(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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We were surprised to learn that a lot of people on the Internet search for “Blue Heeler,” which is actually just another name for the Australian Cattle Dog. We wondered whether those people thought they were looking for a separate breed or if they knew they could have also searched for “Australian Cattle Dog.” Then
We have reached the peak of human progress. We live in a time where sweatsuits and workout clothes are now not only socially acceptable to wear outside of the home, but FASHIONABLE. In case you didn’t already know, it’s called athleisure. Thankfully, we also live in a time where there are companies that make clothes
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
This article courtesy of Dr. Patrick Mahaney. Happy Near Year! Have you and your pet been sticking to your New Year’s resolutions? Read New Years Resolutions for Your Pet Part 1- Focus on Diet, then take my next recommendation to optimize the quality of life of your canine or feline companion in 2011. Commit to
(Picture Credit: Getty Images) Wash, cut, brush and dry. You can keep your dog well-groomed! If you have seen your dog rub or roll on the rug, or chew and lick at her fur, you have witnessed her attempt at self-grooming. Have you ever tried to give yourself a haircut? Then you know we can
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
(Picture Credit: ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images) Alternative Therapies Lots of different therapies fall under the umbrella of alternative medicine (also called holistic medicine). But many of them have this philosophy in common: consider and treat all aspects of the patient’s life, not just the symptoms. Here are a few of the most popular ones: Acupuncture involves
Retirement is treating military working dog Rick right. After faithfully dedicating six years of his life to sniffing out explosive devices and protecting our troops in South Korea, the German Shepherd is enjoying a well-deserved break, and he started his R&R time with an emotional reunion. On Tuesday, Rick reunited with his former handler, U.S.
A two-legged dog beloved by thousands on Instagram and YouTube for his determination and happy spirit, has beaten the odds again — this time while on a Yellowstone National Park vacation with his adoptive family. Duncan Lou Who (named after Cindy Lou Who in How the Grinch Stole Christmas), a four-year-old boxer, was born with
Pets aren’t free from the rumor mill. One of the more damaging and persistent rumors in the pet world is that shelter dogs are somehow less healthy than other animals. PEOPLE Pet Vet Dr. Evan Antin is here to tell you that just isn’t true. Of course, there is always a chance that any pet
Only a few months after Simon the rabbit, destined to be the world’s largest rabbit, died in the cargo hold of a United Airlines flight, a Houston, Texas, family is claiming that their dog died while flying with the airline. According to KTRK, who first reported the story, the family says their 5-year-old King Charles
(Picture Credit: Harborfront Hospital for Animals Facebook) When Wesley the Golden Retriever puppy turned six months old, he went through what a lot of other dogs go through. He started to lose his baby teeth as his big, strong, adult dog teeth grew in. But there was a problem. His teeth weren’t growing in properly.
December 26 is known as National Whiners’ Day, and for good reason: I didn’t get a car! All I wanted was a car! Is it so hard to give someone a car for Christmas? Our pets are no exception. They have the glums today as well; their whiny howls echo through darkened living rooms. We
If you’ve managed to snag a significant other who’s just as in love with dogs as you are, congratulations! But just because your time will be spent going on fun dates doesn’t mean you have to leave your precious pup home alone. There are plenty of fun activities to do with your new human companion
If you have pets you know too well what it is like to live with gobs of hair, wonderfully scented sofas and the ever so popular urine on the carpets. Being animal lovers we get used to this and frankly don’t even notice most of the time that our home smells like a kennel! Well
At first glance, it may seem like a small French Bulldog is better equipped for the heat than a heavy coated Siberian Husky. But French Bulldogs, along with others like American Bulldogs, Pekingese, Pugs, and Boston Terriers, are Brachycephalic dogs. “Brachycephalic” refers to dogs with a short muzzle, and this face shape is a huge
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(Picture Credit: Getty Images) Leukemia in dogs is a form of cancer that results in an increased white blood cell count in the blood stream and bone marrow. It can be acute or chronic with the acute form being more malignant. There are two main types of canine leukemia. Lymphocytic leukemia is caused by cancerous
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
It looks like a scene out of 101 Dalmatians, even if it’s really only seven border collie puppies. The adorably precarious situation unfolded on July 22 and a video was posted to Facebook by Jon Ashe of Sussex in the U.K. The post was also shared to the Sainsbury grocery store’s Facebook page, where it
Politicians. Dramatic actors. Broadcast journalists. Musicians. Entrepreneurs. None of the above are known for having an especially great sense of humor. Fortunately, Mother Nature — and the Internet — have other ideas. Is there anything funnier (or sillier) than a famous person embracing his or her animal lookalike? We think not. Check out some of
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(Photo Credit: Shutterstock) If you’re hankering to take a vacation, or if your daily routine simply keeps you away from your furry friend for long periods of time, you may want to consider enlisting the services of a pet sitter. Pet sitters are more than providers of your dog’s food and water. Professional pet sitters
Kelly Moffatt didn’t even consider changing the name of the English Black Labrador Retriever who came to live with her in 2012. “He was already named Bandit and I liked the name,” said Moffatt, a psychosocial counselor at the Rehabilitation Institute of St. Louis (TRISL). “Bandit is an outlaw who doesn’t follow the rules. I
Remember in Dirty Dancing when Baby arrived at the cool staff party and said, “I carried a watermelon”? Well, she may have been mortified, but dogs everywhere are doing happy dances just imagining the crisp, pink, tasty meat of the ultimate summer treat. And there’s no better date than Aug. 3 — National Watermelon Day!
Our condolences go out to Chloë Grace Moretz, who posted the news of her dog’s death on Instagram on Tuesday. Fuller the dog had been the actress’s “best friend” since she was a kid. While it’s always tough to suffer the loss of a beloved animal, the sadness and nostalgia attached to a childhood pet