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  • A Spring Cleaning Task List for Dog Owners
    The post A Spring Cleaning Task List for Dog Owners 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. Ahh … that time of year when the sun stays out longer and your gardens bloom stronger. When winter transitions to spring, many people start some significant cleaning projects. Don’t leave your dog out of this ritual. Your dog’s dishes, toys, bedding — and even your dog herself — can benefit from a spring-cleaning overhaul. Here’s how to get started. Photo: ©Srdjanns74 | Getty Image Dog grooming must-dos Create a grooming schedule and stick to it. “It is also very important to have dogs who are more likely to retain moisture/skin yeast, such as Cocker Spaniels and Bulldogs, start a routine bathing/haircut schedule during this time,” advises Samantha Hull, a professional ... read more
    Source: DogsterPublished on 2020-03-23
  • Get Your Dog Ready for Spring! How to Prep for Seasonal Parasites, Diseases and Allergies
    The post Get Your Dog Ready for Spring! How to Prep for Seasonal Parasites, Diseases and Allergies 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. Springtime ushers in such pleasantries as the welcome sight of butterflies doing ballet-like moves in the sky, the sweet fragrance of flowers blooming and the sounds of happy birds chirping. But there is a dangerous, dark side to spring, especially for your dog. Unchecked and unprotected, your dog can be bombarded by fleas and ticks as well as develop heartworm, leptospirosis, Lyme disease and, yep, hot spots. Fortunately, help is here. For starters, Dogster sought answers from arguably the world’s leading authority on fleas and ticks — Michael Dryden, DVM, PhD, aka Dr. Flea. He earned what is believed to be the world’s first doctorate degree in the study of ... read more
    Source: DogsterPublished on 2020-03-20
  • Fake News, Pets & Coronavirus
    By MARIE CARTER Despite the World Health Organisation (WHO) stating that pets, ergo all ‘animals’, cannot get or transmit Coronavirus, there persists a dangerous ignorance that is causing pets to be put to their deaths at worst, or sent to already under-pressure animal shelters, at best. WHO, and others such as the US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), have clearly stated that pets cannot contract and therefore transmit the virus. WHO states: “At present, there is no evidence that companion animals/pets such as dogs or cats can be infected with the new coronavirus.” And yet, pets are being put to their deaths, the Chinese government is paying civilians to slaughter stray dogs, and the dangerous myth that pets can get, and transmit, Covid-19, looks set to fester, causing untold suffering, and death, to our beloved companion animals. It all started with the little Pomeranian dog from Hong Kong, cute and endearing in the copious media photos cuddled up to his owner. The dog had ‘contracted’ Covid-19 and was in quarantine, was the ubiquitous headline. Less prominence was given to the scientific evidence that the dog probably didn’t actually have the disease, but its ‘diagnosis’ was actually ... read more
    Source: PetsmagPublished on 2020-03-20
  • Listen to this Dog Podcast
    The post Listen to this Dog Podcast by Marybeth Bittel 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. When people chat about their pets, they reveal a surprising amount about themselves. Want some entertaining proof? Check out the dog podcast, We Don’t Deserve Dogs. It’s a podcast hosted by celebrity veterinarian Dr. Lisa Lippman and comedian Richie Redding. These two are a real-life couple, with a shared affinity for cold-nosed companions. Dr. Lippman notes that their show “was originally Richie’s idea, because his comedian friends kept calling” with humorous pet-related questions. Now the duo trades amusingly informative insights with animal-loving comics, actors, musicians and more. According to Dr. Lippman, new 30- to 45-minute dog podcast episodes are released every Monday. She says the exact conversation length “depends on the guest and how crazy their pet history ... read more
    Source: DogsterPublished on 2020-03-19
  • Covid-19 – What do the latest government measures mean for you and your pets?
    The Coronavirus outbreak has thrown everyone’s world into a spin and during frightening and uncertain times like these, many of us are left with questions about our dependents and how we continue to care for them.Most of us have emergency care plans in place for children and other human dependents, should we be taken ill. However, we don’t always remember to extend that precaution to our pets.Pets are an important part of all our families, so NAWTs ‘Tails of the Unexpected’ care pack is designed to help you put an emergency care plan in place for your pets. ... read more
    Source: NAWTPublished on 2020-03-19
  • Coronavirus (Covid-19) Update
    18th March 2020Centres and ShopsWe are living in very uncertain times right now, and are monitoring the situation and reviewing our policies on a daily basis.For the time being, our NAWT centres remain open for intake, rehoming and donations. All our centres operate an appointments only policy for intake, and as rehomings are likely to slow down, we will be limited in the number of animals we can take in, so will be considering emergency cases as a priority. ... read more
    Source: NAWTPublished on 2020-03-18
  • These Vets Make House Calls
    The post These Vets Make House Calls by Mary Schwager 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. Once a common practice, then relegated to the past, service providers coming to your house are making a comeback. For Sharon Festa of South Florida, bringing her two dogs to the veterinarian is nearly impossible. One pooch shakes uncontrollably the moment they walk into the animal hospital. The other yanks her around the waiting room, knocking over displays. Sharon suffers from fibromyalgia, and her husband, who used to help corral their dogs on vet visits, recently passed away. She worried how she could manage an office visit alone. “I was like, ‘Oh gosh, how am I going to do this?’” Sharon says. So she called an in-home vet care provider. A veterinarian and vet tech right to Sharon’s home. The ... read more
    Source: DogsterPublished on 2020-03-18
  • Teaching Coco to trust
