What are the Top 10 Dog Breeds that Shed the Most?

Dog Breeds

What are the Top 10 Dog Breeds that Shed the Most? Did you know the coat of a dog serves three very specific purposes? Experts tell us it regulates the body temperature, protects the dog’s largest organ—the skin—and helps it with sensory perception. It’s great that nature has given our canines all that hair for a reason, but it can be a big nuisance when it decides to fall out. If you don’t want to contend with the ongoing battle of the Dog Hair War, then you may want to avoid these…

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April is Adopt a Greyhound Month! 50 Amazing Facts about Greyhounds

Greyhounds

April is Adopt a Greyhound Month! 50 Amazing Facts about Greyhounds April is adopt a Greyhound month and the perfect time to celebrate our fast moving canine friends. If you are considering adopting a Greyhound, check out these 50 fantastic facts and then seek out a rescue near you! 1. Greyhounds are the only breed of dog mentioned by name in the bible. 2. They are also the oldest dog breed known to man. 3. The first records of this majestic breed date back to 2751 B.C. where their likeness is carved into…

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5 Reasons Why You Should Adopt an Older Cat

Older Cat

5 Reasons Why You Should Adopt an Older Cat If you are in the market for a new feline friend you are probably tempted to get a kitten. While kittens can be fun, they are also a lot of work. Older cats are much easier to handle and if you are considering adoption you should definitely give them a chance and here are some reasons why. Personality: Kittens seem great at first, but what most people don’t realize is that kittens are like babies, and their true personalities won’t be…

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How Long Should You Leave Your Dog Alone?

Dog Alone

How Long Should You Leave Your Dog Alone? A common question among pet parents is how long is too long to leave a dog alone? Unfortunately, there is no short answer to this question as many factors can affect it. However, following these guidelines will help you determine what’s best for you and your dog. Age: When trying to decide how long to leave your dog alone age is an important factor to take into consideration. For puppies, a good rule of thumb is that they can hold their bladders…

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Your Go-To Guide to Snow Dog Breeds

Dog Breeds

Your Go-To Guide to Snow Dog Breeds That’s the song these amazing snow dog breeds would sing everyday of their lives (if they could carry a tune). You may be surprised at how many breeds of dogs are well-adapted for the icy frigid temperatures of the Arctic regions. These pups are not only well-suited, but they actually prefer a frosty nip to the air. Curious about these cool climatized canines? Read on to discover your go-to guide for snow dog breeds. Akita: The Akita dates back to the 1600s and…

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Feline Monsters Norwegian Forest Cat vs. Siberian Cat vs. Maine Coon

Feline Monsters

Feline Monsters Norwegian Forest Cat vs. Siberian Cat vs. Maine Coon If you are looking to add a giant kitty to your family look no further than the Norwegian Forest Cat, the Siberian Forest Cat or the Maine Coon. Each of these kitties is larger than life and full of personality. Norwegian Forest Cat: Feline Monsters : This majestic feline has a history shrouded in myth and mystery. It’s said that the Norwegian traveled on ships with the Vikings and even appeared in Norse mythology and and legends. Other names you…

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Love Traveling? Countries to NOT Travel With Your Dog To

Countries

Love Traveling? Countries to NOT Travel With Your Dog To So, you have decided to travel abroad. Countries : Visiting a new country is like stepping into a new world with new sights, new sounds, news smells and tastes…it will be an experience you won’t ever forget! Countries : Just like every other vacation you’ve taken, you plan on taking your best four-legged friend along for the journey. However, going traveling to a new country isn’t like traveling to a new state. Some countries are potentially dangerous for dogs to…

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How to Train a Deaf Dog—It’s Easy!

Deaf Dog

How to Train a Deaf Dog—It’s Easy! Do you have a deaf dog or are you thinking about adopting one? If you’re worried about training them, there is good news! In many ways, training a deaf dog isn’t so different than training a dog that can hear. Luckily for us, dogs are able not just to learn using multiple senses, but they are actually quite visual in the way that they learn. If you’ve ever watched dogs play at the dog park, you may have noticed that they give each other…

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The Top 10 Dog Traveling Gear Must Haves

Dog Traveling

The Top 10 Dog Traveling Gear Must Haves You’ve packed, you’ve planned, the big moment is finally approaching: the day you leave for your trip. You’ve gotten your things together, but what about your dog? If it’s your first time traveling with your dog, I have some good news! You don’t need to bring a ton of special travel things. All you need are the things you and your dog use on a regular basis at home—a leash is a good starting point, plus a couple travel-specific items whose presence…

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Why are White Coated Dogs Deaf?

Coated Dogs

Why are White Coated Dogs Deaf? Deafness affects white coated dogs, but not all white coated dogs are deaf. Approximately, 85 different dog breeds have been reported to be linked to congenital deafness, meaning that the breed carries the genetic material that causes a dog to be born deaf. We could talk about the scientific mumbo jumbo of theoretical outcomes of two dogs carrying the recessive deafness gene, but who has time for that? To put it in a nutshell, we commonly see deafness in dogs with white pigmented skin..…

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