Tag archives for Pets

Big and small, spiky or hairy, hoofs or paws – our pets come in all shapes and sizes. But what’s life like when your animal friend is the size of your palm? Tonight, World’s Smallest Pets takes a look at pint-sized pets and their owners who care for their not-so-tiny needs. Among the pets we…

Last time on Cesar 911, Cesar Millan must tackle a major problem: an NFL hopeful’s ferocious dog threatening his owner’s future on the field. The Patient: Shadow First, Cesar travels to meet community college football coach Steven, who’s concerned that his star player Steve’s giant Rottweiler Shadow is placing his future at risk. Even at 6’5”…

This week on Cesar 911, Cesar Millan takes on dogs with serious aggression issues. When a dance studio owner blows the whistle on her business partner’s dog, it’s up to Cesar to crack a tough nut. The Patient: Nuts First, Cesar heads over to the dance studio to meet co-owner Loraine, whose business is terrorized…

This week on Cesar 911, Cesar Millan helps two businesses taken over by the owners’ rowdy dogs. From three rogue Bichons to an overweight Lab, Cesar’s patients believe they’re the bosses. Dogs #1: The Moos The Challenge First, Cesar is called to Frisco’s, a dog-friendly diner. Frisco’s whistleblowers Patti and Lori Jo love the restaurant’s…

On Cesar 911, Cesar Millan returns to tackle the hardest canine cases of his career, helping desperate dog owners by retraining their problem pups. On the series premiere, badly behaving dogs threaten the bonds of families and friendships. It’s up to Cesar to cure these misbehaving pets – and owners. Dog #1: Misty The Challenge For Cesar’s…

Tonight, the Dog Whisperer returns to a community near you to rehabilitate misbehaving dogs – and their owners. On Cesar 911, Cesar Millan is on call to help desperate dog owners who’ve run out of options, using his unparalleled expertise to bring balance to the dogs and the community. Each week, Cesar is summoned by neighbors, co-workers,…

How spoiled is your pet? It’s time to show off your pampered prince or princess to the world! Tell all the pet lovers you know to take out their cameras and snap a pic of their truly spectacular pets for a chance to be featured on TV during Spoiled Rotten Pets! Last week’s theme was…

With the brand new season of Brain Games fast approaching, we’ve been giving a lot of thought to the tricks that our minds play on us. But, have you ever wondered if animals can experience the same illusions that the human mind falls for? YouTube user rasmusab certainly did. He decided to show his cat the rotating  snakes illusion…

The Baby Elephant and the Sheep

All-new hour-long special Unlikely Animal Friends 2 revisits one of the most curious and adorable phenomena in the animal kingdom — interspecies camaraderie. Albert the sheep befriends Themba, an orphaned baby elephant, bringing her the will to be nursed back to health. Jessica the hippopotamus makes daily visits to the home of a South African…

Canine Influenza Q&A

Canine influenza is a viral infection that can cause a whole range of symptoms in your dog, from moist cough to severe pneumonia. So what do dog owners need to know about prevention, testing and treatment of canine influenza?  I chatted with Dr. Cynthia M. Otto, Associate Professor of Critical Care, University of Pennsylvania School of…

Antifreeze Poisoning in Dogs

With the chilliest months right around the corner, many people are winterizing their vehicles by changing antifreeze. Unfortunately, dogs like the sweet taste of toxic antifreeze.According to Charlotte-based veterinarian Joy Fine, “Antifreeze causes kidney failure if ingested; unfortunately, dogs like the taste of antifreeze. In northern climates it is common to have antifreeze in the garage…

Canines in Costumes

Thinking about dressing up your dog this year? Keep in mind that some dogs will find wearing clothing stressful, uncomfortable or terrifying, so don’t force your pet to don a costume. Instead, consider cute alternatives like bandanas or attractive identification collars (or you know, just give ‘em good old holiday hugs). Other dogs may enjoy…

