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  • How to Navigate a Natural Disaster With Your Dog
    The post How to Navigate a Natural Disaster With Your Dog by Phillip Mlynar appeared first on Dogster. Copying over entire articles infringes on copyright laws. You may not be aware of it, but all of these articles were assigned, contracted and paid for, so they aren't considered public domain. However, we appreciate that you like the article and would love it if you continued sharing just the first paragraph of an article, then linking out to the rest of the piece on Dogster.com. Natural disasters seem to be happening more frequently and wreaking more damage than ever. Since the 80s, climate-based disasters have tripled, and we live in a world where the news bristles with reports about tornadoes, wildfires and hurricanes. The thought of getting hit by a natural disaster can be a terrifying one — especially if you live with a beloved dog. But before you begin to panic, work through this five-point preparedness plan to ensure you and your canine are ready in case disaster strikes. 1. Secure a safe haven for you and your dog Man wading in flood, carrying dog. Man wading in flood, carrying dog. Photography ©Shmenny50 | Getty ... read more
    Source: DogsterPublished on 2019-04-26
  • 20 Dog Breeds That Kiss The Most
    Who doesn’t love giant, wet doggy kisses? Nothing puts a smile on my face quite like a smooch from my pooch. These breeds aren’t afraid to show their love for you, in fact, they insist on it! Having one of these breeds means having a your own personal kissing booth in your home. Although let’s be honest – almost any dog is the perfect kissing machine. So pucker up as we get into the top 20 dog breeds that love kissing the most. #1 – Labrador Retriever No surprise that this breed made this list. Labrador retrievers are known for their sweet, loving disposition. No wonder they make sure great service dogs. Photo Credit: @BrendanBell via Flickr#2 – Golden Retriever Also known for its loving nature, the golden retriever is commonly used for therapy work due its friendly attitude toward everyone, even strangers. Photo Credit: @AndrewMorrell via Flickr#3 – Bedlington Terrier While terriers are often thought of as independent, this high energy breed has a real soft side. They are very content lap dogs and are often pushy about getting attention. They don’t like to miss a kiss! #4 – Italian Greyhound A miniature of the full-size greyhound, this doe-eyed dog would rather ... read more
    Source: iHeartDogsPublished on 2019-04-25
  • Senior Dog with a “Different” Face Mends Woman’s Broken Heart
    Michele, who often goes by “Mickey,” has an affinity for Shih Tzus that began ten years ago. When her husband was diagnosed with cancer they decided to add a dog to their family. They’d had dogs before, but the couple became older, their criteria for furry family members became more practical to fit their calmer lifestyle. Mickey tells iHeartDogs, “To me it was important to have a dog that didn’t shed; one that was a lower energy dog; one that was not super territorial and one that was not barky. Shih Tzus fit the bill… plus they are just so dang cute.” The search for a calm, low-shed dog led to a genuine love of the little breed. They introduced a sweet, 4-year old ball of curly white fur into their home and named her Cocoa. Cocoa, Photo: Michele “Mickey” Gulli“She was named by my late husband who happened to be a chocoholic.  The name Hershey or Nestle didn’t work for me.  So, we compromised with Cocoa.” About two years after adopting Cocoa, Mickey’s husband passed away. Cocoa was able to support Mickey through the heartache. Mickey later found that Cocoa was able to bring joy to others, too. As ... read more
    Source: iHeartDogsPublished on 2019-04-25
  • Tiny Pup Survives Being Drugged, Beaten, and Burned
    It seems human cruelty knows no bounds. Never, in the worst of our nightmares could we ever concieve of the horrific abuse that this poor, precious pup suffered. Please be warned: the pain suffered by this sweet animal was extreme, but also know that he’s in good hands now. Chunky, a Chihuahua mix, was the happy pet of a loving family in the UK. He is adored by his people, but for no reason at all, was targeted at random for a sick way to pass time. Chunky was stolen from his family by four teenagers who tortured him for hours. While away from his family, Chunky was fed drugs, beaten, and then had his face set on fire with an aerosol can. When they thought he was dead, the tossed him in a dump and left.
