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Norwegian Forest Cats may have been palling around with Vikings back in the day. By: Pixabay 1. Key Characteristics Weight: 12–16 pounds for males, 9–12 pounds for females Life Expectancy: Around 15 years Norwegian Forest Cats (a.k.a. Wegies) have large, powerful and muscular body supports their triangular head. Their eyes are also large and almond-shaped,
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Thousands of dogs in central Virginia have come down with a previously unknown, highly contagious respiratory illness — leaving veterinarians urging pet owners to keep their animals at home to prevent the epidemic from spreading. Charlottesville’s Autumn Trails Veterinary Center first posted about “the significant outbreak” on Sunday and Monday, saying “more than 150 cases” have
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The physical condition of a dog who has no appetite can go downhill rapidly. By: litthouse Did you know veterinarians have different words to describe a pet’s lack of appetite? There’s actually a spectrum of inappetence, and it’s important that we address any change in appetite quickly and with action. Hyporexia means a decreased appetite.
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Weimaraners are active and affectionate. By: iStock.com/druvo 1. Key Characteristics AKC Group: Sporting Height: Males, 25–27 inches; females, 23–25 inches Weight: Males, 55–70 pounds; females, 50–65 pounds Life Expectancy: 11–13 years Weimaraners (a.k.a. Weims) are muscular, large dogs with big ears that hang down the sides of the head. They are often referred to as
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Softer alternatives to plastic Elizabethan collars exist for your pet’s comfort. By: Bennilover Do you know how to care for your pet’s bandage? And I mean properly care — not just keeping it dry (although this is hugely important), but recognizing when it’s too tight or chafing the pet. In a strange serendipity, Dr. Deb
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When Kenny Chesney sprang into action last year following Hurricane Irma’s devastation of his beloved St. John, he had every resident in mind — including those with four legs. The country star, 50, and his assistant Jill “literally cleaned out the animal shelters” in St. Thomas, St. John, St. Croix, Tortola, Jost Van Dyke and Vieques,
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