Archive for January, 2013

Dog Breed Profife Of The Week – The Briard

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Dog Breed Profile Of The Week – The Briard The Briard are a large-sized dogs weighing between 50 and 100 pounds (22 to 45 kilograms). A male is 23 to 27 inches at the shoulder; females are smaller at 22 to 25 1/2 inches tall. The body is well-muscled and built for work. The head is long and wide with high-set hanging or cropped ears. Briard generally mature at one to two years, although they reach their full size around six to eight months. The coat is slightly wavy and at least six inches long. They have long hair on the ears, giving…

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Dog Breed Profile Of The Week – Dachshund

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Dog Breed Profile Of The Week – Dachshund Description: The Dachshund is a long, low dog with short, powerful legs and a long tapering muzzle with very strong jaws and teeth. This breed comes in three coat varieties: smooth, long-haired and wire-haired; and in two sizes: standard and miniature (under 11 lbs.). The high-set ears are pendant, with rounded ends. The muzzle is slightly arched, producing a “Roman nose” effect. The sternum (chest bone) is very prominent with a depression or dimple on either side, providing a powerful front end for underground digging. The front paws may be angled slightly…

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Keeping Your Pets Safe – Pet Theft Awareness

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Keeping your pet safe – Pet theft awareness An estimated 2 million pets are stolen each year and only 10% of these pets are returned to their owners.  To protect your pet, it’s important to know what you may not know about pet theft. Why pets are taken The two main reasons pets are typically stolen is for monetary gain and for illegal animal fights. When it is a case of monetary gain, someone may steal a pet to then sell it to a third-party. However, in some cases it is done with the intent of returning the pet to its owner. Thieves wait…

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How To Make Moving To A New Home Less Stressful For Your Pet

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How To Make Moving To A New Home Less Stressful For Your Pet Moving to a new home is an exciting, but stressful, time for everyone, including the family pet. Most pets are reasonably adaptable, and your pet will be happy as long as they remain with their family, and their basic needs are met. Here is some basic advice to help you prepare for and ease your pets transition to your new home. Before moving day •Know the rules. Investigate your new community’s rules on pet vaccinations, license requirements and leash laws. Some states and communities restrict the number of dogs/cats…

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How Pets Are Good For Your Health

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  How Pets Are Good For Your Health Dogs may be good at more than fetching sticks and greeting you after a long day at work. As it turns out, simply having them around may lessen your family’s chances of getting the common cold. Owning a dog may improve the health of children in that household, according to new research from the University of California, San Francisco. In a study of mice, researchers found that the house dust from homes with dogs worked to protect against a common cold strain. So what’s the big deal about RSV? It’s a virus…

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