Month: September 2018

These grain-free black bean dog cookies won Banjo over. Photos by: Allison Gray/Petful While looking for grain-free dog treat recipes, I spotted this one that calls for black beans. I’ve never tried giving Banjo biscuits with beans and happened to have a spare can of black beans in the pantry, so I thought I’d give
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The Siberian Husky is an active dog. By: pixabay 1. Key Characteristics AKC Group: Working Height: 20–23.5 inches Weight: 35–60 pounds Life Expectancy: 12–15 years Huskies are medium-sized working dogs who have a thick, dense undercoat and a long, coarse top coat. Colors are usually black, brown, white or a mix with varying head markings. The eye
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Mystery snails aren’t as destructive as Apple snails. By: Kurayba The smaller, less destructive member of the Apple snail family can make a charming and colorful aquatic pet for non-fish keepers. Not to be confused with the larger and destructive Channeled Apple snail (Pomacea canaliculata), the Mystery snail (Pomacea bridgesii) is its much nicer cousin.
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Patches has a new piece. The 9-year-old Dachshund recently had a large, cancerous tumor that was growing on her skull removed and replaced with a new 3D-printed part, reports CNN. Dr. Michelle Oblak of University of Guelph’s Ontario Veterinary College helped Patches get cancer-free by working with small-animal surgeon Galina Hayes to remove the tumor and
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A Las Vegas dog is finding an unusual way to beat the heat. Benny the rescue pooch loves to skate, and as far as his owner Cheryl Del Sangro knows, he is the only canine who has mastered ice skating. A retired professional ice skater herself, Del Sangro turned her attention to Benny’s talents after adopting
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Pet lovers have some options when it comes to caring for their pets who have long-term diseases. By: RobynRandell Gypsy, my German Shepherd, passed away several years ago. In her last 2 years, she suffered from myasthenia gravis, megaesophagus, arthritis and other medical issues. While I don’t regret one moment of giving her the care
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Donny is a natural do-gooder. The 2-year-old rescue cat was born without eyes and with the neurological condition Cerebellar Hyperplasia, which causes him to wobble and fall over when he walks.  These differences have never held Donny back. In fact, he is “the most charming cat in the world,” according to his rescuers at North Shore
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Italy’s Alfagia di Volterra, a specialty food company focused on truffles and based in Volterra, Tuscany, has been bringing diners the world’s finest Tuscan truffles for years. Though the company has three human truffle hunters, among the best in Volterra, who devote their days to finding the city’s best hidden truffle spots, they can’t do
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It’s important for rescue cats to find the right family fit. By: EugenieM When Lori Erickson first laid eyes on Tinycat at the airport, “he was absolutely terrified,” she says. She brought the Bombay rescue home; he disappeared under the bathroom cabinet, where he stayed for about a month, coming out only to eat or
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Many people with Bombays say their cats can demand attention. By: iStock.com/Ed-Ni-Photo 1. Key Characteristics Weight: 6–12 pounds Life Expectancy: 15 years or longer Bombay cats are muscular and medium in size. They resemble a miniature panther, which was the intention when they were created. The large eyes are shades of copper and gold, and are set
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Pain, fear and cold are all reasons your dog might shake. By: antschabaer Does your dog shake or tremble? I’m not talking about the dogs who shake themselves dry or flap their ears occasionally so much as the dog with a fine muscular tremor. The trembling may just affect one leg or their whole body.
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Some dogs can’t wait to cool off in the refreshing pool. By: CityofStPete Summer’s turning into fall, and if the weather is still warm in a certain locale, people are always looking for ways to socialize their dogs, help them burn off some energy and keep them cool. In hot weather, walks are limited to
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