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petmd editorial published december 07 2018 share this company sunshine mills inc brand name abound recall date 1252018 king soopers and city market stores sold in locations in colorado utah new mexico and wyoming product abound chicken and brown rice dog food 4 lbs upc 1111083556 best by date code 111201811162019 product abound chicken and brown rice dog food 14 lbs upc 1111083573 best by date code 111 2018 11 16 2019 product abound chicken and brown rice dog food 24 lbs upc 1111089076 best by date code 111 2018 11 16 2019 reason for recall following a recall by sunshine mills inc the kroger…

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joanna pendergrass dvm updated march 08 2021 published december 06 2018 share this a cat uses its nails for many different activities including scratching climbing and marking territory interestingly cat nails are retractable staying hidden until a cat needs to use them cat nails also grow continually outdoor cats keep their nails short by climbing and scratching on trees among other outdoor activities indoor cats often use cat scratching posts to care for their nails but these posts may not be enough to keep a cats nails short why its important to trim cat nails regularly overgrown nails…

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petmd editorial updated february 22 2019 published december 04 2018 share this image via istockcomolgachan by kate hughes most cat lovers have at least a passing familiarity with hairless cats like the sphynx cat according to the cat fanciers association the sphynx cats hairlessness originated as a genetic mutation in the 1960s these kitties arent always completely nakedsometimes they have a downy fur over their entire body or a little bit of fur on their noses and earsbut compared to other cats they might as well be bald with the unique look of the sphynx cat comes some challenges for…

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petmd editorial updated november 25 2020 published november 29 2018 share this dalmatians have become one of the most easily recognized dog breeds due to their unique coat and history their spotted coat which comes in both liver brown and black gives them a oneofakind look its no surprise that theyve been prominently featured in childrens movies this athletic and driven dog breed may be in the akc nonsporting group but dalmatians have a long history as carriage dogs who were in charge of protecting carriages and their horses they also became known as fire dogs starting their careers as coach…

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petmd editorial updated december 18 2014 published july 16 2008 share this physical characteristics the american wirehair is medium to large in size with a well rounded body and large bright eyes that are round and slant upward on the outer corners it is found in a variety of colors and has a similar standard an abstract aesthetic ideal for the animal type as the american shorthair the mutation that causes the hair to be wiry is naturally occurring but must be encouraged since it is an incomplete dominant gene meaning that even when breeding two cats with wiry hair not all kittens will be…

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petmd editorial updated february 22 2019 published november 27 2018 share this image via istockcomandrey nilkitin by kenneth wingerter upon hearing any mention of bacteria some people immediately think of germs indeed certain pathogenic microbes can be quite dangerous on the other hand there are many types of helpful bacteria that can be rather beneficial in fact without them life on earth as we know it would probably not be possibleand neither would recirculating aquarium systems given the relatively small volume of water in even the biggest fish tanks biological waste products can build up…

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sarah wooten dvm updated december 14 2020 published november 26 2018 share this if you are noticing that your cat is all of a sudden making messes with her cat food pulling food out of her bowl to eat on the floor or is more finicky about her food some say that whisker stress could be to blame the whiskers on your cats face are sensitive feeling organs that cats use to gather information about their environment cat whiskers collect and send information to their brainyou can think of them as sensitive little antennas that cats use to see in the dark they are so sensitive that they can…

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petmd editorial updated september 24 2019 published november 26 2018 share this image via istockcomjulialine by john virata aquatic turtles are some of the most popular reptiles in the hobby and proper care of their environment goes a long way in regard to their health because they live most of their lives in water it is imperative that you choose not only the right turtle tank but also the right turtle tank filter picking a turtle tank the turtle tank setup that you choose for your pet turtle depends entirely on the species of the turtle that you keep and the adult size of that species for…

