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Alone at home, a bored dog may become destructive or anxious. Photo: vialbost Back-to-school time is upon us, and that means one thing: Relaxing, lazy summer routines are going away. It’s time to start setting early alarms, packing school lunches and leaving the house quiet during the day. Oh, and one other thing. It’s also
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Furry friends are always fun to have around. They fill our lives with happiness and liveliness. But the only dangers they deal daily are creepy creatures such as fleas and ticks. So, it becomes crucial for pet parents to keep fleas and ticks away from their pets in order to protect them from the nasty
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The Keeshond is an active and friendly dog who is great for children. Photo: Petful 1. Key Characteristics of Keeshonds AKC Group: Non-Sporting Height: 17–18 inches Weight: 35–55 pounds (depending on which breed standard is followed) Life Expectancy: 10–15 years, but some have lived longer The Keeshond (pronounced “kayz-hawnd”) is an active, medium-sized dog with a
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For years now, a veterinarian’s online post about Canine Carry Outs treats has caused confusion. There has been no recall or warning from the FDA. Here at Petful, we’re constantly tracking pet food recalls. For several years now, beginning in 2016, we’ve heard rumblings about the U.S Food and Drug Administration (FDA) supposedly coming down
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Texas Tripe recall Maker: Texas Tripe, Inc.Cause: Potential for listeria contaminationAnnouncement: Company announcement on Aug. 3, 2019 (archived here)What was recalled: The following lot numbers of raw pet food products: 19148, 19419, 19150, 19151, 19154, 19155, 19156, 19157, 19158, 19161, 19162, 19163, 19164, 19165, 19168, 19169, 19170, 19171, 19172, 19175, 19176, 19177, 19178, 19179, 19181
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It’s nothing new to pet parents when they hear the word ‘fleas”. The word itself is so yucky, so imagine how yucky they would be. Fleas are unfortunately parasites that can harm your furry buddy all year round. These pesky critters have no specific time for arriving, so it is important to stay protected and
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Milo Ventimiglia couldn’t get enough of his furry costars on the set of The Art of Racing in the Rain.  At the premiere of the movie in Los Angeles on Thursday, the 42-year-old actor told reporters that working with the canine stars of the film was “amazing.” “I mean, you know you’re showing up to work and you’re
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If you don’t understand canine body language and aren’t paying attention to the various warning signs that a dog may bite, the dog can appear to go from friendly to aggressive in an instant. Photo: State Farm/Flickr Knowing the warning signs that a dog may bite, and knowing how to avoid getting bitten, can make
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Petful has been researching U.S. dog food recalls for several years now, and we’ve compiled the following list. Is your dog food on our list? Recalls are listed in order from newest to oldest. (Looking for cat food recalls? Go here.) Dog Food Recall 2019 — Full List All 2019 dog food recalls are listed
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When it comes to apartment living, there are many aspects you need to consider while keeping a dog. First of all, one has to make sure the apartment owners allow people to keep pets in their property because dogs can mess around, vocalize, and create chaos if they are not well-trained. However, this doesn’t mean
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Curtis, a 5-month-old Lab/pit mix puppy, underwent tail amputation following unknown trauma. Photo: bullcitydogs Tail injuries happen. Whether your dog has “happy tail syndrome” or your cat’s tail has been crushed in a door, you may be facing tail amputation. This may sound drastic, but most pets are back on their paws quickly and all
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Rat Terrier puppies tend to bond to one another. Photo: Angel Sallade 1. Key Characteristics of Rat Terriers AKC Group: Terrier Height: 10–13 inches (Miniature); 13–18 inches (Standard) Weight: 10–25 pounds Life Expectancy: 15–18 years The Rat Terrier is a small to medium-sized companion pet and hunter of small animals and vermin. This muscular and
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Layla, one of 22 “Vicktory dogs” rehabilitated at Best Friends Animal Sanctuary, died at 15½ years old on June 21, 2019. Photo: Tess Rushton (All other photos: Best Friends) It has been more than 12 years since a police raid on Michael Vick’s property turned up dozens of pit bulls in hellish conditions. A federal raid followed several weeks
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Working dogs are often bred to have boundless energy. You may be wondering how to calm down an energetic dog like this once you’re both back in the house. Photo: Pixabay Sure, shepherds, collies and retrievers have shiny coats, winning personalities and the ability to make any heart melt. But these types of dogs also
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