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Caring for Senior Dogs: 5 Key Tips

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  Not all dogs are considered senior dogs at the same age. So, how do you know when your dog has reached “senior” status? Genetics, nutrition, and environment all play a factor in how quickly your dog ages, but generally speaking, giant breed dogs (like Great Danes) are considered senior by 5-6 years old, small breeds (like Chihuahuas) don’t usually qualify as senior until closer to 10-11 years, and large breeds are somewhere in the middle (a Golden Retriever usually qualifies as senior around 8-10 years of age). Clearly, a key to knowing how to best care for your aging...

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Rocky & Rita – A Love Story

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For most dog owners, there is little doubt that dogs can truly love people. Take the story of Rocky and Rita from the Finger Lakes region of New York. Rocky was a solid 65-pound Boxer, classically colored with a chestnut brown coat and a white blaze on his chest. At the time of this story, Rocky was three years old and Rita was his eleven-year-old companion. Rocky had been given to Rita when he was ten weeks old, and she immediately bonded with him, petting him, hand-feeding him, teaching him basic commands, and letting him sleep on her bed. Whenever...

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Capitán Has Slept On his Master's Grave For 6 Years

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One loyal dog hasn’t moved from his master’s side for the last six years — refusing to let even death part them. German shepherd Capitán ran away from home after his owner and best friend, Manuel Guzman, died in 2006. A week later Guzman’s family, who live in Cordoba, Argentina, found the heartbroken dog grieving at the gravesite, reported Dog Heirs. “We had never taken him to the cemetery so it is a mystery how he managed to find the place,” Veronica Guzman, Manuel’s widow, told the Sun. Every Sunday, for the past six years, the Guzman family has gone to the...

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Dog Lost At Sea Somehow Survives!

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When fisherman Nick Haworth realized that his beloved dog Luna had gone missing from his boat, he feared the worst. Though she was a strong swimmer, they were far from shore. The one year-old German shepherd-husky mix vanished in the Pacific Ocean near San Diego, and the closest land was San Clemente Island, over two miles away. Days turned into weeks of searching. The Navy, which operates a facility on the uninhabited island, pitched in to help, but no one could find Luna. A grieving Haworth posted on Facebook: “RIP Luna, you will be greatly missed.” And then, five weeks...

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Bruno The Town Dog

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Thirteen years ago, a tiny, wriggling pup showed up in the Longville, Minnesota driveway of Debbie and Larry Lavallee. No one knew where the pup came from, if he was lost or intentionally abandoned, but the Lavallee’s didn’t hesitate to take him in and care for him. The couple named him Bruno. But Bruno had other plans. The fiercely independent, free-spirited dog simply could not be contained, escaping at every opportunity and nearly strangling himself in the process. So, the Lavallee’s let him go. Instead of taking off, never to be seen again, Bruno made the entire town of Longville...

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