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English Springer Spaniels were bred to hunt, flush and retrieve ducks. Photo: iStock.com/johnnyscriv 1. Key Characteristics of English Springer Spaniels AKC Group: Sporting Height: 18–21 inches Weight: 40–50 pounds Life Expectancy: 12–14 years English Springer Spaniels are medium-sized dogs with a long overcoat and soft undercoat. Their coloring is limited to black or liver with
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The Jan. 31, 2019, recall of certain canned Hill’s Science Diet and Prescription Diet dog foods came too late, say some heartbroken pet parents. Multiple lawsuits have been filed against Hill’s Pet Nutrition. For 4 years, Donna Nehrenz fed her dog, Macy, the same trusted brand of dog food without a problem: Hill’s Science Diet’s
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Pyoderma in dogs sometimes appears in breeds with skin folds, such as French Bulldogs, because the skin can rub together and become infected. Photo: ivanovgood Which of the following are signs of pyoderma in dogs? Spots and pimples Weeping skin sores Inflamed skin with hair loss Actually, that was a trick question. All of the
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Learn how kids can help animals in shelters. Photo: donnieray Most kids we’ve met want to hug and pet every fuzzy 4-legged critter they can wrap their arms around. Children love animals. And that’s precisely why it’s a great idea to get kids involved with helping animal shelters when they’re young. It’s not always simple
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Chinese Shar-Peis are devoted to their families. Photo: iStock.com/AndraSimionescu 1. Key Characteristics of a Shar-Pei AKC Group: Non-Sporting Height: 18–20 inches Weight: 40–60 pounds Life Expectancy: 9–11 years The appearance of the Chinese Shar-Pei is unmistakable. The head and body shape, abundant wrinkles, and darkened nose and muzzle are signature attributes of this ancient breed.
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These spinach, apple and carrot dog treats aim to impress. Photos: Allison Gray/Petful I love finding homemade dog treat recipes that call for ingredients I already have. That’s especially true for recipes that call for fresh ingredients that might spoil if I don’t use them up. After a recent visit to Costco (wherein I bought
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Dog is the most faithful and the best companion.  ALAS! This can’t be true for every breed. The adage – “Dog is the most faithful animal on the earth” may turn out to be wrong at times especially for some dog breeds. Though dogs are truly the best friends of mankind and can take care
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Dog cataracts aren’t the only ailment that cause a milky-blue hue to appear in dogs’ eyes. Photo: Mark Dog cataracts are a common cause of blindness in dogs. You’ll recognize them without realizing it — those dogs have milky white pupils instead of black. Cataracts lead to loss of vision, so understanding the options is
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Consult with a veterinary nutritionist or veterinary food therapist to ensure complete and balanced nutrition in your home-prepared pet food. Photo: Katrina_S The largest recall in pet food history occurred in 2008, when melamine was found to be a contaminant that caused illness and death in thousands of dogs and cats. Since then, there have
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The difference between DHPP and DHLPP? The latter includes a leptospirosis vaccine. Photo: Shine Nucha What is DHLPP? This vaccine is the “core” canine vaccine given to puppies and adult dogs to protect them from several serious and possibly fatal contagious canine viral diseases. A core vaccine is a vaccine considered essential for all domestic dogs
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Dalmatians have distinctive markings in their fur that develop after they’re born. Photo: iStock.com/LucyCartwright 1. Key Characteristics of Dalmatians AKC Group: Non-Sporting Height: 19–23 inches Weight: 35–75 pounds Life Expectancy: 10–15 years Dalmatians are distinctive in their coat pattern and are the only spotted breed, according to the Amereican Kennel Club. Their short coats are
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