(Picture Credit: Getty Images) Many natural foods and supplements can be added to your dog’s diet to provide relief from the pain of arthritis. Diet becomes especially important for dogs with arthritis, as excess body fat can strain joints and bones, causing even more discomfort. Moderate exercise, massage, acupuncture, and medication are all tools in
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February is Pet Oral Healthcare Month and we here at DogTime have some great tips on how to take care of your pup’s pearly whites. Taking care of your dog’s mouth is important not just to fight uninviting breath, but also because dental diseases can be associated with other health issues, such as sinus infections, diabetes, cancer,
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(Picture Credit: Getty Images) Business goes to the dogs as workplaces across the country celebrate the annual Take Your Dog to Work Day. The temporary office canines won’t be barking out orders to employees or wagging approval after a presentation, although some might be helping the receptionist greet visitors. The day is an opportunity to
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(Picture Credit: Getty Images) Fetch is a great form of both mental and physical exercise. When structured properly, it’s also a terrific way to practice impulse control and consistent obedience. Structured inappropriately, it can turn into a fun game (for your dog, that is) of keep away! Follow these steps to develop a fantastic fetcher!
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(Picture Credit: Getty Images) Just as the saying “a chip off the old block” often holds true for humans, it can apply to dogs as well. Puppies that are well-socialized are more likely to come from dogs that are well-socialized. A basic part of a pup’s socialization is based on their mother’s attitude–relaxed or skittish–toward
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(Picture Credit: Getty Images) It’s that time of year again for fireworks, backyard barbecues, and Americana clothing emblazoned with red, white, and blue. Yes, the 4th of July holiday looms, as does the possibility your pet will suffer stress, trauma, or illness associated with the festivities. How can your pet catch a break and stay
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(Picture Credit: Getty Images) You’ve probably seen dogs out for a happy, safe morning jog with their owners, eagerly keeping up the pace and having a great time. You’ve also probably seen dogs getting dragged along as they try to catch their breath while their owners pull their leashes, running too fast for their pup
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(Picture Credit: Getty Images) For humans, The 4th of July generally means celebrating our independence and having fun…or at least a barbeque and time off from work. However fireworks and make the Fourth of July the scariest night of the year for dogs. The sudden, deafening sounds (what’s loud to us is ear-piercing to them)
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(Picture Credit: Getty Images) Some dog owners fear that urinary incontinence is a natural result of aging and delay taking their dog to the veterinarian. While many dogs do develop age-related problems, there are many other causes to consider too. Urinary incontinence is easily treated, and the medications are not expensive, so the sooner you
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Editor’s note: Have you seen the new Dogster print magazine in stores? Or in the waiting room of your vet’s office? This article appeared in our holiday issue. Subscribe to Dogster and get the bimonthly magazine delivered to your home. Do you sometimes wish you could turn over hosting duties to your dog? Take this short
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Wonder Woman is dominating the theaters, inspiring females around the world. And this inspiration is not species-specific. Gal Gadot’s performance as the iconic character is moving strong girls (like Viola Davis’ daughter) and super lady dogs alike. Social network savvy pups are posting their reactions to the blockbuster online too, and luckily many of these
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The things pets do to keep their owners entertained. Thanks to our new obsession with fidget spinners, animals across the country are getting to try the little gadgets for themselves. Some love them. Some hate them. And then there are those pets who really don’t care and just want to go back to playing a
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The Wizard of Oz jokes write themselves, but Duke the dog’s dangerous ordeal is no laughing matter. According to WREG News Channel 3, the 12-year-old senior Australian shepherd was picked up and carried 1,000 feet by a tornado that struck down in Davie County, North Carolina, three weeks ago. The twister threw the pup hard,
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1. Key Characteristics AKC Group: Working Height: 23–25.5 inches for females; 25–28 inches for males Weight: 150–200 pounds for both genders Life Expectancy: 10–12 years Boerboel dogs (a.k.a. South African mastiffs) are large, mastiff-type dogs and the most agile of their type. They are strong, balanced and imposing in appearance. Despite their size, they can move swiftly and powerfully. The
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1. Key Characteristics AKC Group: Herding Height: 22 inches for females; 23.5 inches for males Weight: 57–71 pounds for females; 70–84 pounds for males Life Expectancy: Around 15 years The bergamasco is a fit, athletic, medium-sized sheepdog with a social personality, powerful build and unique coat, the colors of which include gray, silver and coal. 2. Where They Came From The breed’s
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1. Key Characteristics AKC Group: Non-Sporting Height: 9–10 inches for females; 10–11 inches for males Weight: 12–15 pounds Life Expectancy: Around 15 years The Coton de Tulear is a small, long-coated dog known for being clownish and having a happy disposition. Coton means “cotton” in French and is used to describe the breed’s fluffy and long top coat.
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1. Key Characteristics AKC Group: Working Height: 23–27.5 inches Weight: 80–100 pounds Life Expectancy: 8–15 years (the majority live 8–10 years due to the high rate of cancer affecting this breed) The Bernese mountain dog (a.k.a. Berners) is the only Swiss mountain dog to have a long coat. The large, strong dog has medium-sized ears in a triangular shape,
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1. Key Characteristics AKC Group: Sporting Height: 23–27 inches Weight: 45–80 pounds Life Expectancy: 10–12 years The Gordon setter is the heaviest of the 3 setter breeds. Sturdy and muscular, this gun dog has great strength and stamina. The oval eyes are dark brown, and the long ears hang close to the head. The tail is feathered longer at
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1. Key Characteristics AKC Group: Working Height: Males: 29 inches; females: 27 inches Weight: Males: 110–150 pounds; females: 80–120 pounds Life Expectancy: 11–15 years (depending on the dog’s working life) Anatolian shepherd dogs are large, rugged and powerful working dogs. They have a superior ability to defend livestock and strong protection instincts. The V-shaped ears are triangular and
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