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petmd editorial published december 10 2018 share this image via facebookfox news scitech via usfws wisdom the 68yearold laysan albatross the worlds oldest wild bird has laid another egg which scientists think is her 37th according to the guardian on november 29 wisdom turned up at her original nesting site at the midway atoll national wildlife refuge for winter laysan albatross return to the place they were born each year here she laid another egg with her longtime partner akeakamai whom she met at 56 years old according to a blog post by kelly goodale a fish and wildlife service refuge…

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petmd editorial published december 10 2018 share this image via facebookcentex kennel club the centex kennel club of central texas is raising money to purchase and donate specialty pet oxygen masks to local firefighters the kennel club raised $1500 last month which is enough for 17 animal oxygen mask kits these kits include a range of oxygen mask sizes plus an instructional dvd for firefighters weve had pet oxygen masks for a few years but sometimes the nose cups go missing or get broken waco fire engineer philip burnett tells the waco tribuneherald before then we would just have to use a…

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petmd editorial updated september 23 2019 published september 24 2018 share this image via jagodkashutterstockcom by kathy blumenstock dog crates should be safe comfy places for your canine companion to relax that is why it is so important to choose dog supplies for your dogs crate that turn it into the ultimate doggy den when a dog crate is thoughtfully outfitted with the right crate accessories like cozy crate mats it can feel like a restful retreat create a secure and tranquil crating experience when crate training is done properly most dogs enjoy spending time in them and actually view…

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petmd editorial published september 21 2018 share this image via safe haven pet sanctuaryfacebook 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 facebook within four days of sharing the photos the post was shared over 17000 times lauerman has been visiting the shelter occasionally since 2016 but it became a daily routine after he retired from his career as a spanish instructor in 2017 like clockwork lauerman visits the shelter monday through saturday spending a…

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petmd editorial updated february 03 2011 published july 02 2008 share this urolithiasis cystine in dogs urolithiasis is a medical term referring to the presence of crystals or stones in the urinary tract when the stones are made up of cystine a normal compound found in the body they are called cystine stones these stones can also be found in the kidneys and in the tubes connecting the kidneys to the animals bladder ureters urolithiasis affects both dogs and cats and are primarily found in adult animals as far as dogs breeds dachshunds english bulldogs newfoundlands staffordshire bull…

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petmd editorial published september 19 2018 share this image via celiafotoshutterstockcom 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 from hurricane florence according to usa today the staff members and animals were trapped for hours before they were rescued by the cajun navy a volunteer group of private boat owners who assist in search and rescue efforts rescuers responded after the shelter staff alerted their facebook followers that they were…

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petmd editorial updated march 15 2016 published july 02 2008 share this stomatitis in dogs stomatitis is the condition where the soft tissues in an animals mouth such as the gums and tongue become irritated and inflamed it can become a major issue if bacteria or an infection enters the dogs blood stream treatment options are available and the prognosis is positive for animals suffering from this medical condition stomatitis can affect both dogs and cats if you would like to learn more about how this disease affects cats please visit this page in the petmd health library symptoms and types…

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wailani sung ms phd dvm dacvb updated september 23 2019 published september 11 2018 share this how often should you walk your dog determining how often to walk a dog depends on several factors including your dogs breed age and energy level and of course it also depends on the amount of time you have to walk your dog heres how each of these factors weigh in when determining how often to walk a dog dog breed first lets take a look at the breed of dog you have sporting or working breeds such as pointers collies and shepherds may have higher exercise requirements than dogs bred to be lapdogs such…

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sarah wooten dvm updated november 03 2020 published september 11 2018 share this if you have been to a veterinarian recently then you know that veterinary care can be expensive i sympathize with any pet parent who has been presented with an estimate for vet costs that has a comma in itthe shock that comes with pet health costs is real unfortunately vet bills can present a barrier and many companion animals are not receiving the care they need because their pet parents cannot afford it one area where pets are suffering needlessly is dental health pet dental care can be expensiveit is not…

