pet-care

8
Jul

How Dogs View Time

This article courtesy of woofreport.com. Woof Report answered the question of how dogs perceive time in a past tip, and now there are new findings on the topic. Let’s start with the general consensus on how a dog perceives time. An article from Jane McGrath on the Discovery Communications’ site, HowStuffWorks.com points to research on animals, such as rodents, birds

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8
Jul

Register Your Service Dog

Register Your Pet Innovative service for the disabled who use service dogs for assistance. For a small fee you are provided with official credentials certifying your dog is a service dog and legally entitled to accompany you in all public venues. Great idea and great help to the millions of disabled that use service dogs.

8
Jul

Loyal Dog Dies with Owner

LONDON — Liam and Theo were a team, fast friends doing a dangerous job — searching out roadside bombs laid by insurgents in Afghanistan. The jovial British soldier and his irrepressible dog worked and played together for months, and died on the same day. On Thursday they came home, flown back to Britain in a somber repatriation ceremony for the

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8
Jul

What’s in “Senior” dog food?

Little Oversight on Ingredients in ‘Senior’ Dog Food, Experts Say Pet owners should consult vets when choosing ‘mature’ dog chow, survey suggests By Amanda Gardner WEDNESDAY, March 30 (HealthDay News) — Even though most Americans might believe that “senior” dog food is formulated differently than food for young adult dogs and pups, experts say that brands can vary widely in

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8
Jul

Police Seek Dog Thief

Police offer reward in search for dog thief By Local reporter Tuesday at 3:09 p.m. Naperville police are searching for clues into a residential burglary and theft of two dogs earlier this month. Police said in a release Tuesday that an 8-month old bulldog named “Max” and a 2-year-old-Shih Tzu named “Magwai” were taken from an apartment in the 2800

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8
Jul

Walking the Dog has Health Benefit

Taking your dog for a walk is good for both of you. Walking helps control blood pressure and weight, according to the Society for Vascular Surgery. “The need to provide daily walks for a dog is great for dog owners as well,” vascular surgeon Dr. Leila Mureebe said in a society news release. “Exercise is good for the body’s blood

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8
Jul

The Hypoallerginic Dog Myth

You may now file hypoallergenic dogs under Things That Are Too Good to Be True. That’s the conclusion of a new study by Henry Ford Hospital researchers, which finds that homes with so-called hypoallergenic dogs don’t have lower household levels of allergens than those with other breeds. Hypoallergenic dogs, which include purebreds like poodles and Portuguese water dogs, along with

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8
Jul

Pets Improve Human Well-Being

THURSDAY, July 14 (HealthDay News) — Pets are a key source of social and emotional support for their owners, whether they are “everyday” people or those facing serious health problems, a news study finds. “We observed evidence that pet owners fared better, both in terms of well-being outcomes and individual differences, than non-owners on several dimensions,” said lead researcher Allen

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8
Jul

Dogs Suffer From War Also

SAN ANTONIO — The call came into the behavior specialists here from a doctor in Afghanistan. His patient had just been through a firefight and now was cowering under a cot, refusing to come out Apparently even the chew toys hadn’t worked. Post-traumatic stress disorder, thought Dr. Walter F. Burghardt Jr., chief of behavioral medicine at the Daniel E. Holland

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8
Jul

A Death in the Family

Dear Perfect Manners, My 6 yr Yellow Male Lab, attacked and bit my 12 yr. old daughters nose this past Sunday. I’m dealing with guilt of not seeing this coming and did not protect my daughter and guilt of putting my beloved dog to death. My dog was treat trained…never made the time to get educated enough and train him

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