Month: December 2017

If you’re reading this story you’ve probably got an older dog. And if you’ve got an older dog you should probably have pet insurance. If you don’t have it, you’re not alone. Only three percent of pet owners have pet insurance, according to the American Animal Hospital Association, which seems astonishingly low when you consider
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Now that you have an idea as to Cardiff’s IMHA history and clinical signs from my last article (see Using Integrative Veterinary Medicine to Treat Illness Affecting My Dog- Part 1), let’s discuss the integrative (combination of Western and traditional Chinese veterinary medicine) treatment I use to manage his illness. Cardiff’s therapy includes blood transfusion,
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(Picture Credit: Getty Images) If you’ve got a hyperactive dog that needs to chill out before a nap, car ride, vet visit, or for any other reason, you’re probably looking for ways to get them tired quickly. Maybe a walk would take too long and you don’t have the time, or maybe you need something
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(Picture Credit: Getty Images) By the tender age of three, more than 80 percent of dogs show signs of gum disease, according to the American Veterinarian Dental Society. It’s no surprise, then, to learn that two-thirds of dog owners aren’t giving their pets the recommended dental care. If left untreated, gum disease leads to tooth
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(Picture Credit: Getty Images) Before your family wakes up to see what trinkets Santa left under the tree Christmas morning, be sure that you have taken all of the proper precautions to keep your dogs and cats safe this holiday season. Perhaps the epicenter of holiday danger for your pet is the Christmas tree. Failing
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Every year in the weeks before Burning Man, people constantly call the office and stop us on the street and interrupt us at lunch and ask, “Can I bring my dog to Burning Man?” You’re crazy, we say. Leave us alone. But they persist, telling us all the reasons their dog wants to go to
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(Picture Credit: Getty Images) While not gravitating to the level of destruction, persistent barking, howling or indoor accidents. I feel stressed when my dog is alone. There are others out there feeling this way as well, I know it. Safety in numbers, pack mentality, groups of like-minded pet guardians. Right? A little bit of Googling
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Sweet baby Jesus, that’s a doggone adorable nativity scene! The photo above, posted to Facebook on Dec. 7 by Wags to Riches Pet Services of Mountsorrel, Leicestershire, in the U.K., quickly caught on fire with Twitter and Reddit users across the Internet. Jo Kingston, who runs the dog-focused business, told the BBC people on social media
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Amidst the tragic wreckage of a small plane crash that killed three people in southeastern Indiana on Dec. 16, a small glimmer of hope survived: a dog. According to an Indiana State Police Bulletin, the single engine Cessna crashed into a wooded area near Oldenburg, about 40 miles northwest of Cincinnati, Ohio. Along with the human
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(Picture Credit: Getty Images) These days, spaying and neutering your pet is a part of being a responsible pet owner, but it wasn’t always this way. Over a hundred years ago, the procedure would be considered cruel by today’s standards. Drowning and shooting were acceptable ways to dispose of unwanted animals, and anesthesia, when used, was
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Mariah Carey is always ubiquitous at Christmastime due to the beloved holiday tune “All I Want for Christmas Is You,” but this year the superstar has even more to celebrate. This week, PETA announced that Carey is the honored recipient of the animal rights organization’s Angel for Animals Award. “Mariah Carey is PETA’s hero for homeless
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It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s … a puppy in a bowl! To celebrate the countdown to the 2018 Puppy Bowl — airing on Sunday, Feb. 4 — Animal Planet decided to go the literal route, placing a puppy in a bowl and giving us 15 seconds of the cuteness. As some dramatic music
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1. Key Characteristics AKC Group: Herding Height: 16–21 inches Weight: 55–66 pounds Life Expectancy: Around 15 years Entlebucher mountain dogs (a.k.a. Entlebucher Sennenhunds or Entlebucher cattle dogs) are the smallest and quickest of the Swiss mountain dogs. Their ears are triangular with rounded tips. The almond-shaped eyes are brown with black rims. The double coat is
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Tomorrow (Sept. 6) is Fight Procrastination Day, and in a effort to help you be a better you and achieve all you want to achieve, we asked a dog for tips to help fight procrastination and get your life in order. He really came through. 1. Get physically fit! Today it’s time to hit the
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Tartar and gingivitis are two of the most common problems seen by veterinarians and poor dental hygiene can lead to gum disease, loss of teeth and, if untreated, could develop into more serious conditions such as bacterial infections of the heart, liver, or kidneys. In fact, 80 percent of dogs and 70 percent of cats
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(Picture Credit: Getty Images) Can dogs eat strawberries? The short answer is yes, dogs can eat strawberries, but there are some things you should know before you feed strawberries to your dog. Strawberries are full of healthy nutrients that are good for dogs, but like any good thing, they are best enjoyed in moderation. Strawberries
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