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petmd editorial published september 10 2018 share this image via josep suriashutterstockcom an apartment complex thats being built in denmark will require that its tenants are dog owners the apartment building is called hundehuset or the dog house there is demand from some dog owners who are tired of there being so many places where dogs are not allowed entrepreneur niels martin viuff says according to the local viuff plans to open 18 apartments in total located in the frederikssund municipality in denmarks northern zealand he came up with the idea after speaking with locals we want to meet…

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petmd editorial published september 10 2018 share this steves real food issues recall due to possible samonella and l mono contamination of one lot of turducken recipe one lot of quest emu and one lot of quest beef company steves real food brand name steves real food and quest recall date 972018 product namesupcs steves real food raw frozen pet food turducken recipe5 pound upc 691730153045 lot j155 best by 6419 quest emu diet cat food 2 pound upc 691730171032 lot b138 best by 51819 quest beef diet cat food 2 pound upc 691730171018 lot a138 best by 51819 reason for recall steves real…

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petmd editorial updated september 23 2019 published september 07 2018 share this image via monika wisniewskashutterstock by linda rodgers maybe you think pet safety is something you only have to worry about when you have a puppy or kitten at home but no matter their age cats and dogs can get into serious trouble with ordinary household objectsfrom the medicine in our cabinets to the flowers on our mantels in fact many pet parents can put their pets health at risk without even knowing it so here is your catanddog safety primer to help you petproof your home and prevent accidents from happening…

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petmd editorial published september 05 2018 share this image via lapinashutterstock by russell harstein cdbc cpdt and owner of fun paw care in los angeles no matter where we are we want our dogs to listen to us in this article we will focus on having your dog come on cue in any environment but in order to do so there are a few basic dog training principles that we need to understand although the laws of learning are universal to all animals many still struggle with having their dog come to them in any environment lets delve into the come or recall cue why its hard to teach a dog to come why…

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petmd editorial updated february 22 2019 published december 10 2018 share this image via istockcomouddysura by kenneth wingerter while some aquarists thrive on the challenge of keeping delicate or highly specialized fishes most particularly firsttimers are happier to settle with something less demanding saltwater fishes are known to require a good amount of care overall but certain types are clearly preferable to others when it comes to simplifying husbandry of these the cardinalfishes are most definitely big standouts the cardinal choice sure their pretty markings make cardinalfishes…

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sarah wooten dvm updated july 20 2020 published december 07 2018 share this image via istockcomsdominick by dr sarah wooten if i asked you what is the most common nutritional disorder seen in domestic cats today what do you think the answer would be malnutrition taurine deficiency good thoughts but the biggest nutritional problem we see in cats today is obesity obesity is a growing problem in our companion cats literally and figuratively it is estimated that over 50 percent of cats seen today at veterinary hospitals are overweight or obese obesity in cats is defined as having a body weight…

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petmd editorial published december 07 2018 share this image via facebooknational ovarian cancer coalition via stephanie herfel wisconsin woman stephanie herfel sought out a diagnosis for her pain after her siberian husky sierra began displaying strange behaviors including sniffing her lower belly then running and hiding she put her nose on my lower belly and sniffed so intently that i thought i spilled something on my clothes herfel tells the milwaukee journal sentinel she did it a second and then a third time after the third time sierra went and hid i mean hid herfel tells the outlet that…

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sandra c mitchell dvm dabvp updated december 22 2020 published december 06 2018 share this just about every cat owner has experienced excited meowing the rubbing against your legs and the pleading starelets face it cats have a way of getting what they want unfortunately sometimes when they get that worked up for a meal or treat moments later well hear the familiar sound that sends us running for the paper towels and then theres the cleanup of the snack that now lies on the floor looking completely undigested how do we stop this cycle of cats eating too fast a cat thats eating too fast might…

