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November is National Pet Diabetes Month

| November 15, 2014 | 0 Comments
November is National Pet Diabetes Month

Does your dog exhibit any of the common symptoms for diabetes?

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Five Flea Facts

| August 26, 2014 | 1 Comment
Five Flea Facts

The cat flea (Ctenocephalides felis) is the primary flea that infests dogs. The dog flea (Ctenocephalides canis) is rarely the cause of infestations in North America. Both the cat and dog flea can spread the tapeworm Dipylidium caninum. Female fleas can consume up to 15 times their weight in blood and must feed before reproducing. […]

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Chesapeakes represent!

| August 7, 2014 | 0 Comments
Chesapeakes represent!

The Chesapeake Bay Retriever is Maryland’s state dog and also the mascot for UMBC (University of Maryland, Baltimore County).

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Golden Retrievers have property laws

| March 31, 2014 | 0 Comments
Golden Retrievers have property laws

Golden Retriever Property Laws 1. If I like it, it’s mine. 2. If I saw it first, it’s mine. 3. If I can take it from you, it’s mine 4. If I had it a little while ago, it’s mine. 5. If you are playing with something and you put it down, it automatically becomes […]

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Anal Sacs – Excuse the Expression

| September 15, 2013 | 0 Comments
Anal Sacs – Excuse the Expression

What are anal sacs and how can they become impacted? Learn more about signs, symptoms and treatment for anal sac issues here.

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Puppy Sense

| August 13, 2013 | 0 Comments
Puppy Sense

A puppy is born blind and deaf, with its eyes and ears sealed. A puppy begins to see and hear at about 2 weeks of age.

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Dangerous Foods for Dogs

| June 21, 2013 | 0 Comments
Dangerous Foods for Dogs

Wood, while not poisonous, is not highly recommended.   Labrador retrievers and golden retrievers had the dubious distinction of being among the top 10 dog breeds accounting for the most calls to the Pet Poison helpline in 2011. Could it be their curiosity and love of food that got them there? We all enjoy sharing […]

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Take Your Dog to Work Day (TYDTWDay) 2013

| June 17, 2013 | 0 Comments
Take Your Dog to Work Day (TYDTWDay) 2013

Friday, June 21st is Take Your Dog to Work Day. First observed in 1999, TYDTWDay was established by Pet Sitter’s International to “celebrate the great companions dogs make and to encourage their adoption from humane societies, animal shelters and breed rescue clubs”. Will you be taking your dog to work on Friday?

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May 3rd – National Specially-Abled Pets Day

| May 1, 2013 | 0 Comments

On May 3rd, we recognize and celebrate Specially-Abled Pets Day. Do you own or know a specially-abled dog? Share their story with our readers in the comments section below.

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2014 AKC Companion Events Extravaganza Results

| April 25, 2013 | 0 Comments
2014 AKC Companion Events Extravaganza Results

A record entry of more than 2,000 dogs competed at the AKC® Companion Events Extravaganza in March 2014.

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Canine Constellations

| April 24, 2013 | 0 Comments
Canine Constellations

There are three canine constellations: Canis Major (Big Dog), Canis Minor (Little Dog) and Canes Venatici (Hunting Dogs).

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Hungry Like The Wolf

| April 8, 2013 | 0 Comments
Hungry Like The Wolf

According to DNA analysis, the Lhasa Apso is genetically closer to the wolf than is a Chesapeake Bay Retriever.

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World Record Litter Of Puppies

| March 7, 2013 | 0 Comments
World Record Litter Of Puppies

Did you know largest litter of puppies is 24, all of whom were born on 29 November 2004 to a Neopolitan Mastiff.

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AKC Canine Good Citizen

| February 26, 2013 | 0 Comments
AKC Canine Good Citizen

As of January 1, 2013, the AKC Canine Good Citizen is an official AKC title! The AKC Canine Good Citizen (CGC) program was created to promote responsible pet ownership and basic obedience for dogs while rewarding dogs who have good manners at home and in the community. Often dog owners choose the CGC program as […]

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Feb 23rd Is International Dog Biscuit Appreciation Day

| February 23, 2013 | 0 Comments
Feb 23rd Is International Dog Biscuit Appreciation Day

Today is International Dog Biscuit Appreciation Day! I know our Labradors appreciate dog biscuits every day! Check out the recipe for Scully’s Homemade Savory Dog Treats. They are easy to make and our dogs love them! If you want some history of the dog biscuit check out this great article.

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February Is National Pet Dental Health Month

| February 19, 2013 | 0 Comments
February Is National Pet Dental Health Month

February is National Pet Dental Health Month. Just like in humans, dental health is part of providing a great quality of life for our Retrievers. There are a number of ways to keep your retriever’s teeth healthy. Brushing is one great way to do it but it takes training for both the dog and the […]

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Responsible Pet Owners Month

| February 8, 2013 | 0 Comments
Responsible Pet Owners Month

February is National Responsible Pet Owners Month. What are you doing to make sure that you are a responsible dog owner? Being a responsible pet owner is the really the basis for living the Retriever Life. Giving our dogs the full and happy life they deserve is our responsibility as stewards of our dog’s welfare. […]

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Year Of The Dog

| January 24, 2013 | 0 Comments

According to the Chinese zodiac, people born in the Year of the Dog (1922, 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006) are thought to be loyal, kind, faithful & fair.

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