By Dr. Marc, a veterinarian and blogger for pet insurance provider Pets Best Insurance
About English Bulldogs
Height (to base of neck): 12 to 14 inches (Males and Females)
Weight: Males 50 lbs, Females 40 lbs
Color: Brindle, white, red, fawn and spotted
Origin: British Isles
Coat: Short, flat, straight and glossy
Life Expectancy: 10 to 12 years
Exercise needs: low to moderate
Is this breed right for you?
Common attributes in the Bulldog include a stubborn nature, but they are also kind and gentle with children and other pets. They have low to moderate exercise needs and can be suited to urban, even apartment living. Snoring and drooling is common. Grooming needs are low except skin folds require daily hygiene to prevent infection. They are moderate shedders. Bulldogs do not tolerate temperature extremes well and does best as an indoor pet.
5 common illnesses, medical conditions and accidents for English Bulldogs
By Dr. Marc, a veterinarian and blogger for pet insurance provider, Pets Best Insurance
Hi. My name is Marc Caldwell; I’m a local veterinarian working with Pets Best Insurance to answer some Facebook questions.
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By Dr. Matheys, a veterinarian and blogger for cat insurance provider Pets Best Insurance
Hello. I’m Dr. Jane Matheys from The Cat Doctor Veterinary Hospital and Hotel in Boise, Idaho. Today I’ll be answering some questions about cat health from questions posted on the Pets Best Insurance Facebook page.
Today, Barb asks us: “My cat meows all the time like he’s talking to me. I pretend to ask him a question, and he meows back as if to answer. It’s adorable, but I’ve never heard a cat meow this much. Is there a reason some cats meow more than others?”
By Dr. Fiona, a veterinarian and blogger for cat insurance provider, Pets Best Insurance
Has your cat stopped covering up their feces in the litter box? Here are three reasons that may be causing the issue.
1. Litter aversion
Your cat might have an aversion to the litter. For instance, they don’t like the way it feels on their feet. Or possibly they don’t like the way is smells when raked. It could also be that your cat doesn’t like the dust created when covering its feces.
2. Size of the box
Simply put, bigger cats will need a bigger box. A large cat may feel too confined in their box, so moving up in size to a larger box may help.
Where you place the litter box can be very important for some cats. This is because some cats prefer the litter box to be more private. So if the box is out in the open, they feel too exposed and not want to take the time to cover their feces.
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By Arden Moore, a certified dog and cat behaviorist with the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants. Arden is an author, radio host, and blogger for dog and cat insurance provider Pets Best Insurance.
Does your dog raid the litter box and eat “treats” out of it? It sounds disgusting, but many households that have dogs and cats struggle with this issue. Here are three reasons dogs eat cat poop from the litter box.
1. Nutritional deficiency
Eating the cat’s poop might signal a vitamin deficiency in your dog’s diet. If you feel it might be a nutritional issue, consult with your veterinarian. You may need to switch your dog’s food to a formula that is higher in fat, fiber or protein. Additionally, your dog may need more vitamin B.