The 2018 ASPCA Humane Awards winners included cockapoo Noah, left; a service cat named D-O-G, center; Kid of the Year Roman McConn; and a Lab mix named Bear, right, who sniffs out digital evidence that takes down sex offenders. Photos: Dave Baker/Petful On Thursday, Nov. 15, the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to
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Mud and cold weather are both risk factors when it comes to Alabama rot. Photo: Felix_Broennimann Why would a veterinarian test a healthy dog’s kidneys twice in 3 days? Because right now it’s the only way of detecting if a dog is at risk of Alabama rot. Alabama rot is a serious condition that creates
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Most dogs with high liver values don’t have tumors, so a liver biopsy doesn’t usually immediately follow abnormal blood work. Photo: kko699 Most of you canine lovers have probably had some blood work done on your dog: Just about every basic canine blood panel we run includes liver enzymes. Elevated liver enzymes are one of
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Russian Blues have vivid green eyes. Photo: iStock.com/Liudmila Anufrieva 1. Key Characteristics Weight: 10–14 pounds Life Expectancy: 15–20 years The Russian Blue is a medium-sized, graceful cat with a blue coat and beautiful green eyes. The short coat has silver-tipped blue fur, and the cats’ deep, vivid emerald eyes are quite piercing. Large, flared ears flank the wedge-shaped
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Pet insurance can give you peace of mind. By: Melinda Nagy Should you get pet insurance? The simple answer is yes — but what kind of coverage and from which company? The correct policy for your needs from a reputable pet insurance provider should: Help you with your veterinary bills Provide better medical care for
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When dogs play with catnip toys: This cute dog “thinks she’s a cat,” says the photographer, Ted Fu. Most cats love catnip. The nepetalactone in catnip makes cats react to this plant in different ways1. Some cats go crazy over catnip, while others just enjoy a peaceful naptime from its effects. Catnip is neither addictive
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How to Get Your Puppy Used to Their Name If this the first time your dog has had a name, it may take a while for them to learn their identity. Here’s how to train a puppy to know their name: Start by using the name in general situations, but don’t say it excessively. Next,
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