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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 animal»since 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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Remember to Keep Your Pets Safe During the Cold Temperatures  KCWY 13 Where News Comes First

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Here's how much Americans love their pets  KSDK.com

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Meet this week's Perfect Pets for Feb. 15, 2019  WSAV-TV

Meet this week's Perfect Pets up for adoption at the Humane Society for Greater Savannah on Sallie Mood Drive.


Bubs, Zsa Zsa, Denver and Jerm: This week’s adoptable pets in Pasadena and the San Gabriel Valley  The Pasadena Star-News

Bubs, a 9-year-old black Labrador-Staffordshire mix, is available for adoption at the San Gabriel Valley Humane Society. Although volunteers at the shelter don't ...


Tesla introduces 'Dog Mode' to keep pets cool inside the car  Automotive News

With the latest over-the-air update, Tesla has rolled out a couple of very useful features, some we're surprised took automakers until 2019 to develop.


In Virginia, veterinarians can’t prescribe CBD oil for your pets  WTKR News 3

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DBCHS, Pets of the week Feb. 20 - The Advocate-Messenger  Danville Advocate

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UNM to allow pets in certain dorms, starting this fall  KOB

The University of New Mexico announced that starting this fall, students will be able to have their pets as their college roommates.


Cover your plants and bring in your pets! Freeze warning in effect through Wednesday morning  AZFamily

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CBD for pets’ ailments? Many people swear by it, but there’s very little animal research.  Washington Post

The cannabis compound is thought to ease pain, anxiety. Many veterinarians, however, can't legally prescribe or even recommend it.


Star Wars' porgs can be your virtual pets on Magic Leap One  Engadget

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Local market serves food therapy for pets  69News WFMZ-TV

Althea Seeds works hard in the kitchen, whipping up full-course meals for pets and their owners.


Keeping your pets safe during cold temps  WEAR

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Adorable adoptable pets  Ruidoso News

Adoptable dogs and cats wait for new homes at the Humane Society of Lincoln County animal shelter in Ruidoso.


VIDEO: Family warning others to watch out for pets after small dog was snatched by large bird  WTVD-TV

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Ongoing Salmonella outbreak spreads to raw turkey pet foods  dvm360

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Crawfordville resident told by officials to relocate his pet goats  WTXL ABC 27

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Bill would protect people who break into hot cars to save pets  WSB Atlanta

A Georgia lawmaker is seeking protection for people who break into cars to rescue pets in hot weather.


New ordinance targets Denison pet owners  KTEN

Denison is tightening its animal control ordinance with a requirement to spay or neuter pets.


5 pets that need a home  Virginian-Pilot

A rabbit named Batman is is among the pets up for adoption, seeking a new bat cave of his very own.


Pot For Pets: Treating Dogs With Therapeutic CBD Products A Growing Trend  CBS Philly

Follow CBSPHILLY Facebook | Twitter. PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A growing trend is to treat animals with potentially therapeutic components found in marijuana.


There's a new way to adopt pets at Nassau Humane Society  WJXT News4JAX

The Nassau Humane Society is rolling out a new approach to pet adoptions in the hopes of making things easier on dogs waiting for new homes.


Different ways you can help a pet in need  WDIV ClickOnDetroit

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Veterinarians: More pets ingesting potentially lethal marijuana edibles  Boston Herald

Pets are paying the price for the growing prevalence of pot-laced edibles when they're carelessly stored, according to veterinarians.


Pet project: Dog devotee Steve Cohen is investing in what he knows and loves  The Washington Post

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Number of stoned pets getting higher at veterinary offices  Worcester Telegram

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This raccoon influencer says they actually make good pets (but maybe stick to dogs)  Mashable

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Stolen cat returned to St. Lawrence pet store; bird still missing  Reading Eagle

Police are still investigating; owner of parrot was out of town but expected to return tonight.


