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  • Tips for Dogs and Fire Season
    The post Tips for Dogs and Fire Season 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. It’s Fall, and California is burning again. I lived in Southern California for many, many years — both of my dogs are from there — and when the Santa Ana’s winds blow, the fire will come. I was watching Live Rescue on A&E last week, where they showed a teenage girl being evacuated as the fire advanced on her house. She was at her father’s house and he was at work. She didn’t have a cell phone as I believe her parents took it away for some infraction. Her mother had tried to reach the house but was blocked off by the fire crews. The teenager wanted to bring her three dogs with her, and she and the firefighter ... read more
    Source: DogsterPublished on 2019-11-04
  • Save the lives of dogs like Lulu with our Big Give Christmas Challenge Appeal
    Before she arrived at NAWT, Lulu was found wandering the streets, abandoned and alone in an awful condition.An initial welfare assessment raised concerns about her matted fur, incredibly sore skin and a terrible flea infestation. There was no choice but to remove all the hair on her body so that her skin could be efficiently treated. At this stage, it also became clear that Lulu had mammary tumours that would need removing. ... read more
    Source: NAWTPublished on 2019-11-04
  • Fireworks Are Dogs’ Biggest Fear, Say Quarter Of Owners
    The charity Guide Dogs has issued advice on fireworks for pet dog owners ahead of Bonfire Night, as new data reveals pet owners said their dogs were more scared of fireworks than being left alone or going to the vet.   Over 32,000 dog owners were polled about their pet’s biggest fear in Guide Dogs’ Great British Dogs Survey and a quarter (8,473) said their dog’s biggest fear was fireworks and loud noises.    Dogs are more sensitive to sound than humans. They can detect sounds that are up to four times quieter than the human ear can detect, so it’s not just fireworks directly outside that need to be considered – it could be some much further away that can affect an dog.  While every dog is different, there are a number of common signs your dog might be scared of fireworks, including destructive behaviour, cowering or hiding, shaking or pacing, being scared to leave the house, urinating unexpectedly or even vomiting or diarrhoea.   As part of the socialisation of puppies at Guide Dogs, the charity provides all volunteers who look after guide dog litters with CDs to play for the puppies from the moment they begin to hear. This has a range of noises for them to be socialised to including fireworks at low volume and other noises.   With firework season approaching it can be a stressful time for dogs and their owners, so Guide ... read more
    Source: PetsmagPublished on 2019-11-01
  • Dug Up at Dogster: November 2019 Dog Events and Premieres
    The post Dug Up at Dogster: November 2019 Dog Events and Premieres 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. As the weather turns colder, these fun 2019 November events and premieres are just warming up. Don’t see your dog event or premiere on the list? Just email us at dogstermag@belvoir.com and put Dog Events and Premieres in the subject line. Check out the December 2019/January 2020 issue of Dogster magazine for dog holiday and weight loss tips.Check out the December 2019/January 2020 issue of Dogster magazine for dog holiday and weight loss tips. For more dog fun, events, obsessions and products, check out the latest issue of Dogster magazine — in newsstands now or available by subscription. All Month Dog Holiday Observances: Adopt a Senior pet Month, Pet ... read more
    Source: DogsterPublished on 2019-11-01
  • How to Tell If Your Dog Has a Cold
    The post How to Tell If Your Dog Has a Cold by Dr. Ernie Ward 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. I had just completed my physical exam and was beginning to discuss my findings when Dr. Google joined us. I was seated across from a smartly dressed, smartphone-wielding young client. As she flashed the screen to show me her list of demands, I noticed a clear drop of liquid reflecting from the nostril of the baby-faced Bichon at my feet. Chloe was 3 years old, fully immunized and a picture of perfect health, until returning from boarding two days earlier. She had developed a cough, runny eyes and nose, and her owner was understandably worried. “Most of these antibiotics are available in generic form, and here are the current prices from my preferred online pharmacy.” ... read more
    Source: DogsterPublished on 2019-10-30
  • Change the lives of cats like Fergus with our Big Give Christmas Challenge Appeal
    It’s a sad fact that we often hear of dogs being used as breeding machines in rescue, and we see the results of this cruel trade when exhausted breeding bitches arrive in our care once they can no longer produce litters and have been thrown out when no longer considered of any use. ... read more
    Source: NAWTPublished on 2019-10-30
  • Easy Halloween Dog Do’s and Don’ts
    The post Easy Halloween Dog Do’s and Don’ts 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. Halloween is a time of flashing lights, excited children, dropped candy and crazy noises. While some dogs love it, other dogs don’t. Run through this easy checklist the day of and after Halloween to keep the day fun and festive for you and your furry bestie. If your dog doesn’t like Halloween We’ve taken the extra step of putting a dog GPS tracker on Tampa Bay to make extra sure he doesn’t get lost during chaotic times like Halloween. © Melissa L. Kauffman Keep your dog away from the front door. Put him in a room or area where he is not privy to the many comings and goings from that part of the ... read more
    Source: DogsterPublished on 2019-10-29
  • Blind Dog Seeks Special Home
    Eight-year-old Jack Russell terrier Chipper lost one eye and is blind in the other A very special blind Jack Russell terrier is looking for a special home with new owners who can help guide him through life. Eight-year-old Chipper was rescued by RSPCA inspectors from Birmingham in February after a member of the public raised concerns about his welfare. He had very sore eyes and vets recommended removal of one. Staff at RSPCA Newbrook Farm Animal Hospital in Birmingham removed the right eye. Chipper was moved to the charity’s Gonsal Farm Animal Centre, in Shropshire, after he’d recovered from his operation and is now looking for a loving new home. Neil Richardson, Gonsal Farm kennel supervisor, said: “Unfortunately Chipper didn’t receive the veterinary attention he needed for his poorly eyes quick enough so he’s been left blind in his remaining eye.  “However, he’s adapted well and we’re now looking for a lovely new home with owners who can help to guide him through life. “Chipper is a happy little chappy. His blindness doesn’t stop him finding his way around – especially if it means getting some fuss and attention!” RSPCA staff would like to find him a ... read more
    Source: PetsmagPublished on 2019-10-29
  • 9 Things to Keep in Mind for Dog Halloween Costumes and Parades
    The post 9 Things to Keep in Mind for Dog Halloween Costumes and Parades by Nikki Moustaki 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. Dog Halloween costumes, parades and parties are among the most fun social activities you can do with your dog. Everyone puts a lot of heart and creativity into the costumes, and there’s a lot of laughter to go around. Here’s how to prep both you and your dog for a safe and fabulous time. 1. Remember safety first Your dog’s safety is more important than winning the costume contest. Photography ©WilleeCole | Thinkstock. Rule No. 1 for dog Halloween costumes: The costume must be safe and comfortable. Use only nontoxic materials, and choose or create a costume that won’t restrict your dog’s movements. 2. Get dog Halloween costumes ... read more
    Source: DogsterPublished on 2019-10-29
  • Animate winter 2019 lands this week!
