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petmd editorial updated september 24 2019 published november 07 2018 share this image via istockcompirotehnik by robert woods of fishkeepingworldcom a 10gallon fish tank is one of the most popular tank sizes available it is great for beginners due to its small size relatively cheap ie ideal for those on a budget and also makes a great breeder tank for the more experienced aquarist stocking your 10gallon tank while a 10gallon tank is pretty small in comparison to other fish tanks there are still plenty of stocking options when it comes to freshwater fish tanks due to the small size of a…

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petmd editorial updated september 24 2019 published november 06 2018 share this image via istockcomsulwuya by diana bocco although cats are natural hunters most domestic cats never get to express those instinctsat least not out in nature its good that we dont let many house cats run amok eating songbirds but many behavior problems let alone weight gain and related physical problems can be linked back to plain old boredom and inactivity says kayla fratt an iaabc associate certified dog behavior consultant and ceo of journey dog training cats that bite when being petted or vocalize or bother…

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sarah wooten dvm updated august 31 2020 published november 05 2018 share this for dogs as well as people a healthy liver is needed to support life in veterinary medicine if a dog has liver disease or has been exposed to a substance that is toxic to the liver then a veterinarian will usually prescribe a liver support supplement that contains same to be given on a shortterm basis to help the liver heal dogs that have chronic health conditions or compromised liver function may also be prescribed same supplementation longterm what is same and how does it help the liver same is short for…

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petmd editorial published november 05 2018 share this nutrisca issues recall of dry dog food and natural life pet products dry dog food due to elevated levels of vitamin d company nutrisca brand name nutrisca and natural life pet products recall date 1122018 nutrisca dry dog food product nutrisca chicken and chickpea dry dog food 4 lbs upc 884244124957 best by date code 22520209132020 distributed to retail stores nationwide product nutrisca chicken and chickpea dry dog food 15 lbs upc 884244127958 best by date code 22520209132020 distributed to retail stores nationwide product nutrisca…

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petmd editorial published november 02 2018 share this image via istockcompaul smith on october 10 a mandarin duck was spotted in a central park pond in new york city at first it only attracted the attention of local birdwatchers and bird lovers it soon flew away and seemingly vanished without any explanation of its origin but on october 30 the mandarin duck reappeared and this time new yorkers took note although the mandarin duck is native to east asia and there is no clear reason why it should have shown up in new york city people are more intrigued by its stunning coloring and feathers the…

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petmd editorial updated november 25 2020 published october 30 2018 share this while you may think that sitting at the table to enjoy a nice meal is a humanonly activity there are several human foods that are healthy for dogs that you can offer your pup within moderation you can swap out your pups regular dog food and use these healthy foods for dogs to create fun meals that you can serve up in a dog bowl turkey pumpkin cranberries green beans carrots sweet potatoes and apples are all human foods that are not only safe for your dog but also offer nutritional benefits check out our…

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petmd editorial updated july 17 2015 published july 02 2008 share this many different types of viruses can cause disease in reptiles but the adenovirus is of particular concern to owners of bearded dragons other reptiles including some snake and lizard species can also be infected but young bearded dragons are the most susceptible symptoms and types typical symptoms of adenovirus infection include weight loss diarrhea weakness depression unfortunately some animals may die so quickly that these clinical signs do not have a chance to develop fully causes uninfected reptiles contract the virus…

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petmd editorial updated october 14 2020 published october 24 2018 share this previous next view all slides 6 best dog breeds for extroverts by kathy blumenstock if youd rather be on the go than sit and stay then you might be looking for an extroverted active dog breed to match your extroverted personality there are plenty of friendly dog breeds whod happily share your adventures with tailwagging enthusiasm dr mary burch dvm director of the american kennel clubs canine good citizen program emphasizes that there are many things to think about when adding a dog to your household some of the main…

