Month: June 2018

My dog is spoiled — there’s no denying it. She eats high-quality salmon dog food, noshes on kangaroo meat treats and bathes in shampoo made for sensitive skin. She is, without a doubt, pampered. Her cousin (my brother’s 70-pound pit bull) is also treated like royalty. The mere fact that he routinely nudges your hand
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As your cat ages, you may notice that they become more affectionate. By: Counselling Phoebe leaps up after the cat-fishing toy. She pirouettes, a fluffy gray ballerina, and keeps up her spirited attack long after the younger cats have gotten bored and begun moseying over to their food bowls. Phoebe turned 12 in February. A
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Bluetick Coonhounds may have George Washington to thank for their existence. By: Lindsay Helms 1. Key Characteristics AKC Group: Hound Height: 21–27 inches Weight: 45–80 pounds Life Expectancy: 10–12 years Bluetick Coonhounds are fast, compact dogs who excel at nighttime hunting. They were named after the ticking pattern and color of their coat, and their large,
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Bowel wall inflammation may be a reason your dog is experiencing bloody stools. By: Myriams-Fotos Life is funny (in the “odd” sense of the word). For example, take the same problem and different people react in different ways. This is something every vet is wise to remember, since what is a catastrophe for one client
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Summer pests are ticked off! The Center for Disease Control recently announced that reported illnesses from mosquito, tick and flea bites have tripled across the United States, with nine new germs from mosquitoes and ticks being introduced into the country over the past 13 years. Lyme Disease, Tularemia, Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever and many other diseases
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Because they multiply so quickly, fleas are difficult to treat. By: coyot Many people think that because they have an indoor-only cat, fleas are an impossibility. They would be wrong. Although an outdoor cat is more likely than an indoor cat to be infested with fleas (as well as ticks and intestinal worms), an indoor cat can,
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New vaccine protocols mean a safer unique vaccination plan for every individual pet. By: tamba09 Vaccinating your cat or dog used to be a pretty straightforward affair. There was the required rabies vaccine and the “annual distemper vaccine.” So what has changed? Well, a lot, actually. What We Know We know more about vaccine-preventable diseases and
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The competitions in the Rescue Westminster show included Best in Kissing and Best in Snoring. By: kelseyannvere This past February, the Hallmark Channel put on the first-ever Rescue Westminster, a Westminster competition for — you guessed it — rescue dogs. This is not your usual breed-standard show with purebred canines being physically examined by a
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Here’s a glamor shot of Stella — my sweet retriever/hound rescue dog. All photos by: Lindsey Watson/Petful Doppelganger. The term, literally meaning “double-doer” in German, has gained attention in recent years. Two strangers randomly share the same corner of the world with someone strikingly identical. There’s a theory that humans have 7 doppelgängers somewhere. Coupled
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