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Posted: Wednesday Feb 24, 2021
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Top 25 Medium Sized Dog Breeds - The Spruce Pets
Posted: (4 days ago) The Spruce / Kevin Norris. Before you look for a specific dog breed, consider adopting a mixed-breed dog.Each mutt is a one-of-a-kind dog. Mixed-breed dogs come in all sizes, especially medium.
How to Prepare Homemade Puppy Food - The Spruce Pets
Posted: (3 days ago) How to Prepare Homemade Puppy Food . In general, puppies need about twice as many calories per day than their adult counterparts. According to the Committee on Nutrient Requirements of Cats and Dogs of the National Academy of Science, a 10-pound puppy that is expected to weigh 33 pounds at adulthood needs to eat about 990 calories per day.
7 Natural Home Remedies for Itchy Dogs - The Spruce Pets
Posted: (3 days ago) Colloidal Oatmeal Baths . This age-old remedy isn't just an old wives' tale—a colloidal oatmeal bath can seriously soothe your dog's itchy skin by reducing inflammation and washing away allergens that get trapped in the fur. Whether you buy pre-made colloidal oatmeal (it's produced by grinding the oat into a fine powder and boiling it to draw out the colloidal) or grind plain, sugar-free ...
How to Housebreak Your Puppy in 5 Steps - The Spruce Pets
Posted: (4 days ago) The first thing on any new puppy owner’s mind is housebreaking.I recommend you switch the word ‘breaking’ for the word ‘training’.. I will, however, sometimes use it in my writing because that is what people are accustomed to saying.
How to Train an Older Dog to Accept a New Puppy
Posted: (3 days ago) Look for Positive Signs . It is a good sign if the dogs want to play together. Watch for the doggy language that signals good intentions. A classic canine invitation to a game is the “play bow,” in which the tail end goes up and the head goes down.
Seizures in Cats: Symptoms, Causes, and Treatment
Posted: (4 days ago) Symptoms . Focal seizures in cats produce symptoms that are different from generalized feline seizures. During a focal seizure, your cat may cry loudly as though it is in pain, behave in an aggressive fashion, even if it is not normally an aggressive cat, salivate or drool excessively, and exhibit other atypical behavior. Sometimes a cat will lose function of a leg, will appear to be chewing ...
What to Do if Your Dog Has Mucus in its Stool
Posted: (4 days ago) Microscopic fecal examinations will screen for intestinal parasites and fecal cultures and cytologies will look for bacterial infections. If these tests are negative, and there is no indication of dietary indiscretion, stress, or trauma, more chronic reasons for the inflammation will be explored.
Reasons Why Puppies Eat Poop and How to Stop It
Posted: (3 days ago) Most new owners are delighted by puppy antics, but a puppy that eats poop prompts anything but smiles. It could be any animal's feces, too. From its stool to your cat's litter box deposits to a neighboring horse's or cow's manure, some puppies don't discriminate when it comes to poo they're willing to eat.
Reasons Why Cats Scratch the Carpet and How to Stop It
Posted: (3 days ago) Scratching is a natural behavior for cats. Most prefer to scratch surfaces that they can sink their claws into. Unfortunately, your cat may choose to scratch a material like your furniture upholstery, draperies, or carpet.