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  • Rescue Dog Awarded Blue Peter Badge for Work to Help Anxious Children
    A rescued Staffie has been awarded a Blue Peter badge for his work helping children overcome their fears of dogs – after conquering his own fear.  Six-year-old Staffordshire bull terrier Bonzai was rescued by RSPCA officers in January 2018 when his owners were unable to look after him. He was taken into the charity’s Block Fen Animal Centre in Cambridgeshire and it took just a few months to rehome him.  Emma Smith, from Block Fen, said: “Unfortunately, his new owners returned Bonzai to us just a few weeks later after he got into an altercation with another dog. “We knew this was very unusual behaviour for him and reassessed him and did some more training with him while he was back in our care. He was a fabulous dog to have in kennels and a firm favourite with staff so we were thrilled when he found another home just a few months later.” In July 2018, Emma* and her family, from Harlow in Essex, were visiting relatives nearby and decided to stop in at Block Fen on the way home to see if there were any dogs that might be a good fit for them. She said: “We’d been ... read more
    Source: PetsmagPublished on 2020-09-18
  • Pretty Pet Portraits
    The post Pretty Pet Portraits by Annie Butler Shirreffs appeared first on Dogster. Copying over entire articles infringes on copyright laws. You may not be aware of it, but all of these articles were assigned, contracted and paid for, so they aren't considered public domain. However, we appreciate that you like the article and would love it if you continued sharing just the first paragraph of an article, then linking out to the rest of the piece on Dogster.com. Give your beloved dog pride of place with a one-of-a-kind pet portrait. Inspired by the love and adoration people have for their pets, Crown and Paw is dedicated to helping pet parents show that love by creating masterpieces based on photos of their dogs. The company curates authentic 19th century portraits and rare Renaissance era oil paintings, and digitally combines them with your pet’s photo, creating a fun and original custom work of art. You just choose a costume and upload a photo, and the talented team of artists does the rest. These portraits capture your dog’s unique characteristics and facial features, and express his personality. Learn more at crownandpaw.com. The post Pretty Pet Portraits by Annie Butler Shirreffs appeared ... read more
    Source: DogsterPublished on 2020-09-18
  • Try One of the Most Popular Canine Joint Pain Supplements for Under $15
    Can Your Senior Begin ‘Acting Like a Puppy Again’?! We have a saying here at iHeartDogs. We created it because we started hearing the same thing over and over again when it came to our canine joint supplement product. It goes something like this. A customer with an older dog tries our Advanced Hip & Joint chews. They usually have tried a product before, but they either didn’t see results, or their dog refused to eat it. They try our formula, and the first impression is “Wow, my dog actually ate this and thought it was a treat!” (the natural bacon flavor helps with that) But it’s the next thing we often hear that literally brings tears to our eyes. We often hear: “My dog is acting like a puppy again!” ALAPA. Because our formula contains high, therapeutic levels of 4 active ingredients (glucosamine, MSM, chondroitin, and turmeric) its often significantly more effective than most joint products on the market. And like all products here on iHeartDogs, every single bottle provides donated meals for shelter dogs! Stories from People Who’s Older Dogs Are ALAPA   “My nine year old dog was really slowing down and experiencing ... read more
    Source: iHeartDogsPublished on 2020-09-18
  • Clever Dog Sneaks Out Of Grandma’s Yard To Take A 50 Mile Adventure Back Home
    Axle is a seven-year-old Blue Heeler who recently embarked on an impressive adventure. You see, his dog mom dropped him off at grandma’s for the weekend but he wasn’t having it. In Homeward Bound style, Axle decided he had to get back home. He took off on a two day, 50-mile journey through neighborhoods, several towns, and a large lake.