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petmd editorial updated october 26 2020 published november 26 2018 share this reviewed and updated for accuracy on november 26 2018 by katie grzyb dvm if you live with an arthritic dog you know all too well that cooler weather can aggravate her symptoms while there is no cure for arthritis in dogs there are actionable vetrecommended steps you can take to help relieve the pain stiffness joint popping and other dog arthritis symptoms because your pup has specific health needs always discuss any new treatment options with your veterinarian here are seven things you can do to help a dog with…

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petmd editorial updated february 22 2019 published november 26 2018 share this image via istockcomgroomee by kate hughes dog training is a critical component of responsible dog ownership beyond simple cues like sit stay and roll over a welltrained dog knows how to behave around unfamiliar people pets and environments positive reinforcement is key during the dog training process and many pet owners use dog treats to reinforce desired behaviors and responses in their pups but with a seemingly endless variety of dog treats available how can you narrow down your options to find the best dog…

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petmd editorial updated september 24 2019 published november 26 2018 share this image via istockcomdarunechka by carol mccarthy bath time is no fun for most pets and if your pet hasnt been properly introduced a dog dryer can add insult to injury with its startling noise and unwelcome blasts of air but professional pet groomers and pet parents who groom and bathe their dogs at home often use dog hair dryers to speed up the grooming process with patience expert advice and the right tools your dog can become comfortable with a dog dryermaking bathing and grooming easier for both person and pet…

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petmd editorial updated february 25 2019 published january 14 2019 share this image via istockcomnadisja by rebecca desfosse do you enjoy taking your dog on exciting adventures or do you just need a safe way to take her to the vet either way a good dog carrier is essential there are so many types of dog carriers available that its easy to get overwhelmed when trying to find the best carrier for your dog according to dog trainer and founder of fun paw care russell hartstein cdbc you dont have to worry about finding one perfect dog carrier that works for all situations many families have more…

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petmd editorial updated february 25 2019 published january 10 2019 share this image via istockcomwhitneylewisphotography by paula fitzsimmons if you plan to live with a parrot youll need to find ways to keep him occupied it is not natural for birds to do nothing at all if they are not doing something productive then they will find destructive behaviors to fill their time says dr kenneth welle a clinical assistant professor at the college of veterinary medicine at university of illinois at urbanachampaign boredom and improper socialization of pet parrots can result in a variety of unwanted…

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petmd editorial updated march 28 2019 published january 10 2019 share this image via istockcomprofessor25 by kathy blumenstock its the least favorite part of cat parenting cleaning the cat litter box kitty can you please diy until that happens the emergence of selfcleaning litter boxes for cats creates an option to have the litter box itself clean up after your cat but are these selfcleaning litter boxes for cats really less work with multiple styles and designsincluding an actual flushitaway system from catgenie and everupdating versions there are plenty of options for you to choose from to…

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victoria schade cpdtka updated february 10 2021 published january 08 2019 share this image via istockcomstevecoleimages by victoria schade admit ityoure reluctant to have friends over because your dogs greeting behavior is a bit embarrassing she jumps so high that shes nearly eyetoeye with your guests which might be okay with your kids friends but its a hazard when your great aunt visits this can leave pet parents in a tight spot when company comes over its difficult to balance being a good host and a dog trainer at the same time so what causes jumpy greetings and what can be done to stop…

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petmd editorial updated february 25 2019 published january 07 2019 share this image via istockcomzbynek pospisil by rebecca desfosse january is national train your dog month and theres no better way to celebrate the bond you have with your pup than by teaching him a few tricks in an exciting new way thats exactly why the association of professional dog trainers created the national train your dog month in 2010to remind pet owners to make training a part of everyday life with their dogs when it comes to training your dog there are a variety of cues you can use a cue is a stimulus used to get…

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petmd editorial published january 04 2019 share this image via istockcomgarysfrp the washington state department of transportation wsdot has been working to increase animal safety through the construction of wildlife overpasses and underpasses on busy highways according to the spokesmanreview wsdot has put into motion a billiondollar project to construct 20 animal crossings on the busy i90 interstate to help animals safely follow their natural migration patterns smithsonian magazine explains that the decision to construct underpasses and overpasses is based on studies that shows that…

