Dogs

Longhaired dogs’ coats have endless possibilities when it comes to grooming. By: Chris Phutully Depending on how you look at it, having a longhaired dog can feel either like a hairstylist’s dream or like an at-home groomer’s nightmare. Your tolerance level for daily brushings and frequent baths probably leans you more one way or the
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1. Key Characteristics AKC Group: Working Height: 28–36 inches Weight: 140–175 pounds for males; 110–140 pounds for females Life Expectancy: 7–10 years Great Danes are among the world’s tallest breeds. Their short, thick coats can be brindle, fawn, blue, black, harlequin (irregular black or merle patches) or mantle. 2. Where They Came From While some
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Smokey the dog might have nine lives, too. The canine was found stuck in a burning building in Atlanta by two police officers, who went on to save the dog’s life. According to 11Alive.com, Officers Robert Winkler and Austin Denninger of the Atlanta Police Department responded to a call about a fire at a vacant apartment
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Fat Tuesday isn’t just for the furless — pets love to celebrate, too. Each year in Mandeville, Louisiana, local canines gather together for the Mardi Paws Parade. Every dog is welcome to attend this celebration of canine couture and revelry; this year it’s on Feb. 18 with the theme “Fables, Fairy Tales and Nursery Rhymes.”
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You get a stain removal secret! And you get a stain removal secret! We all get stain removal secrets! We have talked about dog poop on PEOPLE before, but never quite like this. For Vanity Fair‘s Secret Talent Theatre video series, THE Oprah Winfrey got real and shared her tried-and-true tips for removing dog poop
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Starting the medicine pimobendan early in at-risk dogs with heart murmurs can pay off. By: Free-Photos First off, here’s a general list of signs of heart failure in dogs: A hacking cough Increased breathing rate at rest Labored breathing Lack of energy Inability to exercise Collapse Blue-tinged or pale gums Now, not so many years
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It’s the moment every dog owner instantly regrets ever letting their dog kiss them on the mouth: Watching that very same beloved, seemingly well-trained and civilized pup eagerly devour a stinky, steaming pile of poop off the sidewalk. Ugh, gross! But why? Why?! It’s a topic that has long perplexed animal researchers and veterinarians. And if
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If you’re anything like me, you have plenty of awkward moments where you forget how to “people.” You fall down the stairs for no reason, punch yourself in the face trying to pull up the blanket or try to take a drink and end up having it run down your face. Just like people, dogs
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If your pet’s feeling a little tight in the shoulders, consider contacting an in-home pet massage therapist. By: iloveblue Pet spas and resorts have exploded in popularity — and not just for wealthy celebrities.  Walk down nearly any street in New York City and you’ll likely see a pet spa offering a long list of
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The Little Mermaid and Flynn have quite a bit in common. Both adore collecting seemingly random objects that are hardly treasured by humans. Unlike Ariel, Flynn the Dachshund’s collections of common goodies can be found above sea level. Can’t get enough of cats, dogs and other furry friends? Click here to get the cutest pet news
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A full rectal prolapse needs a veterinarian’s immediate attention. By: sianbuckler Ever noticed how things happen in 3s? After going for years without seeing a rectal prolapse, I’ve seen 2 in the past month: 1 in a dog, the other in a cat. Weird. This, of course, means I’m now on high alert for case
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Weaning should happen gradually. By: macdeedle When puppies are born, they turn to their mothers for nourishment. In the wild, puppies might nurse on their mothers for months as they slowly transition to eating alternate foods. In the home, however, the process is a bit different. Typically, puppies are weaned and then placed with new
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Fat shaming is a cruel, but popular, pastime in the human world. Not so in today’s pet world. Judging by the growing popularity of the Round Animals account on Twitter, pleasantly plump is the way to be in 2018 if you want a slew of new Internet fans. To be clear, the exact terminology is
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Maker: JustFoodForDogs, LLCCause: Potential for contamination with listeria in products containing green beansAnnouncement: Company letter to customers, Jan. 15, 2018What was recalled: Only these specific JustFoodForDogs products: Turducken, all batch dates Beef and Russet Potato, all batch dates through Jan. 14 (new packages will be made that contain no green beans and are safe to feed) Fish and
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Lost animals are often trapped by rescue groups to reunite them with their humans. By: wallboat If you are lucky, you live in an area that has plenty of support for pets who are lost, missing or in trouble of any kind. For example, there are several groups in Massachusetts and on Cape Cod that
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Make room! Very good dog coming through! Bronx, a 9-year-old Belgian malinois, enjoyed a hero’s goodbye on Jan. 5. The canine recently retired from Bakersfield Police Department SWAT Team. Since 2010, the loyal employee helped the police sniff out trouble and educate the public on the importance of thinking about safety first. For his entire
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1. Key Characteristics AKC Group: Terrier Height: 17.5–20 inches Weight: 33–40 pounds Life Expectancy: 12–15 years Kerry blue terriers are medium-sized dogs with small, dark eyes and V-shaped ears that fold over. The tail is straight, set high and usually docked, though tail docking is illegal in parts of Europe for non-working dogs. Despite the “blue” in this
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Cathleen, a Great Pyrenees mix, may appear to look very happy-go-lucky in her photographs, but don’t be fooled: she is one determined doggo. In a Jan. 8 Facebook post by the Seminole Humane Society/Seminole Animal Shelter, the beautiful and loving 6-year-old pup’s incredible story was shared with the world. As the shelter explains, Cathleen’s original
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Sophie is a snow warrior. The 13-year-old yellow Lab went missing from the yard of her Woodstock, Maine, home on Jan. 4 while her family was outside in the cold shoveling after the recent snowfall, reports News Center Maine. When the Silver family realized that Sophie had disappeared, they immediately went to work trying to
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Forget man’s best friend — Jana Kramer‘s daughter is one with the pups. On Wednesday, the country singer and actress documented a little construction project happening in her backyard as her husband Mike Caussin — with whom she recently renewed her wedding vows —  and their daughter Jolie Rae, 2 this month, built a house for the
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Some dogs just want to party. By: thenevarmoore Our dogs are our companions, our friends and part of our family, so what better way to honor your pet than celebrating their special day with a birthday party? Dog parties can be tons of fun, not just for dogs but also for the kids and grownups,
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Taraji P. Henson had something extra-special waiting for her under the Christmas tree this year. “I got a baby, and his name is K-Ball,” she shared on Live with Kelly and Ryan on Wednesday, quickly clearing up audience confusion with the addendum, “he has four legs!” Named because to Henson he looks like both a
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