    Image Texas Lost Dogs, Cats, and Pets/FacebookAxle was Dropped Off at Grandma’s House, But He Quickly Took Off Leslie Robinson and her fiancé were setting out for a weekend getaway. They made arrangements for Leslie’s fiancé’s mother to take care of Leslie’s seven-year-old Blue Heeler, Axle. They dropped the dog off at Grandma’s house in Spicewood, TX, a town about thirty-five miles northwest of Austin. Axle had only been at Grandma’s house for a short while on Friday morning when he made his move. Who knows what he was really thinking, but he clearly believed it was imperative that he escape Grandma’s yard and get moving! Axle was heading home, come hell or high water. Axle Seen Swimming Across Lake Travis and Trotting Through Towns Leslie turned to Facebook to enlist the help of people ... read more
    Source: iHeartDogsPublished on 2020-09-17
  • Former Hairless, Starving Stray Lives A Completely Different Life Now
    On the streets of Dumaguete in the Philippines, an extremely thin hairless dog wandered alone. The pup suffered from mange, a condition caused by mites burrowing into a dog’s skin. Dogs like this poor girl affected by mange scratch constantly, which leads to bald patches, inflammation, sores, and scabs. As if that wasn’t enough, the poor dog had a broken leg, leaving her hobbling around. This dog needed help, and stat. In June of 2020, Dumaguete Animal Sanctuary saved her and rushed the scared pup (later named Peanut) to the vet.
    Paws 4 Hope/YouTubeEven though she was scared and confused, Peanut showed signs of wanting human affection. She also had an appetite, which her rescuers saw as a great sign. Clearly Peanut needed some food in her belly. Vets estimated that Peanut was around 8 months old.
    Paws 4 Hope/YouTubeFortunately, mange and broken bones are both treatable conditions. Two regular fosters with Dumaguete Animal Sanctuary, Mike and Joy, also volunteered to take Peanut in. DAS wrote on Facebook: “Mike and Joy will foster Peanut in a few days time so we can try and keep her safe from disease. Her immune system is ... read more
    Source: iHeartDogsPublished on 2020-09-17
  • 7 Reasons Dogs Would Make The Best Politicians
    Citizens! All hail…the dogs? Sounds great to us! Dogs already rule our world so it seems natural to let them have the government too. And it makes sense. Dogs have quite a few qualities that make them ideal for office! From leading with their heart to transparent business dealings, dogs will never lead us astray! Check out these 7 reasons dogs would make the best politicians and we guarantee the pups will have your vote locked! @harlowandsage/Instagram 7 Reasons Dogs Get Our Votes #1 – Dogs Listen and They Care When it comes to your most important issues, dogs are paws down the best listeners and they care what you have to say. You can see it in their soulful eyes and feel it in their doggie hugs! @love.a.bull.diesel/Instagram #2 – Dogs Stick by Us Through Thick and Thin Loyalty is one of the top qualities in a politician, but who wrote the book on how to be loyal? In the best times and worst times, pups will never give up on us! Canine Fitness Camp/Facebook #3 – Decisions Made with Logic and Love The best leaders know how to make choices by using their head and heart. ... read more
    Source: iHeartDogsPublished on 2020-09-17
  • Loyal Dog Is The Only One Who Notices Car Fall On Neighbor
    Sometimes, we think our dogs aren’t paying attention. Yet, they’re usually more aware of their surroundings than humans are. They can pick up on subtle sounds, which can be lifesaving in certain scenarios. A Boxer mix named Root Beer, or Rudy for short, did just that. When a car fell on top of his neighbor, he noticed it before anyone else did. When no humans reacted to the situation, he had to put matters into his own paws. Even though his neighbor had never been a huge dog lover, the pup couldn’t let him die.
