phoenix, my male Abyssinian, lay on top of the bookcase in my office. After a long battle, his kidneys had all but shut down, and we were making that last trip to the vet’s together later in the day. Chief
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1. Key Characteristics Weight: 5.5–11 pounds Life Expectancy: 15 years or longer The Korat is a muscular, medium-sized cat with an average lifespan of 15 years, although some Korats have been known to live into their early 20s. This breed has a unique silver-blue coat with shaded hairs and large green eyes. The nose, face and
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A full rectal prolapse needs a veterinarian’s immediate attention. By: sianbuckler Ever noticed how things happen in 3s? After going for years without seeing a rectal prolapse, I’ve seen 2 in the past month: 1 in a dog, the other in a cat. Weird. This, of course, means I’m now on high alert for case
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Think of them as the Harry and Hermione of the social media world, just furrier. These two are wizards when it comes to earning and enchanting Instagram followers, and one of them is just a few months old. Pooch parodist Doug the Pug is now a brother. He and his proud owners recently welcomed Fiona
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Weaning should happen gradually. By: macdeedle When puppies are born, they turn to their mothers for nourishment. In the wild, puppies might nurse on their mothers for months as they slowly transition to eating alternate foods. In the home, however, the process is a bit different. Typically, puppies are weaned and then placed with new
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Fat shaming is a cruel, but popular, pastime in the human world. Not so in today’s pet world. Judging by the growing popularity of the Round Animals account on Twitter, pleasantly plump is the way to be in 2018 if you want a slew of new Internet fans. To be clear, the exact terminology is
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Just like you, your pets can have problems with extreme weather. And Winter Storm Inga isn’t showing any signs of slowing down. PEOPLE Pet Vet Dr. Evan Antin wants your pets to get through the season as warm and safe as possible. To help owners keep their pets out of the vet’s office and free
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Maker: JustFoodForDogs, LLCCause: Potential for contamination with listeria in products containing green beansAnnouncement: Company letter to customers, Jan. 15, 2018What was recalled: Only these specific JustFoodForDogs products: Turducken, all batch dates Beef and Russet Potato, all batch dates through Jan. 14 (new packages will be made that contain no green beans and are safe to feed) Fish and
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Lost animals are often trapped by rescue groups to reunite them with their humans. By: wallboat If you are lucky, you live in an area that has plenty of support for pets who are lost, missing or in trouble of any kind. For example, there are several groups in Massachusetts and on Cape Cod that
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Make room! Very good dog coming through! Bronx, a 9-year-old Belgian malinois, enjoyed a hero’s goodbye on Jan. 5. The canine recently retired from Bakersfield Police Department SWAT Team. Since 2010, the loyal employee helped the police sniff out trouble and educate the public on the importance of thinking about safety first. For his entire
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Abyssinians may have been known for their fishing abilities thousands of years ago. By: Mimzy My husband, Tim, used to go to this summer camp when he was a kid. One day, when he was swimming in the lake, he noticed this furry shape paddling determinedly alongside him. Being extremely nearsighted, he couldn’t quite make
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