Dogs

Knowing dog’s body language may help when you’re faced with an anxious pup. By: highlander411 Anxiety seems to be becoming more prevalent — or more spoken about — in societies around the world. According to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIH), 18 percent of the U.S. population is affected by anxiety. Pets also feel
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Our condolences go out to Chloë Grace Moretz, who posted the news of her dog’s death on Instagram on Tuesday. Fuller the dog had been the actress’s “best friend” since she was a kid. While it’s always tough to suffer the loss of a beloved animal, the sadness and nostalgia attached to a childhood pet
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When it comes to rescue pet adoption, PEOPLE Pet Vet Dr. Evan Antin doesn’t just talk the talk, he walks the walk. In the video above, Dr. Antin and his trusty doggie adoptee Henry — whom the doc found at the Boulder Humane Society in Colorado — give some smart tips on what every potential new
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Pet parents do so much for their fur babies: feed them, walk them, bathe them, clean up their poop. While we are pretty sure our pups appreciate us for all we do, wouldn’t it be satisfying to know for certain that they understand just how devoted we really are? Well, a woman named Angiee has
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1. Key Characteristics AKC Group: Hound Height: Males are 23–25 inches, while females are slightly shorter at 21–24 inches Weight: 45–55 pounds for both males and females Life Expectancy: 12–14 years Pharaoh hounds are powerful, fast sighthounds who originated in Egypt. The breed is also the national dog of Malta. They have wedge-shaped heads; small, amber-colored eyes;
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Believe it or not, jellyfish pose a risk to dogs at the beach. By: dziambel What’s the oddest newsletter you subscribe to? Mine is the Toxic Times. This jolly publication from the Veterinary Poisons Information Service (VPIS) is a roundup of the poisoning cases they’ve dealt with in recent weeks. As a vet, this makes
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Pet lovers, rejoice: After 14 years of puppies, the first-ever Dog Bowl is coming to Animal Planet. On Wednesday, The Wrap reported the exciting news about this new viewing event to be televised as part of the Road to Puppy Bowl XIV lineup. The program has been a passion project of Animal Planet’s general manager, Patrice
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Banjo could barely contain her excitement about the taste test. Photos by: Allison Gray/Petful OK, folks, it has been sweltering lately, and the last thing I want to do is turn on my oven. But let’s be honest, Banjo is still a hungry puppy and deserves some homemade treats. So I’ve decided on a “no-bake”
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Aggressive. Dangerous. Angry. People who aren’t familiar with them describe pit bulls as a lot of things — mostly negative. But as PEOPLE Pet Vet Dr. Evan Antin explains above, pit bulls are actually “some of the sweetest, most loyal, special, amazing dogs.” While some people breed pit bulls specifically to use as fighting dogs,
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The dog days of summer are here. And with all the heat and humidity, none of us are motivated to do anything. Housework? It can wait. That summer reading? No thanks, rather sit by the pool. Laziness is the name of the game when it comes to those hot days, and I used to think
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1. Key Characteristics AKC Group: Sporting Height: 17–19 inches Weight: 35–45 pounds Life Expectancy: Around 15 years The Welsh springer spaniel is a compact hunting dog sometimes thought to be a type of English springer spaniel, but they are actually 2 distinct and different breeds. An interesting feature of some Welsh springer spaniels is webbed feet. The nose
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Yeast may take advantage of skin weakened by deep scratching and proliferate in warmer weather. By: doublecompile Do you have an itchy dog? If you answered “yes,” then read on — yeast infections are a common cause of increased itchiness in dogs. Get to grips with the yeast, and it could help an excessively itchy
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Judging from his lovingly written obituary published by NBC Connecticut, Brian the dog was extraordinary in his own ordinary rescue dog kind of way. His owner, Lee DiBella of Watertown, Connecticut, is pretty special too. “A lover of couches and blankets, Brian had many hobbies,” DiBella wrote. “Some of Brian’s favorite activities included barking at
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Turns out things are going just dandy for Shane Walsh. The Walking Dead star Jon Bernthal has gone from fending off walkers to supporting one of the dog world’s most misunderstood breeds. Bernthal recently posted to Instagram and Twitter (because one social network is never enough for a proud pet parent) that he is now the
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When you think about the inside of your dog’s mouth, the Christina Aguilera song “Dirrty” might come to mind, but this doesn’t have to be the case. PEOPLE Pet Vet Dr. Evan Antin knows you can learn a lot about your dog’s health by looking inside its maw. Healthy-looking gums and teeth mean your mutt’s
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Early socialization can help prevent your dog from attacking others. By: smerikal Socializing your dog is an often-overlooked aspect of training that, when neglected, can have long-term repercussions for you, your dog and others you encounter. In essence, socializing your dog should happen when they are very young and should be an integral part of
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