    Image: Screenshot, wsbtv.comAn Unfortunate Accident It started as a normal day for Tony Dagnino. He was simply doing some work on his Mazda in his driveway. To complete the job, he had to go under the car to get a better look at the parts. But that’s when the danger happened. Somehow, the car fell off the jack stands, which put all the weight on Dagnino. He compared it to a really, really big guy jumping on him. “I couldn’t catch a full breath. I was on my side. Had I been laying on my back, I think I wouldn’t ... read more
    Source: iHeartDogsPublished on 2020-09-17
  • 3 Tricks Your Dog Will Love
    The post 3 Tricks Your Dog Will Love by Sassafras Lowrey appeared first on Dogster. Copying over entire articles infringes on copyright laws. You may not be aware of it, but all of these articles were assigned, contracted and paid for, so they aren't considered public domain. However, we appreciate that you like the article and would love it if you continued sharing just the first paragraph of an article, then linking out to the rest of the piece on Dogster.com. Dog tricks are a fun way to spend quality time with our dogs and give them physical and mental exercise. Tricks are even a competitive sport where your dog can earn titles via video submission from Do More With Your Dog and The American Kennel Club. To teach your dog these fun tricks, you don’t need any fancy props. You just need lots of small pieces of treats your dog is excited about! Each is on a different level, so your dog can learn one no matter her experience. Photo: K_Thalhofer | Getty Images Easy: A Crawl Start with your dog in a lie down position. If ... read more
    Source: DogsterPublished on 2020-09-17
  • Beagle’s Time-Lapse Shows What Sharing A Bed With Your Dog Is Like
    Many dog parents share their bed with their furry friend at night. That’s because we love to cuddle up next to our dogs and feel safe with them by our sides. But what many dog lovers don’t mention is how some dogs can be frustrating when it comes to moving around at night. Dogs spend a lot of time sleeping during the day, so it’s normal for them to wake up and move around throughout the night. This can cause us to toss and turn more too, but dogs move at night even more than we think. A couple’s time-lapse video showed their Beagle’s silly sleeping habits.
    Image: @brunothebeagle1/FacebookBeagle Can’t Sit Still Even the smallest dogs seem to take up all the space at night. In fact, Mike and Stacey were shocked when their new 8-month-old Beagle named Bruno moved around so much at night. While they tossed and turned throughout the night, Bruno moved into every possible sleeping position. The couple had never imagined that a puppy could be such a fussy sleeper. They quickly learned that their furry friend just doesn’t like to sit still. He also moves around like crazy every time ... read more
    Source: iHeartDogsPublished on 2020-09-16
  • Interrupting Dog Adorably Runs To Aid Of Performer Pretending To Be Injured
    Without a doubt, one of the absolute cutest things my dog does is run right to my side when I cry. Though I have to admit, sometimes I pretend to cry just to get him to rush over and lick my face. It turns out not all dogs know or care about the difference between real and fake injuries. Whatever the case, they just want to help. One altruistic pup in Turkey interrupted a theater performance to save a person’s life. Well, that’s what he thought he was doing. One of the production’s actors, Numan Ertuğrul Uzunsoy, had to fall over as part of a scene. The dog ran right up to him in the middle of the show, thinking all of it was real. Uzunsoy told The Dodo: “The character I played was injured and in great pain. He’d fallen off a horse, and was breathing hard.”
    @kocaelivizyon/FacebookWagging his tail furiously, the dog trotted over to the fallen actor. He stuck his snout right in Uzunsoy’s face. “I felt warmth on my face. First, I thought my costar was approaching me.” Then the dog proceeded to lay his entire body across Uzonsoy’s chest supportively. Whoops ... read more
    Source: iHeartDogsPublished on 2020-09-16
  • Archaeologists Discover The World’s Oldest Domesticated Dog
    Believe it or not, there was once a time when humans didn’t have dogs by their sides. It must’ve been a dark time with no fluffy animals to pet and no canines to kiss you. But a recent discovery showed that domesticated dogs might be even older than we thought. Archaeologists recently discovered the remains of a dog that could be 14,000 to 20,000 years old! The details in these bones proved that this dog was much more domesticated than wolves. This leads researchers to believe that dogs have been domesticated for even longer than we’ve suspected.
    Image: Screenshot, viral world YouTubeWhat Do These Remains Tell Us? Archaeologists discovered these remains across the Paglicci Cave and the Romanelli Cave in Italy. Humans lived in these caves during the Ice Age, between 14,000 and 40,000 years ago. The remains were also found very close to the human settlements. So, it’s suggested that dogs became domesticated during that time. During their research, they also compared the bones of these dogs to the bones of present-day wolves. The features of the old remains were always significantly smaller than the typical wolf anatomy. This is another observation that suggests ... read more
    Source: iHeartDogsPublished on 2020-09-16
  • 29 Dog Pictures That Will Make You Laugh Every Time
    Dogs never cease to make us laugh. They do so many unexplainable things that result in hilarious photos with silly captions. Sometimes, a dog’s weird actions can even make them famous on social media. Their photos get shared over and over again, and it’s still funny every time we see it. The following 29 photos have been circulating the internet for a while, but they’ll never not be funny. They’re actually the kind of wholesome content we need during these confusing times. #1 – This dog has the best way of playing innocent… by ignoring the problem.
