Month: November 2018

The 2018 ASPCA Humane Awards winners included cockapoo Noah, left; a service cat named D-O-G, center; Kid of the Year Roman McConn; and a Lab mix named Bear, right, who sniffs out digital evidence that takes down sex offenders. Photos: Dave Baker/Petful On Thursday, Nov. 15, the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to
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Mud and cold weather are both risk factors when it comes to Alabama rot. Photo: Felix_Broennimann Why would a veterinarian test a healthy dog’s kidneys twice in 3 days? Because right now it’s the only way of detecting if a dog is at risk of Alabama rot. Alabama rot is a serious condition that creates
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Most dogs with high liver values don’t have tumors, so a liver biopsy doesn’t usually immediately follow abnormal blood work. Photo: kko699 Most of you canine lovers have probably had some blood work done on your dog: Just about every basic canine blood panel we run includes liver enzymes. Elevated liver enzymes are one of
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Russian Blues have vivid green eyes. Photo: iStock.com/Liudmila Anufrieva 1. Key Characteristics Weight: 10–14 pounds Life Expectancy: 15–20 years The Russian Blue is a medium-sized, graceful cat with a blue coat and beautiful green eyes. The short coat has silver-tipped blue fur, and the cats’ deep, vivid emerald eyes are quite piercing. Large, flared ears flank the wedge-shaped
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Pet insurance can give you peace of mind. By: Melinda Nagy Should you get pet insurance? The simple answer is yes — but what kind of coverage and from which company? The correct policy for your needs from a reputable pet insurance provider should: Help you with your veterinary bills Provide better medical care for
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How to Get Your Puppy Used to Their Name If this the first time your dog has had a name, it may take a while for them to learn their identity. Here’s how to train a puppy to know their name: Start by using the name in general situations, but don’t say it excessively. Next,
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