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Have You Ever Seen a Square-Faced Dog?

on 04/28/2015 - 07:02 pm

Taiwanese pups are going for the high-fashion square faced look. Didn’t know extreme grooming was a thing? Neither did we until now. Apparently Taiwan is trading in the old, boring, round cuts for something a little more vogue, something a little more bold, something a little more square.
 
Being square has never been more in. Not into the square look, but still want to try something new? There’s also a classic circle cut. Not for nothing, but can you imagine trying to draw a perfect circle, let alone cut it on a squirmy dog? It takes real skill and finesse to pull off these high-class looks, so leave it to the pros. 
 
 

 

Little Miss Mango Proves Hero’s Come In All Shapes And Sizes

on 04/22/2015 - 07:11 pm

Mango is a free-spirited and patriotic pup whose goal is to provide wheelcarts and hope for other dogs in need. She was found in a ditch in her home state of Texas by the city’s animal control and dumped into a kill shelter. This is where she was rescued by Emma’s Rescue. Unfortunately, they found Mango’s little body beaten and battered, as a result of being hit by a car, to the point where she would never be able to walk again. With a little bit of love, compassion, and hope, she proved everyone wrong. She now happily scoots around on her wheelcart and has since become a certified Therapy dog providing comfort to veterans.
 

 
Her owner, Judy Walter, is a ve ...

Rare Canine Flu Epidemic Sweeps Through Chicago

on 04/10/2015 - 05:53 pm

Although rare, the canine flu does exist and has already taken five dogs lives and 1,000 more have been infected in Chicago. The disease is very infectious and is easily spread from infected surfaces. If a person were to pet an infected dog and then return to pet their own, they can spread the disease from one dog to another. Signs in the Chicago area suggest that all pet owners avoid bringing their pets to dog parks or other places where there is a high-concentration of dogs for fear of spreading the disease. Many boarding kennels and other events have been cancelled temporarily as well in order to quarantine the virus and prevent it from spreading further. The Department of Animal and Rabi ...

Why You Should Always Bring Your Bird to an Avian Vet

on 04/08/2015 - 12:10 am

Most bird owners assume that they can just bring their pet bird to a regular vet when they get sick. While this is a viable option, it’s in your best interest to seek out an avian vet specifically. The reason for this is because regular vets and avian vets are given the same education only avian vets chose to specialize in birds. If you choose an avian vet, you know that your veterinarian is completely comfortable with handling your bird and can properly diagnose any problems that your bird may have and possible treatments.
 
What does choosing an avian vet mean for you? Well, the vet will be far more knowledgeable about birds and feel more comfortable talking, holding, and trea ...

Buying a Pet During Eastertime

on 04/03/2015 - 07:19 pm

Do you want a pet during Easter or do you just want a pet for Easter? These seem like they’re asking the same question, but if you want a pet during Easter, then you’ve probably done a lot of research on having this particular pet. However, if you want a pet for Easter, then you’re probably getting a pet for the wrong reason. I know this is the time of year that the yellow ducklings, fuzzy chicks, and brown soft bunnies come out to beg for your love, but resist the impulse purchase and this is why: salmonella, fragility, and what are you going to do with your pet when he’s all grown up?
 
Salmonella is a disease that is transmitted via poultry. Your cute, yello ...

Chloe the Golden Retriever Becomes 3,000th Dog for Important Lifetime Study

on 04/01/2015 - 07:27 pm

What’s so important about this study? It’s being compared to the Framingham Heart Study which resulted in bounds of new knowledge about human genetics and lifestyles in reference to heart disease. This study seeks to test how a dog’s lifestyle (food, exercise, genetics, behavior, and environment) effect the dogs overall life and researchers hope to find a cure for one of the largest threats to their lives –cancer. While it is the owner’s responsibility to bring their Goldie to the vet regularly, the study itself is non-invasive, in fact, it is purely observational.
 
Researchers are hoping for a wide pool of genetics to choose from, whether they’re ...