Basset Hounds are solid, stocky dogs. By: iStock.com/dageldog 1. Key Characteristics AKC Group: Hound Height: 13–14 inches Weight: Around 70 pounds Life Expectancy: 8–13 years Hounds are often divided into 2 subgroups: scent hounds and sight hounds. Scent hounds rely primarily on their keen sense of smell to track prey, sight hounds on their eyesight. Basset Hounds are
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Being a vet means getting up close and personal with many different types of animals. By: YamaBSM Many people aspire to become a vet. It is, after all, a dream job. But how does the reality match up to the dream? What qualities does an aspiring vet need to possess to stay sane and meet their
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These aquatic turtles are fun, interactive pets. By: pixabay The Painted turtles are one of the most colorful families of aquatic turtles in North America, and they can make highly personable pets in the home aquarium. Russ Gurley, the author of Keeping and Breeding Freshwater Turtles, writes, “Painted turtles are similar in appearance and behavior
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The Ruffwear Float Coat should fit your dog just right before you take them out on the water. Photos by: Allison Gray/Petful Disclosure: This page contains affiliate links. This means Petful may receive a small commission, at no additional cost to you, if you click a link and purchase something. This helps us fulfill our mission to help
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Not all Manx cats are without tails. By: Sandra Potere 1. Key Characteristics Weight: Males are 10–12 pounds; females are 8–10 pounds Life Expectancy: 8–14 years The Manx is a medium-sized, rounded cat known for having hind legs that are longer than their front legs. The double coat can be two different lengths: The shorter-coated cat is
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Paws of War helps both shelter dogs and military veterans. Photos: Paws of War After serving 2 years in the U.S. Army in Kosovo, Russell Keyzer came home a changed man. Like hundreds of thousands of soldiers, he struggled to adjust, but as time went on, he got worse instead of better. At first, waves
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Cloud Nine Rescue Flights help animals in the wake of disasters. Photos by: ASPCA Last year, 8 days before Christmas, Ted DuPuis, founder and pilot of Cloud Nine Rescue Flights, made his fifth and final trip from St. Croix, U.S.V.I., in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, transporting orphaned cats and dogs from the ASPCA’s emergency
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Shelters can come up with some pretty fun events to get pets adopted., like doggy kissing booths. By: pixabay These days, it seems there is a growing push to rescue pets rather than buy purebred animals. Personally, I’m a big supporter of the “adopt, don’t shop,” movement, so I love hearing adoption stories and ways
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Where will your cat go if you were to die suddenly? By: tamba09 My sister-in-law just inherited 2 cats, Star and Tiger. They belonged to her aunt, who died after a brief and brutal battle with pancreatic cancer. Selene, my son Zeke’s Siamese, came to him in a similar fashion. A friend’s elderly relative died,
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These grain-free black bean dog cookies won Banjo over. Photos by: Allison Gray/Petful While looking for grain-free dog treat recipes, I spotted this one that calls for black beans. I’ve never tried giving Banjo biscuits with beans and happened to have a spare can of black beans in the pantry, so I thought I’d give
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The Siberian Husky is an active dog. By: pixabay 1. Key Characteristics AKC Group: Working Height: 20–23.5 inches Weight: 35–60 pounds Life Expectancy: 12–15 years Huskies are medium-sized working dogs who have a thick, dense undercoat and a long, coarse top coat. Colors are usually black, brown, white or a mix with varying head markings. The eye
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Mystery snails aren’t as destructive as Apple snails. By: Kurayba The smaller, less destructive member of the Apple snail family can make a charming and colorful aquatic pet for non-fish keepers. Not to be confused with the larger and destructive Channeled Apple snail (Pomacea canaliculata), the Mystery snail (Pomacea bridgesii) is its much nicer cousin.
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Pet lovers have some options when it comes to caring for their pets who have long-term diseases. By: RobynRandell Gypsy, my German Shepherd, passed away several years ago. In her last 2 years, she suffered from myasthenia gravis, megaesophagus, arthritis and other medical issues. While I don’t regret one moment of giving her the care
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It’s important for rescue cats to find the right family fit. By: EugenieM When Lori Erickson first laid eyes on Tinycat at the airport, “he was absolutely terrified,” she says. She brought the Bombay rescue home; he disappeared under the bathroom cabinet, where he stayed for about a month, coming out only to eat or
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