Day: February 14, 2017

Blue Buffalo Voluntarily Recalls One Lot of Homestyle Canned Dog Food

Blue Buffalo has announced a voluntary recall of one lot of its Blue Buffalo Homestyle canned dog food. This comes after a supplier alerted the company of possible aluminum metal contamination. Product name: Blue Buffalo Homestyle Recipe Healthy Weight, Chicken Dinner with Garden Vegetables, 12.5 ounce can, dog food UPC: 8-40243-10017-0 Best-buy date: August 3, 2019 The company says: …

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Have These Natural Flea and Tick Preventatives Worked for Your Dog?

While out and about during the colder months, I’ve encountered the occasional pet parent who balks at the use of conventional flea and tick treatments. Some don’t feel they’re necessary in chillier temperatures; others feel they’re unsafe overkill all year long. Upon further inquiry, I’ve heard about a range of intriguing alternative tactics that — …

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Why Are Some Older Dogs Afraid of Young Puppies?

When are dogs like chickens? That may sound like the start of a clever joke or an amusing anecdote, but it’s a serious question that concerns standard, observable patterns of animal behavior. For instance, the social hierarchy among chickens is known as the “pecking order.” Having had both chickens and dogs, the behaviors I’ve noticed when …

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It’s Dogs vs. Fans in “Blow” by Illona of Scruffy Dog Photography

One hot and humid summer’s day, Ontario-based photographer Illona of Scruffy Dog Photography noticed how her dog Merrick’s hair was blowing dramatically in the air of a fan. The image quickly inspired her to take the concept of canines facing off against fans and turn it into a cheerful photography project. She decided to call the …

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