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The Top 10 Dog Breeds in the UK (Yes, on the 4th of July)

[fa icon="calendar'] Jul 4, 2017 10:00:00 AM / by Dave Merrick posted in Pet Holidays & Events

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Happy Fourth of July to our United States visitors!  Oddly enough, we thought it would be fun if we shared some interesting information regarding the most popular dog breeds on the other side of the pond in the UK. 

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May is National Pet Month: Make it One to Remember

[fa icon="calendar'] May 9, 2017 10:00:00 AM / by Dave Merrick posted in Pet Holidays & Events

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National Pet Month began in England over 20 years ago. Celebrated in May of each year, this special holiday has five important goals that you (and your pet) can participate in.

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National Adopt a Shelter Pet Day and How You Can Adopt

[fa icon="calendar'] May 2, 2017 10:00:00 AM / by Dave Merrick posted in Pet Holidays & Events

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National Adopt a Shelter Pet Day was just celebrated on April 30th, but there are still many pets waiting to find a special new home. Adopting an animal from a shelter (versus buying from a pet store or breeder) has many advantages.

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Prevent Animal Cruelty During Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Month

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 25, 2017 10:00:00 AM / by Dave Merrick posted in Pet Holidays & Events

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The ASPCA (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) has designated the month of April the official Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Month. Each year, this month is used to create awareness of the many issues facing animals in our country.

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National Pet ID Week: How to Tag Your Senior Pet

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 18, 2017 10:00:00 AM / by Dave Merrick posted in Pet Holidays & Events, Pet Safety

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Warm weather brings lots of outdoor adventures, open windows, and extra time in the yard for your dog (and even for curious cats). These enjoyable activities can be risky if your dog runs off into the woods or your cat escapes through a torn screen or open door.  It’s important to protect your pet from these risks, and one easy way to do that is by making sure they have the proper identification on them at all times.

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Easter and Dogs: 4 Tips to Safely Celebrate with your Senior Pet

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 11, 2017 10:00:00 AM / by Dave Merrick posted in Pet Holidays & Events, Pet Safety

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Easter is the first major holiday of spring, and many of us spend is at large gatherings with friends and family. If you are hosting an Easter celebration this year, or travelling to one with your pets, make sure you consider these four issues regarding Easter and dogs to ensure a safe celebration for all.

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When is National Pet Day? Celebrate Your Best Friend!

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 4, 2017 10:00:00 AM / by Dave Merrick posted in Pet Holidays & Events

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National Pet Day was founded in 2006 by Pet & Family Lifestyle Expert and Animal Welfare Advocate Colleen Paige with a goal of celebrating “the joy pets bring to our lives,” as well as increasing awareness of the many pets in shelters who need our help and love. Do you have a special pet in your life, or a desire to help homeless animals?

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K9 Veterans Day: Honoring Our Canine Heroes

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 14, 2017 10:00:00 AM / by Dave Merrick posted in Pet Holidays & Events

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On March 13th of 1942, the United States Army started training dogs for their new War Dog Program, also known as the K-9 Corps. The K-9 Corps first accepted numerous dog breeds, but eventually limited their selection to German Shepherds, Belgian sheep dogs, Doberman Pinschers, collies, Siberian Huskies, Malumutes, and Eskimo dogs. Today, the majority of dog working in the United States military are German Shepherds and Belgian Malinois, two breeds that are known for being smart, loyal, and strong.

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Poison Prevention Awareness Month: 5 Tips to Protect Your Pet

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 7, 2017 10:00:12 AM / by Dave Merrick posted in Pet Holidays & Events, Pet Safety

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March is the month when many of us start getting outside more; cleaning out our homes and garages, working in the garden, and hosting more get-togethers as the weather improves. March is also Poison Prevention Awareness Month, and the timing is perfect as many spring activities expose us (and our pets) to new dangers.

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The 141st Westminster Dog Show: 10 Facts You Should Know

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 7, 2017 10:00:56 AM / by Dave Merrick posted in Pet Holidays & Events

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The events of the 141st Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show begin on February 11, 2017. This venerable event allows all of us to see some amazing dogs doing some truly amazing things, whether you are cheering for the giant Irish Wolfhound or the tiny Yorkie.

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