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Is There Taurine In Your Dogs Food?


Taurine, a water-soluble amino acid, has recently become the topic of conversation when referring to the nutritional composition that makes up the human and animal physical structure. Once thought of as an unimportant A.

Applehead Chihuahua


The term applehead Chihuahua refers to the shape of a baby Chihuahua's head. The dome of the skull is broader than the jaw, giving rise to the description "applehead".

The Wire Fox Terrier


Of the thirty-three terrier breeds (most of which were first used for hunting of some sort and so came up as aggressive and lively), the Wire Fox Terrier has a reputation for scampishness. That is, the breed with the challenging personality that has been identified throughout its history as being as foxy as the fox it was once used to hunt.

The Noble Skye Terrier


With ancestors who were a breed of tenacious terriers, most often used for ratting (hunting vermin), the Skye Terrier has become less a working dog and more a dignified companion animalsince the latter part of the 17th century.Long before the reprieve from work, however, the Skye Terrier had an involved life and unique start: it is said that the first Skye Terrier came from ancestors who survived the wreck of the Spanish Armada, swam to shore of the Isle of Skye , and mated with the terriers living there in North-western Scotland in 1588.

Dealing With Canine Ringworm


Ringworm is an annoying, highly contagious fungal disorder that is curable. The problem with this disorder is that there are 35 different species of ringworm that can affect cats, dogs and be transmitted to humans as well.

West Highland WhiteTerrier Grooming - Key Considerations


Whether you intend to show your Westie, or keep him for a household pet, the first key to West Highland Terrier grooming is to start while he is a puppy.Take your Westie to his first groomer appointment after he has had all of his shots, at approximately 14 weeks.

Putting A Dog To Sleep


I was talking to a friend of mine today and I asked him how his kids (dogs) were. He lives on his own and the standing joke is - "does he want to do a swap with his dogs and my kids?"He informed me very sadly that he had to get the older dog put to sleep.

Westie - West Highland White Terrier Puppies - Fragile and Needful Of Protection


Have you ever held any Westie puppies? These tiny creatures are cuddly and white furry balls, at least 12-15 inches tall, possessing a pair of coal black eyes and snubbed nose. They look fragile and needful of your protection and care.

Scottie & Westie - This Mistake is Perfectly Understandable


Show an uninformed dog lover a photo of a Westie, and they'd identify a Westie as a white Scottie. This mistake is perfectly understandable, since they do have similar physical attributes and both originated from Scotland.

Scottish Terrier Dogs - Important Facts


Scottish Terriers are short-legged dogs, at a height of ten to eleven inches, comparatively heavy-boned, yet deceivingly trim. They are agile and sporty pets.

Canine Selection: A Guideline for Picking Your Perfect Companion


Let's face it - everything is cute when it's small and furry. Puppies especially, but keep in mind that even a wolverine is playfully adorable if it's young enough, so for the sake of all the Fidos out there and your life, make a personal selection that is suited to your lifestyle.

Why Dont I Understand My Dog?


I have encountered folks who have complained to me about their numerous (dog) behavior problems. And interestingly enough, I usually discover that most of the behavioral problems are linked to a common factor.

The Humble Hamster: A Great First Pet for Your Child


Thinking of getting a pet for your little ones? How about a hamster? They're cute, inexpensive, easy to care for, and a great first pet that will teach your child how to be more responsible. Here are some things I learned during my experience as a hamster owner.

One Of The Benefits Of Using RecoveryPets.Com


One of the benefits of registering your pet with a pet recovery service is that in the event your pet should ever become lost, the finder can get information to contact the owner.The main drawback to many of these services is that they use the information currently located on the pet tag to register the pet, and by doing this, the finder of the pet does not have a place to go to view the owners contact information.

3 Tips For Dealing With Dog Emergencies


Have you ever thought about what you need to do should your dog - or another dog - ever suffer a serious, life-threatening injury? What if they have a severe allergy to an insect bite or a bee sting? It's great to know your vet's phone number, but what if something happens during off hours? What if you don't know where the closest emergency animal clinic is located?Augh! Enough with the questions already, right? Any emergency is stressful and scary, and one involving that furry little four-legged member of your family is no exception. The toughest of owners can be instantly reduced to helpless balls of mush if something's wrong with their dogs and they can't figure out what to do.

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The Denver Post

Nonprofit helps pets living on street get help nationwide
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“I'd close myself up and never leave the house.” Geller estimates about 10 percent of the city's roughly 330-plus homeless individuals have four-legged companions. That would be 33 dogs and cats living on the streets of Fort Collins — not a huge ...
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CNBC

Health and wellness products for your pet are a growing industry, says pet company CEO
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As Americans' appetite for wellness grows, consumers look for new products for their pets, said BarkBox CEO Matt Meeker. "It's a huge industry," Meeker said, referring to the nearly $70 billion pet products industry. Meeker is co-founder of BarkBox, a ...
General Mills buys Blue Buffalo Pet Products for $8 billion: 'Wholesome' pet food proves appealingUSA TODAY
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Ledger Independent

Humane Society helps with pets during flood | Local | maysville ...
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WEST UNION, Ohio – Animals affected by the recent flooding in the area will have a safe place to stay dry thanks to the Humane Society.
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WKMG News 6 & ClickOrlando

Alabama pets targeted in killings
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Multiple pets have been shot -- some fatally -- in northeast Alabama, spurring concerns that someone is targeting the animals, WBMA reported. A dog named Tank was the only pet to survive recent attacks in Dekalb and Cherokee counties, WBMA reported ...
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Seattle Times

Homeless people sometimes take better care of their pets than themselves; this clinic helps them
Seattle Times
It's one of very few clinics in the country like it. Named for Bud Doney, a veterinarian in Interbay who started it in 1985, the clinic is free — the only requirement is that owners get their pets neutered after the first appointment. The clinic is ...



McCallum: Pets And High Water
Vermont Public Radio
Urgent warnings followed, from People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, or PETA, that rising floodwaters could also endanger any animals left behind. Included was an advisory reminding those needing to evacuate to never leave pets tied up, crated ...



Elite Daily

7 Pictures Of Pets Being Lazy That'll Make You Say "Same"
Elite Daily
The lazy lifestyle isn't just for humans. On our comfiest weekends and slowest mornings, we always have our pets by our side. They're the ultimate cuddle buddies and by far the only ones we'd willingly give space up for on the bed. When we're drinking ...



ABC15 Arizona

Pets rescued from Phoenix boarding facility get second chance ...
ABC15 Arizona
PHOENIX - Dozens of animals are getting a second chance at life and are improving after they were seized from valley boarding facility, Planet Petopia. Humane Society officials say the dogs and cats were living in filthy conditions, leading to the ...

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CBS Sacramento

New Bill Allows Veterinarians To Recommend Cannabis To Pets
CBS Sacramento
SACRAMENTO – (CBS13) – Unlike medical doctors in California, veterinarians can't discuss cannabis as a treatment option for pets. But a new bill could change that. It would let vets open the option to their patients, giving them oil drops and treats ...

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Crow River Media

PETS AND THEIR PEOPLE: Making the heart-wrenching decision to give up a pet
Crow River Media
As wonderful as life can be, there are times when we have to make difficult decisions that, while perhaps for the best, can still be heart-breaking. One such decision is whether to surrender an animal to a shelter. This is not easy even if you have ...


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