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    Dug Up at Dogster: June 2021 Dog Events and Dog Holidays

    As Springs swings into Summer, take in these wagalicious June 2021 dog events and holidays for you and your canine pal. Don’t see your dog event on the list? Email us at termagdogs@belvoir.com and we will include your June 2021 dog event. June 2021 Dog Holidays  June 6-12: Pet Appreciation Week June 21: Father’s Day (Dog Dad Day) June 21: Dog Party Day June 25: Take Your Dog to Work Day June 2021 Dog Events June 5 — June 9, 2021: North American Veterinary Community (NAVC) VMX 2021 Check it out live at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, FL, or go online for the 38th Annual VMX Veterinary Meeting and…

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    Dog Careers That Led to Books

    Jesse Freidin, Lili Chin and Dr. Marty Goldstein all had dog-related careers that taught them the importance of the bond between a dog and his owner. They harnessed this knowledge and found a way to share it with others through books. Dog Photographer with a Cause In his work as a dog photographer, Jesse Freidin focuses on the dog-and-human connection. As a dog photographer, Jesse Freidin found himself in a position to help share powerful stories about the dog and-human connection. He made a profession out of combining his passions — photography and dogs. His style is unique in that he doesn’t focus his lens on just the pup. His…

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    Want to Try a Dog Adventure on the Water? Try SUP

    Sharing the joy and love of being on the water stand-up paddleboarding with your dog can be fun, especially if your dog loves water. My dog and I have the best time gliding over the smooth water, my dog out in front of me taking in all the sights, smells and sounds just like I am. We take breaks to go swimming and to explore the coastline and our favorite sandbars. Paddleboards are a great way of getting on the water with your dog: They are lighter than kayaks, easier to transport and easier to carry to the water, plus can be used sitting, kneeling and standing. Paddleboards are pretty…

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    Help! My Dog is Choking

    It’s 3 a.m., and you’re sound asleep. Suddenly, your dog is coughing. Or is he gagging? Wait! Is he choking?! You leap out of bed to check on him, and he’s already gone back to sleep. Dogs make all kinds of funny noises, and most don’t signal a problem. So when should you be concerned? Choking is always an emergency, but thankfully, it’s rare. As an emergency veterinarian for 10 years, I only saw a dog choke twice — once on a racquetball and the other on a large wad of food. Coughing or gagging is much more likely the culprit. Choking occurs when objects like balls, food, treats or…

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    Golden Retriever

    Golden Retriever courtesy Geri Yaccino Golden Retriever courtesy Geri Yaccino Golden Retriever courtesy Geri Yaccino Quick Facts: Weight: 50 – 80 poundsHeight: 21 – 24 inches Ideal Human Companions Sportsmen and hunters Suburban families Outdoorsy types “Fetch” fanatics If you like playing fetch (and, especially if you like playing it for hours), you’ll love having a Golden Retriever. Eager, loving, intelligent and playful, these dogs have boundless energy and very few behavior problems. Trademark Traits: Handsome and proportioned Soft, golden coat Friendly and fun Lively and energetic Loyal and obedient Easily trained Sometimes hyperactive What They Are Like to Live With Golden retrievers are loaded with confidence and good vibes.…

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    10 Podcasts to Bark About

    Podcast popularity is soaring — and naturally, the medium brims with shows that cover the many aspects of a dog-focused lifestyle. Taking in chats with celebrity canine owners, positive-reinforcement training tips and puppy-focused episodes, here are 10 starting points to navigating the dog-pod vault. Walking The Dog Walking The Dog features radio presenter Emily Dean enjoying a stroll with her friends and their beloved pooches. The guest roster includes singer Jamie Cullum, former The Great British Bake Off presenter Mel Giedroyc and comedian Ricky Gervais, who’s accompanied by German Shepherd Dog, Anti, from his Netflix show After Life. ✧ podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/walking-the-dog-with-emily-dean/id1220510307 Your New Puppy When avid podcast listener and trainer Debbie…

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    The Growing Trend of Fresh From the Fridge Meals for Fido

    Welcome to the age of “fridge” meals for your pooch pal. You can find these foods in refrigerator cases inside pet supply stores and some supermarkets and yes, even delivered to your door packed in dry ice. Most offer fresh ingredients that are free of any preservatives. “There’s something naturally appealing about feeding your dog a ‘fresh meal,’” says Dr. Ernie Ward, veterinarian, founder of the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention and co-author of The Clean Pet Food Revolution. He Offers This Checklist: Make sure the food is Association of American Feed Control Officials (AAFCO)-approved and nutritionally complete and balanced. Go online, check for food recalls and read online reviews…

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    A Case of Canine Cataracts

    Show him, Sadie. See? Look, look! See how she can’t see her cookie?” I was seated across from an 11-year-old snowy Schnauzer that was apparently oblivious to the treat dangling in front of her. I’d known Sadie for six years, since her family fled the frigid winters of upstate New York for the milder climate of coastal Carolina. I’d also seen this coming for a couple of those years (pun intended). “No matter what I show her, she can’t see it anymore. She constantly bumps into things. And her eyes are so cloudy. Can Sadie see?” While the answer may have been obvious, delivering the diagnosis to Sadie’s mom required…

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    Why Is My Dog Still Getting Sick?

    How is it possible, with dogs stuck at home with their owners during the pandemic, that many vets report an uptick in ailments usually associated with hanging out with other dogs – visits to dog parks and the like? This includes kennel cough, common during boarding and daycare, and leptospirosis, a bacterial infection associated with puddles and dirty water, two things dogs love wallowing in at dog parks? Because, say, several vets, being stuck at home and romping around the back yard may simulate just those conditions. “Everyone is home more, so they’re seeing more things, and especially things they might not have noticed before,” says Jenni Grady, DVM, who…

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    Red Heeler

    Hi Brian, I’m not an expert, and am only sharing my experience and advice from my own perspectives, so what I’m doing may or may not work with your dog…but I”m hoping that it will help. I’ve owned 3 dogs previous to the one we just got, and I’ve been around lots of other dogs, cats, and animals in my half-century. On April 14, 2020, we received a 1 yr old Red Heeler, named Copper. He likes to nip at our heels when we walk or run, and seems to deliberately make attempts to trip us up. He also likes to nip at our hands, constantly. He doesn’t bite to…