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  • Helping your older dog age gracefully

    Helping your older dog age gracefully
    As dogs age, pet owners need to make special adjustments to their dog's routine. Most dogs enter their golden years between seven and 10 years of age, notes the website of the ASPCA, with large/giant breeds becoming seniors earlier than small breeds....
  • Bloodhound goes fishing

    Bloodhound goes fishing
    Daisy is an 11-month-old bloodhound who is smart, fit  and fun-loving. The American Kennel Club describes the bloodhound as a "unique looking dog in a baggy suit" but the 75-pound Daisy hasn’t quite grown into her baggy suit yet.   Daisy recently...
  • AKC adds 3 breeds: Registry total at 173

     
    From the American Kennel Club: The AKC has added three breeds to its registry. The American English Coonhound joins the hound group, the Finnish Lapphund joins  the herding group, and the Cesky Terrier joins the terrier group. The AKC now recognizes 173...
  • Doggy odors? Try these tips

     
    From the American Kennel Club: Do you keep your dog and your home nice and clean but are noticing some bad pet odors recently? There are some places around your house where these odors are hiding that you might not even realize: Your pet’s bed. To...
  • The dog days of summer can be too hot for dogs

     
    Yesterday evening, on my drive home from work, I spotted a man running along the side of the road with a large dog at his side. The dog’s tongue was hanging out. No wonder! Although it was early evening, the temperature was still above 90 degrees...
  • Remembering Tex, the Lab with the big bark

     
    Mary Thrasher of Cocoa wrote an “I remember when …” feature on her yellow Labrador retriever, Tex, about whom she also wrote a poem to ease the pain of parting: When my 7-year-old yellow Labrador retriever, Tex, died suddenly during...
  • Pet thefts rising — some protection advice

     
    From the PRNewswire comes a report on a rise in pet thefts and American Kennel Club recommendations for protecting your pets: According to the AKC Companion Animal Recovery National Pet Theft Database, approximately 224 pets have been reported stolen so...
  • Working dogs deserve salute on Labor Day

     
    The American Kennel Club points out that humans aren’t the only workers who deserve a Labor Day break. Dogs do a variety of detection jobs, both in the military and civilian working worlds. The club lists its top 5 detection jobs done by canines....
  • AKC wants your mischievous dog videos

     
    From Rebecca Mercer with the American Kennel Club: From singing doggy divas to canines who steal scraps from the table, the American Kennel Club and the Canine Companies are looking for fun videos of misbehaving dogs for upcoming episodes of Meet the...
  • AKC salutes dogs most often used in military service

     
    An announcement from the American Kennel Club: In honor of Veterans Day and in celebration of the New York City return of AKC Meet the Breeds at the Javits Center on Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 19-20, the American Kennel Club celebrates the breeds most...
  • A tearful goodbye to my greatest teammate

     
    We won a title the following year, before Doc Rivers left to chase more significant victories as coach of the Boston Celtics....
  • February is good for dog-watching with Puppy Bowl and Westminster Dog Show

     
    Technically, the “dog days” refer to a period in late summer, usually July and August. But in terms of TV viewing, a case could be made for referring to a few days in February as such. Once again this February, two annual favorites for dog...