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Pug Field Guide

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“Multum in parvo” is a Latin phrase that is aptly used to describe the Pug. It means “much in a little” and perfectly sums up the Pug dog breed’s vibrant personality and diminutive stature. The Pug is a brachycephalic...

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Blind Dog Uses Seeing Eye Dog to Get Around

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Image via Ginger and Kimchi/Facebook Kimchi, a blind, Spaniel-type rescue, depends on Ginger, an 11-year-old Golden Retriever, to act as his Seeing Eye dog after going blind three years ago. Ginger is “often steering...

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The Ins and Outs of Potty Training Older Dogs

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Image via Spiky and I/Shutterstock.com By Kerri Fivecoat-Campbell Whether you’ve decided to adopt a mature dog from a shelter, or you’ve taken in a dog from a friend or relative, you may assume that the dog is potty...

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Do Goldfish Sleep?

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Image via darkocv/Shutterstock.com By Dr. Laurie Hess, DVM, Diplomate ABVP (Avian Practice) Goldfish are extremely popular pets, whether they are living in a fish aquariuminside a home or a pond outside in a yard. But there is...

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8 Things Animal Shelters Want You to Know About Pit Bull Dogs

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Image via Mary Swift/Shutterstock.com By Paula Fitzsimmons Most of what you read about Pit Bull dogs is likely along the lines of Pit Bull Attacks Child or Unprovoked Pit Bull Seriously Injures Chihuahua. These pups are portrayed...

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7 Tips for Finding Your Shelter Dog

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Image via Art_rich/Shutterstock.com By Maura McAndrew The ASPCA has deemed October National Adopt a Shelter Dog month, and there’s no better time to bring home a new pet. When you adopt a dog from a shelter, you are giving...

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Humboldt Broncos Bus Crash Survivor Meets His New Service Dog

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ImageviaCBC News It has been five months since the Humboldt Broncos bus crash tragedy, and many of the 16 survivors are still learning how to readjust to normal, everyday life. For one of the survivors, this means finding...

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How to Make Your Dog’s Crate Feel Like Home

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Image via Jagodka/Shutterstock.com By Kathy Blumenstock Dog cratesshould be safe, comfy places for your canine companion to relax. That is why it is so important to choose dog suppliesfor your dog’s crate that turn it into...

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Sleeping Grandpa Raises More Than $20,000 for Special Needs Kitten Shelter

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Image via Safe Haven Pet Sanctuary/Facebook Wisconsin man and cat shelter volunteer Terry Lauerman, 75, has become an internet sensation after pictures of him sleeping with kittens at the Safe Haven Pet Sanctuary went viral on...

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Recent Study Shows Why It’s so Important to Clean Dog Bowls

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Image via LightField Studios/Shutterstock.com A recent study from Hartpury University in the United Kingdom has identified water bowls for dogs as a haven for harmful bacteria and a contributor to disease transmission within households. Phys.org...

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How Do Dogs Sweat?

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Image via Grigorita Ko/Shutterstock By Dr. JoAnna Pendergrass I recently ran a race on the Fourth of July. It was a grueling, 6.2-mile run in the heat and humidity of a typical summer day. Needless to say, I was drenched in...

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5 Gray Squirrels Rescued After Tails Became Intertwined

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Image via Wildlife Rehabilitation Center at Wisconsin Humane Society/Facebook On Friday, September 14, a good Samaritan happened upon a very strange sight. They found a group of baby gray squirrels stuck together by their tails....

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Reporter Stops Live Stream to Save Therapy Dog From Flooding

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Image via Good Morning America/Twitter Journalist Julie Wilson from ABC local station WTVD was reporting on Hurricane Florence on Friday when she interrupted the broadcast to save a therapy dog from the flooding. Wilson...

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What to Expect When Your Kitty Becomes a Senior Cat

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Image via Zhorov Igor/Shutterstock By Dr. Ken Lambrecht My 15-year-old cat, Lance, sits next to me as I write this piece. He is special to me because he is the oldest of my four cats and we have shared quite a bit of time together....

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Over 100 Cats and Dogs Saved From Top Floor of Flooding Animal Shelter

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Image via Celiafoto/Shutterstock.com On Friday, September 14, rescue workers saved two staff members, 43 dogs and about 80 cats from the top floor of the Carteret County Humane Society, in Newport, North Carolina, which was flooded...

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What to Look for in Human-Grade Cat Food and Dog Food

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Image via Evdoha_spb/Shutterstock.com By Jennifer Coates, DVM Many pet food brands label their products as being “human-grade,” but what does this really mean? Is human-grade cat food or human-grade dog foodsafer or...

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Pet Safety Hurricane Kit Checklist

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Hurricane season is a stressful time—especially for people with pets. From mandatory evacuations to deciding whether you want to leave when you’re not in an evacuation zone, things can get pretty hectic all at once. If you’ve...

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Nailed It! 5 Tips for Stress-Free Dog Nail Trims

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Image via MALKO VOLHA/Shutterstock By Victoria Schade Does trimming your dog’s nails feel like a wrestling match? Or do you opt to outsource the job to your vet or groomer in order to avoid the trauma? Believe it or not,...

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The Dogs of Chernobyl: A Story of Tragedy and Hope

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Image Courtesy of Lucas Hixson By Paula Fitzsimmons The Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant is not a place most people associate with life. When one of its reactors exploded in 1986, it released radioactive material into the atmosphere,...

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Have a First Aid Kit Ready

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Even tiny scratches or cuts can get easily infected if your pet is walking in dirty water or rough terrain, so having a cat or dog first aidkit ready is essential if disaster strikes—like the Kurgo first aid kit. Aside from basic...

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Be Aware of Invisible Parasites

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Heartworms are very serious and potentially fatal parasites for dogs and cats—and you’ll find heartworms wherever you find mosquitoes. “Unfortunately, natural disasters that result in heavy rains and flooding give mosquitoes...

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Have Bottled Water Ready

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Drinking contaminated water can bring about a lot of trouble after a hurricane or flood. “Salt water, brackish water, dirty water and even clean-looking standing water all pose disease threats,” says Dr. Edward M. Wakem, DVM, Ceva...

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Watch Where You and Your Pets Step

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This becomes essential after a flood, hurricane or major storm. Dr. Carlson warns that you have to watch out for anything from broken glass and building materials from damaged homes to sharp metal objects (like nails or torn siding). “After...

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Be Ready for Invaders

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Hurricane safety sometimes includes dealing with unexpected guests in the form of dangerous animals. “Although it depends on the region and wildlife that inhabit it, during natural disasters, we often see wild animals ranging from snakes...

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Stay Dry When Waters Rise

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One of the biggest pet safety issues to worry about during the hurricane aftermath is excess moisture and the trouble that it can create for your furry companion. “Excess moisture during or immediately after natural disasters like...

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