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petmd editorial published october 24 2018 share this image via fiserv forumfacebook the new milwaukee bucks arena fiserv forum is the first pro sports arena in the world to be deemed birdfriendly the recognition comes from the buildings design which makes it less likely that a bird will be killed by flying into the large windows of the arena the buildings birdfriendly features are essential for the livelihood of both the local and distant bird population as the fiserv forum building stands in the middle of a migration path buck president peter feigin tells journal sentinel the bucks stepped…

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petmd editorial updated june 11 2020 published august 28 2018 share this reviewed for accuracy on august 28 2018 by dr jennifer coates dvm when youre hit with an upset stomach you seek sympathy from your cat while contemplating the contents of your medicine cabinet but cat stomach issues are different if your cat throws up or you wake up to the nasty reality of cat diarrhea your kitty relies on you to find out whats wrong and how to get her back on track symptoms of cat stomach upset symptoms of an upset stomach in a cat include licking the lips which is a sign of nausea vomiting and refusing…

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petmd editorial updated march 15 2016 published july 02 2008 share this proptosis in dogs proptosis is a medical condition which causes a dogs eye to move forward this typically noticeable and unseemly medical condition is frequently associated with head trauma and often threatens the dogs vision therefore immediate veterinary examination and treatment is vital to restoring or saving the dogs eyesight proptosis affects both dogs and cats if you would like to learn how this condition affects cats please visit this page in the petmd health library symptoms and types the most common symptom is…

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petmd editorial updated february 21 2019 published august 27 2018 share this image via olena yakobchukshutterstock by diana bocco extensive research has been done on the effects of sound and music on the human brain but what about the effect it has on dogs a few studies have been done specifically in dogs and other companion animals that support the beneficial effects of certain music on these species explains dr mark verdino dvm senior vice president and chief of veterinary staff at north shore animal league america research shows that classical music helps in calming shelter dogs the most…

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petmd editorial published august 23 2018 share this image via billybrowneyoutube giving cats medicine is never an easy task and its quite a thankless job after having to administer eardrops in his cats ears for two weeks to treat a painful ear infection his owner felt like it had affected his relationship with his cat so the cats owner billy browne decided that a grand gesture to show his love was in order billy browne explains in the text underneath his youtube video he began to resent me due to painful ear drops to fix an infection i would return from work and he would run from me now the…

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petmd editorial published august 22 2018 share this image via brent hofackershutterstock when you think of animal crackers you probably picture the iconic red box with the circus animals that red box belongs to barnums animal crackers which have been around for over 115 years but with the recent redesign the boxes might not be exactly how you remember them the new packaging will no longer depict the animals as caged or in a circus instead they are shown in a natural habitat as kimberly fontes spokeswoman for nabiscos parent company told cnn cnn explains people for the ethical treatment of…

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petmd editorial published august 22 2018 share this image via mirekkijewskishutterstock the paris aquarium started a program two years ago to take in pet goldfish that have been surrendered by their owners since then around 50 goldfish per month have been rehomed the goldfish tank currently houses 600 specimens most of these surrendered goldfish come from two different categories there are goldfish who were won at carnivals and cannot be cared for and goldfish owners who can no longer keep their goldfishusually because their tank is too small according to alexis powilewicz director of the…

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petmd editorial published august 21 2018 share this image via clear the shelters courtesy of jill karnicki since this years clear the shelters event launched 91500 pets and and counting have been adopted according to the adoption tracker on the clear the shelters homepage on saturday august 18 more than 1200 pet shelters participated in the clear the shelters pet adoption drive which waived or reduced adoption fees according to clear the shelters over 24000 pets were adopted on saturday alone clear the shelters has set these new pet parents up for success by providing helpful information…

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petmd editorial published august 20 2018 share this image via jcco yishucanchufacebook a restaurant in taiwan is offering an ice cream dish that looks like a miniature puppy jc co art kitchen in the southern city of kaohsiung put this lifelike treat on the menu in july it has already gotten plenty of attention on social mediaso much so that the restaurant is struggling to keep up with demands according to reuters the puppyshaped ice cream is made using special molds and a unique recipe that makes the ice cream take on a furry realistic appearance to make the treat the ice cream is scooped…

