fun facts about show dogs

Fun Facts About Show Dogs

You’ve watched the Westminster dog show and wondered what all the hype is about. Or perhaps you want a show dog but don’t know the first thing about finding one. Or maybe you’ve laughed at the movie Best in Show and wanted to know more. Whatever the case, here are some interesting facts about show…

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5 Things You Might Not Know About Horses

If you’re interested in getting a pony or horse, you’ll need to consider its temperament, state of health, breed, age, and how they’ll be used. It’s a good idea to work with experienced horse people such as trainers, equine veterinarians and breeders before making any decisions.   If you don’t have horses – or know…

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Fun Facts about Cockatoos

Cockatoos are one of the more popular types of birds to keep as pets. They generally have white feathers but some have black, grey, or pink feathers as well. Some species of cockatoos that are the most popular are Tanimbar corella, the Moluccan cockatoo, red-vented cockatoo, yellow-crested cockatoo, and palm cockatoo. Favored subspecies are the…

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Caring for Dogs: A Guide

When thinking about adopting a dog or puppy, there’s more to it than just choosing the one you like the best — even though that’s important too! Consider the care, time, training, veterinary needs, vaccinations, and microchipping. Put some time into thinking about how you’ll welcome your new family member. In this article you’ll find…

From the Vet: Biggest Pet Peeves

Like anyone, veterinarians have challenges in their profession. It’s not always cute puppies and kittens! In fact, veterinary medicine, while largely rewarding, can be a stressful field. Oftentimes, pet owners will cause issues for veterinarians, and get in the way of their pets’ care. We asked our veterinary adviser, Dr. Bruce Little, DVM, what his…

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4 Reasons to Keep Chickens

Chickens aren’t typically first on the list when it comes to pets. You might not even consider them at all! But keeping them can be just as rewarding as having a dog or cat. Chickens are also a good way to enhance sustainable living. Plus, they’re relatively low-maintenance, once you have them set up in…

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Plants That Are Poisonous to Pets

Houseplants help make a home more inviting and warm. However, if you have a dog or cat as well, be aware that they may chew on them, and some houseplants are extremely toxic to pets. While most plant toxins can create stomach upset, some are life-threatening. There are few things as upsetting as having your…

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How to Find a Veterinarian

Finding a veterinarian is one of the most important parts of pet ownership. Not only finding a good veterinarian, but also finding an animal hospital with good technicians and support staff. This is key to a long and healthy pet/family relationship — your pets are members of your family, after all! Search your zip code…

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Summer Safety Tips for Dogs and Cats

Beach trips, long sunny days, barbecues, and baseball games. The dog days of summer are fast approaching. And it’s just as important for your pets to stay cool as it is that you do! Here’s our list of summer safety tips for pet owners: Keep them cool and hydrated. Make sure your pet has plenty…

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July 4th Pet Safety Tips

July 4th 2018 is almost upon us! Barbecues, outdoor celebrations, and of course, fireworks. According to the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), a 2016 survey reported that 44 percent of owners said their dogs showed signs of noise aversion, the term used to describe the fear and anxiety dogs experience during loud noise. Dogs suffering…

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Health Benefits of Owning a Pet

Pet ownership comes with a lot of responsibility, but it isn’t without its rewards. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, pets can decrease blood pressure, cholesterol, and triglyceride levels, as well as feelings of loneliness. Here are just some of the positive health impacts of owning a pet: Reduction of Stress Pets…

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The Benefits of Pets in the Workplace

June 22 is Bring Your Dog to Work Day! Launched in 1999 by Pet Sitters International (PSI), it’s an annual event celebrated on the Friday after Father’s Day.  Are you bringing your dog to work? Over the past few years more and more businesses have embraced the concept of a pet-friendly workplace. Think it’s crazy?…

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Emergency Veterinary Visits: Know the Signs

As you know, pets need routine veterinary care for vaccinations, parasite control, dental care and grooming. But of course, pets can sometimes encounter health issues outside of their regular checkups, which may even necessitate an emergency veterinary visit. Many emergencies can be prevented by keeping your pet safe and removing all toxic substances out of…

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Mobile Veterinarians: 3 Advantages

Mobile veterinarians are a new concept for most pet owners. These are veterinarians who make house calls. They might have one car or a fleet, and some may also have traditional facilities. Many traveling clinics are outfitted with state-of-the-art technology and can do everything from blood tests to spay and neuter surgery. There are even…

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Why Do Cats Knead?

You know the signs of a serene cat: Eyes squeezed shut, a steady purring rumble, and the up-and-down rhythm of their front paws kneading, first the right and then the left foot spreading and closing, pushing deeply into a soft pillow or blanket. Cats display this behavior quite regularly. They perform the ritual on their…