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  • Dug Up at Dogster: Interview with Dog: Impossible’s Dog Behaviorist Matt Beisner
    The post Dug Up at Dogster: Interview with Dog: Impossible’s Dog Behaviorist Matt Beisner by Melissa Kauffman 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. Don’t miss Nat Geo WILD’s new dog-behavior-issue series Dog: Impossible starting on September 2, 2019. Most of us animal lovers are no strangers to the Nat Geo WILD television network as it focuses on all things animal. (Woo hoo!) What animal lovers may not know is that Nat Geo WILD is launching a new series this September 2019 called Dog: Impossible, which follows dog behavior specialist Matt Beisner as he works with problem dogs. Now, we have seen this premise before — and liked it, but what caught my attention were two things: Matt works with the very aggressive dogs, the ones that get put down because of their issues. Also, Matt used ... read more
    Source: DogsterPublished on 2019-09-01
  • How to Become a Dog Fosterer
    The post How to Become a Dog Fosterer by Lauren Katims 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. Laney clearly had experienced some trauma, and needed attention and patience from someone who was able to socialize her enough so she could thrive in a home environment — someone like a foster parent. A fosterer temporarily cares for a dog, typically a few weeks to a few months depending on the dog’s needs, until the dog is ready to be put up for adoption. Behavioral issues aren’t the only reasons that dogs need fostering. Home environments are better for dogs healing from medical procedures, puppies or kittens too young to stay in the shelter or senior dogs needing a stress-free home for hospice. “You can save lives,” says Erin Steen, foster specialist at Best Friends Animal Society in ... read more
    Source: DogsterPublished on 2019-08-30
  • Karma, The Bio Detection in Training
    The post Karma, The Bio Detection in Training by Wendy Newell 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. Here in the United States, we don’t currently utilize Bio Detection Dogs (BDD), which are pups trained in medical detection, including cancer. As of right now, U.S. insurance companies won’t pay for BDD testing. There is also an issue with getting positive samples to train the dogs on. Then there are the questions around the science. Testing for BDD-type cancer screening requires you to accept the unknown of the specific dog’s personality. Scientists don’t like unknowns that can alter conclusions in their experiments. Dr. Klaus Hackner of Austria, did his own study in 2016 and had misgivings, telling Scientific American that the BDD screening did not reflect the reality of mass cancer screenings in the real world. Asking a ... read more
    Source: DogsterPublished on 2019-08-29
  • FIBER: A Friendly Food for your Dog’s Health
    The post FIBER: A Friendly Food for your Dog’s Health by Diana Laverdure-Dunetz, MS 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. And, did you know that our canine companions also benefit from fiber? While there is no recommended daily allowance (RDA) for dogs, getting the right amount — and the right type —  can help keep your dog in tip-top shape. Let’s take a closer look at fiber, its benefits and some fiber-rich foods your dog will enjoy. ©allFOOD | Getty Images What is fiber? Fiber is a type of carbohydrate found in the cell walls of plants. Like all carbohydrates, fiber is made up of chains of glucose (sugar) molecules bound together. When we eat carbohydrates, digestive enzymes break down these chains of glucose molecules into simple sugars that are used ... read more
    Source: DogsterPublished on 2019-08-29
  • FIBER: A Friendly Food for your Dog’s Health
    The post FIBER: A Friendly Food for your Dog’s Health by Diana Laverdure-Dunetz, MS 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. And, did you know that our canine companions also benefit from fiber? While there is no recommended daily allowance (RDA) for dogs, getting the right amount — and the right type —  can help keep your dog in tip-top shape. Let’s take a closer look at fiber, its benefits and some fiber-rich foods your dog will enjoy. ©allFOOD | Getty Images What is fiber? Fiber is a type of carbohydrate found in the cell walls of plants. Like all carbohydrates, fiber is made up of chains of glucose (sugar) molecules bound together. When we eat carbohydrates, digestive enzymes break down these chains of glucose molecules into simple sugars that are used ... read more
    Source: DogsterPublished on 2019-08-29
  • CLAWgust is nearly over, but you are making a difference all year round
    Thank you for joining us this CLAWgust! You can continue to show your love for all things feline by:Visiting our centres - We welcome all visitors, not just those who are interested in rehoming.Considering interactive toys for your own cats - There are so many enrichment toys out there for cats, and visiting our centres is the purrfect place to find some inspiration. ... read more
    Source: NAWTPublished on 2019-08-29
  • CLAWgust Spotlight: Hand Rearing Kittens
    Raising kittens is difficult, time consuming, and sadly, not always successful. In an ideal world, kittens would always be raised by their mothers, who are best equipped to cater to the needs of their young. However, this sadly isn’t always possible and in some instances experienced animal carers have to step in and attempt to preserve the lives of these little ones. Kittens require feeding every two hours throughout the day and night and encouragement to pass faeces and urine. ... read more
    Source: NAWTPublished on 2019-08-28
  • CLAWgust Spotlight: Hand Rearing Kittens
    Raising kittens is difficult, time consuming, and sadly, not always successful. In an ideal world, kittens would always be raised by their mothers, who are best equipped to cater to the needs of their young. However, this sadly isn’t always possible and in some instances experienced animal carers have to step in and attempt to preserve the lives of these little ones. Kittens require feeding every two hours throughout the day and night and encouragement to pass faeces and urine. ... read more
