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  • Cosmetic surgery for the canine set

    Cosmetic surgery for the canine set
    Ace, a youthful Labrador, bounds across his lawn, fielding tennis balls and hurrying them back to his owner. His tail wags. His coat is thick and shiny. He barks with enthusiasm. To the naked eye, Ace is a strapping example of dogdom. Who would guess...
  • Davidsonville dog is Westminster-bound

    Davidsonville dog is Westminster-bound
    This weekend, he'll be brushed in his Davidsonville home to remove loose strands. He'll get a special bath with custom-blended shampoo, then a blow-dry in Annapolis. Then he'll down a little motion-sickness medicine for his ride to New York. Come...
  • Protecting your pets

    Protecting your pets
    Do you have a dog or a cat? Are you keeping them safe from pet theft? According to Ines de Pablo, founder of the pet safety company Wag'N Enterprises, the theft of our furry friends has been on the rise in 2011. And the American Kennel Club agrees --...
  • Welcoming a dog into bliss of married life

    Welcoming a dog into bliss of married life
    When a couple moves in together, it's not just the people who must adjust. If either partner has a dog, it's important to help a pet adjust to the combination of two households. "Dogs have different personalities, and while some are excited to have new...
  • 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....
  • Traveling with your pet

    Traveling with your pet
    Traveling with your pet is as American as owning one. According to a 2009-10 National Pet Owners Survey, 71.4 million U.S. households own a pet, mostly cats and dogs. Compared to a parrot or piranha, it's relatively easy to take a cat or dog for a car...
  • 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...
  • Advice dog owners can dig

     
    From the American Kennel Club: If you have trouble with your dog digging in your yard, or in newly planted gardens, take note of a few tips from Mary Burch, an animal behavorist and AKC Canine Good Citizen director. “Dogs dig for a number of...
  • Legislature passes bill to halt automatic ‘dangerous dog’ label

     
    From the Best Friends Animal Society: The Florida Legislature passed a bill Wednesday, May 4, that would end the automatic designation of “dangerous” for dogs removed in busts of dogfighting operations. The bill awaits Gov. Rick Scott's...
  • Dogs of Mexico: Chihuahua and Xoloitzcuintli

     
    Just in time for Cinco de Mayo, the American Kennel Club tips its collective hat to two dog breeds of Mexican descent. THE CHIHUAHUA is the 13th most popular breed in the U.S., according to 2010 AKC registration statistics. The breed's name comes from the...
  • Keep dogs safe in summertime

     
    We have a few reminders from American Kennel Club Canine Partners about summertime hazards for dogs and how to avoid them. Keep cool.  When heat and humidity are making you uncomfortable, chances are that your dog is suffering too and is becoming...