Dogs

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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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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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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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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Eva Mendes and Ryan Gosling have added a furry friend to their family! On Wednesday, the Hitch actress, 45, announced that she and her longtime partner, 38, had adopted a Doberman puppy named Lucho from the Friends for Life Rescue Network. “Meet Lucho. The newest member of our family,” she wrote on Instagram alongside a
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Maker: Pet Supplies PlusCause: Potential for salmonella contaminationAnnouncement: FDA announcement dated July 3, 2019 (archived here)What was recalled: All bulk pig ear dog treats stocked in open bins, from various vendors (not prepackaged, branded pig ears) This recall follows an FDA advisory warning consumers of the potential for bulk pig ears to be contaminated with
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Salukis love the outdoors, but be careful — they can run away pretty quickly. Photo: elisabettabellomi 1. Key Characteristics of Salukis AKC Group: Hound Height: 23–28 inches Weight: 40–65 pounds Life Expectancy: 12–14 years Aristocratic in appearance, Salukis are fast, slim dogs who resemble Greyhounds. These dogs have incredible sight and high endurance, and they’re able
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The FDA is investigating whether there is a specific dietary link to the development of heart problems in dogs and cats. Photo: Gladskikh Tatiana Acana, Taste of the Wild, 4Health, Blue Buffalo and a dozen other pet food brands are in the hot seat. In the latest update to its yearlong investigation, the U.S. Food
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Excessive tiredness and increased thirst are just a couple possible symptoms of Addison’s disease in dogs. Photo: mootown Addison’s disease in dogs is an endocrine disease (hormonal). It’s rarely seen in humans and very rarely seen in cats. Sometimes called “the Great Pretender,” Addison’s disease generally affects middle-aged, female dogs, and there is definitely a
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Allergies in pets are frustrating and difficult to treat. Photo: LUM3N Veterinarians see lots of itchy pets. Skin problems are common — and frustrating for everyone involved. A pet scratching constantly or who has icky-yicky-licky lesions all over their body makes you take notice. Extreme itch or irritation (called pruritus) will make pets scratch until their skin bleeds or
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This is Bugaboo, photographed at the 2013 Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show. He’s in there somewhere. Photo: Kristy May/Petful 1. Key Characteristics of Old English Sheepdogs AKC Group: Herding Height: 22–24 inches (male); 20–22 inches (female) Weight: 70–100 pounds (male); 60–80 pounds (female) Life Expectancy: 10–12 years The Old English Sheepdog — a.k.a. OES, bobtail
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Disclosure: This is a sponsored post from Honest Paws. Honest Paws has an impressive array of CBD-infused products that fit pets of all ages and sizes. A natural and homeopathic approach to health is rapidly becoming the norm. By now, you have undoubtedly heard of the wonders of CBD oil. This “miracle” herb has been
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Isn’t it time you learned how to teach your puppy to lie down on command? Photo: aylinkauhorka Yesterday I went out to dinner with my extended family to celebrate a special occasion. We sat outside eating, chatting and listening to music and took up a large portion of the patio. At the end of the
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