Month: July 2020

Despite their short stature, Pembroke Welsh Corgis are excellent herding dogs. Photo: Pmuths1956/Wikimedia Commons 1. Key Characteristics of Pembroke Welsh Corgis The Pembroke Welsh Corgi is much like the Cardigan Welsh Corgi, but with a shorter body and straighter legs. The Pembroke’s ears stand straight up and come to a point. This dog has a
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Why does my dog burp so much? Burping is normal in dogs, just like in humans. But if it seems excessive to you, there may be a problem. Discuss it with your veterinarian. Photo: TechPhotoGal Does your dog eructate gas through their esophageal sphincter? Wait. Huh? The answer (even if the question made no sense)
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Yes, marijuana and cannabis edibles can be toxic for pets — and even deadly in rare cases. It’s no laughing matter. Photo: Sonja Rachbauer As the movement to legalize and decriminalize marijuana has grown in recent years in the United States, marijuana toxicity in pets has been on the rise. As of 2020, more than
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Tornjaks are primarily known as livestock guardians but also make great family pets. Photo: Simun Ascic 1. Key Characteristics of Tornjaks The Tornjak is a large, strong dog with a well-proportioned, square-shaped body. The nose is large and dark, and the dark eyes are almond-shaped. The triangular ears are set high; they fold down and
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Extra food should be a reward or an occasional treat — not something handed out multiple times daily. Photo: mrtgt You’re probably sick and tired of hearing about Americans’ pets being fat. In fact, you might have seen headlines like these: “The Obesity Pet Crisis in America” “Health Risks Associated With Overweight Pets” “How to
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Natural Balance cat food recall, July 3, 2020 Maker: Natural Balance / J.M. Smucker CompanyCause: Elevated levels of choline chlorideAnnouncement: FDA report dated July 3, 2020 (archived here)What was recalled: Natural Balance Ultra Premium Chicken & Liver Paté Formula canned cat food, 5.5 oz. cans, UPC #2363353227, Lot Code #9217803, best by Aug. 4, 2021
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Is a kitten eating litter anything to worry about? The answer depends. Photo: Boonlert Saikrajang/Shutterstock A kitten eating litter: Is this just feline curiosity, or could it be a cry for help? One of the many wonderful things about cats is how clean they are. Contrast litter training a kitten with house-training a puppy, and
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