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petmd editorial published january 03 2019 share this image via istockcomanimalinfo on wednesday jan 2 the american kennel club akc announced that they are adding a new dog breed to their family not to be confused with the greyhound or the whippet the azawakh is a tall slender hound dog breed that has its roots in west africa in the akc announcement they report that the azawakh dog breed is quite new to the united states with the first of the breed arriving in the mid1980s and the first american litter being born in 1987 the breed grew in popularity which resulted in them being introduced…

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petmd editorial published january 02 2019 share this image via facebookjustice for buddy this week the illinois senate approved a bill that aims to protect pets against dangerous dogs by restricting the activities of dogs who are classified as dangerous as outlined in the bill in senate bill 2386 also known as the justice for buddy act a dog owner is classified as a reckless dog owner and thus penalized if their dog is deemed dangerous for killing another dog and is found running at large twice within 12 months of being deemed dangerous a dog may also be deemed dangerous if he bites a person…

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petmd editorial updated june 27 2012 published july 16 2008 share this physical characteristics the somali is endowed with more than its fair share of good looks it is an attention getter from the start an abyssinian with long hair often full at the chest and around the chin the area referred to as the ruff ending in a thick fluffy foxlike tail and topping with large foxlike ears if one judged by appearance the somali appears feral but one look into its eyes and it is clear that this cat has a lot more going on in its head than the average cat the somali is so well known for its alertness…

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petmd editorial updated february 22 2019 published november 08 2018 share this john ohurley with a bergamasco a muscular herding dog with a shaggy coat image courtesy of simon bruty by nicole pajer john ohurley used to think his favorite gig was playing j peterman on seinfeld but then he got a call that changed his life forever jon miller president of programming at nbc sports reached out and asked if hed like to be the voice of the national dog show presented by purina an avid dog lover himself ohurley knew that it was a gig that he could not turn down and 17 years later he still gets…

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victoria schade cpdtka updated february 10 2021 published november 08 2018 share this not all dog toys are created equal from their country of origin and the materials theyre made of to the way dogs interact with them the dog toy market is overflowing with options that range from phenomenal to potentially harmful and dont forget about the toys that look like winners to us that our dogs leave ignored in the toy basket if youre investing in quality dog toys choosing the wrong one can be pretty frustrating with 18 years of dog training experience and six years as the owner of a dog supply shop…

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petmd editorial published november 05 2018 share this image via facebookyahoo lifestyle julie the cat was finally reunited with her owners lorinda roberts and son jon gulla earlier this month after the cat exited the home six years ago in early 2012 gulla went to visit a stray cat that was posted on the pawboost lost found pets earlier this month in hopes that she was julie gulla called her name and she came out and came right to him neighbor and witness christine mckeon tells current she wasnt that friendly she wouldnt come running up to us when the cat escaped from the home in 2012…

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jennifer coates dvm updated october 20 2020 published november 02 2018 share this sharing your life with a cat is certainly rewarding theres nothing quite like cozying up with your fourlegged fluffball after a long days work but being a pet parent carries with it a lot of responsibility too especially when it comes to determining how much food to feed a cat feeding cats is more complicated than simply ladling out a few kibbles here and there you need to consider several factors especially if you choose to give your cat wet food determining how much wet food to feed a cat can get complicated…

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petmd editorial published october 31 2018 share this image via istockcomdamocean the world wide fund for nature wwf just released their living planet report for 2018 and it documents the sobering decrease of wild animal populations across the globe according to forbes the report shows that populations of vertebratesanimals with backbones including fish and mammalsfell 60 percent on average between 1970 and 2014 the wwf collaborated with the zoological society of london zsl to devise a way to conduct the census of wild animal populations and biodiversity over the years zsl explains using a…