• Too Matted To Walk - Heartwarming Story Contest

    2 years ago - By Pause For Tails

    This pet rescue story is an entry in the Most Heartwarming Story Contest, by Helen Woodward Animal Center . The Most Heartwarming Story Contest is open to any and all participating Blue Buffalo Home 4 the Holidays pet organizations. The winner will win $1,000 for their facility or rescue! Your organization can become a Blue Buffalo Home 4 the Holidays partner today. This story will now have an opportunity to be featured in the finalist pool in February 2016.
    Neglected, Abandoned Cocker Spaniel Now Cherished Pet
    Top: Betty Cocker's fur was so badly matted that she became practically...
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  • Why You Should Plan A Healthy Diet Plan For Your Dog

    Why You Should Plan A Healthy Diet Plan For Your Dog

    2 years ago - By Dog Notebook

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    If you want to be a loving and responsible dog owner, you simply need to come up with a proper healthy diet plan for your pooch.

    Much like us humans, if your canine friend starts eating everything without any restrictions, there's a good chance he will develop obesity or other health problems .
    Well-balanced and portion-controlled diet plan is a must, and if you are not sure how to make one for your own pooch, make sure you turn to your veterinarian for a professional piece of advice.
    Suitable portion sizes and balanced meals differ from breed to breed, so make...
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  • Get Outside! with Healthy Spot

    Get Outside! with Healthy Spot

    2 years ago - By Healthy Spot

    We all know exercising is a lot easier when you have a workout buddy, so why not pick your dog as your fitness partner? Whether it's starting a running routine, hitting up hiking trails, or exploring the great outdoors, we've got some great products that make getting outside a lot easier for you and your pup.
    Staying Hydrated
    We've all shared water with our pup. But it's usually a little messy, not to mention the slobber. OllyDog has a few ways to make it easier and cleaner. Their 1-liter OllyBottle is BPA-free and has a built in, detachable bowl. It's perfect for walks or runs around...
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  • New Podcast Episode: "Backyard Rarity, Part One"

    New Podcast Episode: "Backyard Rarity, Part One"

    2 years ago - By Bill of the Birds

    Western flycatcher. ©Bill Thompson III On Sunday, December 13, just after noon, I was dumping a bucket of vegetable scraps on our compost pile next to our garage when a small, weird-looking, greenish bird flitted up from the brushy thicket in front of me. It was a small flycatcher, like an Acadian flycatcher, but the field marks didn't fit. In fact, the more I looked at this bird, just 10 feet away (naked eye—I wasn't wearing binocs) the more I realized that it was something completely different.
    It had a rounded crest at the back of the head. It had an oblong-shaped, bright white...
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  • Top 10 Dog Grooming Tips

    Top 10 Dog Grooming Tips

    2 years ago - By iHeart Dogs

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    We all want our dogs to look their best, but having them professionally groomed all the time is not financially feasible for everyone. Brent Lotz, veterinary assistant and dog groomer, gives the following top 10 dog grooming tips to help make your dog look like he just stepped out of the beauty parlor.
    1 - Baby Powder
    Have tangles? Baby powder is your new best friend. Sprinkle it on your dog's tangles and you will be able to comb them out a lot easier. Plus, your dog will smell good.
    2 - Flea Combs Aren't Just For Fleas
    For dogs with longer hair on their faces, like...
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  • Sid The Sloth Doppelganger Dog Is An Internet Sensation!

    Sid The Sloth Doppelganger Dog Is An Internet Sensation!

    2 years ago - By iHeart Dogs

    If you're like me, Sid was your favorite character from Ice Age . He was cute and silly, and maybe a bit dog-like in his personality and mannerism. Well meet Zappa, the toothless, 15-year-old Italian Greyhound that could be Sid's twin.
    Sid The Sloth
    Zappa
    A photo posted by Zappa Millen ( the real zappa) on Dec 25, 2015 at 11:43am PST

    Owners Sadie and Rosalie Millen, of Pewaukee, Wisconsin, say that Zappa started sticking her tongue out a few years ago when she lost her teeth. But it's these quirks and "unconventional beauty," that make her owners love her even more. She has stormed...
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  • Alert: A New Strain Of Distemper Is On The Scene! How Can You Protect Your Dog?

    Alert: A New Strain Of Distemper Is On The Scene! How Can You Protect Your Dog?

    2 years ago - By iHeart Dogs

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    Researchers at the University of Tennessee-College of Veterinary Medicine (UT-CVM) have investigated recent outbreaks of canine distemper. Canine distemper is caused by an adenovirus that affects multiple body systems. It is highly contagious with no known cure. We had thought that canine distemper was well controlled by our country's history of repeat vaccination of pet dogs, but these new outbreaks are alarming.
    The scientists at UTCVM noticed the occurrences of distemper (thought by most to be very nearly contained) and decided to find out what is going on. What they...
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  • 12 Things We Do As Dog Lovers (That May Appear Doggone Crazy To Others)

    12 Things We Do As Dog Lovers (That May Appear Doggone Crazy To Others)

    2 years ago - By iHeart Dogs

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    Like any proud parent, we dog owners will do anything to help our pooch progenies live life to to the fullest! To outsiders, some of our habits may appear a little-er- crazy. For instance, tucking them into (our) beds, singing them little songs, and even engaging them in conversation may look a little weird to an unknowing observer. But we just can't help it-our dogs are part of the family ! Here are 12 things we pup parents do every day that may appear out-of-the-ordinary to someone who's never had a pooch.
    1. We handle their poop. Constantly. All the time. Without batting...
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