    The rising cost of living shouldn't leave a homeless and terrified little dog like Coco without the chance to learn how to trust in people, but crippling costs have already led to the closure of one NAWT centre. Please stand with us to save your local NAWT for animals like Coco. We can't do it without you.Frightened and reactive to people and the other dogs he lived with, little Coco found himself in rescue at 7 years old. ... read more
    Source: NAWTPublished on 2020-03-11
  • Dachshund Health Issues in Spotlight after Crufts Win
    A wire-haired dachshund’s top spot at the UK’s biggest dog show has prompted vets to raise concerns that many prospective owners may be inspired to get a dachshund without realising that this breed can suffer from serious health problems. The British Veterinary Association (BVA) is urging anyone thinking about bringing home this increasingly popular breed to be aware of the spinal issues that dogs bred to have a long and low body type can suffer from, and to speak to their vet for tailored advice. This year’s Crufts winner, Maisie, featured alongside a Best in Show line-up that also included a Miniature Smooth Haired dachshund and a Basset Hound, which is another breed bred to have a long, low body and short, stubby legs. Their extreme body shape makes all six varieties of dachshunds– Standard Long-, Smooth-, and Wire-haired, and their miniature versions– at risk of serious spinal and neurological issues which usually require surgery to fix. These problems may not be immediately obvious, but often cause them life-long discomfort and may need costly treatment. Intervertebral disc disease (IVDD) tops the list of common health issues, which is a condition which causes the dog to ... read more
    Source: PetsmagPublished on 2020-03-10
  • Hand rearing kittens at HULA
    The rising cost of living shouldn’t leave new-born abandoned kittens like Storm, Ariel, Troilus, Mikha and Dorieto with nowhere to go and little chance of survival, but crippling costs have already led to the closure of one NAWT centre. Please stand with us to save your local NAWT for animals like Storm, Ariel, Troilus, Mikha and Dorieto. We can’t do it without you.The first six weeks of a kitten’s life are critical and a time when they are heavily reliant on their mum to ensure their survival. ... read more
    Source: NAWTPublished on 2020-03-05
  • Which 3D Dog is ‘Best in Show’?
    Crufts exhibitors Arty Lobster https://www.artylobster.com are asking dog lovers to nominate their favourite ‘Best in Show’ 3D dog this week using #Best3DShowDog. The 3D printing experts are asking: which of the above four dogs do you love the best? Which has the best form? Arty Lobster is asking everyone not just Crufts attendees and officials to nominate their favourite (the dogs are from Left to Right: Derry, Anna, Marshall and Prince. The winner will be shared on social media next week. The competition accompanies a special 20% discount code called ‘BestInShow15’ (just enter on checkout at https://www.artylobster.com) Arty Lobster is at Crufts in Hall 3, Stand 115 this week (5-8 March.) Arty Lobster produces 3D prints in sandstone and bronze and there is also a silver 3D pendant option. To find out more, visit https://www.artylobster.com. The post Which 3D Dog is ‘Best in Show’? appeared first on Pets Magazine. ... read more
    Source: PetsmagPublished on 2020-03-05
  • Curing Bruce’s stress with daily story time
    The rising cost of living shouldn't leave a confused and stressed out dog like Bruce without the chance of a happier future, but crippling costs have already led to the closure of one NAWT centre. Please stand with us to save your local NAWT for animals like Bruce. ... read more
    Source: NAWTPublished on 2020-02-28
  • Goodnight Pet: Brits Let Sleeping Dogs Lie
    Animal loving Brits would rather kick their partner out of bed than their pet, according to new national research. Eight out of 10 pet owners happily compromise on their own sleep so that their four-legged friend can enjoy a great night’s kip, the nationwide study by Silentnight Pet Beds reveals. Over a third admit to sleeping in an uncomfortable position so as not to wake their pet and a quarter let their pet hog the bed, steal the duvet or choose their position in bed first. One in 3 Brits admit they have even stayed in bed longer than necessary if their canine companion is asleep. The nation’s attitude to its pets’ creature comforts is also impacting its relationships; one fifth admit to preferring to sharing their bed with their pet rather than their partner, a quarter find their partner more annoying to sleep alongside and a fifth say their partner’s snoring or restlessness is more irritating than that of their dog or cat. A surprising 12% of pet owners kick their partner out of bed so that their dog or cat can kip in style – so it’s little wonder that 17% reported that their pet ... read more
    Source: PetsmagPublished on 2020-02-19
  • 500 Female Dog Names That Start With A
    I don’t know about you, but picking a name for a dog is a real challenge for me. With so many options it’s hard to know where to begin, let alone trying to come up with a bunch of name ideas on the spot.  Finding a name that sounds good and fits your dogs personality? It’s tough, and tougher still when you’re trying to find one the whole family will agree on. So I decided to put together a list of female dog names starting with A to help you in your search for that perfect name for your new canine companion. Why names that start with A? Well one of my favorite ways of narrowing down the name search is by browsing through dog & baby name lists for inspiration. Looking for names that start with A for your female dog? You’ve come to the right place. This list has 500 names to choose from, including a variety of classic and unique options . From Aaliyah to Azusa, here’s 500 female dog names that start with the letter A. 500 Female Dog Names That Start With A AaliyahAarsi AbaAbal AbalinaAbbeline AbbeyAbbo AbbyAbela AbeliaAbella AbiaAbida AbigailAbila AbinaAbira AbiriAbish AbraAbriana AbrielleAbril ... read more
    Source: Puppy LeaksPublished on 2020-02-18
  • A little dog’s fight for survival
    The rising cost of living shouldn’t cost a traumatised and harshly neglected little dog their chance of survival, but crippling costs have already led to the closure of one NAWT centre. Please stand with us to save your local NAWT centre for animals like Tulip and her friend. We can’t do it without you.Dumped at the gates of a rescue centre, filthy, emaciated, terrified and confused, this is the story of Tulip and her tragic companion. ... read more
    Source: NAWTPublished on 2020-02-18
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