    Source: NAWTPublished on 2019-08-28
  • Track Honours Pain of Pet Loss
    Pet owners around the world rightly consider their pets part of the family, and when a furry member of the family passes away, the pain felt from the loss can be devastating. It was from that pain and the yearning to see a very special dog again that country music recording artist John Scargall’s music video for “Send My Fur Angel” was born. Today, he’s releasing that music video, inspired by the recent passing of his family dog, Tobey. This poignant track was previewed on Pet Remembrance Day on 5th July. “Tobey passed away just 3 days before Rebecca and I got married last year, and we were devastated,” Scargall said, “We dated for 12 years and Tobey was there from the beginning, so to have him pass just before our wedding was heartbreaking.” At their wedding reception, Scargall and his wife had Tobey’s collar with them at their bride/groom table to honour his memory. Tobey’s collar even made it into their official wedding photos. Although the wedding was a joyous celebration of their love, both Scargall and his wife were still mourning Tobey. “We tried to do whatever we could privately at our wedding to make ... read more
    Source: PetsmagPublished on 2019-08-28
  • Cat Charity Calls For Air Gun Licensing After More Shootings
    Victim: Mr Bojangles, Cats Protection Bridgend The UK’s leading feline welfare charity is renewing its call for air gun licensing in England and Wales after caring for two cats that needed surgery to remove air gun pellets. In the last two months, Cats Protection’s Bridgend Adoption Centre took in two stray cats from different areas of Wales who had both sadly been shot. Jewels, a one-year-old black-and-white female, and five-year-old male Mr Bojangles were both un-neutered. They are both very sweet-natured despite their ordeal. These attacks have prompted Cats Protection to renew calls for air guns to be licensed in England and Wales, in line with existing legislation in other parts of the UK. Cats Protection’s Bridgend Adoption Centre Manager, Sue Dobbs, said: “Mr Bojangles was handed in to us after being taken to a vet in Pontypool as a rather bedraggled stray. “Jewel was found in a quarry in Pontypridd. She was in better condition so we think she must have had an owner but sadly were unable to trace them and we have no idea how she came to be there. Trauma: Jewels, Cats Protection Bridgend “On examination, it was discovered that both cats had ... read more
    Source: PetsmagPublished on 2019-08-27
  • CLAWgust Spotlight: Tom’s Story
    Today’s CLAWgust spotlight is on Tom and Angel, from our HULA centre. Tom (14 years old), and his mum, Angel (15 years old), didn’t have the best start when they arrived at our HULA centre. Tom and Angel’s collars were held on with cable ties, so tight that they had both lost all the fur around their necks. Sadly, it didn’t end there. ... read more
    Source: NAWTPublished on 2019-08-22
  • CLAWgust Spotlight: Tom’s Story
    Today’s CLAWgust spotlight is on Tom and Angel, from our HULA centre. Tom (14 years old), and his mum, Angel (15 years old), didn’t have the best start when they arrived at our HULA centre. Tom and Angel’s collars were held on with cable ties, so tight that they had both lost all the fur around their necks. Sadly, it didn’t end there. ... read more
    Source: NAWTPublished on 2019-08-22
  • CBD Oil for Dogs
    The post CBD Oil for Dogs 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. CBD dispensaries have popped up in many states all over the country in people’s hunt for wellness. But CBD oil can also be used to help dogs with anxiety and other issues. What is CBD and how does it work? And, will it give your dog the munchies? First, let’s define some of the terms that can be confusing. “Cannabidiol, also known as CBD, is a cannabinoid — a naturally occurring compound found in both hemp and cannabis (cannabis is also referred to as marijuana),” says Jodi Ziskin, director of communications with Treatibles in Petaluma, California. Hemp and marijuana are “Both members of the Cannabis sativa plant and share similarities but have very distinct differences due to each plant’s biological ... read more
    Source: DogsterPublished on 2019-08-19
  • How to Tell If a Puppy Is a Boy or a Girl
    The post How to Tell If a Puppy Is a Boy or a Girl by Melvin Peña 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. Physical differences between male and female dogs are both slighter and less obvious than those between other kinds of domestic pets or farm animals. Distinguishing between a male and female turkey, for example, tends to be quite easy, especially once they reach maturity. Differences in size and plumage between these birds are clear and striking. The male turkey is much larger, more colorful, and has a more dramatic appearance. Among dogs, average height and weight of females and males does vary, but the difference is normally only a few inches in the first case, and can be as little as 10 pounds in the latter. When we’re talking about newborn baby puppies, the ... read more
    Source: DogsterPublished on 2019-08-19
  • The UK attitude to feral cats
    National Animal Welfare Trust has been researching the topic of feral cats in the UK this year via online and paper surveys.Our study had just under 800 responses from people all over the UK and has provided us with a great insight into what people think of our unowned kitties.We targeted animal welfare groups and our own supporter community, including readers of our charity magazine, Animate, as part of our research. From this we have gained well-informed insights from a community that has much involvement with feral cats. ... read more
    Source: NAWTPublished on 2019-08-19
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