    It’s that time, the autumn/winter 2019 edition of Animate will be available for your reading pleasure this week.If you are subscribed to receive emails from NAWT, a digital PDF copy of the magazine will be arriving in your inbox. Just click on the link within the email, which allows you to view, download, or print Animate. ... read more
    Source: NAWTPublished on 2019-10-28
  • Puppy Dog Eyes: A Recent Development
    The post Puppy Dog Eyes: A Recent Development by Jackie Brown 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. Who can resist the sweet pleading of puppy dog eyes? New research suggests that dogs actually evolved new muscles to allow them to give people soulful gazes in order to better communicate with us. A study published in June in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, compared the anatomy and behavior of dogs and wolves, and concluded that domesticated dogs developed a muscle that gave them the ability to raise the inner eyebrow. The researchers also believe that “expressive eyebrows” in dogs seem to compel humans to want to take care of them. Thumbnail: ©Lindsay_Helms | Getty Images About the author Pet expert Jackie Brown has spent 20 years following her passion for animals ... read more
    Source: DogsterPublished on 2019-10-28
  • When Your Dog is 1
    The post When Your Dog is 1 by Audrey Pavia 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 that’s not surprising, because being 1 year old meant Mookie was the equivalent to a 15-year-old human. And as we all know, 15-year-old humans have plenty of energy and they also have a lot more emotional maturity than they did as young children. The same goes for 1-year-old dogs. Photography ©GlobalP | Getty Images What it means to be 1 By the age of 1, your dog will have a longer attention span than he did when he was younger. This means he can learn more complicated behaviors and training besides the basic commands he learned as a young puppy. This is a good time to get into dog sports such as agility, tracking ... read more
    Source: DogsterPublished on 2019-10-25
  • Meow 3D Dog Planter
    The post Meow 3D Dog Planter 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. If you’re like me, you have a lot of impossible people to shop for on your Christmas list. Well, if they are dog or cat lovers, this unique gift is perfect for them. Basically, you send Meow 3D a photo, then artist and co-creator Angel Napoleon and her partner Brent Napoleon use 3D software to print the planter (using responsibly sourced PLA material — corn based). Next up, hand painting the planter to make it look exactly like your dog (or cat or favorite human). Angels tells Dogster that “We’re the originators of this particular style. We’ve gotten so much positive feedback with our work, and we continue to improve based on the feedback we receive.” Meow 3D was born three ... read more
    Source: DogsterPublished on 2019-10-25
  • Rover’s Guided City Walks
    The post Rover’s Guided City Walks by Annie Shirreffs 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. Looking for a fun excursion for you and dog? Rover.com, the world’s largest network of five-star pet sitters and dog walkers, has released its first set of Dog’s Day Out guided city walks that highlight unique dog-friendly routes in 20 American cities, including New York, Los Angeles, Boston, Chicago and Seattle. Learn about dog-friendly hotspots in your own backyard with a guided walking tour (including a downloadable audio guide that will give you additional insider tips) that you and your dog can do together in one day. Routes range from under 1 mile to 3 miles, and all feature dog-friendly parks, trails, city monuments, bars and restaurants as well as unique local businesses. Not only do the locations welcome dogs, they ... read more
    Source: DogsterPublished on 2019-10-25
  • Pet Spending Heaviest for Food, Health Care
    The post Pet Spending Heaviest for Food, Health Care by Jackie Brown 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. LendEDU, a website that helps consumers learn about and compare financial products, recently surveyed 1,000 American pet owners about their pet spending. When asked to estimate how much they spend each month on their pet for monthly health care costs, such as pet insurance, food, toys and accessories, dog owners averaged $157.39. Food and health care made up the bulk of monthly spending, with pet food averaging 55% and veterinary costs, health costs and pet insurance costs averaging 24%. A whopping 20% of survey respondents said that they have gone into debt caring for their pet. Thumbnail: ©darak77 | Getty Images About the author Pet expert Jackie Brown has spent 20 years following her passion for animals ... read more
    Source: DogsterPublished on 2019-10-25
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