    Image: @itstotallytrending/Facebook#2 – Hina the Shiba Inu doesn’t know how to properly pose for pictures.
    Image: @shibainu4girls/Facebook#3 – This dog quickly realized that he was in the wrong place at the wrong time.
    Image: @source/imgur#4 – When your dog turns 16, you teach them to drive.
    Image: @anataliaeh61101/imgur#5 – Random Google searches always give the best results.
    Image: @LADbible/Facebook#6 – There’s a Pug in this photo if you look hard enough…
    Image: @AttaBoyAnimalCare/Facebook#7 – They look like identical twins!
    Image: ... read more
    Source: iHeartDogsPublished on 2020-09-16
  • Dug Up at Dogster: September 2020 Dog Events
    The post Dug Up at Dogster: September 2020 Dog Events by Melissa L. Kauffman appeared first on Dogster. Copying over entire articles infringes on copyright laws. You may not be aware of it, but all of these articles were assigned, contracted and paid for, so they aren't considered public domain. However, we appreciate that you like the article and would love it if you continued sharing just the first paragraph of an article, then linking out to the rest of the piece on Dogster.com. The cooler weather of September makes it the perfect month for dog events and happenings. Grab the dog harness or your mouse for these September 2020 dog events either live or virtual and make it a September to remember. Don’t see your event? Just email us at dogstermag@belvoir.com and put Dog Events in the subject line. All month long Dog holiday observances: National Pet Insurance Month, Service Dogs Month, Pet Sitter Education Month, Responsible Dog Ownership Month, plus: September 2020 — Animal Pain Awareness Month The International Veterinary Academy of Pain Management’s (IVAPM) Animal Pain Awareness Month, sponsored by Zoetis, raises awareness about osteoarthritis (OA) – a degenerative and progressively painful joint disease found in ... read more
    Source: DogsterPublished on 2020-09-16
  • Florida Dog Stuck In 40-Foot Sinkhole Cries For Help
    Curiosity often gets both people and dogs into difficult situations. And sometimes, we just don’t look where we’re going when we’re on an adventure. These things are what caused an increase in sinkhole rescues in Florida. Only a day after rescuing a couple from a sinkhole, a dog was found in a sinkhole in the same area. Both sinkholes were about 40 feet deep, so rescuing the victims was tricky. But the Golden Retriever mix named Sammy howled for help as his family stood at the top of the sinkhole in fear. Rescue officials knew they had to help bring this sweet dog home.
    Image: Jessi Howe FacebookSinkhole Rescues First, a man and woman who were riding an ATV in the woods fell into a 40-foot sinkhole. That sinkhole had water in it, which means they had to swim as they waited for help to arrive. They were rescued from the sinkhole with only minor injuries. Officials thought that would be the end of their sinkhole rescue, but the following day had more surprises. Alachua County Fire Rescue was alerted by a family that their dog had fallen into a sinkhole in the same area. ... read more
    Source: iHeartDogsPublished on 2020-09-16
  • Weed Out the Hidden Enemies in Your Yard
    The post Weed Out the Hidden Enemies in Your Yard by Dr. Catherine Ashe appeared first on Dogster. Copying over entire articles infringes on copyright laws. You may not be aware of it, but all of these articles were assigned, contracted and paid for, so they aren't considered public domain. However, we appreciate that you like the article and would love it if you continued sharing just the first paragraph of an article, then linking out to the rest of the piece on Dogster.com. In 2019, the ASPCA Poison Control Center reported that three of the most common pet toxins are those that can be found in the yard: garden products, pesticides and plants. Many dogs spend a great deal of time outside, and it is important that fences, gardens and outdoor buildings be properly dog-proofed to prevent accidental poisonings. No grow zone common pet toxinsSago palm. Photo: Kerri Rubio Sago palms are a popular landscaping plant. They are beautiful and hardy but also extremely deadly to dogs. All parts of the plant are poisonous, but the seeds are the most lethal. Sago palms cause liver failure. Symptoms include ... read more
    Source: DogsterPublished on 2020-09-16
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