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The Great Dane, Once a Fierce Wild Boar Hunter

October 14, 2021

Although you might assume Great Danes originated in Denmark, the breed traces its origins to Germany. Centuries ago, German nobility bred this giant breed to hunt and kill wild boars. To create a powerful hunter, they combined the height of the Irish wolfhound, the speed of the greyhound and the muscular brawn of the English …

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Are Pet Wellness Plans Worth It?

October 7, 2021

The term “pet wellness plan” can be confusing. After all, why would your pet need a wellness plan if it’s already feeling well? Perhaps a better phrase is “preventive care plan.” The whole point is to be proactive and to prevent health problems from happening to your pet in the first place. This approach protects …

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Does My Dog Need Another Dog?

September 30, 2021

Do you ever worry that your dog might be lonely for some canine companionship? Maybe you can’t spend as much time at home as you did before. Or perhaps you’ve recently lost an older dog. How do you know if your current dog would really love or really hate another pooch in the house? First, …

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Dogs at Work: Border Collies

September 23, 2021

Even the most high-powered batteries can’t deliver nonstop energy like the border collie. Bred to drive sheep herds, borders are determined to herd anything on hand, even if it means corralling your kids in the backyard. While technically not considered a working breed, they’re arguably the workaholics of the herding dog category. Although sheepherding jobs …

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Why Does My Cat Have a Belly Pouch?

September 9, 2021

Many cats have a pendulous pouch that swings back and forth from the abdominal area when they trot across the room. Is it the saggy remnants of a previous pregnancy? The droopy remains of a fat paunch? The feline equivalent of a muffin top? And is it normal for a cat to have a belly …

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Snakes Alive! What to Do if Your Pet Gets Bitten

September 2, 2021

Most snakes are happy to go about their business, keeping the local population of pesky rodents and insects under control, but some dogs and cats just can’t leave well enough alone. If a venomous snake gets their fangs into your pet, it can be a life-threatening medical emergency. About 150,000 dogs and cats are bitten …

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Can Nutrition Influence Your Dog’s Behavior?

August 26, 2021

If, as they say, “you are what you eat,” dietary ingredients could impact a dog’s health. Since our health affects how we feel, it seems logical that it could also affect how we act. But is there any evidence of a connection between diet and behavior in dogs? The pitfalls of an unbalanced diet Certainly, …

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