Dogs

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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Prepare now so your pet makes a successful transition back to life after quarantine. Photo: Pexels Are you and your pet ready for life after quarantine? With most businesses shuttered for weeks because of the novel coronavirus pandemic, most of us have been staying at home more than we ever have in our lives. All
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Foxhounds are pack animals and don’t do well if isolated for long periods of time. Photo: ccho 1. Key Characteristics of English Foxhounds The English foxhound is a hunting dog and pack hound whose low-set ears hang near the cheeks. Rounded ears means they’ve been cropped, not a process we recommend, and ear cropping and
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Swedish Lapphunds originally herded reindeer. Photo: Darkangels 1. Key Characteristics of Swedish Lapphunds Swedish Lapphunds, a.k.a. Lappies, are medium-sized herding and guarding dogs that are also the national dog of Sweden. Lappies have a dark nose and round, large brown eyes framed by small, wide-set, triangular ears. The high-set tail is carried over the back,
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Bilious vomiting syndrome is kind of like morning sickness for many middle-aged or senior dogs. Your veterinarian will be able to help if your dog is vomiting yellow bile. Photo: Alexey Matveichev Yellow bile vomit is something experienced by many middle-aged or senior dogs. Usually the dog is otherwise well, with a good appetite and
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This is a stressful time for everyone. I’ve had clients almost come to blows outside the vet clinic. Illustrations: Shutterstock During the current COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, no corner of daily life remains untouched. As we all struggle to adjust to a “new normal,” this means doing our best under difficult circumstances. The realities for vets
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The Brussels Griffon is a small, friendly dog who resembles Chewbacca from Star Wars films. Photo: Pixabay 1. Key Characteristics of Brussels Griffons AKC Group: Toy Height: 7–8 inches Weight: 6–12 pounds Life Expectancy: 15 years Much like the Affenpinscher, the Brussels Griffon looks a little monkey-like in the face. The head is large and
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1. Normal adult dogs have how many teeth? CORRECT! Adult dogs have 42 permanent teeth, also known as secondary teeth. (Puppies usually have 28 teeth, called deciduous or primary teeth.) 1. Normal adult dogs have how many teeth? You got this one wrong. Adult dogs have 42 permanent teeth, also known as secondary teeth. (Puppies
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Can you ace our pet health quiz? Photo: mohamed_hassan Think you know a thing or two about pet health? Well, let’s see about that. Test your knowledge with our 5-minute pet health quiz. Some of these questions are easy, but others may leave you scratching your head. Get all 8 correct and consider yourself an
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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 2020 — Full List All 2020 dog food recalls are listed
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This recognizable breed is loyal and courageous. Photo: Viv Lynch 1. Key Characteristics of German Shepherd Dogs AKC Group: Herding Height: 22–26 inches Weight: 50–90 pounds Life Expectancy: 9–13 years The German Shepherd Dog, or GSD, is one of the most popular breeds in the United States. The medium-sized dog is strong and muscular with
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If your dog constantly follows you around the house, it could just be a feeling of insecurity. Photo: lcledward When I considered adopting my Border Collie, Mack, I remember emailing the rescue a series of questions about him. One thing I asked was whether he was people-focused. I wanted a dog who would be interested
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