Michelle Schenker

Pancreatitis In Dogs: Symptoms, Causes And More

Dogs sick on bed (Caption: How To Treat Pancreatitis in Dogs)

Pancreatitis, or inflammation of the pancreas, is a painful affliction that affects dogs worldwide. While spontaneous canine pancreatitis is not particularly well understood, veterinarians do have an idea of the causes that contribute to this condition, its related conditions and symptoms and treatment options to lessen symptoms.

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How Your Pet Shelter Donations Can Help Pets In Need

2 dogs in cage at shelter

Most pet shelters operate using donations from the community. Often, the number of resources the shelters have don’t even come close to the amount of need they face. Unfortunately, while pet shelter donations are something that many people think about, they rarely seem to make them. While you may think that money is the only way you can help, there are actually many things you can do to aid your local animal shelter. Whether you donate your time or items that can either be used, sold or auctioned, you can make a huge difference in the lives of many pets in just a few simple steps…

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Thoughts on LabraDoodles and GoldenDoodles?

LabraDoodle's and GoldenDoodle's are some of the cutest dogs I've ever seen. The fact that they don't shed and great for people with allergies are also big plusses in my mind. However, I can't get over the fact that there are some serious moral and ethical hurdles to get over. These are not natural breeds and essentially muts. Yet breeders are selling them for thousands of dollars. Also, it is very unethical to me to breed a large 80+ pound Lab or Golden Retriever with a miniature Poodle in order to get a miniature LabraDoodle.

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What Are the Benefits Of Auto Ship Dog Food?

Dog sitting on ground with dog food bowl (caption: Auto Ship Dog Food Benefits)

Recent trends have resulted in many more dog owners making their dog food purchases online. Such a practice not only lends to more responsible pet ownership, but also more cost savings for dog owners. Below we will take a look at some of the benefits of online dog food shopping and online auto-shipping programs…

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How To Change Your Dog’s Food Safely

Dog eating out of bowl (caption: How To Change Dog Food)

Are you thinking about changing dog food brands or types because it’s less expensive? Or maybe your dog has been sick to his stomach and you want to try out a new food. It may even be that your vet thinks your dog is allergic to lamb. Whatever the reason for the change in dog food, you must take it very slowly to allow your pup’s tummy to adjust to his new food…

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Can Dog Paws Freeze?

White poodle in snow (caption: Can Dog Paws Freeze?)

If you are an obsessed or overprotective dog owner then you have likely browsed the dog apparel aisle in your local pet store and paused briefly to contemplate “winter booties” for your dog’s paws. A recent discovery by researchers in Japan, however, finds that dog paws may not need “winter booties” after all thanks to a specialized circulation system in their paws…

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