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New study finds better way to calculate your dog’s age

New study finds better way to calculate your dog’s age

According to the old myth, if you want to know how old your dog is in human years you multiply their age by seven. The myth has persisted for years without much evidence despite there being records of dogs who are 20 years of age and above (which would make them 140+ in human years!). But a new study by researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine throws that myth out the window. Instead, the researchers created…

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Maltese shih tzu explores Australia from the comfort of a biplane seat

Maltese shih tzu explores Australia from the comfort of a biplane seat

A 13-year-old Maltese shih tzu has explored Australia from the cockpit of a Tiger Moth biplane. The furry frequent flyer goes by the name of Bongo, and despite having four legs, he rarely touches the plane’s controls. Bongo’s human Ross Kilner has been flying with his best friend for 11 years, according to ABC News. The duo flies out of Robe Airport on South Australia’s Limestone Coast where Kilner has owned a hangar for 30 years. But it was not…

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The world’s oldest golden retriever just turned 20 years old

The world’s oldest golden retriever just turned 20 years old

A golden retriever named Augie recently turned 20 years old and in doing so set a new record, becoming the world’s oldest golden retriever. August, better known as Augie, celebrated her landmark birthday surrounded by her pet parents, her friends (including fellow golden retrievers) and of course, birthday cake! According to blog Golden Hearts, Augie was born on April 24, 2000. After being re-homed twice (due to no fault of her own), she eventually landed with her current pet parents…

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Dog rescued by lifeguards after falling 60 feet while chasing rabbit

Dog rescued by lifeguards after falling 60 feet while chasing rabbit

Lifeguards from the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) in the UK rescued a dog after he fell 60 feet from a cliff while chasing a rabbit. According to Cornwall Live, Ronnie, a Jack Russell-corgi cross, was being walked by his owner along the top of the cliffs between Perran Sands and Perranporth, on the coast of Cornwall, when he caught sight of a rabbit and chased the rabbit in the direction of the cliff edge. By the time Ronnie’s owner,…

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Here’s how to make dog friendly watermelon ice cream with just 2 ingredients

Here’s how to make dog friendly watermelon ice cream with just 2 ingredients

As summer continues to heat up, what better way to cool off your dog than with ice cream? It’s delicious and is sure to get their tail wagging. A tasty ice cream treat is a fun way to have your dog celebrate the summer festivities with you and more importantly, it puts a smile on their faces. While store-bought doggie ice creams are cool (pun intended), making your own ice cream and then watching your dog enjoy your creation is…

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How to keep your dog safe in the garden and away from toxic plants: Dogs Trust

How to keep your dog safe in the garden and away from toxic plants: Dogs Trust

As the UK’s summer continues to heat up and we spend more time at home with our four-legged pals, charity Dogs Trust revealed tips on how to make sure your garden is dog-friendly. According to the charity, all plants could cause your dog issues if they eat a lot, so they advise to always keep an eye on your dog in the garden. With a bit of training, a dog can make a wonderful gardening companion! Toxic Plants If your…

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Uber Pet officially launches in Australia and New Zealand after successful trials

Uber Pet officially launches in Australia and New Zealand after successful trials

Uber Pet, Uber’s pet friendly option, officially launched today in Australia and across select cities in New Zealand. The feature officially launches on the Uber app after successful trials across cities in New Zealand and Australia. Uber Australia and New Zealand general manager Dom Taylor said the response to the Uber Pet trials had been “incredibly positive”. “It was clear that for many pet owners, especially those without their own car, simple things like taking their pet to the vet or visiting friends and family…

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Sundays at Iceland mall are now dog friendly

Sundays at Iceland mall are now dog friendly

Sundays at the Kringlan shopping mall in Reykjavík, Iceland are made for four legs, and a wagging tail. Vísir reports that as of last week, the Icelandic shopping mall is allowing local pet parents to bring their four-legged pals on their Sunday shopping expeditions. The pets and their pet parents must follow the mall’s rules. The rules state that they must be held in escalators and/or picked up if the situation requires. According to the mall’s regulations, dogs are not allowed…

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Tips on helping your dog adjust when you go back to work

Tips on helping your dog adjust when you go back to work

As the UK lockdown continues to lift gradually and some return to work, the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA) has issued advice to dog owners to help their beloved pets adjust to the change. The Covid-19 lockdown saw more people spend time at home and as a result they shared more time with their furry companions. But as restrictions continue to lift and normalcy returns, both humans and their dogs will have to learn to…

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Beloved dog tourism ambassador passes away in Japan

Beloved dog tourism ambassador passes away in Japan

A popular Akita dog known as Wasao, who earned nationwide popularity for his unique looks, passed away at age 13. The big white furry canine with a squinty-eyed face passed away on Monday according to Kyodo News. He had been widely referred to as “busa kawaii,” a nickname combining two Japanese words — “busaiku,” meaning ugly and “kawaii,” cute. Wasao served as a tourism stationmaster. According to The Japan News, Wasao was found on the Aomori Prefecture by Setsuko Kikuya…

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