When Choosing A Pup, Research ‘Breeds’ Results

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At an NYC puppy shelter a few weeks ago, my mind was just about made up when I met Chester – The cutest Lab puppy I’d ever seen. Here are some things to consider when comparing different dog breeds: • Do you live in an apartment or a house with a small backyard?

5 Sure-Fire Ways to Protect Your Pet From the Ice this Winter

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And while you’re bundled up in your warm jacket and roasting next to a fire, it’s important that your pets are just as protected from the cold as you are—especially smaller pets, old/sickly pets, and new puppies/kittens (they are exceptionally vulnerable to cold).

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False Pregnancies In Dogs

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A false pregnancy is a term used to describe a female dog showing signs of pregnancy, lactation and nursing, but never produces any puppies. She may try to create a nest to keep her puppies in. She will carry these objects around and mother them as if they were her puppies. She may become territorial and protective of these “puppies”, which can actually cause problems for some households.

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Nutrition for Dogs: Choosing the Right Food for Your Canine Companion

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Puppy, senior, and large breed dog foods all offer benefits, but not all special formulations are created equally. Feed healthy food to your dog. Nutrition is among the most overlooked areas of responsible pet ownership.

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Handbags are a Dog’s Best Friend

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Tails are sure to wag on Friday, June 12t h as Luna Boston hosts “Doggies + Bags,” a special benefit party for the Companion Animal Protection Society (CAPS). A Luna Boston stylist will be on-hand to help you update your wardrobe for summer with the latest trends, and twenty-five percent of all proceeds made during the event will be donated to help CAPS in its mission to protect companions from cruelty and inhumane breeding practices in Pet Shops and Puppy Mills.

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Why Your Dog Barks

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Dog barking can signify needs, protection, and dominance. Some breeds are simply “barking dogs”. There are those small breed dogs who seem to love the sound of their own voices, and will bark for any apparent reason. Sometimes it may be a sign of aggression or protective instinct. Puppies tend to learn quicker because they soak in information you provide for them. Barking is a natural means of communication for a dog.

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From Today's New York Times

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There are puppies with puppy breath and slobbery kisses; young dogs with enthusiasm, devotion and intelligence; older dogs with patience, loyalty and wisdom. You can find purebreds, mixed breeds and designer dogs. But one thing they all have in common is the strongest desire imaginable to love you, protect you and bond with you. Cherishing her puppy days but also cherishing every moment we have together, and all the smiles and laughs because of her.