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Thursday November 20th, 2014 at 11:46 AM
Dogs, like people, often eat things theyll later regret.Small objects and chemicalsare generally kept out of reach of dogs, but its also up to pet parents to make sure they dont leave dangerous foods within four-legged reach. In this series about the most criminal foods for dogs, well uncover why five foods avocados,chocolate,macadamia nuts, andgrapes and raisins are hazardous for pups.
Excessive alcohol consumption never ends well for humans, but even a few sips can cause life-threatening...
Tuesday November 18th, 2014 at 09:49 AM
In the hierarchy of working pets, dogs usually reign supreme. Canines help us with important and praiseworthy tasks like sniffing out bombs or acting as an early medical alert system for patients with diabetes or epilepsy. But there is one beloved human pastime where cats, not dogs, are indispensable: making booze.
Mr. C.H.O at the distillery
Distilleries making whiskey and other spirits require massive amounts of grain, which tend to attract lots of mice. Enter cats, the natural predators of...
Thursday November 13th, 2014 at 01:44 PM
A few years agoI adopted a dog from Mexico. NotNewMexico. Mexico. The country.
Despite the fact that U.S. animal shelters are overcrowded and I live in a major metro area with thousands of homeless pets to choose from, I ended up with an 8-month-old poodle mix from south of the border. The only explanation? My theory that a dog chooses younot the other way around.
Peluso was an owner surrender, which is a nice way of saying his previous owner dumped him at a shelter. When I spotted him on the...
Monday November 10th, 2014 at 10:19 AM
If your Facebook feed is to be believed, dogs and kids go together like peanut butter and jelly. But take a closer look at those images and you may detect a different story, says Stacey Campbell, founder ofGo Fetch Dog Training.
There may be an adorable picture of a little girl hugging her dog, but when you look at the dog, you can tell its so stressed out, she says.
Creating a calm, positive environment for every member of the family often requires extra attention for both pet and child. We...
Friday November 7th, 2014 at 07:00 AM
Dogs, like people, often eat things theyll later regret. Its easy to remember to keepsmall objects and chemicalsaway from canines, but its also up to pet parents to make sure they dont leave dangerous foods within reach of their four-legged friends. In this series about the most harmful foods for dogs, weve investigated why three people-pleasing treats avocados,chocolate,andgrapes and raisins are hazardous for pups.
Up next: Macadamia nuts. The satisfying snacks and delightful additions to...
Tuesday November 4th, 2014 at 10:15 AM
Pet parents minds fill with dread when they realize their beloved dog or cat needs a swift trip to the emergency room. One recently panicked visitor to The Pet Hospitals at Houston Levee in Cordova, Tenn. is no exception. A woman named Dede brought her two-year-old Golden Doodle, Bentley, to the ER when he accidentally ingested an unknown amount of ibuprofen.
It was a horrible time in our familys life, Dede tells Dr. Doug Kenney, the vet who treated Bentley, in apodcast interview. Bentley, who...
Thursday October 30th, 2014 at 12:25 PM
Halloween can be a spooky time, especially for our animals. Before setting out bowls full of off-limits treats and opening the door to a parade of little goblins and ghouls, its important to proactively manage your pets actions in order to keep everyone safe and happy. Try these quick behavior tips to keep dogs from being spooked:Have someone sit outside your house to distribute candy to trick-or-treaters. They wont have to knock on the door or ring the door bell and your dog will be much...
Wednesday October 29th, 2014 at 02:24 PM
We all love our dogs like family members and believe they love us back, which makes it all the more upsetting when our pets snarl, nip, or bite. So how do owners subdue that aggressive behavior?Brandon Fouche, a dog aggression expert with almost 30 years of experience, says the key is understanding how dogs process information and perhaps re-thinking your approach to play and positive reinforcement.
Here, Fouche shares why hes fascinated by dog psychology and explains why playing fetch, among...
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