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petmd editorial published december 06 2018 share this company columbia river natural pet foods inc recall date 12052018 distributed in alaska oregon and washington through retail stores and direct delivery product cow pie fresh frozen meats for dogs and cats 2lbs comes in purple and white plastic bags lot 81917 processed on august 19 2017 found on an orange sticker reason for recall columbia river natural pet foods of vancouver wa is voluntarily recalling 933 packages of cow pie fresh frozen meats for dogs and cats produced in august 2017 because it has the potential to be contaminated with…

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wailani sung ms phd dvm dacvb updated july 06 2020 published december 05 2018 share this the life of a cat appears to be idle and indulgent looking over at my cats as they lounge in their cat tree or in a cozy spot on my bed sometimes i wish i could live their lives i will admit that my cats live a pampered life they are treated like royalty they have plenty of comfortable spaces to sleep on tons of nooks and crannies to explore in my house meals prepared four times a day and their toilets cleaned multiple times a day they receive frequent body massages and have endless opportunities to amuse…

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petmd editorial published december 05 2018 share this image via facebook palm harbor fire rescue ruby the puppy has a story that has touched the hearts of many when she was just a few months old the lives of her owner and canine sibling were sadly taken during a house fire in blakely georgia many assumed she had perished too but two days later as residents were clearing the remnants from the fire ruby emerged while she survived she was not unscathed ruby had thirddegree burns on her legs and stomach area and it is believed that she ran through the fire to escape after traveling to an alabama…

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petmd editorial published december 03 2018 share this company elm pet foods recall date 11292018 upc codes manufactured between february 25 2018 and october 31 2018 products were distributed in pennsylvania new jersey delaware and maryland product elm chicken and chickpea recipe 3 lbs upc 070155225078 best by date code td2 26 feb 2019 best by date code te1 30 apr 2019 best by date code td1 5 sep 2019 best by date code td2 5 sep 2019 product elm chicken and chickpea recipe 28 lbs upc 070155225139 best by date code tb3 6 apr 2019 best by date code ta1 2 july 2019 best by date code ti1 2 july…

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petmd editorial published december 03 2018 share this image via facebookwashington post via marc cooke a wild wolf considered to be a staple of yellowstone national park was killed by a hunter just outside of the park last week the wolf known as 926f called spitfire by many wolf advocates was the daughter of the famous alpha female 832f who shared a similar fate when she was killed by a hunter in aug 2012 832f famously referred to as 06 as in the year she was born was a celebrity of sorts as she was often spotted by tourists who admired her for her hunting prowess according to the new york…

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petmd editorial published november 29 2018 share this image via istockcomukususha anyone who owns a curious cat knows that when the holiday season rolls around and the christmas decorations go up they need to be aware of their cats safetyas well as the safety of fragile ornaments a company in the united kingdom called argos is hoping lend a helping hand by providing a christmas tree option that will limit the feline potential for turning holiday decorations into their own cat toys their catproof christmas tree pictured below safeguards ornaments by essentially creating a christmas umbrella…

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petmd editorial published november 28 2018 share this image via istockcomchendongshan at the national pet show in birmingham england in november there was a showcase of the latest in vegan pet food and nonmeat alternatives in response to this showcase the royal society for the prevention of cruelty to animals rspca spoke out about vegan cat food and dog food diets providing their stance on the new vegan pet food trend while they say that dogs are omnivores and can in theory survive on a vegetarian diet they are very strongly against vegetarian and vegan cat food according to the telegraph…

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petmd editorial published november 27 2018 share this image via istockcomskilpad drug dogs who have been previously trained to detect narcotics including marijuana are now considered a liability according to fox news since marijuana has become legal in some places a detection from these drug dogs may not be sufficient grounds for search by police a dog cant tell you hey i smell marijuana or i smell meth rifle police chief tommy klein tells the new york times they have the same behavior for any drug that theyve been trained on if tulo were to alert on a car we no longer have probable cause…