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AKC Breed Groups: Herding Group

Today, we look at the Herding group.

The Herding Group is comprised of 41 different breeds all possessing the same natural drive to control the movement of other animals – to herd them. That works out great when they work on a farm and need to control the sheep or cattle, but less so when they are herding school children getting on a bus.

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Nutritional Needs of Your Pet - Part 2

A few weeks ago, we kicked off a new series here at Petnet intended to take a deeper look at special diets for your pets. In our first installment, we took a broad look and dietary needs based on age, showing how a  puppy’s nutritional needs differ considerably from an adult which in turn differs from a senior pet.

Today we’re going to turn our attention to special diets related to allergies or being overweight.

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Getting to Know Your Cocker Spaniel

The next breed we are going to learn about in our Getting to Know Your Dog Breed is the Cocker Spaniel. The Cocker Spaniel is part of the Sporting Group of the AKC and ranks 29th on their list of the most popular breeds.

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Dog Bite Prevention Week

The American Veterinary Medical Association, the United States Post Office and State Farm Insurance have come together to designate the 2nd week of April as Dog Bite Prevention Week.

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Not so Healthy Ingredients for Your Pet: BHA and BHT

The next ingredient we’re covering in our ongoing series on Not So Healthy Ingredients for Your Pet is BHA and BHT.  BHA and BHT are food preservatives.

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Getting to Know Your Russian Blue Cat

Today in our series on Getting to Know Your Cat Breed we are featuring the Russian Blue. Russian Blue’s are easily recognizable by their distinctive silvery grey coat.

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Nutritional Needs of Your Dog - Part 1

We are kicking off another series on our Petnet blog and will be taking a deeper look into proper dog and cat foods and specialty diets. Walking down the aisle at your local pet store can be intimidating given the wide array of foods available for your pets, but there are guidelines that should make it easier to pick the right food for their needs.

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Respect Your Cat Day

March 28 has been named Respect Your Cat Day. The origins of the holiday are not really known other than a press release put out by a website called National Today. They trace the origins back to a 1384 edict by Richard II of England forbidding the consumption of cats. I guess that would be a sign of respect.

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AKC Toy Group Class

The American Kennel Club categorizes their 190 breeds into 8 different groups. As part of our ongoing breed series (Getting to Know Your…), we wanted to take a global look at these classifications and what characteristics separate the dogs into these different groups.

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Healthy Ingredients for Your Pet: Cherries

The next ingredient we’re covering in our ongoing series on Healthy Ingredients for Your Pet is cherries. Who doesn’t love cherries - cherry pie, cherry cobbler or sweet maraschino cherries? While they may be tasty, are the healthy for your pets?

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Getting to Know Your Great Dane

The next breed we want to learn about in our Getting to Know Your Dog Breed is the Great Dane. Great Danes are one of the more easily recognizable dog breeds because of their ‘great’ size.

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Myths About Cats and Kittens

Today we’re going to examine some beliefs that pass as common knowledge or folklore regarding certain feline behaviors. Many of these myths are false although some may have some glimmer of truth to them.