It’s Tough Being A Dog

Don’t get me wrong, being a dog is AWESOME. Not a day passes that I don’t wish to trade places with my pup.

But we sometimes underestimate what it takes to be a dog. It’s a lifetime commitment of training, eating and sleeping nothing but D.O.G.

The video below shows some of the hardships dogs experience each day, but still pull off being AWESOME.

These hardships include:

Doors

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Doors aren’t always your friend. How do they work anyway?

Reaching

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Sometimes selective breeding puts your toys out of reach.

Retrieving

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What is this? A force field?

Fetching

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Top heavy puppies should always pump the brakes.

Catching

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You can’t be 100% all the time when showing off your sick skills. Witness how tough it is being a dog, handled by dogs who are professional at awesomeness :

source: youtube.com

Dog Catch Fails

Poor Fritz. He’s a golden retriever who can’t catch his treats.

For a golden retriever who can’t retrieve, it’s almost like a cat that can’t land on his feet or a hamster who can’t run in a wheel.

Time and time again his owner tosses him treats that get bigger and more crazy. From pizza to tacos – nothing seems to get in the right spot.

That is until…

 

 

Argus vs Tator Tot (Video)

Poor Argus.

He looks like most of us at lunch on the Friday before a holiday. The end of the day being just….so…out…of….reach.

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Argus is a Vizslas and lives in Austin, Texas. He LOVES tator tots.

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Argus is known for being a bit naughty and he knows it. You can see him checking if the coast is clear for the tator tot snag.

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 Argus Vs. Tator Tot: Everyone wins!

Argus is one of two very loved Vizslas and their mom has devoted an entire YouTube channel to their mischief. In the video titled Argus vs. Tator Tot, his mom set up a camera to capture what is a routine in their house every time they clean up from a meal.

Don’t worry about Argus, however. In the end, he DID get the tator tot after the camera finished rolling. (Also, for those of you concerned, he has a vibrating collar on, not an electric shock collar.)

Check out the video and remember: keep reaching for your dreams!

Adorable Howling Husky

This is Einstien. He’s a few weeks old and just found his boy-boy howl.

And he’s about the cutest thing you’ll see today:

The only think scary about this howl is how adorable it is!

Dog Faints When Reunited With Owner

Casey the Dog Faints From Happiness

Dog Faints

Screenshot from YouTube

Casey’s owner, Rebecca Ehalt, has just returned from two years working in Europe. Her dog Casey remained behind with Rebecca’s family.

When Casey was finally reunited with Rebecca, the dog faints from all the excitement. It’s a heartwarming example of loyalty from man’s best friend.

Rebecca did take Casey, and the video of her reunion with her loyal pal, to her vet who gave them the “all-clear” that Casey was perfectly fine. See their happy encounter here:

While it was a two year absence, Rebecca does remind everyone on the video’s page that although she returned after 2 years, “in fairness [it] is 14 years in dog years.”

 

Pit Bull Puppy and Baby Love Snuggling

A Viral Video of a Pit Bull Puppy and Baby Melts Hearts

Pit Bull Puppy and Baby

Snuggle Buddies Eisleigh and Clyde

No doubt by now you’ve seen the video of a 10 week old pit bull puppy named Clyde cozying up to a 10-month old baby named Eisleigh. If so, you’re probably still clearing the lump from your throat and making excuses for the happy tears forming in your eyes.

Eisleigh’s mom, Brandi, says the two have been inseparable since they brought Clyde home. Brandi’s Instagram account has gained lots of new followers with her adorable pictures of Eisleigh and Clyde’s cuddle adventures. But nothing has proven as popular as this video.

The video has already earned over a 2 million views on YouTube and is still climbing. So, take a moment to share this post with your pet loving friends and let them see what real puppy love is all about.

Windermere Pet Sitter Warns: P&G Pet Food Recall

Pet Food Recall

The Procter & Gamble Company has voluntarily recalled specific lots of dry pet food because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. These lots were distributed in the United States and represent roughly one-tenth of one percent (0.1%) of annual production. No Salmonella-related illnesses have been reported to date in association with these product lots.

The effected brands include both IAMS and Eukanuba dog and cat foods.

Salmonella can affect animals eating the products and there is risk to humans from handling contaminated pet products, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with the products or any surfaces exposed to these products.

Healthy people infected with Salmonella should monitor themselves for some or all of the following symptoms: nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, abdominal cramping and fever. Rarely, Salmonella can result in more serious ailments, including arterial infections, endocarditis, arthritis, muscle pain, eye irritation, and urinary tract symptoms. Consumers exhibiting these signs after having contact with this product should contact their healthcare providers.

Pets with Salmonella infections may be lethargic and have diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, fever, and vomiting. Some pets will have only decreased appetite, fever and abdominal pain. Infected but otherwise healthy pets can be carriers and infect other animals or humans. If your pet has consumed the recalled product and has these symptoms, please contact your veterinarian.

For more information please visit the Proctor and Gamble website.
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Orlando Pet Sitter Warns: Dog Food Recall

images-1It’s been a busy summer already for pet food producers. One constant recall after another. This time Natura Pet Products is issuing a recall on all of it’s Innova, California Natural, EVO, Healthwise, Mother Nature and Karma branded dry pet food and biscuit/bar/treat products with expiration dates prior to June 10, 2014 are being recalled.

The decision was made in part due to a single positive Salmonella test by the FDA on product manufactured April 3.

If you have any questions, please contact Natura Pet Products at www.naturapet.com/ or by calling (800) 224-6123.