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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Ferret myths and misconceptions are common. Myths and misconceptions abound for ferrets. From stories about ferrets carrying rabies to being stinky biters, they get a bad rep based on a bunch of falsehoods. Here we debunk 25 of those myths and misconceptions. 1. Ferrets are silent creatures. Tell that to ferret owners. Ferrets can make
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Keeping potbellied pigs as pets may not be as easy as you think. Photo: marianneperdomo Potbellied pigs as pets are fun. These cuties with their curious personalities can be a real joy to have around. However, potbellied pigs may not be an ideal family pet. Pigs live in herds, and they have a clear hierarchy
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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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How do fish mate? Some can do it alone. One of the things I dislike is going to the dentist, but he has a cozy waiting room with a large fish tank that seems calming. Fish can be fascinating to watch, and the bubbling sound is melodic after a while, and this makes me forget
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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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Eastern Box Turtle care starts with a proper enclosure. Photo: skeeze Wondering about Eastern Box Turtle care? In this expert guide from Petful, we’ll cover all the essentials and more. First, a little background. The Eastern Box Turtle is one of North America’s most iconic turtle species. It’s also one of the most brightly colored
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