    Sign & Share the petition Justice for Chunky – stop people who abuse animals from owning ever againhttps://www.change.org/p/david-cameron-mp-justice-for-chunky Posted by RSPCA – Wimbledon, Wandsworth & Sutton Branch on Tuesday, November 24, 2015 The words come across so quickly, but the time it took to harm Chunky this way must have felt like an eternity. Drugged. Beaten. Burned. ... read more
    Source: iHeartDogsPublished on 2019-04-25
  • 6 Unbeatable Ways To Eliminate Dog Hair From Your Home
    You love your dog but do you love cleaning up his fur? All dogs shed. Fur helps control your pup’s temperature. Also, it protects your pooch’s skin from the sun. Despite the benefits to your pup, cleaning stray dog hair is time-consuming and maybe even a little annoying. An average vacuum cleaner just won’t get the job done. You need a powerful device and its attachments to defeat dog hair. Make your life a little easier by purchasing a powerful vacuum to efficiently remove fur from your furniture and floors. This list has pros and cons for the various appliances and real-life reviews. Best Vacuums for Cleaning Dog Hair   1. Best All-Around Cleaner Miele Dynamic U1 Maverick Vacuum: This upright vacuum is a top pick from Good Housekeeping (GH) and Consumer Reports. According to GH, “This…is ideal for pet owners that also suffer from allergies or asthma since its self-sealing bag keeps debris out of the air. It received top-scores in our pet hair pick-up test and basically every other test we put it through.” Cost: $599 Type: Upright Use on: Carpet and hardwood floors Pros: The flat floor design allows you to easily access hard-to-reach places like underneath furniture, and it has high suction power. Cons: ... read more
    Source: iHeartDogsPublished on 2019-04-25
  • Is Your Dog Suffering From Hot Spots? This Low Cost Amazon Prime Item Works Wonders
    You may have noticed your dog scratching and licking at an ugly, red oozing spot on his skin. A hot spot. Hot spots are a type of skin infection caused by bacteria. The spots will be red, moist, and irritated that started with your dog’s picking at it, and made worse by bacteria. The patch can get bigger in just a few hours and will be very painful for your pet. You’re likely to find them on your dog’s head, neck, hips and limbs. You might notice matted fur or hair loss around the area, along with scabbing and oozing. They’re more common in long-haired dogs in the summer, when the temperature and humidity get higher. Symptoms of Hot Spots in Dogs Watch out for these symptoms if you think your dog may be suffering from a hot spot: – Itchy, painful patch of skin – Continual chewing or licking at site – Abnormal aggression (associated with painfulness of site) – Possible depression (associated with painfulness of site) – Inflammation, redness, and swelling in a localized patch of skin – Crusted scabs or oozing sores – Dry scaly skin – Hair loss – Moist, matted fur – Foul ... read more
    Source: iHeartDogsPublished on 2019-04-25
  • The Best Dog Food for Itchy Skin
    The post The Best Dog Food for Itchy Skin by Elizabeth Anderson Lopez appeared first on Dogster. Copying over entire articles infringes on copyright laws. You may not be aware of it, but all of these articles were assigned, contracted and paid for, so they aren't considered public domain. However, we appreciate that you like the article and would love it if you continued sharing just the first paragraph of an article, then linking out to the rest of the piece on Dogster.com. You’re watching TV and hear it again — scratch, scratch, chew, chew. Yes, that sound can be annoying, but that’s nothing compared to how your dog feels trying to get relief from itchy skin or related ailments. So, how do you relieve itchy skin on dogs? One of the best ways to do it is through diet. Let’s look at the best dog food for itchy skin. First, why do dogs get itchy skin? A beagle dog itching in the grass.Why do dogs get itchy skin in the first place? Photography ©Christian Buch | Getty Images. Before we break down the best dog food for itchy skin, let’s look at why dogs ... read more
    Source: DogsterPublished on 2019-04-25
  • Sounds That Scare Dogs — And What to Do About Them
