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Week in Review: Recalls, Sneaky Guide Dog, Family Dog Facing Death, Maryland Puppy Mill Ban & More!

Catch up on all the dog news, stories, training, and lifestyle tips, tricks and advice you might have missed in this dog news week in review!

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From inspiring stories, breaking news, advice for dog moms and dads, and tips for training your furriest family members, a lot happens in a week! Here are the top dog stories from this past week, all in one easy-to-read article!


This week saw TWO dog food and treat recalls. They are:

RECALL ALERT: OC Raw Freeze-Dried Sardines Due to Risk of Botulism

RECALL ALERT: OC Raw Dog Frozen Chicken, Fish, & Produce Dog Food

Click the headline above for specific information about each recall.

Deaf, Mostly Blind Senior Dog Stays with Toddler Overnight, Leads Rescuers to Her Location

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A 17-year old, deaf, and mostly blind Blue Heeler named Max spent more than 15 hours in the treacherous Australian bushland keeping a lost 3-year old little girl safe and ultimately leading rescuers to her location.…Continue reading

WATCH: Sneaky Guide Dog Leads Blind Handler Into Pet Store for Treats

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A clever guide dog was caught on video leading his visually-impaired handler on a slight detour into his favorite pet store during a recent trip to the mall.…Continue reading

5 Common Dog Bad Habits (And How to Break Them!)

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We’ve all got bad habits, and as part of the family, our dogs are no exception! Luckily, it’s a lot easier to break a dog of their bad habits than it is our own! Dogs will naturally repeat behaviors that they have found rewarding to them. The key to breaking doggie bad habits is to make it more rewarding to NOT repeat them.…Continue reading

UPDATE: PetSmart Not Responsible in Death of Florida Family Dog


A Florida family claimed they dropped their “healthy, happy dog” off for grooming at a Tampa PetSmart. An hour later, their dog was dead. New details, including necropsy results, reveal that pre-existing conditions led to the Yorkie’s death.…Continue reading

A Closer Look at Your Dog’s Most Useful Feature – His Nose!


Take a closer look at your dog’s amazing sense of smell – and keep those awesome olfactories in tip-top shape through nose care, training, and confidence building!…Continue reading

Family Pet Faces Death Sentence After Relentless Harassment


Cooper. Image Patricia Carzoli

An emergency campaign has been launched to save a dog’s life in Florida. Cooper, a lovable floppy-eared coonhound faces a possible death sentence. The clock is ticking for Cooper. Unless you get involved, a dog may unjustly be put to death.…Continue reading

Maryland Becomes 2nd State to Ban Retail Store Puppy, Kitten Sales


In an effort to target puppy mills, backyard breeders, and to reduce the vast number of animals euthanized in Maryland shelters every year, Governor Hogan has signed a law banning retail store sales of puppies and kittens.…Continue reading

What’s All the Buzz About Mosquitoes & Dogs?


For many of us and our pets, spring is the best time to get out and have fun. Unfortunately, a hazard lies ahead for the four-legged adventurer. A single mosquito bite can lead to serious health complications in even the healthiest of dogs.…Continue reading


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