Hind Leg Weakness: When Your Dog's Back Legs Give Out

If your dog is having trouble with their back legs, see the vet right away. Photo: bhumann34 Why Are My Dog’s Back Legs Suddenly Not Working? When faced with a problem, the vet draws up mental list of the likely problems (in vet-speak, this is a list of “differential diagnoses”).

Posted: Thursday Sep 24, 2020


Here Are the Best Places to Pet a Dog or Cat

Posted: (2 days ago) Here’s the sweet part: The increase in feel-good chemicals works both ways. That is, both you and your pet experience an increase in oxytocin.. A 2011 study found that dogs’ oxytocin levels significantly increased. And a 2016 experiment found that oxytocin shot up nearly 60% in dogs, and around 12% in cats.. All of which is to say, petting is a great thing!


3 Ways to Treat Your Pet's Minor Wounds at Home (Vet ...

Posted: (2 days ago) Of course, be mindful about your pet’s needed level of care. Any of the following would need a veterinarians’s prompt care: A grossly contaminated wound; A large laceration requiring sutures; A large cat abscess; But if your pet has a minor wound, clean it up and monitor for signs of infection. Cleaning is the best thing to do, and by ...

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10 Creepy Insects That Make Great Pets, Actually

Posted: (2 days ago) A pet doodlebug’s needs are simple: Just provide a shallow, sandy box and some insects to prey on, and your doodle will be happy. Doodlebugs dig themselves into the sand, forming a cone-like pit, and wait for insects to happen along. When these unwitting insects fall into the pit, the doodlebug feasts.


Alpo Dog Food Recall History (Fully Updated, Constantly ...

Posted: (3 years ago) Alpo was founded in 1936 by Robert F. Hunsicker and has since been acquired by Nestlé Purina PetCare. It is a budget line of pet food. Below, we share more information about the long history of Alpo — including up-to-date recall information.

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⚠️ Dog Food Recalls 2019-2020: Is Your Brand on This List?

Posted: (2 years ago) P.S. Hi, Petful publisher Dave Baker here. Signing up for our 100% FREE email alerts is one of the best things you can do right now to stay on top of U.S. pet food recalls. You can unsubscribe at any time with one click, and we will never spam you or share your email address — ever ...

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Adopting a Pet From a Rescue (And Why the Rules Sometimes ...

Posted: (2 days ago) The pet will probably be trained. Although there’s not much time for formal training when pets are in foster care, they are usually house-trained and leash trained. By adopting from rescues, you’re not only giving a home to a pet who truly deserves it, but also you’re opening a spot for another needy animal.

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Nutro Pet Food Recall History (Fully Updated, Constantly ...

Posted: (1 months ago) The acquisition was part of a large-scale expansion in which Mars Inc. became a world leader in pet products. (Mars also owns Iams, Eukanuba, Pedigree, Royal Canin and Sheba.) As of 2020, Mars Petcare Inc. was the No. 1 pet food company in the world, with over $18 billion in annual revenue, according to data provided by Pet Food Industry.

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Male Cats vs. Female Cats: Is There a Personality Difference?

Posted: (2 days ago) Chrissie Klinger, writing for Hill’s Pet Nutrition, 1 explains this by saying, “Behavioral differences between male and female cats are most obvious in pets that are not neutered or spayed, since the behavioral differences usually are related to the cat’s sex drive.” Survey: Male Cats Are More Affectionate


Considering a Serval Cat? Know the Risks of Having One.

Posted: (2 days ago) As explained above, this isn’t the superman version of a pet cat. The serval is a wild animal, and for this reason several states have prohibited their ownership or required specific licenses to contain one. There are many risks surrounding keeping a serval cat as a pet.


Volunteering at an Animal Shelter: How to Get Started

Posted: (4 days ago) You will gain a host of other benefits, and the rush of happiness when a pet you helped gets a new “forever home” is nothing short of amazing. 6. Stay active. Being a volunteer keeps your mind, body and emotions active and healthy. Sitting at home on weekends in front of a television can get boring and leave many of your talents unused.