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In just a few short weeks summer will be here and the vacation period begins. Today more people are taking their pets with them when they go on vacation. For them (and many families!), the thought of leaving a furry member behind is enough to make everyone want to stay home. There are many vacations that are well suited for pets, but realistically, sometimes it’s better to leave your pet home.
Teaching your Chihuahua to cooperate for grooming need not be a chore. Doing it properly will introduce your Chihuahua to each aspect of the grooming process, he will happily look forward to his grooming sessions. Dogs usually love this personal attention and time with their owner. Most Chihuahua owners also discover that grooming sessions are a great way to relax and relieve stress.
Mange causes bald spots, lesions and severe itching in dogs. And pet parents are searching for natural mange remedies to treat the unpleasant skin condition. But are natural treatments an effective option for dealing with mange? We checked in with some holistic veterinarians to find out.
Everyone knows that dogs come in all shapes and sizes. But they also come in many different temperaments and social abilities as well as activity levels. That means that there are some dogs not well suited to apartment living.
Ever wonder whether dogs can eat vegetables or fruits? This is a question that I get asked quite often from pet owners all around the globe. Even my personal veterinarian tells me that this is a big question among pet owners. And his, as well as my, answer to that question is a resounding yes. Check out these 9 great, healthy foods.
I came across this recipe a few years ago and have been using it as often as I can. It is healthy, nutritious, and absolutely safe. So get you apron on and give your dog a healthy treat.
There is a new hero dog in town. A cockapoo by the name of Teddy is now hailed as a hero after saving a boy who was trapped in a tumble dryer. The incident happened at the family home in Bangor, County Down, UK. That's one amazing dog for one very lucky family. Read the full story: Dog Helps Save Boy Trapped In Tumble Dryer.
Vets are asking prospective dog owners to avoid pugs and other flat-faced breeds. Which can experience debilitating health problems related to their characteristics. Find out why you should steer clear of these breeds and more.
Anxiety can be an issue among many people. Especially if your are going through court. A normally stressful time. To the rescue comes canines in court. Does the UK have the answer? Read the stories of two people needed these therapy dogs.
Can you list the 21 most intelligent dog breeds without looking at the list? Once you have made your list go ahead and read the story. I would say that you did quite well if you listed 8 of the most intelligent dog breeds.
Have you thought about protecting your pet yet? If not you should start now. Ticks are just around the corner with the warm weather. They are now out of hibernation and hitching a ride on wild animals right into our backyards. This means our pets are at risk. Read what Ryan has to say.
Murmurs, which are extra vibrations of the heart that are produced as a result of a particular disturbance in the blood flow. These audible noises are classified according to a variety of characteristics, including their timing. For example, systolic murmurs occur when the heart muscle contracts while diastolic murmurs occur when the heart muscles relax between beats.
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This breed of dog often has a bad rap for being violent and distrustful. However, this breed actually makes a great companion and family dog. Originally bred to bait bulls, farmers eventually converted the dog into a well-mannered farm dog. In recent times you will find this particular breed of dog being used as a "nanny dog" because of their gentleness around children. You may also find this breed being used in competitions of weight pulling, agility, and obedience.
Read more about the American Pit Bull Terrier....
The American Boxer is a large, muscular, square-headed dog that was originally bred to be a medium-sized guard dog. Today they are part of the AKC's Working Dog Group and are more often used as family companions. These dogs are very playful by nature and have boundless energy which is probably why they are used as companion dogs for the family today. Plus they have one of the longest puppyhoods in the dog world, lasting three years.....
The Airedale Terrier dog breed, known as the "King of the Terriers," originated in the Aire Valley of Yorkshire, and was created to catch otters and rats in the region between the Aire and Wharfe Rivers. Being the largest of all the terriers this dog is an able sporting dog as well as an untiring working dog. And during the first World War this dog proved himself to be very intelligent and confident in his behavior.....
Dogs, just like people, come with a variety of temperaments. This often stops those with children from getting a dog for fear of biting. Although there is a definite foundation for this fear. There are dogs out there that are kid friendly dogs. Here's our kid friendly dog list.
The Terrier dog is found in a wide range of sizes and shapes. Regardless of their size or shape they are all feisty and have a mischievous personality as well as being very energetic by nature. All Terriers are highly intelligent and trainable. You will need a great deal of patience as well as a great sense of humor as they are very unpredictable in their activities.
Wagons, Pillows, Fans, and Patience is a heart-warming story of what we as pet owners are willing to do, and the lengths that we will go, to provide for our aging pets so that their senior years are the best that they can be.
A pheochromocytoma is a tumor of the adrenal gland, which causes the glands to over produce certain types of hormones. This usually causes an increase in the heart rate, blood pressure, and breathing rate. These symptoms are intermittent (not present all of the time) because the hormones that cause them are not made all of the time or are made in low amounts.
Whipworms, also known as trichuriasis, can occur in both cats and dogs and comes from a parasite (Trichuris trichiura). It is generally transmitted by ingesting infested matter, although whipworms can be contracted from other infected animals. Whipworm eggs can live in any environment and can remain dormant anywhere from a few months to years.
Regurgitation in dogs refers to the process in which the stomach contents begin to move backwards up the esophageal track and back into the mouth of the dog. This particular condition can be inherited (congenital) or acquired. If it is acquired it can come from a variety of causes.