Month: June 2020

Unethical breeding leads to health problems in Labradoodles and other doodle dogs. Photo: joshborup “I opened a Pandora box and released a Frankenstein monster.”—Wally Conron, Labradoodle creator, 2019 Labradoodles described as monsters? Those adorable fluff balls loved by all? Wally Conron, “inventor” of the Labradoodle, wasn’t disparaging the dog itself when he said he wished
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If you think your dog needs to wear sunglasses, discuss it with your veterinarian. Photo: nayounek The ultimate in doggy dress-up, doggy sunglasses have a practical purpose and look super cute. But is this the case: Should we see more dogs strutting their stuff in eye shades for the sake of their eyesight, or is
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Redbone Coonhounds are active and energetic. Photo: Crystal Alba 1. Key Characteristics of Redbone Coonhounds The Redbone Coonhound is a versatile, adaptable, medium-sized hunter and possibly the only coonhound with a solid color on the coat. They have great hunting, treeing and tracking abilities and will go after small and large game. Their ears are
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Reverse sneezing in dogs is almost never a serious problem. Discuss it with your vet if you are concerned. Photo: chrisjagers Go for it, loving dog person. Impersonate your pup’s reverse sneezing! Cough, gag, sneeze, make disgusting sounds in my exam room so you can explain to me what your pup has been doing. People
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This American Cocker Spaniel named Sam developed progressive retinal atrophy (PRA) and experienced blindness as a result. Photo: dermoidhom Could your favorite dog breed be at risk of early blindness? More than 100 dog breeds carry an increased risk of progressive retinal atrophy (PRA). This matters, because your dream pup could be at greater risk
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Your senior dog may be slowing down, but older dogs need physical and mental exercise, too. Try one of the fun games for senior dogs below. Photo: livingdeadgirl It can be hard to watch an older pet slow down and become more limited in their activities. At 11 years old, my Border Collie, Mack, still
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Australian Shepherds come in a variety of coat colors. Photo: Petful 1. Key Characteristics of Australian Shepherds Australian Shepherds are medium or large strong dogs who are built for long hours of herding through all sorts of terrain. They come in black, blue merle, red merle and red, with or without white markings. 2. Where
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How does a pet microchip work? Photo: Susan Richey-Schmitz What’s the best thing you can do for your cat who might wander off? Microchip. Of course, all dogs should be microchipped, too. But most veterinarians see a lot more missing cats than dogs. We’ve been able to reunite quite a lot of them with their families. Microchipping
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