22. May 2015

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Pit Bull puppy mixed with a chihuahua

This puppy is adorable, this is said to be a pit bull puppy mixed with a chihuahua but I don’t see it. It looks like a pure pit to me.

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22. May 2015

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Puppy diseases to watch out for

There are different Types of Diseases That might affect Your Pet; it is necessary that you understand the health related problems in your dog and if a dog disease is present timely treatment is given to it. This article will help you appreciate the various types of dog diseases that affect dogs all over the world and how you can go about treating them.

There are many diseases like Bacterial Infectious Dog Diseases, Bone and Muscle Dog Diseases, Dog Disease of the Ear, Dog Disease of the Nervous System, Dog Diseases caused by parasites, Fungal Infectious Dog Diseases, Heart and Blood related Dog Disease, Protozoa Dog Disease, Viral Infectious Dog Diseases. There are known about these diseases to maintain the health of your dog, to know symptoms and treatments for these common dog diseases.

Brucellosis is a sexually transmitted bacterial dog disease that can cause verities, abortion, and orchids in dogs. Leptospirosis is a transferable disease. A spirochete caused it. Symptoms of this disease are liver and kidney failure and vacuities. Lyme disease is a bacterial dog disease caused by Borrelia burgdorferi, a spirochete, and spread by ticks. Symptoms of lyme disease in dogs include lethargy, anorexia, acute arthritis. There is no reaction as is normally seen in humans suffering from lyme disease.

Clostridium species are a probable cause of diarrhea in dogs. Associated species include C. perfringens and C. difficile. Your vet has medication to prevent and eliminate these parasites. Remove ticks with tweezers or a tick removal instrument, advice staff at the Astrology Laboratory. To protect your pet from these diseases proper vaccination schedule should be followed.

To have a proper schedule of vaccination you can consult the veterinarian doctor. The puppy which you brought from some other place and you don’t know the mother vaccination you can have complete check up of the puppy and looking to the report of the test you can have proper vaccination. This can help your pet to grow strong and live a longer life. Puppy care is very much necessary to keep your puppy healthy. And for best puppy care tips you can go through many websites on Internet.

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4. May 2015

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Pit bull ambassador lets dogs out in shades

A recent Tuesday, 10:48 a.m.: The cameras, smartphones and smiles come out every time Jason Saola and his dogs stroll the brick sidewalks of Market Street.

Having trained them to wear sunglasses since they were puppies, Jason Saola walks his dogs Orange Juice and Psycho up Powell Street in San Francisco, Calif. Photo: Mike Kepka, The Chronicle

Photo: Mike Kepka, The Chronicle Having trained them to wear sunglasses since they were puppies, Jason Saola walks his dogs Orange Juice and Psycho up Powell Street in San Francisco, Calif. “I love the reaction when people come up to me,” Saola said. “Sometimes it’s the first time they’ve seen dogs in sunglasses.”

 Saola and his dogs in shades, Orange Juice and Psycho, have been a daily fixture downtown for nearly three years, and still they turn heads wherever the go. Most 3-year-old American Staffordshire terriers wouldn’t stand for the flashy plastic shades that Saola says are made especially for dogs. But he started training the tan pit bulls to wear them when they were puppies, and now it seems the fashion accessory is second nature to them.

Jason Saola walks his sunglass-wearing dogs Orange Juice and Psycho up Powell Street in San Francisco, Calif. Photo: Mike Kepka, The Chronicle

Photo: Mike Kepka, The Chronicle

Photo: Mike Kepka, The Chronicle

 Jason Saola walks his sunglass-wearing dogs Orange Juice and Psycho up Powell Street in San Francisco, Calif.

“Pit bulls have a bad reputation,” Saola said. “I’m trying to get people to look at them differently. If you’re going to teach them to be friendly, they’re gonna be friendly.”

When Saola’s friend Isaiah Lopez encounters Psycho in Union Square, he scratches the tan bully on the belly and the 90-pound beast turns to putty.

