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Consult with a veterinary nutritionist or veterinary food therapist to ensure complete and balanced nutrition in your home-prepared pet food. Photo: Katrina_S The largest recall in pet food history occurred in 2008, when melamine was found to be a contaminant that caused illness and death in thousands of dogs and cats. Since then, there have
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The difference between DHPP and DHLPP? The latter includes a leptospirosis vaccine. Photo: Shine Nucha What is DHLPP? This vaccine is the “core” canine vaccine given to puppies and adult dogs to protect them from several serious and possibly fatal contagious canine viral diseases. A core vaccine is a vaccine considered essential for all domestic dogs
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Dalmatians have distinctive markings in their fur that develop after they’re born. Photo: iStock.com/LucyCartwright 1. Key Characteristics of Dalmatians AKC Group: Non-Sporting Height: 19–23 inches Weight: 35–75 pounds Life Expectancy: 10–15 years Dalmatians are distinctive in their coat pattern and are the only spotted breed, according to the Amereican Kennel Club. Their short coats are
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Answering the question “Why do dogs lick their paws?” is rarely straightforward, so work with your vet to find out why your dog engages in this behavior. Photo: isakarakus “Why do dogs lick their paws?” This ranks right up there with queries clients regularly ask. But while foot licking is a common problem, getting to
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The longest-living dog breeds tend to be smaller dogs. Photo: Peter077 Ever wonder what the shortest- and longest-living dog breeds are? Here’s another question: Remember your grade-school reading lists, where you learned the ins and outs of life through books like Old Yeller and Where the Red Fern Grows? Dogs and humans make the perfect
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Wondering how to clean a dog’s ears? First, determine whether doing so is necessary by performing the sniff test. Photo: Ermolaev Alexander Is ear cleaning good or bad for your dog? If it’s good, what’s the right way to do it? The truth is, cleaning a dog’s ears wrong damages the ear. But clean them
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Leth Oun went from the killing fields of Cambodia as a child in the 1970s to being a U.S. Secret Service dog trainer. (Photo illustration by Petful) Leth Oun has always been passionate about dogs. When Oun was a child, a French Bulldog named Dino saved his spirit during the Khmer Rouge regime in Cambodia.
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Pugs are full of personality. Photo: pixabay 1. Key Characteristics of Pugs AKC Group: Toy Height: 10–14 inches Weight: 13–20 pounds Life Expectancy: 11–15 years One of the oldest dog breeds, Pugs are small dogs with round heads, short muzzles and large eyes. The face is wrinkled — sometimes deeply — and the high tail curls
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Maker: Hill’s Pet Nutrition, Inc.Cause: Elevated levels of Vitamin DAnnouncement: FDA announcement dated Jan. 31, 2019 (archived here)What was recalled: The following canned dog foods: Hill’s Prescription Diet: c/d Multicare Canine Chicken & Vegetable Stew, 12.5 oz., SKU #3384, Lot #102020T10 or 102020T25 i/d Canine Chicken & Vegetable Stew, 12.5 oz., SKU #3389, Lot #102020T04, or 102020T10, or
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Woody’s Pet Food Deli recall Maker: Woody’s Pet Food DeliCause: Potential for salmonellaAnnouncement: Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) announcement dated Jan. 28, 2019 (archived here) and expanded/corrected on the company’s Facebook page (archived here)What was recalled: 15 oz., 2 lb. and 5 lb. packages/tubs, as well as bulk orders over 25 lbs., of Woody’s Pet Food Deli
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These chickpea and sardine dog treats were a big hit with my dog, Banjo. Photos: Allison Gray/Petful A while back, I jumped on Pinterest to see if I could find any out-of-the-ordinary dog treats to try out. I was feeling adventurous — and I’d like to think Banjo was, too. We had, after all, just
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Wondering how to socialize a shy dog? There are many different methods to help your dog grow into a confident, happy pooch. Photo: Winsker If you’re wondering if it’s worth it to socialize a shy dog, take it from me: It most definitely is. Case in point: When I first brought my Border Collie, Mack,
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Worms are one of the most common diseases affecting cats. They not only live in your kitty’s body for several months or years but also cause discomforts and can be very life-threatening. There are many types of intestinal worms that can infect your cat with the common ones being heartworm, hookworm, lungworm, roundworm, tapeworm, and
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