Dogs

Though most American vets don’t crop dogs’ ears anymore, the AKC thinks the practice is fine. By: Free-Photos Every time I think a controversial topic for veterinarians is truly on the downturn, what happens? A client makes a controversial request. “Will you crop my pit bull’s ears?” Oh boy. Here we go again. “No, we
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Thousands of dogs in central Virginia have come down with a previously unknown, highly contagious respiratory illness — leaving veterinarians urging pet owners to keep their animals at home to prevent the epidemic from spreading. Charlottesville’s Autumn Trails Veterinary Center first posted about “the significant outbreak” on Sunday and Monday, saying “more than 150 cases” have
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The physical condition of a dog who has no appetite can go downhill rapidly. By: litthouse Did you know veterinarians have different words to describe a pet’s lack of appetite? There’s actually a spectrum of inappetence, and it’s important that we address any change in appetite quickly and with action. Hyporexia means a decreased appetite.
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Weimaraners are active and affectionate. By: iStock.com/druvo 1. Key Characteristics AKC Group: Sporting Height: Males, 25–27 inches; females, 23–25 inches Weight: Males, 55–70 pounds; females, 50–65 pounds Life Expectancy: 11–13 years Weimaraners (a.k.a. Weims) are muscular, large dogs with big ears that hang down the sides of the head. They are often referred to as
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Softer alternatives to plastic Elizabethan collars exist for your pet’s comfort. By: Bennilover Do you know how to care for your pet’s bandage? And I mean properly care — not just keeping it dry (although this is hugely important), but recognizing when it’s too tight or chafing the pet. In a strange serendipity, Dr. Deb
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When Kenny Chesney sprang into action last year following Hurricane Irma’s devastation of his beloved St. John, he had every resident in mind — including those with four legs. The country star, 50, and his assistant Jill “literally cleaned out the animal shelters” in St. Thomas, St. John, St. Croix, Tortola, Jost Van Dyke and Vieques,
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Getting muddy and wet isn’t always a dog’s idea of a good time. By: christels You know the drill. As soon as the first drop of rain falls, your dog needs to pee. Inevitably, though, revealing pouring rain through an open back door only sends them running. It’s a problem that’s plagued dog companions since
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This carob banana dog treat recipe makes about 2 dozen cookies. Photos by Allison Gray/Petful. As much as I hate turning on the oven when the weather is as hot as it has been lately, I can’t help loving all of these sweet carob dog treat recipes I’ve found. Since the oven’s on for only
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