Stuart Dietrich of Petaluma has seen Saola and his dogs several times downtown. He greets them with a gentle rub on the head.

“They look dangerous, but they’re actually friendly,” Dietrich said. “They need a lot of love just like we all do.”

Saola still runs into people who think he’s not doing right by the dogs by putting sunglasses on them. But shades or no shades, Saola says, the dogs are better off with him than without him. Both came to him by way of friends who, for one reason or another, couldn’t give them the care they needed.

“They have a special bond,” said June Damen, who has arranged for Saola to take on Psycho when she can’t. “When my boyfriend went to jail nobody would really take care of Psycho, so Jason was the one would feed him and walk him. Nobody else would. He’s Uncle Jason.”

Saola, 45, came to San Francisco from Fiji two decades ago, seeking a life far removed from the impoverished village where he grew up. In Fiji, he says, dogs are treated more like wild animals than family members. He prefers the American way, proudly noting that Orange Juice sleeps on the end of his bed and probably eats better than Saola himself.

“Jason loves these dogs,” Lopez said. “He treats them like they’re his sons.”

Aside from trying to improve the public image of pit bulls — and hoping just a little that a Hollywood producer might spot the dogs and spread their fame — Saola has another reason for strolling the city with his shaded pups. He works the graveyard shift as a desk clerk in the Helen, a residential hotel in the Tenderloin, and says doctors attribute his high blood pressure in part to the on-the-job stress of dealing with addicts and other ne’er-do-wells in the middle of the night.

“To get rid of the stress I have to walk the dogs,” he said. “When I come back, everything is kind of clear.”

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2. May 2015

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4 Things to Expect When looking for A Dog at A Shelter

If you’re planning to adopt a mixed breed from a shelter or a rescue program, there are a few things to consider. Most animal shelters or rescue programs work very hard to find the perfect matches for their dogs and possible families that can adopt them. They spend a lot of time evaluating the dog’s […]

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30. April 2015

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5 Pit Bull Mixed Breeds that make Great Family Dogs

Mixing different dog breeds together is a highly debated subject amongst dog breeders. On one hand, you get an original, unique looking dog, but most dog breeders would still consider it as nothing more than a mutt. Still, owning a mix breed dog doesn’t make it less of a good, loyal companion for you and […]

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29. April 2015

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5 of the Most Famous Pit Bulls

Although Pit Bulls have a negative reputation as aggressive dogs, this breed is also known for their loyalty and intelligence. This is why these dogs are used as police dogs, soldiers, search and rescue dogs, television personalities, actors, seeing and guide dogs, as well as celebrity pets. Here are of the most famous Pit Bulls […]

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28. April 2015

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Top 5 Things to Remember to Help Keep your Dog Calm Around Fireworks

Some dogs deal with fireworks without any problems. However, majority of dogs tend to get scared and stressed out when they hear fireworks. Even the slightest sound or the smell of gun power is enough to make them panic. Most of the time, they hide somewhere they feel safe in. but sometimes, they can end […]

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27. April 2015

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5 Things to Remember When Teaching your Dog Control

As much as we love our dogs, they don’t really come with instructions or switches which make it easier for us to control them. When they see food, they get excited and do what they can to eat it. if they see a cat or a squirrel running, they’d chase it. When they see someone […]

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26. April 2015

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6 Reasons to Get An Older Dog

Puppies are not the only dogs available for adoption. You can also get older dogs from most animal homes and rescue centers. Most vets would say that a “senior” dog falls into the age of seven and above. However, size does play a role since smaller dogs become mature slower compared to bigger ones. If […]

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25. April 2015

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7 Reasons why Dogs Become Aggressive

Any dog, no matter what breed, can become aggressive. There are a lot of reasons why dogs can suddenly become aggressive. Aggressive behaviors include lunging, barking, biting, snapping, growling, and snarling. Whatever causes it, aggression is a serious issue that needs to be looked into. Here are a few reasons for dog aggression. Medical Issues […]

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