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PetSmart - Dog

April 26, 2012

PetScoop: Dog Breeds Reflect the Owner's Personality

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Researchers have established links between owners' personality traits and the breed of dogs they preferred. The Press Association reports that the Kennel Club assisted the research conducted by scientists at Bath Spa University. Their findings:

Breeds were split into seven groups: gundogs (eg golden retriever), hound dogs (eg greyhound; beagle), pastoral (eg German shepherd; border collie), terrier (eg Staffordshire bull), toy (eg Chihuahua), utility (eg bulldog) and working (eg Doberman).

In particular, owners of pastoral and utility breeds were more extroverted, gundog and toy dog owners were more agreeable, and owners of utility, toy and gundogs were more conscientious. Owners of hound dogs turned out to be more emotionally stable, while owners of toy dogs were more open to new experiences.

To find out what kind of dog matches your lifestyle and personality, read more at Dog Breeds

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April 25, 2012

Pet Scoop: Overweight Pets -- People Don't Always Realize the Health Consequences

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Many of us struggle with our weight, any why not? It's so fun to eat and there's always plenty of food around. And it's no different for our pets. The Costs of Having a Fat Dog or Cat | NYTimes.com cites a recent study by the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention that found about half of all dogs and cats in American homes are overweight or obese, a slight increase from 2010.

Why be concerned? People likely realize their pet is overweight but won't always grasp the consequences. Seeing animals suffering from health conditions secondary to their obesity is a common situation according to vets. This means animal suffering, higher vet costs, increased pet insurance premiums, inability to walk or self-groom, and sometimes even putting the beloved pet to sleep.

But before you subject your pet to a drastic diet or start an exercise regimen, check with your vet. That too can have negative health consequences.

But getting a portly pet back into shape can carry risks of its own. Hammering the pavement with an overweight lab or boxer that also happens to be arthritic can worsen the condition and cause cruciate ligament tears, akin to an A.C.L. injury in humans, which can happen all too easily in dogs, said Dr. Carol McConnell, chief veterinary medical officer for VPI Pet Insurance.

Pet owners should consult with a veterinarian before putting a pet on a diet. Putting a cat on a strict diet without medical supervision is risky, because cats' metabolism cannot handle calorie restriction. Unlike dogs, which evolved to hunt as packs and can go days without eating, "cats are usually single predators," Dr. McConnell said. "They nibble, they eat whatever they can find. They don't do too well with starvation."

In cats, severe calorie restriction can signal the body to send stores of fat to the liver, where they can be converted to glucose. But over time, the liver is deluged with fat deposits, crowding out the normal cells of the liver and causing hepatitis.

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April 24, 2012

Self-Serve Doggie Water Fountain

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No more worry about filling and refilling outdoor water dishes for your pet. Attach this Doggie Water Fountain to any hose or faucet, and your best buddy gets a fun new outdoor water source. When he or she places a paw on the fountain, a fresh supply of water bubbles up.

via Book of Joe

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April 23, 2012

Watch Quill: The Life of a Guide Dog Movie Trailer

This will bring tears to your eyes. Watch this just-released Quill: The Life of a Guide Dog Movie Trailer, the tale of a young Labrador retriever training to be guide dog in Japan. In the process he helps a lonely man discover friendship.

Release Date: May 18th, 2012

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April 20, 2012

Early Season for Ticks -- Is Your Pet Protected?

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Due to the exceptionally warm winter in many locations, ticks are thriving. So our vets are already seeing some doggies with tick-borne illnesses, such as Lyme disease.

Is your pet protected? If you haven't already, stock up on preventive products, such as Frontline (prescription only), Revolution, Advantix, or the Preventic collar.

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For high-risk dogs and cats who spend a lot of time in fields and woods, back it up with Ovitrol, which quickly kills and repels fleas, ticks, mosquitoes, lice and flies.

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If you do find a tick or two, remove them safely and hygienically with this Tick Key Tick Remover.

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April 19, 2012

Soft Claws Nail Caps Protect Homes from Pet Claw Scratches

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Animal paws, especially cat and dog, have to be among the cutest things the universe has devised. Unfortunately, they have claws at the end. Thus, many of our floors, walls and furniture have scratches due to dog and cat nails. Soft Claws Nail Caps are an easy, comfortable way to protect homes from claw scratch marks and damage. Adorable!

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April 18, 2012

Douxo Micellar Solution -- Keep Your Dogs' Ears Clean

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Your dog's inner ears curve and twist around, an inviting spot for parasites, bacteria and yeast to set up housekeeping. Infections can and do result. Part of the pet grooming routine should include regular ear checks and cleaning.

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For regular hygiene, vet-recommended Douxo Micellar Solution is a non-irritating ear cleaning formula, particularly effective in removing greasy material from the ear duct. It's antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory. It uber-easy to apply, has a pleasant green tea fragrance and dries fast.

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April 16, 2012

Escape Preventing Dog Harness

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Most dog owners have encountered fenced-in areas, such as wrought-iron fences, which have gaps large enough for their dog or puppy to squeeze through. An Escape Preventing Dog Harness slips on a dog like a common harness, but has an integrated rigid 10 1/2" long cross-bar that spans well beyond the width of the pet, preventing him/her from slipping out between fence railings.

The lightweight harness won't inhibit your dog's movements and allows passage through most standard pet doors. It is made from a 100% woven nylon that pets won't find irritating, and has adjustable straps to ensure a snug fit.

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April 13, 2012

Adams Plus Yard Spray Helps Keep Your Pets Insect-Free

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Spring is a wonderful time of year, marred only by the arrival of ticks, fleas and other nasties. One weapon a homeowner can use against these nasties is yard spray, since both humans and pets pick them up outside and often carry them in the house.

If you are a DIY type, this Adams Plus Yard Spray can save you a bundle of money. It's for use around residential home areas only on your lawns, trees, shrubs, and flowers. The spray treats up to 5,000 square feet, killing and repelling fleas, ticks, mosquitoes, ants crickets, and more. Keep your pets, yourself and your yard bug-free this summer!

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April 12, 2012

PetAlive Allergy Itch Ease and Skin & Coat Tonic ComboPack

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Many of us suffer from allergy itches and rashes, this time of year and sometimes all year round. Our pets are no exception. The PetAlive Allergy Itch Ease and Skin & Coat Tonic ComboPack contains multiple remedies that work well together to provide therapeutic and cosmetic relief for your pets.

This ComboPack contains a homeopathic and an herbal to relieve skin itch and allergies while supporting healthy skin and coats. The Allergy Itch Ease temporarily relieves skin allergies and itch while the Skin & Coat Tonic promotes healthy skin and shiny, glossy coats.

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