Halloween Dangers for Dogs

It’s Halloween time, the annual trick-or-treating spookfest with delicious chocolate rewards. But this holiday has some potential dangers for your dog, so I spoke with Charlotte-based veterinarian Joy Fine to learn more. She shared some fascinating examples from what she’s seen, heard and learned during her many years of working with dogs as a professional…

Raised Dog Feeders

Roscoe, my Boston Terrier, recently started eating from a These Creatures raised standing feeder.  Some experts believe that raised dog feeders are more comfortable for your pet, allowing him to feed without straining the joints, neck, back and spine.Dogs (especially large breeds) can swallow a significant amount of air when eating food because they tend to lift…

Winter is just around the corner with her promise of chilly temperatures, snow and ice, and caring for your dog’s paws is critical to keeping them healthy. What do dog owners need to know about their pup’s paws? I asked Charlotte-based veterinarian Joy Fine for some advice. “Protecting dogs in cold weather can be a…

Lyme Disease and Canines

Last fall, I moved to the tri-state area, a zone notorious for deer ticks. But recently, I learned the hard way that dogs can get Lyme disease too. My dog Moose had blood work during a routine health exam, and the test came up positive. So I talked with a veterinarian to learn more about…

Cool Dog Tricks

Can your dog do tricks? Roscoe knows how to eat like a champ and Moose will high-five for a snack. That’s about it. But check out these video clips of dogs doing some pretty awesome tricks…In this video below, this dog does all sorts of tricks with a skateboard. Just goes to show how positive…

Dogs and Dewclaws

Some dogs have an extra digit — called dewclaws — on the inside of their leg. But since dewclaws don’t come in direct contact with surfaces, the nail can quickly overgrow. What should dog owners know about dew claws? I talked with Charlotte-based veterinarian Joy Fine to find out some answers.“In some breeds, dewclaws are…

Guess the Breed: Patch

Back in 1999, young Patch was adopted from the Cobb Country Animal Shelter in Georgia by a loving family. For the last eleven years, his DNA make-up has been a complete mystery — until now.    The Canine Heritage Breed Test is a painless cheek-swab test that correctly identifies an extensive list of dog breeds. And while…

My Dog Dreams Of…

I was watching Madge, the basset hound pit bull, take her usual mid-morning siesta. And listening, too, of course, because she snores at a decibel level that possibly exceeds that of one of those Who concerts in the 1960s that gave Pete Townsend such bad tinnitus. In between the rumbling drone, her stubby legs and…

by Katie NoonanAssociate Producer Episode 1: Pet Project Here’s the thing about smell — no amount of warning can prepare you for actually experiencing it. Getting ready to film at TerraCycle, you get a lot of warning, sure, but until you walk in, you never really know.And when you first walk in, it doesn’t hit…

Where Sleeping Dogs Lie

Dogs sleep on all types of beds. But where a dog rests says a lot about an owner and their perspective of their pet. Below, check out some extreme canine cribs available for purchase and pick a perfect bed for your pooch’s personality: She might be a dog, but her diva-like personality warrants her own…

Guess the Breed: Moose

Seven years ago we adopted a three month old puppy, Moose, from the Humane Society of Southern Arizona. No matter his breeding, we couldn’t wait to bring home this energetic, tri-color pooch with over-sized paws. And last week we finally learned his true DNA make-up… Think you can take a guess?We utilized the Canine Heritage…

Pet dander — a mix of dead skin cells and hair — is a common household problem. But there’s hope! Try these tips to reduce your pooch’s pesky dander… Schedule Bath TimeDepending on the season and frequency of outdoor play time, dogs need regular baths. Whether you choose to visit a local groomer or hose…

And Man Created Dog

by And Man Created Dog Production Team We were an hour and a half, north of Los Angeles, to film a reenactment of daily life from around 27,000 years ago. In our documentary, it is early days in the relationship between our group of Gravettian people and what was to go on to become domesticated dog.…