Month: August 2018

Female dogs don’t get automatically obese as a result of spaying. By: JACLOU-DL Don’t you just hate lazy excuses? One of my personal pet peeves are the people with grossly obese dogs who make the excuse “She was fine before she was spayed.” They imply that neutering makes weight gain an irresistible steamroller of a
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Many people don’t agree that letting your cat outside is in their best interests. By: sspiehs3 Sassy had originally belonged to Kimwa Latris Walker’s neighbors: they, however, had exiled her to the great outdoors for stress-related spraying. So the gray tabby decided to take matters into her own paws. She showed up on Walker’s back
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Charity and Suzy Q have been through a lot — but at least they have each other. Pit bull mix Charity and Miniature Pinscher/Chihuahua mix Suzy Q were recently seized from their former owner, along with two other dogs, and brought to Mississippi’s Jackson County Animal Shelter, where they quickly caught the eye of adoption
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For 12 years Miss Willie spent her time chained outside a home in Halifax County, North Carolina. For 12 years Miss Willie lived in the dirt with little affection, aside from what rescuers offered her.  When People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) first found Miss Willie, her owner refused to surrender the dog, so
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Every dog is perfect, some just aren’t cut out for government work. Having a canine career, like being a detection dog or working as a police canine, requires months of training. Many of the dogs who go through these programs graduate to and go into the work force. But some don’t make it to the
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Check out that beard! By: skeeze Bearded dragons are commonly kept pet lizards, but their behavior can be more colorful than expected. Bearded dragons (Pogona vitticeps) exhibit several behaviors in communication with others of their species, as well as people and perceived enemies. Most of their behaviors are meant to convey messages of dominance, interest
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A final summer party is knocking your doors… Yes…Labor Day is around the corner! Hurray! You definitely must be excited, arent you? Backyard pool parties, picnics, camping, beaches, rock and roll, scrumptious food…..OMG, lots to do! This is the feeling you must be getting, right?? It is good to stay elated but, do not forget
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These baby food dog cookies are perfect little bites for Banjo. Photos: Allison Gray/Petful I don’t have children, so I wasn’t aware of just how many flavors baby food comes in. Until recently, that is. When I marked down a couple of dog treat recipes that call for baby food (such as this one with just
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You definitely would have come across a dog that had crusty, scaly or dry skin. If you haven’t, you are lucky enough to have neighbors or friends that are responsible enough to take proper care of their pets. Well, dogs too have skin issues and some of them can be really pestering to the pet
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Turkish Van cats can have amber, blue or different colored eyes. By: iStock.com/sahmay 1. Key Characteristics Weight: 10–20 pounds for males, 7–12 pounds for females Life Expectancy: 15 years, on average, but can be as low as 10 years and as high as 17 years Turkish Vans are large, active cats who love water — so much
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Turbo the 22-month-old police dog died after Master Police Officer and police dog handler David Hurt of South Carolina’s Columbia Police Department left the Labrador retriever mix in a hot police car unattended for 6 hours. According to the Associated Press, Hurt left Turbo alone in the car with the air conditioning and the windows
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Flat-faced dogs are at high risk for laryngeal paralysis. By: MK817 Does your dog have a hidden risk of pneumonia — but you don’t know it? Previously, I wrote about the risks of feeding a dog ahead of having a general anesthetic. One of very real dangers is the dog vomits and inhales stomach acid
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It’s hard to imagine anything more adorable than a French Bulldog puppy, and even harder to comprehend how someone could treat a whole bunch of these helpless, innocent cuties so cruelly. On July 10, 28 Frenchie puppies were tightly packed into plastic crates and shipped as cargo aboard a Turkish Airlines flight from Kiev, Ukraine, to Chicago. The
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Don’t let your cat into a space you’ve just cleaned with chemicals — it could endanger their health. By: StockSnap Most of us have an array of items in our households that help keep things running. Cleaning supplies, various plants, medicines and other items combine to make our lives happier, healthier and easier. However, if
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Bruno the cat is full-figured, right down to his “thicc” polydactyl paws — and people across the Interwebs cannot get enough of him. Luckily, there’s a lot of him to go ’round. The 7-year-old, 25-lb. rescue cat with the smokey gray coat and totally boss posture was given up to Wright-Way Rescue in Morton Grove,
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Maker: Radagast Pet Food, Inc.Cause: Potential for listeriaAnnouncement: FDA report dated Aug. 21, 2018What was recalled: The following Rad Cat Raw Diet products with lot numbers 62763 through 63101, in sizes ranging from 1 oz. samples to 8 oz., 16 oz. and 24 oz. packages: Rad Cat Raw Diet Grass-Fed Beef Recipe Rad Cat Raw Diet Free-Range
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Rescue dogs are this veterinarian’s preferred “breed.” By: pilgrimpassing Remember when the only kind of dog you had was a “purebred”? That’s my memory of childhood. “What kind of dog is that?” was a favorite question of mine. Now I hate when people ask me that about my little black fox/blue Chihuahua/rat-seeking puffball. “She’s just
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Lena Dunham appears to have a new love in her life. The Girls star recently introduced a new kitten in to her “happy zoo,” which is what she calls her pets on their Instagram account @LambyZoo. Dunham, 32, posted a photo of herself with the new Sphynx kitten on her Instagram on Saturday. According to
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