Month: September 2017

1. Key Characteristics AKC Group: Toy Height: 8–11 inches Weight: 4–15 pounds Life Expectancy: 10–15 years or longer The Japanese chin is a small, dainty dog with a flat face. The breed was previously known as the Japanese spaniel. Their protruding eyes are set far apart and are dark with white inner corners. Their small, v-shaped ears
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With 3 to 4 million animals euthanized in American animal shelters every year, rescuers and animal lovers everywhere continually wonder what can be done to stem the tide of homeless pets flowing into the system. When you work in a shelter, and in a single day, you receive two dozen puppies and kittens, carried in
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Manny the Frenchie, the black-and-white bulldog with more than 1 million followers on Instagram, knows his success is built on the love of others. That’s why he has dedicated his life to being a ‘philanthropup’: using his impressive social media reach, Manny encourages fans to help the animals out there who aren’t as lucky as he
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A big top pops up in a Chicago park. Following dazzling performances by acrobats and artists, it’s time for the main event. No, it’s not lions, tigers or elephants: it’s rescue dogs. Chicago’s Midnight Circus in the Parks, which started in 2006 as a way to raise money for the city’s parks department, is the
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As assistance animals and animal-assisted therapy become increasingly popular and visible in our communities, these amazing and helpful pets are spreading their wings, paws and hooves into new therapeutic modalities. One example is the use of these loving agents of comfort in the treatment of patients battling eating disorders. Shannon Kopp, author of Pound for
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Pet obesity is a big problem. Well-meaning owners across the country often show their love for their pets through food, leaving countless animals overweight with numerous health risks. Animal Planet’s My Big Fat Pet Makeover is here to help. The new show, which premieres Sept. 30, helps obese pets slim down and helps owners banish
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(Photo by Adam Pretty/Getty Images) Question: Under what circumstances is it a good idea to consider alternative medicine for my dog? (Photo by Olivier CHOUCHANA/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images) Answer: Personally I think it’s always a good idea to consider all the options available for improving the health of the pet and for helping the pet
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Universal Letter Writing Week takes place Jan. 7 to 11, and during that time you’re supposed to write a letter. On paper. Using the programming language known as handwriting. We thought about it: Maybe a dog would want to do this? We found one and asked him. Dogster: It’s Universal Letter Writing Week! Do you
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Eric Stonestreet is a man in love! In August, PEOPLE exclusively revealed that the actor is dating pediatric nurse Lindsay Schweitzer — and during an appearance on Wednesday’s Ellen DeGeneres Show, the Modern Family star opened up about the blossoming romance. “Your girlfriend is lovely — I met her backstage,” said Ellen DeGeneres. “She’s a nurse. That’s a good thing
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Sia is shy about showing her face, but not about her love for animals. The “Chandelier” singer-songwriter recently collaborated with BARK to create an original dog toy that looks quite a bit like her. The Sia “Lickalike” limited edition toy even sports the artist’s signature wig. But the best part about this stuffed animal isn’t
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Boston Terrier puppies are quite the individuals. They can be silly and playful, calm and majestic, or alert and protective. Although each Boston Terrier puppy has her own personality, there is one thing they all have in common: they are downright charming. If you are thinking about going to a breeder or a rescue for
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(Picture Credit: Getty Images) Can Dogs Eat Pumpkin? The short answer is yes, your dog can have pumpkin. Not only is pumpkin a nice change of pace for your pup’s palette, it is also a healthy people food to add to your dog’s diet. Why Is Pumpkin Good For Dogs? Pumpkin is great for your
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(Picture Credit: Getty Images) Question: How do I find and remove a tick from my dog? Answer: How to find ticks During tick season — which is spring and summer in some places, but can be year-round in milder climates — give your dog a tick check after every walk outside in brush or woods.
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Update: The Guggenheim has decided against showing three controversial art installations after extreme Internet backlash. The museum released a statement on Sept. 25 that reads, “Out of concern for the safety of its staff, visitors, and participating artists, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum has decided against showing the art works ‘Dogs That Cannot Touch Each
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(Picture Credit: Getty Images) Gingivitis in dogs is an inflammation of the gums and is the early stage of a gum disease called periodontal disease. Gingivitis is very common in dogs, and it is treatable, though if it is left untreated, it can develop into advanced periodontal disease, which will lead to teeth loss. Gingivitis
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Hold onto your tails! A dating show for dog people is in the works. Finally, reality television has figured out the secret ingredient that’s been missing: DOGS! According to Metro, October Films is in the beginning stages of creating said show and it’s called Puppy Playdate. They recently put out a casting call for dog-owning singles
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There’s no resisting some good old-fashioned puppy love! On Saturday, stars such as Miley and Noah Cyrus, Lorde, Macklemore, French Montana and more gathered backstage at the fourth annual iHeartRadio Music Festival in Las Vegas to mix and mingle with some adorable puppies … all of which were up for adoption through #LovePup, a dog rescue
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(Picture Credit: Getty Images) Liver cancer in dogs is a tumorous growth in the lining of the liver, which is the organ responsible for removing toxins for the body, aiding in digestion, and helping with blood clotting. Tumors of the liver in dogs are usually benign, and cancerous tumors of the liver are most often the
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1. Key Characteristics AKC Group: Herding Height: 15–19 inches Weight: 15–30 pounds Life Expectancy: Around 15 years The Pyrenean shepherd is a small herding dog who can run pretty dang fast. The breed is named after the Pyrenees Mountains from which they come. Their heads are triangular in shape, and their eyes are almond-shaped and a dark shade
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