People can already break into cars to save pets in TN, GA lawmaker wants similar law  WDEF News 12

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SCRAPS seeing big increase in calls for unsheltered pets left in the cold  KXLY Spokane

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SDSU conducts first statewide study on the impact the opioid epidemic is having on pets  Newscenter1.tv

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Family hospitalized, two pets die after Bishopville home catches fire  Delmarva Daily Times

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What you need to know about CBD oil and your pets  NBC News

Wondering if it's safe to give your dog or cat CBD oil? The popularity and marketing is outpacing the research and regulation, says veterinarian Jerry Klein.


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People, pets rescued from Maple Avenue fire  Zanesville Times Recorder

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National News CBD-infused treats: Are there health benefits for your pets?  ABC15 Arizona

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New store opening in York County hopes to become pet favorite with celebrations set  Rock Hill Herald

Pet Supplies Plus is opening on Len Patterson Road in Fort Mill, South Carolina, next to Earth Fare, with grand opening celebration prizes and events.


Brookings Fire Department Now Has Equipment To Save Your Pets  KELOLAND TV

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Pet pampering has become big business  FOX 13 News, Tampa Bay

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Free pet adoptions at PetSmart to celebrate 'Pawscars' opening  WJXT News4JAX

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Tesla introduces 'Dog Mode' to keep your pets from getting too hot  CNBC

Tesla officially introduced a new feature on Thursday called "Dog Mode" that aims to keep owners' pets comfortable while left unattended in the vehicle.


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Pets of the Week - Feb. 19, 2019  Chronicle Independent

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Tesla's 'Dog Mode' Keeps Pets Cool While You're Away From Car And Reassures Passerby  Maxim

Tesla rolled out an intriguing new feature called "Dog Mode" that's sure to be a hit with pet-loving owners of the innovative electric car. Tesla tweeted a.


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PHOTOS: Gwinnett Animal Shelter — Adoptable pets for week of Feb. 18  Gwinnettdailypost.com

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With much of the nation in the grips of an Arctic blast that's dropping temperatures well below freezing, experts offer tips on keeping pets safe.


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Brookings Fire Department Gets Gear To Help Save Pets  KELOLAND TV

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Pot for pets? Companies are making it but here’s what you need to know  WTKR News 3

Watch News 3 at 6 Monday to learn what Dr. Salkind says needs to happen before he feels comfortable prescribing hemp oil and how it worked for Alto's pet.


Don’t be fooled by social media—wild animals make terrible pets  National Geographic

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Two family pets die in house fire in Wilmot  KitchenerToday.com

Wilmot Fire responded to a call from a home on Sunday afternoon. Crews were called to the home on Waldau Crescent. The fire was contained to the kitchen.


Reno Fire uses life-saving measures for pets  KOLO

The Reno Fire Department is trained and equipped to rescue pets in all emergency situations.


Opinion: Editorial: Be Part of the Pet Connection  Alexandria Gazette Packet

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Deputies receiving multiple calls of pets left in the cold  KEPR 19

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Lakeland Fire Department teams up with rescued pets for Valentine's Day cards  ABC Action News

The Lakeland Fire Department teams up with rescued pets to create some pawsitively heart-stopping Valentine's Day cards. The pictures are from their 2019 ...


Check out these best dressed pets!  New Jersey 101.5 FM Radio

Take a look at some of the best dressed pets that Trev interacted with!


How to keep your pets safe in dangerously cold weather  WLS-TV

With dangerous cold forecast this week, PAWS Chicago is sharing the following tips to help you keep your pets safe.


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Veterinarians warn about busy, deadly time of year for pets  WSMV Nashville

Veterinarians say the holidays, including Valentine's Day, are one of the busiest times of the year and can be deadly for dogs.


Opelousas woman allegedly shoots pet llama after it attacks her  Opelousas Daily World

An Opelousas woman allegedly shot her pet llama after it attacked her. According to a release from the St. Landry Parish Sheriff's Office, on Feb. 15, deputies ...


