Dr. Fiona is a veterinarian and writer for Pets Best, a dog insurance and cat insurance agency.
About the Weimaraner
Height (to base of neck): female 23-25″, male 25-27″
Weight: female 70-80lbs, male 75-88lbs
Coat: Short single-layered and glossy
Life Expectancy: 10-14 years
Energy level: High
Exercise needs: High
Breed Nicknames: Weim
Is a Weimaraner the Right Dog Breed for You?
By Arden Moore, a certified dog and cat behaviorist with the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants. Arden is an author, radio host, and writer for Pets Best, a dog insurance and cat insurance agency.
Smart dogs quickly discover that by sitting or standing still, looking sweetly at you and tilting their heads from side to side can yield them oodles of treats and attention from you. They seem to know that their adorable antic will fetch your favor.
But dogs also tilt their heads for other reasons – some that may surprise you and some that signal the immediate need to be treated by a veterinarian. Head tilting also may be triggered by:
By Dr. Tracy McFarland, a veterinarian and writer for Pets Best, a pet insurance agency for dogs and cats.
Adopting a cat or kitten should never be a spur of the moment decision. This is especially true when adopting a shelter kitten or cat, whose medical and social history is often unknown. Before visiting the shelter, please ask yourself some important questions. Here are five tips when looking to adopt a shelter cat or kitten.
1. How much time will you have to devote to your cat or kitten’s needs for food and water, grooming, affection, litter box maintenance and play? Are you financially able to provide what your cat will need in terms of food, litter, grooming supplies and veterinary care?
Cats tend to be less expensive pets than dogs, on average, but cats can become costly if they develop serious medical problems. Consider purchasing pet health insurance while your cat or kitten is healthy before any major health issues occur.
2. Once you’ve considered these questions, you may want to consult your veterinarian for help selecting the right cat or kitten. A veterinarian can help you decide if a kitten or cat is more appropriate, and explain grooming requirements for longhaired versus shorthaired cats.
3. Visit a veterinarian as soon as you adopt your new friend, preferably on your way home. This is especially important if you already have pets at home. If you will have to delay that first veterinary visit, make sure you keep your new kitty separate from your other pets until he or she can be checked for parasites and infectious disease.
Dr. Marc is a veterinarian and writer for Pets Best, a dog insurance and cat insurance agency.
About the Bernese Mountain Dog
Height (to base of neck): female 23-26,” male 25-27.5″
Weight: female 75-95lbs, male 80-115lb
Color: Black with well-defined rust and white markings.
Coat: Thick, glossy straight coat that is moderately long and wavy.
Life Expectancy: 7-9 years
Energy level: Moderate
Exercise needs: Moderate
Is a Bernese Mountain Dog the Right Dog Breed for You?