Month: February 2021

That’s barking! Why all dog owners need a poo wormery | Dogs

Name: Dog poo wormeries.

Age: They’ve been around for a while, but thankfully you didn’t know about them. Until now.

Appearance: Like little Japanese tea houses full of dog mess and worms.

Why would I want something like that? Because, as a pet owner, you should be disposing of your dog’s waste responsibly.

I already do it responsibly: I collect the faeces in a bag, then I hang the bag from a tree. You don’t put it in the bin?

The bin is all the way over there! Actually, putting it in the bin is no longer

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I Picked My Dog Because of Our Zodiac Compatibility

I have always been a lover of all things astrology: apart from my sun sign (I’m a fair, yet indecisive Libra), I have always been well aware of my nit-picky Virgo rising side (also my Venus sign, which says a whole lot about my love life), and my deeply emotional Cancer moon. In short, I really like horoscopes and although I don’t necessarily understand every part of them, every birth chart I have ever read has been scarily accurate. So 10 years ago, when I decided to adopt my beautiful, sensitive Shar-Pei Lola – I knew that looking into

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Cat acne — yes, it’s a thing, and it may require treatment by a vet | Crescent City community news

A friend told me the other day that her cat, Louie, has feline acne. I had no idea this was actually a thing, so I decided to dig in and see what it was all about. Turns out, this is a pretty common, and relatively harmless, ailment for cats.

Apparently, just like humans, cats can suffer from mild to severe acne. While any cat can get it, it’s more common in cats with long hair or wrinkles of skin.

What causes cat acne? In humans, acne is often caused by oily skin, but this isn’t always why cats “break out.”

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Haverhill’s big dog gets bigger | Haverhill

HAVERHILL — If you haven’t noticed, the big dog that for years has been attracting the attention of drivers on Interstate 495 near the Ward Hill Connector is bigger than ever.

What was already a massive steel sculpture, the Big American Dog at the edge of Exit 48 created in 2006 by local metal sculptor Dale Rogers has been replaced with a larger one.

The old canine sculpture that brought smiles to many passersby was 16 feet tall and about 20 feet long. It was damaged a few years ago when a vehicle went off the highway and crashed into

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Things to Do Miami: Take Paws Cat Yoga at the Cat’s Meow Cafe

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Na-meow-ste, friends.

Cat yoga has arrived at the Cat’s Meow Café in Miami’s Upper Eastside, with the latest session scheduled for Saturday, January 23.

According to Cat’s Meow Café founder Elizabeth Gallardo, Miami is home to more than 300,000 homeless cats. Gallardo has partnered with Miami-Dade Animal Services to showcase some of those cats at her café and via events in the hope of finding them permanent homes.

So, how does this cat yoga — dubbed Take Paws — 

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Dog bites have tripled in the last 20 years – pet body language explained by experts

Do you know how to red your dogs body language? (Photo: Kelly Barnes/Getty Images)
Do you know how to red your dogs body language? (Photo: Kelly Barnes/Getty Images)

In England, adult hospital admissions for dog bites have tripled in the last 20 years.

A new study by scientists at the University of Liverpool has shown that annual hospital admission rates across all ages have risen from six per 100,000 people in 1998, to 15 per 100,000 people in 2018. This equates to more than 8,000 admissions.

Lead author, Dr John Tolloch, is an epidemiologist at the University of Liverpool. He said: “Despite sustained education and preventative campaigns across large parts of society, the issue

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