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The ingredient list on dog food packaging provides information about the quantities of ingredients used but not the quality. Instead, study the "Guaranteed Analysis" section on the package to ensure the product has adequate nutrients as the Association of American Feed Control Officials and AAFCO have recommended. This article will tell you what dog food ingredients to look for and what to avoid.
Are you concerned that your dog might be showing symptoms of an illness? Or do you want to know more about the health problems that can affect your dog? In this article, we list 30 common dog health problems and their solutions so that you can stay informed and take immediate action should your dog fall sick.
Does Walmart allow dogs in its stores? The short answer is yes and no. Walmart clearly states in its dog policy that only service dogs, not pets, are allowed into its premises. If you were thinking of taking your pet to Walmart, don’t do so unless it’s a licensed service dog. The superstore holds the legal right to turn away visitors who bring pets instead of service dogs.
The iconic Marjorie dog has etched its place in medical history because of its contribution to the research and use of insulin as a Type 1 diabetes treatment. It is only one of many science dogs used in experiments to find a cure for this human ailment. Dr. Banting and medical student Charles Best successfully harvested insulin from another dog’s pancreas and injected it in diabetic Marjorie. Marjorie was the first dog to live through the therapy, exhibiting positive results from the injection with her blood glucose levels dropping at unprecedented levels.
Goldendoodles are a designer breed, a combination of two popular breeds: the poodle and the golden retriever. As a result, these mixed breeds are smart and friendly, but they inherit health problems commonly inherent to their parents. Goldendoodles are low-shedding companion dogs that are smart, easy to train, and active. Though popular as pets, they tend to face anxiety issues and may turn destructive if they don’t get enough activity and stimulation.
Laika was the first living creature to orbit the Earth. Before it was spun into the cosmos in a Russian space mission on November 3, 1957, Laika was a stray dog roaming the streets of Moscow. It died in space but its place in history lives on. After the successful launch of the Sputnik 1 aircraft, the Soviet Union’s goal was to get ahead of the US in the space race. Sputnik 2 was launched way ahead of schedule to coincide with the anniversary of the Bolshevik Revolution. It wasn’t equipped to return its lone occupant safely back to Earth.
Heard about Gabe? No, I don’t mean the supporting character in Captain America - The First Avenger. I’m referring to Gabe, the retired military dog with more than 200 combat missions in Iraq to his credit. And Gabe deserves a special mention for: Surviving on mere grit after being abandoned on the street Being voted American Hero dog of 2012 after beating 7 other equally admirable canine compatriots For winning $15,000 for the United States War Dog Association, a non-profit he was associated with
Your dog stares at you for reasons ranging from expressing positive emotions to calling for help. Whether it’s puppy-dog ogles or spying eyes, this mannerism means your pet is trying to tell you something. It’s best to pay attention to your dog so that you can understand what it is trying to convey, rather than ignoring the behavior. Some dogs lock eyes as a way of expressing their anger, displeasure, or annoyance.
If you thought Dalmatians were the only black and white dog breeds, think again. While it is definitely the most recognizable monochrome breed, there are several other black and white dog breeds, and they come in all shapes and sizes. Most pooches tend to get snowy tufts as they age, and many black colored dogs often have a whiff of white. But these don’t fit into the distinguished band of breeds sought for their stark dual coloring.
Ever wondered why do dogs have tails? Well, tails are more than just beautiful appendages that dogs use to convey their feelings. They have more functionality than that. So, what’s a dog’s tail for? Whether short, long, medium, bobbed, or any other type, the tail serves three primary purposes. It helps a dog maintain its balance It helps in movement It is a tool for communication
Taking your dog along on a hike is an amazing way to enjoy the great outdoors together. Whether it’s a day hike or a short climb, you and your canine buddy can enjoy the fresh air and the exercise as you both explore new places. But keep these important points in mind: Speak to your vet before a hiking trip Look up the regulations of the local or national park you plan to visit Pack the right doggy essentials to ensure a safe and fun adventure
Alaskan Airlines is considered among the most pet-friendly airlines for dogs, with American Airlines coming in a close second. While all airlines have varying policies on flying with pets, generally: You may bring your cat, dog, rabbit, or household bird with you as long as they fit comfortably inside a carrier stowed under the seat in front of you. Larger animals and unique pets may be checked in cargo, but you’ll have to check with your carrier to confirm the types of pets they accommodate. Service animals are welcome on most airlines, as long as you have the necessary paperwork for them.