Dogs

1. Key Characteristics AKC Group: Working Height: 23–25.5 inches for females; 25–28 inches for males Weight: 150–200 pounds for both genders Life Expectancy: 10–12 years Boerboel dogs (a.k.a. South African mastiffs) are large, mastiff-type dogs and the most agile of their type. They are strong, balanced and imposing in appearance. Despite their size, they can move swiftly and powerfully. The
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Cats and dogs can have thousands of mites living in their ear canals. By: M.L. Duong Kipper was a rescue cat I got as a companion for my first cat, Skate. Kipper’s foster home was crammed with feline waifs and strays, and their caretaker was blind — but that’s a different story. This story is about
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Every little thing is going to be alright, now that Bob Marley the dog and his partner, Rita, are in the care of the Southern Cross Animal Rescue. The Laurel, a Mississippi-based rescue shared that its “hearts are broken for these sweet babies,” regarding two dogs who arrived there on Monday night after being found
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Avoid planting anything with sharp thorns or spines in case your pup likes to chomp on things outside. By: ikeofspain Spring has finally sprung, and most of us couldn’t be happier to see it. Flowers are blooming, trees are budding and we can finally take our dogs out for more than a shiver-inducing 5-minute walk.
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After being carelessly torn apart two years ago, the di Bartolo family is full once again. In May 2015, Cali the Rhodesian ridgeback was stolen from the backyard of her Long Island, New York home, leaving behind a heartbroken family. Now, the di Bartolos’ hearts are full once more. Last week, PEOPLE reported that Cali had been
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Almost all high school students flip eagerly through their yearbooks to find their photos, but for Coalville, Utah’s Hailee Blonquist, this year’s class lineup revealed a delightful surprise: The “student” pictured next to her was her golden retriever, Katie, a service dog that has come to school with her every day for the past two
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Home: Some pets never have one to call their own. We’d like to help change that by introducing you to an adoptable pet every week. Today, meet Oliver, a 3-year-old boxer mix available at the Providence Animal Rescue League in Rhode Island. Oliver arrived at the shelter very skinny but as he now gains weight
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1. Key Characteristics AKC Group: Herding Height: 22 inches for females; 23.5 inches for males Weight: 57–71 pounds for females; 70–84 pounds for males Life Expectancy: Around 15 years The bergamasco is a fit, athletic, medium-sized sheepdog with a social personality, powerful build and unique coat, the colors of which include gray, silver and coal. 2. Where They Came From The breed’s origin
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It’s true that steroids may cause side effects such as increased thirst and appetite. By: Eric Chan It’s that time of year when itchiness is on the rise. This misery means dogs chew themselves raw because of irritating summer allergies. Increasingly, I find clients don’t want steroids prescribed for their pets; they’ve heard about the side
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Memorial Day Weekend was our first taste of one of the Summer’s most glorious gifts: pool season. It’s refreshing, relaxing and exhilarating all at once. It’s almost like a state of mind. Pets eagerly await the moment the pool cover comes off, too. It means more time outside, delicious dunks and more fun people coming
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Leave a comment below and tell us: Why is your pet your bestie? By: Woottigon Angworakul It’s June already! That means cookouts, lazy summer days and spending time with friends — including the 4-legged ones. June 8 is Best Friends Day, and here at Petful we’d like to celebrate our BFFs: our pets. Our pets
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It’s officially summertime! Which means you can fire up the grill and spread out the gingham tablecloth, because the start of summer also means the beginning of BBQ season. Along with whether to get spicy brown mustard, yellow mustard, or both, pet owners throwing outdoor parties need to keep their animals in mind. Of course,
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Lyme disease will be “highly problematic” in 2017, forecasters say. By: burroblando As warm weather approaches, so does the threat of ticks carrying parasites. That means Lyme disease, folks. And Lyme disease is no longer something you have to worry about only if you live in the Northeastern United States. The disease has been expanding into
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