Month: August 2017

Do Dogs Dream? (Picture Credit: Getty Images) According to the National Sleep Foundation, our dogs spend roughly 12-14 hours per 24-hour period snoozing. Often, dog owners will associate that little leg twitch or tiny “yip” that comes out while sleeping has to do with something their dog is dreaming about. But do dogs dream, or are
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(Picture Credit: Getty Images) Question: My dog won’t let me brush his teeth. What should I do to keep his teeth clean and healthy? Answer: If your dog is not a fan of teeth brushing, don’t give up hope yet! From a dog’s perspective, having his/her teeth brushed is not a natural thing. We shouldn’t
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(Photo Credit: Shutterstock) The vitamin and supplement business for humans is a multi-billion dollar industry. Many pet owners also feel that if supplements are good for them, they must be good for their pets too. However, before giving out supplements to your pup like treats, you should consider if they are something your pet actually
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Having a companion animal is a lifetime commitment–and sometimes that commitment involves spots and odors from urine, feces, or vomit. Naturally, you will want to remove all traces of spots and odors. Not only for a clean, fresh-smeilling home, it will also help to discourage repeat offenses. Trouble with house-trained dogs?Even housetrained dogs can sometimes
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When it happens it makes headlines. Tales of stolen dogs reuniting with their rightful families go viral not just because they are heartwarming, but also because they are the exception to the rule. A recent study out of the United Kingdom found only one in five of the dogs stolen there each day is recovered.
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Release the Hounds! You don’t want your pup to be tardy for the party. Aug. 26 is National Dog Day, and canines across America are showing their puppy pride on Instagram (and beyond) with the hashtag #partydog. All types of pups have turned up for this celebration. Let’s check out who’s on the VIP list.
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1. Key Characteristics AKC Group: Non-Sporting Height: 17–20 inches Weight: 40–70 pounds Life Expectancy: Around 15 years The chow chow is a medium-to-large, muscular and powerful dog of Chinese origin. The head is large and can be flanked by long hair, which sometimes makes the dog appear similar to a lion. The large nose is black,
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1. Key Characteristics AKC Group: Toy Height: 9–10 inches Weight: 8–11 pounds Life Expectancy: 12–15 years Silky terriers are small, loving dogs with Australian roots. The eyes are almond-shaped and dark in color. The small ears are triangular and stand up on the head. The feet are small and — funny enough — resemble the
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1. Key Characteristics AKC Group: Herding Height: 20–22 inches Weight: 40–60 pounds Life Expectancy: 12–15 years Bearded collies are one of the oldest British dog breeds. They are medium-sized herding dogs with long bodies and agile movement. Their large nose is black, and their medium ears are covered with hair. The eye color typically depends on the
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A company on Etsy is selling “butt covers” for dogs, which allow you to cover your dog’s anus with any number of fanciful designs: a flower, a heart, a cupcake, a star, a disco ball, the radioactivity symbol. [pushes away computer, stands up, stares quietly out window] [returns to computer, sighs] On the Etsy site,
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1. Key Characteristics AKC Group: Terrier Height: 10 inches Weight: 18–22 pounds Life Expectancy: 15 years Scottish terriers, a.k.a. Scotties, are small, playful terriers with short legs. They are the most popular breed in the White House, being in the White House with 3 U.S. presidents: Roosevelt, Eisenhower and George W. Bush. These small terriers have almond-shaped eyes, pointed
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(Picture Credit: Getty Images) In some ways, professional dog training is like family therapy — it’s better to get help before you need it. Whether you’ve known your dog longer than you’ve known your spouse, or even if you’ve adopted a pup as a couple, training your dog as a team can help strengthen your
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