Month: May 2018

German Pinschers were originally known as excellent vermin hunters. By: Judith Dzierzawa 1. Key Characteristics AKC Group: Working Height: 16–19 inches Weight: 25–35 pounds Life Expectancy: Up to 15 years The German Pinscher is a medium-sized dog with strong vermin-hunting instincts. The medium eyes are oval-shaped. Ears are usually cropped and the tail docked, although these practices are illegal in some
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Pet insurance companies usually don’t cover dental problems. By: Jennifer1107 Do you have pet insurance? This week’s article comes by way of thinking aloud about some quirks of pet insurance. And, for full disclosure, this was prompted by a recent case I treated where the dog’s severe stomach problems were caused by her human feeding
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Meghan Markle’s rescue beagle Guy, who was recently spotted sitting alongside dog-loving Queen Elizabeth in a car, has his own fairy tale story. The sweet pup with “magnificent ears and eyes” was adopted by the newly minted Duchess of Sussex in 2015 from Ontario’s A Dog’s Dream Rescue. And what a dream Guy’s life has become since
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Ticks and fleas are something to watch for when your pet spends time in the great outdoors. By: photogeider We know our mammalian pets to be pretty rough-and-tumble — we generally give them free rein to lick, sniff, play with, tug at or sit on anything they’d like (except the white carpet). In fact, we
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Does Paul the Antisocial Corgi have moves like Jagger? Or is he more of an Elvis, or perhaps a Travolta? He’s certainly smooth on his paws like Michael Jackson or even Justin Timberlake, but if you ask us, his fancy footwork is most reminiscent of old twinkle toes himself, Fred Astaire. One thing is for
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Deadpool 2, the most recent installment of the R-rated superhero franchise starring Ryan Reynolds, is stacked with surprising cameos. If you blink, you might miss Brad Pitt’s appearance, same with the bit parts Taylor Swift‘s cats, Meredith and Olivia, both play in the comedy. The felines appear on a t-shirt Reynolds’ character wears. The tee shows
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Allergic to your household’s pet? Ease your suffering by not allowing them in the bedroom. By: Didgeman If you have pet allergies, you know how bad the sneezing, itching and watery eyes can get. You’ve lived through fits of coughing, scratching and feeling like the pain will never end. It’s hard, because avoiding pets in
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Some kittens get separated from their mother and need to be bottle-fed. By: edgeplorer Even though I’m a dog person, I love kittens. Warm, wiggly bellies. Tiny little (razor-sharp) teeth. Kitten breath. Kitten mouth (rawr rawr rawr). Piles of sleeping kittens. Kittens playing with toys. Kittens who see themselves in a reflective surface for the
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1. Key Characteristics Weight: 6–10 pounds Life Expectancy: 10–15 years The Cornish Rex is a medium-sized cat with a soft, short, very fine coat that feels like crushed velvet. The small head is flanked by large ears and features large eyes. The body is slim and muscular with long legs, a curved back and a long tail.
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There’s already a Twitter account that rates adorable dogs from across the web, but Gideon’s Twitter is a little more hands-on. The 9-year-old from Cedar Falls, Iowa, recently started the Twitter account @IvePetThatDog as a supplement to his website of the same name. On both, Gideon shares photos of himself with precious pups he has encountered in
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As with any canine health issue, having a copy of the dog’s medical history is invaluable for vets. By: veroturg What can cause a dog’s back legs to give out? That’s a question I had to answer recently for the anxious parents of a middle-aged Labrador. Murphy is your typical, eager 6-year-old Labrador retriever. Always
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