7 Common Health Problems in Senior Cats

While cats tend to age more gracefully than dogs, they often experience numerous health problems in their later years. It is important to look out for signs of discomfort in your senior cat in order to make their older years more comfortable and enjoyable. By paying attention to the common health problems discussed below, you…

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Golden Retriever

Golden Retriever Characteristics & Background Information: Although many specialized breeds were already in existence by ancient Roman times, the retrievers did not appear until the 1700s. The reason was because there was no need for them until firearms enabled hunters to down game at a distance, especially over water. This became especially important in the…

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Great Dane

Great Dane Breed Information & Background The origin of the Great Dane is unknown, but it no doubt descended from ancient Molossian war dogs of the Mastiff type. These heavy dogs were probably crossed with lighter boned hounds, possibly Greyhounds, in the Middle Ages. The result was a swift, powerful and courageous dog that could…

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Bulldog

Bulldog Breed Info & Background The Bulldog’s ancestors aren’t known, but they probably descended from ancient Roman Molossian war dogs and British Mastiffs. Interbreeding these strains produced a large, fearless dog suited for fighting a range of imposing animals in the arena. Bear baiting was particularly popular, although almost any large animal was victimized in…

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American Pit Bull Terrier

American Pit Bull Information & Background The ancient Romans had large war dogs known as Molossian dogs, but when they met up with British Mastiffs the latter overwhelmed them. The dogs were interbred and many generations of breeding produced a large, fearless dog suited for fighting a range of imposing animals in the arena as…

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Rottweiler

Rottweiler Breed Info/Background: Around 50 BC, thousands of Roman troops trekked northward over the Alps in search of new holdings, bringing with them cattle plus dogs to control the cattle. The dogs were Molossians, which were used for livestock control since classical Greek days and probably descended from Tibetan Mastiffs and other large Asian breeds.…

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