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Sully The Service Dog Honored with Paw of Courage Hero Award

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The late President George H.W. Bush’s service dog, Sully, is the recipient of the 2019 AKC Paw of CourageSM award. This award is in recognition of his loyalty, dedication and distinguished service. Sully, a two and a half-year-old Labrador Retriever, is a highly trained service dog who was paired with the former President …

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5 Dog Startup Companies Win Prize for Interesting Innovations

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From ingredient innovations to streamlining veterinary care, the finalists for the 2018/2019 Pet Care Innovation Prize are making lives easier and better for pets and their owners. The five finalists each receive $10,000 in cash from Purina with no strings attached. They will also receive transportation, accommodations, and a booth presence at Global Pet Expo, …

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Have Asthma and a Pet? Re-homing Might Not Be Necessary

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Researchers found that once asthma guidelines are followed, environmental exposures to pets or secondhand smoke were not significant factors in overall asthma improvement over time. A study from the Nationwide Children’s Hospital analyzed environmental exposures, like pet and secondhand smoke, to determine if they have a role in asthma control …

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Pet Obesity on Rise for 8th Year Straight According to Data

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One of America’s most common New Year’s resolutions is to lose weight, and statistics show that pet owners should share that goal with their dogs and cats. Data from Nationwide reveals that pet obesity is on the rise for the eighth straight year. Nearly 20 percent of Nationwide members’ pet insurance claims …

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Nominations Open For 2019 American Humane Hero Dog Awards

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15 The annual, year-long campaign seeks to identify and honor America’s bravest heroes on both ends of the leash and will culminate this fall with the premiere of “American Humane Hero Dog Awards” on Hallmark Channel. The two-hour special, now in its ninth year, is broadcast in conjunction with the …

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Trump Admits He’s Too Phony to Have Dogs. We Agree.

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German Shepherds can sniff out drugs, and that’s why Trump likes them, despite not having one. In his Monday rally in Texas, Trump, per usual, shifted his tirade on the war against drugs to something else entirely—canines. After describing his content with the breeds’ capability, he elicited more roars from …

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Nearly 1 In 5 Dogs Overweight + Where the Unhealthiest Dogs Live

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   Ollie has released the results of the Ollie 2018 State of Dogs in America Report. The comprehensive report analyzed data from more than 400,000 dogs to uncover what a dog in America’s household looks like, identifying health, nutrition, and overall activity trends. “Over the course of two years, we’ve been able …

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