    The post Sounds That Scare Dogs — And What to Do About Them by Arden Moore appeared first on Dogster. Copying over entire articles infringes on copyright laws. You may not be aware of it, but all of these articles were assigned, contracted and paid for, so they aren't considered public domain. However, we appreciate that you like the article and would love it if you continued sharing just the first paragraph of an article, then linking out to the rest of the piece on Dogster.com. Dogs don’t need to see something scary to turn into puddles of panic. There are tons of sounds that scare dogs, unfortunately. Certain sounds that scare dogs can cause them to pace, drool, shake, shadow you or desperately seek a safe refuge like inside the bathtub. Some dogs with noise phobias can become petrified with fear even before the dreaded sound arrives, because they pick up on pre-sound warning cues. “My dog, Rusty, is terrified of the smoke detector in our kitchen,” says Nicholas Dodman, BVMS, professor emeritus at Tufts University’s School of Veterinary Medicine, a board-certified veterinary behaviorist and lead veterinarian at the Center for Canine Behavior Studies in Salisbury, Connecticut. “He has ... read more
    Source: DogsterPublished on 2019-04-24
  • How to Handle Bites & Stings in Dogs
    The post How to Handle Bites & Stings in Dogs by Catherine Ashe appeared first on Dogster. Copying over entire articles infringes on copyright laws. You may not be aware of it, but all of these articles were assigned, contracted and paid for, so they aren't considered public domain. However, we appreciate that you like the article and would love it if you continued sharing just the first paragraph of an article, then linking out to the rest of the piece on Dogster.com. Most of us have been there — an innocent frolic outside with our canine companion leads to a swollen face and hives. Just like their human counterparts, dogs are susceptible to insect and animal bites and stings. These are the ones with cause for concern. Dog stung by a bee or dog stung by a wasp Two bulldogs dressed up as bees.Dogs dressed as bees are cute – but dogs stung by bees sure aren’t! Photography by John Mcallister/Thinkstock. These are extremely common in the spring and summer when insects are the most active. Some dogs will suffer absolutely no ill effects other than mild redness, swelling and discomfort at the site ... read more
    Source: DogsterPublished on 2019-04-24
  • Three Puppies Dumped in ‘Filthy’ Box
    Follow my blog with Bloglovin Peanut, Butter and Jelly are now being cared for while RSPCA investigates The RSPCA is investigating after three puppies were found dumped in a box in County Durham just days before Easter. A man found the puppies in a red and white box in an alley off Grainger Street, Darlington, on Thursday night (18 April). RSPCA Inspector Clare Wilson went out to collect the puppies. She said: “The man was walking past when he heard a squeaking noise coming from the box and went to investigate. Thank goodness he did because inside he found the tiny terrier puppies. “He said he’d walked past this location not long before and the box hadn’t been there so we believe they’d just been abandoned. “The puppies were inside the box which was filthy with faeces and urine.” Inspector Wilson took the pups to a local vets for a check-up where they’re now being cared for. They’re believed to be between four and five-weeks-old. The two black and white puppies are female and the brown and white puppy is a male. “They are very dirty and smelly and are riddled with worms so they’ll need a good ... read more
    Source: PetsmagPublished on 2019-04-24
  • Appeal to save the life of three-year-old Burmese, Woody
    Rehomed from our HULA centre last year, Woody is a gorgeous young cat with a lot of love to give. Sadly, he arrived back in our care due to a severe medical condition he has developed, which his owner could not afford to treat. Our vets tell us that if Woody had not arrived in our care when he did, his bladder would have burst and he would have died this week. He is currently on a drip with a catheter installed due to a blockage to his bladder, which isnt allowing him to pass urine naturally. He is awaiting an urgent operation to remove the blockage. ... read more