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petmd editorial published august 20 2018 share this image via thesiberiantimesfacebook in russia a very strange mysterious sea monster washed up on the shore of the bering sea the sea monster is described as having a dirty chalk colouring with a long tail or tentacle svetlana dyadenko who discovered the mysterious sea creature told the siberian times the most interesting thing to me is that the creature is covered with tubular fur dyadenko took a video of the strange creature titled kamchatka sea monster in the video you can hear her commenting on the different features of the creature as…

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petmd editorial updated february 25 2016 published july 16 2008 share this physical characteristics the american bobtail cat is fairly long and well built their hind legs are slightly longer than their forelegs a feature they share with bobcats it wears a rainresistant allweather double coat the american bobtail has a wild appearance with slightly almondshaped hunter eyes and the cats most defining feature is its short tail which is between onethird and onehalf the length of an average cats tail though the cats tail is typically straight it may curve have a bump or be slightly knotted…

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petmd editorial updated november 25 2020 published november 19 2018 share this the toy poodle is a miniature version of the standard poodle but dont let their size fool youthese pups are packed with personality this small dog breed not only has a big personality but is also quite energetic they are known for their sprightly demeanor and amenable attitude so they are usually very eager to learn when it comes to dog training being such an enthusiastic and lively breed toy poodles need plenty of physical and mental exercise that gives them an outlet for all their energy their coat is dense and…

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sandra c mitchell dvm dabvp updated january 21 2021 published november 16 2018 share this by dr sandra mitchell dvm it is christmastime and the clinic is decked out with seasonal decorations christmas cards are displayed on the walls and carols are playing in the waiting room however one couple thats waiting looks anything but happy and their cat looks downright depressed socks was a 12weekold kitten who had been vomiting for several days and was then lethargic and unable to keep even water down socks had indeed eaten some tinsel which had become stuck throughout his intestinal track sadly…

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petmd editorial published november 15 2018 share this image via istockcomzoranm fashion legend jean paul gaultier recently announced his decision to go furfree in all future collections harpers bazaar reports the fashion legend said that the way in which animals are killed for their fur for fashion was absolutely deplorable people for the ethical treatment of animals peta is thrilled by the decision and released a statement on november 11 saying the news comes after decades of pressure from peta over the years weve sent numerous letters and pleas asking jean paul gaultier to ditch fur in 2002…

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petmd editorial updated february 22 2019 published november 12 2018 share this image via istockcomeclipseimages by diana bocco while dog houses can bring about images of sad doggies living outside and away from their families the truth is that used properly modern dog houses serve a completely different purpose outdoor dog houses are great to have if your house has a yard as they can provide protection from the elements while your dog is temporarily outdoorsand before he comes back in to relax on your couch for the night an outside dog house can also be a safe haven for a fearful dog who…

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petmd editorial published november 12 2018 share this company lidl us brand name orlando recall date 1162018 product orlando grainfree chicken chickpea superfood recipe dog food lot s the recalled products consist of the following lot numbers manufactured between march 3 2018 and may 15 2018 ti1 3 mar 2019 tb2 21 mar 2019 tb3 21 mar 2019 ta2 19 apr 2019 tb1 15 may 2019 tb2 15 may 2019 reason for recall the products could contain elevated levels of vitamin d dogs consuming elevated levels of vitamin d could exhibit symptoms such as vomiting loss of appetite increased thirst increased…

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michael kearley dvm published june 30 2020 share this do dogs have periods noat least not like humans do dogs do not menstruate and are only receptive to mating when actively in heat do dogs go through menopause no dogs can become pregnant throughout their entire lives theres no short answer to explain the reproductive cycle of a female dog especially in comparison to the human menstrual cycle heres a guide to help you better understand dog heat cycles and all the changes that come with them when do dogs go into heat the term time of the month in relation to our canine companions is a…