Family of 6 loses home, pet bunny after Arlington fire  WJXT News4JAX

A family of six lost their home and pet bunny in a fire that broke out Tuesday morning.


Blauvelt: 7 people, pet dog, lizard escape house fire  The Journal News | LoHud.com

A fire tore through a house on Glynn Oval in Orangetown on Saturday afternoon.


28 Ways Your Pet Is Trying to Say "I Love You"  Reader's Digest

They may not be able to speak but that doesn't mean your cat, dog, bird, etc. can't tell you how much they care about you!


Coyotes attack pets in West Tennessee  WBBJ-TV

HENDERSON COUNTY, Tenn. — There are reports of coyote attacks on animals in West Tennessee. “Anything that's wooded, that's out away from people and ...


This automatic pet feeder is on sale at Amazon — save $45  Mashable

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When veterans have to go to the hospital, this group steps in to foster their pets  The State

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The Inevitable Aging of the Internet’s Famous Pets  The Atlantic

How do owners—and fans—cope with celebrity animals' later years?


KCAS Pets of the Week: Peanut and Tippy  WOODTV.com

Looking to skip the destructive puppy stage? This week's pets of the week are the perfect answer.


New law seeks to treat pets more humanely  WWBT NBC12 News

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Rescue Program Helps 700 Pets In Overcrowded Shelters Find Forever Homes for Valentine's Day  PEOPLE.com

Flights to Freedom expects to have homes for all of these pets in 2 to 3 days.


N.J. pets in need: Feb. 11, 2019  NJ.com

Profile: Sammy's Hope. sammy.jpg Courtesy of Sammy's Hope. Sammy's Hope in Sayreville became a formal animal welfare organization in September 2010.


Brandywine Valley SPCA Opens New Pet Resort in Georgetown  WBOC TV 16

GEORGETOWN, DE.- A brand new luxury pet boarding and daycare center has opened its door in Sussex County. "We do offer very high-quality services, ...


Mexico is No. 2 in the world for the most household pets  Mexico News Daily

70% of Mexican households have at least one pet, putting it second only to Argentina for the country with the most household pets.


3 facing arson charges in Lehigh County fire that killed several pets  lehighvalleylive.com

Two men are scheduled to appear in District Court on Tuesday for a preliminary hearing in connection with an October fire in Upper Macungie Township that ...


11 Pets You Should Keep Away From Your Face  Reader's Digest

Keep these pets—and your hands after touching the animals—away from your mouth! Otherwise, you could risk catching a serious disease.


More pets getting stoned on marijuana  WCVB Boston

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Returning adopted pets  LocalNews8.com

On Valentine's Day, people often buy or adopt pets for their loved ones. Unfortunately, there are times the recipients aren't so grateful and don't want the gift.


PHOTOS: This week’s adorable, adoptable pets from KHS  WAVE 3

Each week, the Kentucky Humane Society is sharing photos of their adorable cats and dogs available for adoption.


Hampton hosts 7th annual 'World of Pets Expo'  Daily Press

This weekend Hampton is going to the dogs — and the cats and any beloved animal that may be called a pet. In celebration of furry, feathered or even scaly ...


Springfield man fears backyard bobcat might get his pets  Springfield News-Leader

"I only had the shotgun in case he did something crazy." - Springfield homeowner Zeb Thomas.


Weekly Health Quiz: Living Alone, Fat Pets and How Exercise Affects the Heart  New York Times

Men who lived alone tended to die earlier than those who didn't, particularly from this cause: Cancer. Cardiovascular disease. Diabetes. Alzheimer's disease.


Please Stop Buying Your Pets Grain-Free Food  Slate

Just because humans are enamored with grain-free food doesn't mean it's good for your pets.


Students collecting supplies, “For the Love of Pets”  WVVA TV

A local elementary school is spreading love to the Mercer County Animal Shelter during its "For the Love of Pets" supply drive. Sun Valley Elementary.


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