Dogs

The 142nd Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, America’s second-longest continuously held sporting event, just wrapped up, crowning Flynn the Bichon Frise as winner. Though some may not know it, mixed breed dogs are allowed at the Westminster Dog Show, as long as they’re competing in the agility competition, the one portion of the show event that is not reserved
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Diarrhea may be a symptom of intestinal parasites. By: alecale35 How often does your dog get tummy upsets? Notice the question is “How often?” rather than “Does your pet get tummy upsets?” Why? Because diarrhea is a common problem. So how do you know when your dog needs to see the vet or their tummy
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As if dog flu and pet food recalls aren’t worrisome enough for pet owners, there’s a new pet health hazard gaining media attention out of Wisconsin. On Feb. 14, the Wisconsin Humane Society confirmed that two dogs, an 11-year-old Pomeranian and a 1-year-old shepard mix, tested positive for Streptococcus equi subsp. Zooepidemicus, a.ka. “Strep Zoo.” The canines
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Maker: The J.M. Smucker CompanyCause: Potential for low levels of pentobarbitalAnnouncement: Gravy Train website announcement, Kibbles ‘N Bits website announcement, company email to Petful dated Feb. 15, 2018What was recalled: The company is withdrawing from the market the following canned dog foods (apparently all dates): Gravy Train: 13.2 oz. With T-Bone Flavor Chunks, UPC# 7910052541 13.2 oz. With
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Have you factored expected — and unexpected — medical costs, as well as toys and food, into your pet’s budget? By: sspiehs3 Our pets are full-fledged members of our families, and bringing a new pet into a household is typically a happy occasion. But happiness notwithstanding, are you prepared to handle the financial responsibility of
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Maker: Darwin’s Natural Pet ProductsCause: Potential for salmonellaAnnouncement: Company email; per Dog Food Advisor [PDF]What was recalled: ZooLogics Chicken and Vegetable Meals for Dogs (manufactured Nov. 2, 2017) and ZooLogics Duck and Vegetable Meals for Dogs (manufactured Nov. 16, 2017) This is the latest in a string of recalls for Darwin’s since fall 2016, all arising from concerns
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Figure out your community’s needs before starting up your own rescue group. By: stonnie Nearly 4 million dogs enter animal shelters in the United States each year. That’s a big number, and knowing there are so many loving animals out there without proper homes or attention is heartbreaking. There are tons of ways to help
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Sure, human affection is nice, but nothing quite beats the love of a loyal, furry companion. Taye Diggs understands that deep down all of us want a dog as our Valentine. But before you run out and adopt a puppy as a Valentine’s Day present, Diggs wants to make sure you are ready first. The
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Certain treat ingredients can trigger a dog’s food allergies, leading to itching and discomfort. By: SNGPhotography We dog lovers have a hard time encountering any dog without saying hello and offering a pat — and sometimes even a cookie. After all, dogs are all good boys and girls, and they deserve a cookie, no? But
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Maker: Redbarn Pet Products, LLCCause: Potential for salmonellaAnnouncement: FDA report dated Feb. 9, 2018 and a company news releaseWhat was recalled: 2.4 oz. green plastic bags of Redbarn Naturals 7 Inch Bully Sticks Premium Dog Chews (3-pack) with expiration date of “112120ABC” According to the FDA’s announcement, Redbarn Pet Products says it tests each lot of products
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1. Key Characteristics AKC Group: Terrier Height: 11–16 inches Weight: 11–15.5 pounds Life Expectancy: 15 years Border terriers, a.k.a. borders, are small, scruffy dogs once used to clear foxes out of their holes and hunt vermin and pests. They have small, dark-colored, V-shaped ears and eyes that are a dark hazel and medium in size. The
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If you have a hairy dog, make sure to ask the groomer for a “hygiene clip.” By: Lindasay Ever noticed how things come in 3s? This is something I’ve remarked on recently, but it happened again during today’s consultations. This time there were 3 dogs each with a pain in the butt — or, more
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Screenshot from the Gravy Train website, Feb. 8, 2018. WJLA-TV, an ABC affiliate out of Washington, D.C., tonight announced the results of its months-long investigation into pet food, and the results are “explosive,” according to reporter Lisa Fletcher. The investigation team says it discovered traces of pentobarbital, a powerful sedative often used as a euthanasia
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Tracheal collapse is the narrowing of the windpipe that prevents dogs from breathing easily. By: skeeze Many small-breed dogs suffer from a syndrome called collapsing trachea. To understand this problem, try to visualize the trachea (windpipe); the breathing tube is held rigid by cartilage rings. Think of an empty tube with a slinky toy inside
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How could you not give a Valentine’s Day gift to these cuties? By: kko699 Remember back when you were in elementary school and every Valentine’s Day the whole class would spend a couple hours passing out all their cards and treats? Digging into your pink paper-wrapped shoe box or heart-shaped bag was like pouring out
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This one is for those celeb-obsessed dog owners out there. For Wes Anderson’s newest film, the whimsical director is creating a new stop-motion animated feature. Instead of focusing on the fantastic lives of foxes, this one is going to the dogs. Isle of Dogs takes place in a dystopian future in Japan, where the nation’s
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Cavalier King Charles spaniels are at risk for both dry eye and curly coat syndrome. By: Alexas_Fotos It tickles at the back of my mind to one day test my dog’s DNA, just out of curiosity, you understand (mingled with pug and beagle, maybe a touch of monkey?). There are even test kits on Amazon
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