Month: January 2019

(Picture Credit: DenGuy/Getty Images) Medicine has progressed for our canine friends, and many pet parents want safe, modern, alternative options to take care of their dogs. New high-tech solutions like light therapy can address many debilitating and uncomfortable conditions, like arthritis and skin infections. But what is light therapy for dogs? What does it do?
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(Picture Credit: Getty Images) Can dogs eat apples? The short answer is yes, dogs can eat apples, but there are some things you should know before you feed them to your dog. These frruits are full of nutrients that can be beneficial to your dog’s health, but there are some dangers to look out for,
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(Image Credit: Getty Images/kandypix) Peanut butter is a healthy sometimes-snack for humans. However, this is not necessarily the case for dogs. Not all, but many types of peanut butter have an ingredient called xylitol. Xylitol is a substance often used in place of natural sweeteners, and it is highly toxic for dogs. It’s usually extracted
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(Picture Credit: Elizabethsalleebauer/Getty Images) Almost every dog seems to have a matching personality type in people’s heads. We think of Golden Retrievers as friendly. Shih Tzus are regal and aloof. Chihuahuas appear to be very nervous. Collies are affectionate. Some stereotypes are cute, while others are harmful. Most of us know at least one dog
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(Picture Credit: Getty Images) Can dogs eat peanuts? The short answer is yes, dogs can eat peanuts, but there are some big exceptions and things you should know before you feed them to your dog. Peanuts are high in beneficial, healthy nutrients for your dog, but they should only be eaten in moderation, and only
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Bloodhounds are known for being excellent scent hounds. Photo: pixabay 1. Key Characteristics of Bloodhounds AKC Group: Hound Height: 25–27 inches (male); 23–25 inches (female) Weight: 90–110 pounds (male); 80–100 pounds (female) Life Expectancy: 10–12 years Bloodhounds are powerful, large scent hounds known for their tracking abilities. The “blood” in the name refers to breeders working
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(Picture Credit: John Fedele/Getty Images) Doctors and experts can argue that marijuana legalization has its benefits for humans. However, it may bring new dangers to pets. One pet owner, Mark Groveman, recently saw marijuana’s potentially dangerous effects on his pet pal, Bosco, a Bullypit. During their walk in Ward Canyon Park, Mark let Bosco loose
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(Picture Credit: Getty Images) DogSpeak is a series that translates canine behaviors so that we, as pet parents, can better understand and communicate with our dogs. Aggression can be challenging for dog lovers to understand, and there are many reasons a dog might engage in aggressive behaviors. There are very few dogs who are prone
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(Picture Credit: merc67/Getty Images) January marks the official start of National Train Your Dog Month, but you can teach your dog new things at any time of year. We all love our pets, but sometimes it can feel like your dog is incapable of learning any tricks. While it may feel impossible at times, with the right techniques
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(Image Credit: Westend61/Getty Images) Can dogs eat potatoes? You’re probably asking this if you want to share a bite with your dog from the dinner table. The potato has a long and storied history. The potato was actually first cultivated in Peru and Bolivia thousands of years ago. Spanish Conquistadors and colonizers brought the potato
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(Image Credit: Shaw Photography Co./Getty Images) It’s hard to imagine a more picture-perfect family image than children and their beloved dogs. It’s so iconic you can almost imagine a Norman Rockwell painting of it. But the truth of the matter is that children and dogs don’t necessarily get along automatically. Like all cohabiting animals, they
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(Picture Credit: Alina Potopeanu/EyeEm/Getty Images) Back in the days of hunters and gatherers, protein and nuts were the main ingredients of every meal. This did our ancestors well, but more than this, even the animals and pets would enjoy the same food and benefits. This is why a common trend now for pets is feeding
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Rottweilers are intelligent and powerful. Photo: Pixabay 1. Key Characteristics AKC Group: Working Height: 22–27 inches Weight: 85–130 pounds Life Expectancy: 8–11 years Rottweilers (a.k.a. Rotties) are strong, powerful, intelligent dogs who are known for their high endurance and guarding instincts. This medium-sized dog has a short, black coat with either rust or mahogany markings. 2. Where
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