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Dog Profile Of The Week – Yorkshire Terriers

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Yorkshire terriers are among the smallest of dogs, standing only six or seven inches tall and weighing anywhere from about two to seven pounds. They have a small head, and their muzzle is medium in length. The ears are v-shaped, set high, and carried erect. The body is compact with a level back. The Yorkshire terrier’s most notable feature is its coat, which is long, fine and straight. The hair is a steel blue color on the body and tail, and elsewhere it is tan. The tail is usually docked to half its natural length. Long hair on the top…

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Dog Profile Of The Week – The Norwich Terrier

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The Norwich terrier is one of the smallest of the working terriers, weighing 11 to 12 pounds. The height is ideally 10 inches at the shoulder. The body is long and the head is fox-like. A Norwich generally matures at one year, with full size attained between 6 and 8 months. The Norwich coat is short, harsh, wiry and straight. The breed has a definite undercoat. This dog sheds twice a year and requires brushing and combing twice a week. The color can be red, wheaten, black and tan, black and gray, or red and white mixed in a grizzled…

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Interesting Dog Facts

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Interesting Dog Facts: A dog’s heart beats between 70 and 120 times a minute, compared with a human heart which beats 70 to 80 times a minute. A dog’s normal body temperature is 100.5 to 102.5 degrees Fahrenheit. A female carries her young about 60 days before the puppies are born. According to the Guinness Book of World Records, the smallest dog on record was a Yorkshire Terrier in Great Britain who, at the age of 2, weighed just 4 ounces. The longest lived dog, according to the Guinness Book of World Records, was an Australian Cattle Dog, named Bluey,…

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Dog Breed Profile Of The Week – Newfoundland

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The Newfoundland is a large, heavy-coated dog. The male is 28 inches tall and weighs from 130 to 150 pounds (59 to 68 kilograms). The female is slightly smaller at 26 inches tall and 100 to 120 pounds (45 to 54 kilograms). The outer coat is coarse and flat and has an oily, water-resistant quality that is perfectly suited to the dog’s strong desire to be in the water. The undercoat is soft and dense and requires daily brushing; they shed excess hair year round. Newfoundland colors are black, black with white, and brown with white splashes on the chest…

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Interesting Cat Facts

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Interesting Cat Facts On average, cats spend 2/3 of every day sleeping. That means a nine-year-old cat has been awake for only three years of its life. Unlike dogs, cats do not have a sweet tooth. Scientists believe this is due to a mutation in a key taste receptor. When a cat chases its prey, it keeps its head level. Dogs and humans bob their heads up and down. The technical term for a cat’s hairball is a “bezoar.” A group of cats is called a “clowder.” Female cats tend to be right pawed, while male cats are more often…

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Dog Profile Of The Week – Maltese

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Dog Profile Of The Week – Maltese The Maltese is a diminutive dog weighing from four to six pounds (two to three kilograms). The body is compact, the shoulder blades sloping. The back is level and the ribs well sprung. The tufted tail is carried gracefully over the back. The neck is elegantly structured to promote high carriage of the head. The head is well proportioned to the body and the skull is slightly rounded. The drop ears are low set and heavily feathered. The eyes are dark, the nose black and the muzzle of medium length and slightly tapered….

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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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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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New Year’s Resolutions For Pet Owners

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New Year’s Resolutions For Pet Owners Happy New Year from Falls Road Veterinary Hospital where we are dedicated to helping you give your pet a high quality of life! Our pets provide us with so much affection and unconditional love that we often consider them part of the family and may want to include them in our New Year’s resolutions.  The following are some ways to include your pets in your resolutions. Save Money At the top of almost everyone’s resolution list is to find ways to save money. Pet owners can help keep veterinary costs low by following a…

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The Mysteries Of The Cat Purr

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The Mysteries Of The Cat Purr A purr is a sound made by all felines and is thought to be a part of cat communication. Nobody knows for certain why cats purr! It varies between cats (for example by loudness and tone), and from species to species, but can be characterized as a tonal buzzing. Mother cats purr while giving birth, one of the first stimuli kittens are exposed to when they are born is the vibrations from their mother’s purring. Kittens are born deaf and blind, and they need help to find their first meal. It is believed that…

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