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Pugs are full of personality. Photo: Pixabay 1. Key Characteristics of Pugs AKC Group: Toy Height: 10–13 inches Weight: 14–18 pounds Life Expectancy: 12–15 years One of the oldest dog breeds, Pugs are small dogs with round heads, short muzzles and large eyes. The face is wrinkled — sometimes deeply — and the high tail curls
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(Image Credit: Getty Images/SuthepWongkhad/EyeEm) There are plenty of reasons you might want to copy your dog’s paw prints. Sometimes it’s great for art projects, holiday cards, or mold casts to show members of your family. You can also use paw prints or molds to create a memorial for a beloved pooch. Some of us like
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(Picture Credit: Westend61/Getty Images) Just a few days into the New Year, people are hard at work trying to keep their New Year’s resolutions. They’re working out at the gym, or making a tighter budget, or maybe creating an online dating profile. But this January is also National Train Your Dog Month, so make a resolution
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(Picture Credit: DenGuy/Getty Images) Medicine has progressed for our canine friends, and many pet parents want safe, modern, alternative options to take care of their dogs. New high-tech solutions like light therapy can address many debilitating and uncomfortable conditions, like arthritis and skin infections. But what is light therapy for dogs? What does it do?
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(Picture Credit: Getty Images) Can dogs eat apples? The short answer is yes, dogs can eat apples, but there are some things you should know before you feed them to your dog. These frruits are full of nutrients that can be beneficial to your dog’s health, but there are some dangers to look out for,
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(Image Credit: Getty Images/kandypix) Peanut butter is a healthy sometimes-snack for humans. However, this is not necessarily the case for dogs. Not all, but many types of peanut butter have an ingredient called xylitol. Xylitol is a substance often used in place of natural sweeteners, and it is highly toxic for dogs. It’s usually extracted
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Bloodhounds are known for being excellent scent hounds. Photo: pixabay 1. Key Characteristics of Bloodhounds AKC Group: Hound Height: 25–27 inches (male); 23–25 inches (female) Weight: 90–110 pounds (male); 80–100 pounds (female) Life Expectancy: 10–12 years Bloodhounds are powerful, large scent hounds known for their tracking abilities. The “blood” in the name refers to breeders working
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(Picture Credit: Elizabethsalleebauer/Getty Images) Almost every dog seems to have a matching personality type in people’s heads. We think of Golden Retrievers as friendly. Shih Tzus are regal and aloof. Chihuahuas appear to be very nervous. Collies are affectionate. Some stereotypes are cute, while others are harmful. Most of us know at least one dog
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(Picture Credit: Getty Images) Can dogs eat peanuts? The short answer is yes, dogs can eat peanuts, but there are some big exceptions and things you should know before you feed them to your dog. Peanuts are high in beneficial, healthy nutrients for your dog, but they should only be eaten in moderation, and only
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(Picture Credit: John Fedele/Getty Images) Doctors and experts can argue that marijuana legalization has its benefits for humans. However, it may bring new dangers to pets. One pet owner, Mark Groveman, recently saw marijuana’s potentially dangerous effects on his pet pal, Bosco, a Bullypit. During their walk in Ward Canyon Park, Mark let Bosco loose
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(Picture Credit: Getty Images) DogSpeak is a series that translates canine behaviors so that we, as pet parents, can better understand and communicate with our dogs. Aggression can be challenging for dog lovers to understand, and there are many reasons a dog might engage in aggressive behaviors. There are very few dogs who are prone
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