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Dogs

7 Things To Know Before Getting An Affenpinscher

Toy dog breeds are quite a controversial subject. They have lots of benefits – they are adorable, compact, and easy to take care of. At the same time, their breeding is often very unethical and most toy breeds are incredibly sickly animals, with many having to live their lives with constant chronic diseases. What if there was a relatively healthy, old, and adequately bred toy dog breed, however? Enter the Affenpinscher!

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9 Things To Know Before Getting A Tibetan Mastiff Puppy

Have you ever dreamt of having a pet bear? While owning a bear is illegal in most countries, Tibetan Mastiffs are the next best thing. Or, even better, one might say. These amazing dogs can offer everything you’d want from a dog – fun playtime, cozy snuggles, and a faithful and unyielding protector. Are they easy to take care of, however, or are there some things you should know before getting a Tibetan Mastiff?

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7 Things To Know Before Getting A Presa Canario

The Presa Canario is one of the most powerful and frightening dog breeds out there but does it make for a good pet? It’s easy to be tempted to get such a gorgeous and captivating dog. The Presa basically looks like an extra-large pitbull on steroids - what’s not to love about that?! Well, nothing, the Presa is a fantastic dog! However, there are some things you should consider as the breed isn’t really suitable for everyone.

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7 Things To Know Before Getting A Komondor Puppy

Did you know that the plural of Komondor is actually “Komondorok”? And that’s not even the most bizarre thing about this breed! Komondor dogs are a breed of contradictions. They are large and powerful but also fast and agile. They have the most absurd coat in the canine world but they don’t actually shed much. They are calm and quiet at home but need lots of outdoor exercise. So, is this the right breed for you? Let’s get into some specifics below.

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Dogs

Are Akitas Good Family Dogs? - The Pets and Love

As a family dog, the Akita will certainly be playful, affectionate, courageous, and protective; a great addition to any ‘pack’. They do, however, need to be only taken on by families that can provide firm and loving discipline. If you have young children, the Akita may not be the best breed for you as they can if mistreated become a liability. Mistreatment, it should be noted, does not have to be intentional, children, especially younger ones, can be heavy-handed and hurt an Akita, resulting in them responding in the same manner back.

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Dogs

Are Labradoodles Hypoallergenic? Tips for Families with Allergies - The Pets and Love

Due to the nature of cross-breeding, and it not being completely predictable, there are no guarantees that you will end up with an allergy-friendly or hypoallergenic if you breed a Labrador with a Poodle. Some Labradoodles will be more allergy-friendly than others, and some not at all. In fact, there is not a dog or a dog breed out there that is truly hypoallergenic, but some breeds are reputably better than others. This, however, will depend on the type of your dog allergy.

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Horses

How do horses sweat? - The Pets and Love

Yes, horses do indeed sweat. Considering the amount of running they are capable of, as well as the impressive speeds they can reach and the heavy loads they can carry, they’d have a lot of trouble maintaining their body temperatures otherwise. Dogs may be quite physically active animals as well but they are usually not expected to drag around carriages that weight three times their own body weight.

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Cats

Why Do Cats Eat Grass? - The Pets and Love

Ingesting grass is ultimately a way for your cat to relieve an upset stomach. By consuming grass, they can induce vomiting allowing them to bring up hairballs and other nondigestible materials that are present within their digestive system. As well as this, there are important nutrients in grass such as folic acid and the fiber of grass can help to aid in digestion and encourage regular bowel movements.

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Dogs

7 things to know before buying Rhodesian Ridgeback Pitbull Mix

This dog breed is a cross between a Pitbull and a Rhodesian Ridgeback. These mixed dogs tend to be very energetic and need lots of exercise. Being large and powerful, this mix can also look very intimidating. Most Rhodesian Ridgeback Pitbull mixes inherit the Ridgeback’s wheaten coloring and short furred coat, although different coloring can be inherited from the Pitbull too.