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How To Help Your Dog Beat The Heat This Summer

As the middle of summer approaches and temperatures get hot, you want to keep your dog cool. We spend a good portion of the summer months outdoors enjoying the weather and the sun, and our dogs enjoy it just as much as we do! Dogs will enthusiastically take on any summer adventure if it means being able to spend time with their humans. Dogs have much fewer ways to cool down than their two-legged family members, and this can easily result in overexertion and overheating, leading to heatstroke.

Heatstroke in dogs can happen fast and can become dangerous quickly. According to the American Kennel Club: “Early signs of heatstroke include heavy panting and rapid breathing, excessive drooling, dry mucous membranes, bright red gums and tongue, skin hot to the touch, and a higher heart rate. Affected dogs become hyperactive and may have difficulty maintaining balance.” If you believe your dog is suffering from heatstroke, get them to their veterinary provider or the nearest animal hospital immediately.

As with almost any canine medical issue, the best treatment for heatstroke is prevention. Here are a few ways you can help your dog beat the heat this summer. Read post »

The Perfect Summer 2021 Reading List For Dog Lovers

Whether your heading to your favorite beach, vacation home, or just to your backyard, Summer 2021 means getting back to the activities you may have missed out on last year.  

Here are a collection of books about our favorite topic – DOGS – that pair perfectly with sunshine!

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Best in show at the 2021 Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show goes to…

Congratulations to Wasabi, a Pekingese, who beat out thousands of dogs to win the top prize – Best in Show – at the 145th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show last evening on the grounds of Lyndhurst Estate.

Wasabi, who’s full name is GCHG CH Pequest Wasabi, is a three year-old male who calls Pennsylvania home. His co-owners are Krispy Kreme heiress, Sandra Middlebrooks, Peggy Steinman of Lancaster Steinmans, and the late Iris Love. Wasabi is also the grandson of 2012 Best In Show winner, Malachy!
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The Top 10 Most Popular Dog Breeds in America in 2020

Today, the American Kennel Club announced that, for the 30th year in a row, the Labrador Retriever has earned the top spot on their annual survey of the most popular dog breeds in America. The AKC based their list on the number of registrations received in 2020.

For the first time, the French Bulldog earned the #2 spot on the list, bumping the German Shepherd and Golden Retriever to #3 and #4, respectively. There is one new arrival on the list – the Dachshund, who jumped up from 12th place in 2019 to the 10th spot in 2020.

Here’s the full list of 2020’s top 10 most popular dog breeds, starring some adorable DogWatch Dogs from all across the country!

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