Dogs

Finnish Lapphunds were bred to herd reindeer in Lapland, a northern area of Finland, Sweden and Russia. Photo: iStock.com/Bigandt_Photography 1. Key Characteristics AKC Group: Herding Height: 16–21 inches inches Weight: 30–55 pounds Life Expectancy: 15–17 years This medium-sized, muscular dog breed was bred to live and work outside. The Finnish Lapphund’s thick double coat can withstand harsh
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Excessive peeing in dogs can be a symptom of several different ailments, including pyelonephritis. Photo: bogitw Recently, I had a good reminder never to jump to conclusions. This involved not 1 but 2 cases — both concerned excessive peeing in dogs. When their basic tests came back normal, I nearly went off in the wrong
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George H.W. Bush‘s service dog Sully has returned to the place where his journey started.  After paying tribute to Bush throughout the 41st president’s funeral proceedings — resting by his owner’s casket and attending Bush’s Capitol Rotunda viewing — Sully is back at America’s VetDogs‘ headquarters in Smithtown, New York. Sully was born at the
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This dog treat recipe uses oatmeal, blueberries and peanut butter. Photos: Allison Gray/Petful One weekend a while back, my husband and I joined some friends for a quick half-hour of blueberry picking. Even though it was only 30 minutes, between the 5 of us, we collected 13 pounds of berries. Yep, pounds. We split up
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For the safest emergency pain relief for dogs, contact your veterinarian now. Photo: jaminriverside One of the questions we get asked the most goes something like this: What’s the ibuprofen dosage for dogs? It’s easy to understand why this is such a common question. What do you do when you have an ache or pain,
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Old dogs are happy to learn new tricks, especially when those tricks will help them get adopted. The Dancers and Dogs Performance Photography business, operated by Pratt + Kreidich Photography, pairs professional ballet dancers with adoptable shelter dogs.  St. Louis-Based Dancers and Dogs recently used its matchmaking skills with the Nutcracker performers from The St. Louis
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Imagine a house party where only dogs came. That was pretty much Maria Menounos’ life on Saturday night. The Conversations with Maria Menounos podcast host threw a fundraiser for Westside German Shepherd Rescue at her home on Dec. 8. The fundraiser bash included drinks from Patron, food provided by Umami Burger, music from DJ Kamayo, an
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Golden Retrievers are friendly and energetic. Photo: iStock.com/Leoba 1. Key Characteristics AKC Group: Sporting Height: 23–34 inches for males; 21.5–22.5 inches for females Weight: 65–75 pounds for males; 55–65 pounds for females Life Expectancy: 10–12 years Golden Retrievers are active and friendly dogs who have a water-repellant double coat. Their signature gold color varies from light to dark, and
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Maker: Columbia River Natural Pet Foods Inc.Cause: Potential for listeriaAnnouncement: FDA announcement dated Dec. 5, 2018 (archived here)What was recalled: 2 lb. packages of Cow Pie with Lot #81917 (processed on Aug. 19, 2017) “Cow Pie is a fresh frozen meats product intended to feed raw to dogs and cats,” according to the recall announcement, which added that
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Climate change affects pets, too — not just humans. Photo: Pixabay Climate change affects our pets, plain and simple. And the news gets worse: Higher temperatures and fiercer weather patterns will bring more suffering. In other words, our animals will endure the same hotter weather, hurricanes and floods that afflict humans. But unseen dangers, like
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