Dogs

These brewer’s yeast dog treats feature cheddar cheese for an irresistible taste for your pup. Photos: Allison Gray/Petful Did you know brewer’s yeast is good for dogs? According to PetMD, “brewer’s yeast promotes healthy skin, hair, eyes and liver function” and “may reduce anxiety in dogs.”1 Dr. Judith K. Herman DVM, CVH, agrees, saying, “Brewer’s
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Heartworm treatment for dogs is available, but prevention is the best way to protect your pup against these parasites. Photo: wunderBILDlich Heartworm treatment for dogs is not pleasant for the pup, the people or the veterinarian — so prevention is the name of the game when it comes to heartworms. “But can a dog with
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The dangers of rawhide chews can include choking, bowel obstruction and food poisoning. Photo: MaxShutter Here’s a question for you that may help illustrate the dangers of rawhide chews: How digestible is shoe leather? Answer: Not very. So is it a surprise to learn that rawhide is arguably even less digestible? Plus, rawhide goes through more
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The most aggressive dogs don’t always belong to the stereotypical “pit bull” category. Photo: Lindasay Nature versus nurture: It’s the age-old debate, especially when applied to the question of who the most aggressive dogs are. Any dog who endures an abusive, neglectful or life-threatening situation can become aggressive. Does that mean these are bad dogs?
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Too much digging caused this dog’s broken dewclaw. Photo: oakleyoriginals What is a dewclaw? It’s that little digit on your dog (or cat’s) inner front leg, somewhat analogous to our thumb. Although dewclaws are nowhere near as helpful to a dog as a thumb is to a human, they still have a purpose. Some people
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Rottweilers are intelligent and powerful. Photo: Pixabay 1. Key Characteristics AKC Group: Working Height: 22–27 inches Weight: 85–130 pounds Life Expectancy: 8–11 years Rottweilers (a.k.a. Rotties) are strong, powerful, intelligent dogs who are known for their high endurance and guarding instincts. This medium-sized dog has a short, black coat with either rust or mahogany markings. 2. Where
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A dog ramp for a car is a great idea if your dog is already struggling with stairs. Photo: Flightbird Pet Ramp As dogs age, they’re susceptible to a number of infirmities, some of which affect mobility. A once-agile dog who could leap into the back of a car with no difficulty now struggles just
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You might want to taste these healthy dog treats, too. Photos: Allison Gray/Petful Lately I’ve been trying to use up some leftover ingredients I have stocked in my “dog treat test kitchen,” and this recipe managed to help me out with 2 of those extra ingredients: flaxseed meal and chickpea flour. Although the original recipe
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Wondering how to teach a dog to fetch a ball or another toy? The process involves plenty of praise and treats. Photo: pixabay When I first got my Border Collie, Mack, I knew he loved tennis balls — on the rescue group’s website, he was pictured grasping multiple tennis balls in his jaws. I quickly
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Pink, slightly shiny gums are healthy. But pale gums in dogs are not normal — and they can have several possible causes, such as anemia or dehydration. Photo: Jade87 What can pale gums in dogs tell you? As it happens, quite a lot. From anemia to heart failure, breathing difficulties to dehydration, the color of
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Finnish Lapphunds were bred to herd reindeer in Lapland, a northern area of Finland, Sweden and Russia. Photo: iStock.com/Bigandt_Photography 1. Key Characteristics AKC Group: Herding Height: 16–21 inches inches Weight: 30–55 pounds Life Expectancy: 15–17 years This medium-sized, muscular dog breed was bred to live and work outside. The Finnish Lapphund’s thick double coat can withstand harsh
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Excessive peeing in dogs can be a symptom of several different ailments, including pyelonephritis. Photo: bogitw Recently, I had a good reminder never to jump to conclusions. This involved not 1 but 2 cases — both concerned excessive peeing in dogs. When their basic tests came back normal, I nearly went off in the wrong
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George H.W. Bush‘s service dog Sully has returned to the place where his journey started.  After paying tribute to Bush throughout the 41st president’s funeral proceedings — resting by his owner’s casket and attending Bush’s Capitol Rotunda viewing — Sully is back at America’s VetDogs‘ headquarters in Smithtown, New York. Sully was born at the
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This dog treat recipe uses oatmeal, blueberries and peanut butter. Photos: Allison Gray/Petful One weekend a while back, my husband and I joined some friends for a quick half-hour of blueberry picking. Even though it was only 30 minutes, between the 5 of us, we collected 13 pounds of berries. Yep, pounds. We split up
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For the safest emergency pain relief for dogs, contact your veterinarian now. Photo: jaminriverside One of the questions we get asked the most goes something like this: What’s the ibuprofen dosage for dogs? It’s easy to understand why this is such a common question. What do you do when you have an ache or pain,
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Old dogs are happy to learn new tricks, especially when those tricks will help them get adopted. The Dancers and Dogs Performance Photography business, operated by Pratt + Kreidich Photography, pairs professional ballet dancers with adoptable shelter dogs.  St. Louis-Based Dancers and Dogs recently used its matchmaking skills with the Nutcracker performers from The St. Louis
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