Month: July 2017

We do some messed up stuff to our pets. Funny outfits, weird food and taking them to the vet are all instances where our pets might get a little hot under the collar, so to speak. It’s hard for us to take them seriously because they’re so cute … but we might want to. Some
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Pet parents do so much for their fur babies: feed them, walk them, bathe them, clean up their poop. While we are pretty sure our pups appreciate us for all we do, wouldn’t it be satisfying to know for certain that they understand just how devoted we really are? Well, a woman named Angiee has
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Melissa Gill, of Santa Monica, California, could only hope that her Shetland sheepdog mix, Jackson, would tolerate all of her family members, including a black masked lovebird named Bird Noir. Her concern turned out to be unnecessary — the pair hit it off from the moment they met. That was 6 years ago. Jackson and Bird Noir
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Gila monsters are the largest lizards native to the United States. By: walterpro Today we’re focusing on a rather unusual animal: a monster. Gila monsters are venomous lizards who are often bred in captivity in the United States and kept as pets. Be warned — this is not an “easy” pet that requires little care. This
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1. Key Characteristics AKC Group: Hound Height: Males are 23–25 inches, while females are slightly shorter at 21–24 inches Weight: 45–55 pounds for both males and females Life Expectancy: 12–14 years Pharaoh hounds are powerful, fast sighthounds who originated in Egypt. The breed is also the national dog of Malta. They have wedge-shaped heads; small, amber-colored eyes;
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We’ve heard of brides being upstaged on their wedding day, but never quite like this. Vito the 35-lb. orange tabby cat (formerly known as Symba the Tubby Tabby at the Humane Rescue Alliance in Washington, D.C.) had a reputation that preceded him. So as the cat’s owners Kiah Berkeley and Peter Sorkin prepared for their wedding
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Believe it or not, jellyfish pose a risk to dogs at the beach. By: dziambel What’s the oddest newsletter you subscribe to? Mine is the Toxic Times. This jolly publication from the Veterinary Poisons Information Service (VPIS) is a roundup of the poisoning cases they’ve dealt with in recent weeks. As a vet, this makes
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Pet lovers, rejoice: After 14 years of puppies, the first-ever Dog Bowl is coming to Animal Planet. On Wednesday, The Wrap reported the exciting news about this new viewing event to be televised as part of the Road to Puppy Bowl XIV lineup. The program has been a passion project of Animal Planet’s general manager, Patrice
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Banjo could barely contain her excitement about the taste test. Photos by: Allison Gray/Petful OK, folks, it has been sweltering lately, and the last thing I want to do is turn on my oven. But let’s be honest, Banjo is still a hungry puppy and deserves some homemade treats. So I’ve decided on a “no-bake”
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Pairing a dominant guinea pig with a submissive one can lead to fewer fights. By: David If you’ve recently acquired a guinea pig, you may be wondering if he’s lonely. You could be right. That’s an awfully big cage for one little guinea pig! Guinea pigs tend to be fairly sociable animals and like to
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Aggressive. Dangerous. Angry. People who aren’t familiar with them describe pit bulls as a lot of things — mostly negative. But as PEOPLE Pet Vet Dr. Evan Antin explains above, pit bulls are actually “some of the sweetest, most loyal, special, amazing dogs.” While some people breed pit bulls specifically to use as fighting dogs,
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Some animal-related things make us angry. By: Beverly & Pack I don’t hate animals. I love animals. But there are some things having to do with animals that I loathe. From the gut-wrenching feeling you get when your pet is lost to reading about yet another puppy mill bust, some things about animals upset us
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Free feeding could mean weight gain and possibly diabetes. By: d.aniela I brought Cheshire and Dervie in for their checkups the other day. The brothers are big boys. For the past year, I’ve been trying to get their weight down by putting less food out. Alas, both boys had gained weight. Apparently, portion control doesn’t work for
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The dog days of summer are here. And with all the heat and humidity, none of us are motivated to do anything. Housework? It can wait. That summer reading? No thanks, rather sit by the pool. Laziness is the name of the game when it comes to those hot days, and I used to think
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