<![CDATA[Colorado Springs Gazette RSS - life >> pets]]> http://gazette.com/rss/life/pets Fri, 29 Jul 2016 02:04:03 -0600 Zend_Feed http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss <![CDATA[Colorado Springs area pet adoption fairs and events starting July 28, 2016]]> http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-area-pet-adoption-fairs-and-events-starting-july-28-2016/article/1581394?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-area-pet-adoption-fairs-and-events-starting-july-28-2016/article/1581394?custom_click=rss

ADOPTION FAIRS

9-Lives Rescue Inc. - For cats and kittens, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, PetSmart, 2965 New Center Point; 591-4640; colorado9lives.com.

Four Paws Rescue - 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Wag N' Wash, 1625 W. Uintah St.; 475-9274, wagnwash.com.

Look What the Cat Brought In - 1-5 p.m. Sunday, 2129 E. Boulder St.; lookwhatthecatbroughtin.org.

New Hope Rescue Inc. - Dogs, cats, puppies and kittens, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Petco, 1650 E. Cheyenne Mountain Blvd.; newhoperescue.homestead.com.

SAINT Animal Rescue - For dogs, puppies, cats, kittens and small caged animals, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Petco, 3060 N. Powers Blvd.; 541-3099,



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<![CDATA[Some dogs can't help inhaling kibble and getting fat - it's in their genes]]> http://gazette.com/some-dogs-cant-help-inhaling-kibble-and-getting-fat-its-in-their-genes/article/1581396?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/some-dogs-cant-help-inhaling-kibble-and-getting-fat-its-in-their-genes/article/1581396?custom_click=rss

Labrador retrievers could make a good claim for being America's dog. According to the American Kennel Club, they were the most popular purebred dogs in the U.S. in 2015 - a distinction they've owned for 25 straight years.

There's something else very American about Labs: They have a tendency to get fat.

When the U.S. Association for Pet Obesity surveyed veterinarians in 2012, they classified nearly 60 percent of their Labrador retriever patients as overweight or obese; other large-scale studies in several countries have found that about half fit that description.

But it turns out that the dogs might not be able to help it. Overeating, a study found, is very possibly in Labs' genes.



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Thu, 28 Jul 2016 08:12:35 -0600
<![CDATA[Epicurean delights in the pet food aisle]]> http://gazette.com/epicurean-delights-in-the-pet-food-aisle/article/1580845?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/epicurean-delights-in-the-pet-food-aisle/article/1580845?custom_click=rss

Imagine a warm, fragrant entree of oven-baked chicken with whole-grain brown rice, steamed yellow squash and pan-wilted spinach.

Or slow-roasted leg of lamb with pearl barley, broccoli and crispy whole-wheat croutons with cheddar cheese.

Those aren't offerings at a tony French bistro. They're on the menu at Chef K9's Doggy Bistro and Cafe in Pompano Beach, Fla., which customizes meals for your dog and sends them to you.

The subscription-based company is one of dozens that offer canine and feline foods that go well beyond run-of-the-mill supermarket chow.

According to Packaged Facts, a researcher in Maryland, the premium pet food sector accounted for nearly half of the $26 billion U.S. pet food market in 2013.

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]]> Thu, 21 Jul 2016 04:20:01 -0600 <![CDATA[Colorado Springs area pet adoption fairs and events starting July 21, 2016]]> http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-area-pet-adoption-fairs-and-events-starting-july-21-2016/article/1580843?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-area-pet-adoption-fairs-and-events-starting-july-21-2016/article/1580843?custom_click=rss

ADOPTION FAIRS

9-Lives Rescue Inc. - For cats and kittens, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, PetSmart, 2965 New Center Point; 591-4640; colorado9lives.com.

Chihuahua and Small Dog Rescue - For dogs less than 15 pounds, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Pet Pantry, 5148 N. Academy Blvd. Check event calendar for changes: chihuahua-smalldogrescue.org.

Four Paws Rescue - 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Wag N' Wash, 1625 W. Uintah St.; 475-9274, wagnwash.com.

Look What the Cat Brought In - 1-5 p.m. Sunday, 2129 E. Boulder St.; lookwhatthecatbroughtin.org.

New Hope Rescue Inc. - Dogs, cats, puppies and kittens, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Petco, 1650 E. Cheyenne Mountain Blvd.;

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]]> Thu, 21 Jul 2016 04:15:03 -0600 <![CDATA[Colorado Springs area pet adoption fairs and events starting July 14, 2016]]> http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-area-pet-adoption-fairs-and-events-starting-july-14-2016/article/1580318?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-area-pet-adoption-fairs-and-events-starting-july-14-2016/article/1580318?custom_click=rss

ADOPTION FAIRS

9-Lives Rescue Inc. - For cats and kittens, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, PetSmart, 2965 New Center Point; 591-4640; colorado9lives.com.

Chihuahua and Small Dog Rescue - For dogs less than 15 pounds, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Petco, 1820A W. Uintah St. Check event calendar for changes: chihuahua- smalldogrescue.org.

Four Paws Rescue - 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Wag N' Wash, 1625 W. Uintah St.; 475-9274, wagnwash.com.

Look What the Cat Brought In - 1-5 p.m. Sunday, 2129 E. Boulder St.; lookwhatthecatbroughtin.org.

New Hope Rescue Inc. - Dogs, cats, puppies and kittens, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Petco, 1650 E. Cheyenne Mountain Blvd.; newhoperescue.homestead.com.

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]]> Thu, 14 Jul 2016 04:15:29 -0600 <![CDATA[So 1 dog year equals 7 people years? Not so fast...]]> http://gazette.com/so-1-dog-year-equals-7-people-years-not-so-fast.../article/1580316?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/so-1-dog-year-equals-7-people-years-not-so-fast.../article/1580316?custom_click=rss

Everyone says it: One year for a dog equals seven years for a human. But like a lot of things everyone says, it's wrong.

Dogs do have life stages a lot like humans, but the math isn't that straightforward. To start, a 1-year-old dog isn't equivalent to a 7-year-old human.

"If you look at a 1-year-old dog, he's sexually mature," veterinarian Marty Becker says. "They still have a little filling out to do and they're not completely mentally mature, but they're full adult size and capable of reproducing."

Veterinary behaviorist Lisa Radosta suggests thinking of a 1-year-old dog as roughly mentally equivalent to a 13-year-old human. This means that a lot of development is packed into your puppy's first year.

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