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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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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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September 11th Canine Hero

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In honor of National Dog Week, this week we will be bringing you inspirational stories about some incredible dogs. We hope they will uplift you and remind you why dogs really are man’s best friends. On the morning of September 11, 2001, computer sales manager Michael Hingson, who is blind, went early to his office on the 78th floor of the North Tower of the World Trade Center to prepare for a meeting. As Michael worked, his guide dog, a Labrador retriever named Roselle, dozed by his feet. At 8:46 a.m., a tremendous boom rocked the building, eliciting screams throughout...

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