Month: October 2017

What It Is: SparkleDog, Kameron Westcott‘s pink-colored premium dog food, which she created, developed and launched on season 2 of The Real Housewives of Dallas. Who Tried It: Peanut, the 13-year-old Yorkie of Writer/Reporter/Real Housewives Recapper Dave Quinn. Why We Tried It: As a lover of all things Real Housewives, I’ve supported nearly all of
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Bethenny Frankel‘s most loyal canine companion has died. On Monday, the Real Housewives of New York City star announced that her 17-year-old dog Cookie had passed away. “My @cookiedabooboo is gone,” Frankel wrote. “Bless her furry heart…” “My furry first baby, may your next life be as beautiful as this one was,” she added, captioning
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(Photo by Adam Pretty/Getty Images) Question: Under what circumstances is it a good idea to consider alternative medicine for my dog? (Photo by Olivier CHOUCHANA/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images) Answer: Personally I think it’s always a good idea to consider all the options available for improving the health of the pet and for helping the pet
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(Picture Credit: Getty Images) “Obesity is a big problem in pets, just as it is with people, and exercising helps keep the dog’s weight down,” said Dr. Susan Nelson, Kansas State veterinarian and assistant professor of clinical sciences. “Dogs also need an outlet to relieve their energy or else they may develop destructive behavior. Your
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(Picture Credit: Getty Images) Question: I live in Arizona where it gets very hot in the summer. Should we shave our dog to help keep her cool? Answer: My patients often ask me this very same question, and I also see many dogs on the street during summer who have been shaved. Unfortunately, shaving a
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(Photo Credit: Shutterstock) Any time pets are forced out of their routine and made to face an unfamiliar scenario; there are chances that the animal, whether cat, dog, or hamster can get injured suffering physical or psychological stress. Many injuries that are reported to the veterinary clinics on the days following Halloween are avoidable with
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On National Pit Bull Awareness Day, it’s important that people know the negative stereotypes surrounding this breed are wrong. Aggressive. Dangerous. Angry. People who aren’t familiar with them describe pit bulls as a lot of things — mostly negative. But as PEOPLE Pet Vet Dr. Evan Antin explains above, pit bulls are actually “some of
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(Picture Credit: Getty Images) By the tender age of three, more than 80 percent of dogs show signs of gum disease, according to the American Veterinarian Dental Society. It’s no surprise, then, to learn that two-thirds of dog owners aren’t giving their pets the recommended dental care. If left untreated, gum disease leads to tooth
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The dog influencer world has lost a shining star — and total sweetheart — too soon. Chloe the mini Frenchie has died. The Instagram-famous dog was 4. Chloe’s owner, Loni Edwards, announced the sad news in a post on Instagram Wednesday night, writing, “We’re numb and heartbroken to share that Chloe has gone to heaven.”
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Today is National Bacon Day, a day dedicated to the cooking and eating of bacon, which is in sharp contrast to the other 364 days of the year, which are dedicated to the cooking and eating of bacon. We wondered how dogs are celebrating National Bacon Day, because of all the cooking and eating of
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Do Dogs Dream? (Picture Credit: Getty Images) According to the National Sleep Foundation, our dogs spend roughly 12-14 hours per 24-hour period snoozing. Often, dog owners will associate that little leg twitch or tiny “yip” that comes out while sleeping has to do with something their dog is dreaming about. But do dogs dream, or
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(Picture Credit: Getty Images) Bone cancer in dogs, also known as osteosarcoma, is a condition that results in an abnormal, malignant growth of immature bone cells. It is an extremely deadly and aggressive form of cancer that can easily metastasize, meaning it can spread to other parts of the body, and especially the lungs. Usually
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Question: I know jogging isn’t a good idea — what exercises are appropriate for my pup until she’s full grown? Answer: It’s not that jogging is a bad idea; it is just too easily overdone. If you keep everything in moderation and use good sense you should be okay. Small dogs should not be asked
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Cleaning the Pet Friendly Home Got pets? Then you’ve probably got odors, stains, and fur in places you never knew you had. Fortunately, canines and a clean house are not mutually exclusive properties. We’ve got expert recommendations, product reviews, and tricks of the trade to help keep your home aromatic and germ free. And remember:
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Two weeks after watching his mom in The Last Jedi trailer, Gary Fisher returned to Instagram on Saturday with a sweet message for the late Carrie Fisher. “Happy birthday mom, I sure do miss you and the cozy days #garyloveshismom #garymisseshismom #garyfisher #garyloveshisfans #happybirthdaymom,” the pup “posted” next to a snuggly shot of the pair.
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1. Key Characteristics AKC Group: Working Height: 26–30 inches Weight: 80–130 pounds Life Expectancy: 10–12 years The Black Russian terrier, or BRT, is a large, powerful dog with a large bone structure and muscular build. These dogs are not what comes to mind when thinking about terriers. The BRT’s eyes are oval-shaped and medium-sized,
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Once-common surgeries to crop a dog’s ears and dock his tail have no place for modern pets. This past week, Banfield Pet Hospitals made headlines for creating a new hospital policy that prohibits their veterinarians from performing ear-cropping and tail-docking surgeries. As the largest veterinary hospital chain in America, Banfield has brought the cosmetic procedures
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