    Source: NAWTPublished on 2019-04-24
  • NAWT Watford launches new corporate sponsorship
    As a charity who receives no government funding, the support and donations from our supporters allow us to continue to provide a safe place for abandoned and unwanted animals and give them the care and rehabilitation they need and help them get a new start in life.Mortgage broker Loans Warehouse, a supporter of our Watford centre, took on a huge challenge to run 653 miles in order to raise money to sponsor a kennel block at our Watford centre. ... read more
    Source: NAWTPublished on 2019-04-23
  • 10 Summer Dangers for Dogs — And How to Avoid Them
    The post 10 Summer Dangers for Dogs — And How to Avoid Them by Sassafras Lowrey appeared first on Dogster. Copying over entire articles infringes on copyright laws. You may not be aware of it, but all of these articles were assigned, contracted and paid for, so they aren't considered public domain. However, we appreciate that you like the article and would love it if you continued sharing just the first paragraph of an article, then linking out to the rest of the piece on Dogster.com. The dog days of summer are opportunities for fun in the sun with Fido, but the hot summer weather also brings the following top health and safety concerns. 1. Walking dogs on hot pavement A dog barking on a leash and harness while out for a walk.Make sure the pavement isn’t too hot for your dog in the summer. Photography ©Page Light Studios | Thinkstock. Walks are a great way to keep your dog physically and mentally exercised, but in the summer months they come with some specific health concerns. Emmy award-winning veterinarian Dr. Jeff Werber cautions that dog parents should pay special attention to the pavement and how hot ... read more
    Source: DogsterPublished on 2019-04-23
  • 500 Japanese Dog Names
    Getting a new dog is a fun and exciting time, and one of the first things you’ll need to do is come up with the perfect name for your new companion. I don’t know about you, but I find the process a bit overwhelming. With so many names to choose from it’s hard to know where to begin. So to help you out I’ve been putting together dog name lists for ideas; and today’s theme is Japanese dog names. Finding the right name for your new dog can be tough. But one method that helps is picking a theme and checking out name lists for inspiration. You can write down the names you like, and then move onto the challenging part — narrowing it down until you find a name the whole family can agree on. So if you’re looking for a Japanese name for your new dog you’ve come to the right place. I’ve put together a list of 500 popular Japanese names to help get you started. From Akira to Yuri, here’s 500 Japanese dog names. 500 Japanese Dog Names Female Japanese Dog NamesMale Japanese Dog Names AikaAito AikoAki AiriAkiara AkemiAkio AkiraAkito AkitoArata AmayaAsas AnzuAtomu ArisuAtsuji AsaBanri AsukaBenjiro ... read more
    Source: Puppy LeaksPublished on 2019-04-18
  • How To Plan For Your Pets If You Die Before Them…
    Nobody wants to think about their death but with almost half of UK adults* owning a pet, it’s essential that we consider who will take care of them and how they will be provided for after we die. April is National Pet Month and Gordon Brown Law Firm LLP (GBLF) is raising awareness of what happens to pets when their owners die. Recently, it has been revealed that millionaire fashion icons Karl Lagerfield and Alexander McQueen both left substantial amounts of money behind for their companions, whereas it has also been reported that Oprah Winfrey has plans to leave round $30m to her dogs. But what about does this mean for the everyday pet owner? Here, Hannah Moffett, who is part of the Wills, Trusts and Probate team at GBLF, has some advice for worried pet owners about what would happen to their beloved pet if they were to die before they do. What happens to my pet should I die? UK law regards a deceased person’s pets as Personal Chattels which are defined by the Administration of Estate Acts 1925. If specific provisions for what should happen to a person’s pets are not made within their Will, their pets ... read more
    Source: PetsmagPublished on 2019-04-18
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