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The Seeing Eye Guide Dogs

We all know dogs offer us so much more than just being our pets. We recently wrote an article about how dogs are trained to detect diseased beehives to help save bees and our food chain. We also wrote another article on how to cope with your blind dog. But the reverse takes place with the Seeing Eye program where dogs are trained to help the visually impaired. In 1929, the Seeing Eye was founded to teach the visually impaired to work with dogs that have been trained to guide those in need. The Seeing Eye, which was founded by a blind salesman and a dog trainer, is still currently operating. They breed and train dogs to become guide dogs and connect the dogs with the impaired. They have been on a mission to help others and their numbers show how successful they have been!

Top Valentine’s Day Gifts for Dog Lovers

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Dog Lover Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas

Love is celebrated all year round but Valentine’s Day is a day specifically dedicated to love. The celebration of love between lovers, friends, family, children, and your furry family members. Some like to show their love by action, like cooking, cleaning, or a massage. Others like to show their love with words, like “I love you’s”. The rest of us like to be showered with gifts. Chocolates, roses, and jewelry, just to name a few. But there comes a time when you’ve purchased all the chocolate you can, all the flowers in the world, and every piece of jewelry out there. You need something fresh, new, and unique! That’s where DogLoverStore.com comes to the rescue. Think about what your loved one loves and you’ve found the perfect gift. We’ve always said…you love them, but they love their dog. Boy, do we have gifts for the dog lover in your life!

Dog Saves Injured Man in Snow

Once again, dog proves to be man’s best friend! A Golden Retriever by the name of Kelsey, stayed by her owner’s side for 20 hours after the owner slipped on ice and broke his neck.

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This tragic event happened on New Year’s eve when it was a mere 24 degrees with snow and ice on the ground. Kelsey stayed by her owner’s side, licking his face to keep him awake in the frigid temperatures and laying on top of him to help keep him warm. The owner, Bob, tried his best to keep consciousness and yell out for help when he had the strength. Unfortunately, no one could hear Bob because this all happened through the middle of the night and his closest neighbor is about 1/4 mile away.

Matching Pitbull Keychain and Customer’s Dogs

We absolutely love a “meant for me” moment! Check out the side by side images below. On the left is a picture of our Pitbull Wooden Key Chain Ring and on the right is a picture of one of our customer’s adorable Pitbulls.

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Isn’t this remarkable? It’s like this key chain was meant for her! The brown Pitbull on the left is named Brookie and the black and white Pitbull on the right is named Star. Our customer said her two Pitties are an affectionate duo, as displayed in the photo she sent us.

Arlo’s Garden

Our outdoor garden dog signs are so beautiful and they can be customized! They can be customized with your family’s last name or “welcome” and then placed in the front of your home or by a walkway. They can be customized with a clever saying, like “welcome, yo!” which is an actual custom request we’ve had. Or, they can be customized with your dog’s name. Read the story below about one of our customer’s handsome German Shepherd, named Arlo. He had a garden sign made in Arlo’s honor.

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How to Welcome a Visiting Dog

Do you have a friend who is coming to visit for the weekend with their dog? How about making the dog feel at home just as you would make your friend feel at home? It’s such a simple and thoughtful idea and it’s so easy to do! And we all know, easy is good!

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Just follow these few steps and you’ll be on your way to being the best hostess a dog could ever ask for.

  1. Pick up a new dog toy for your doggy house guest. This is a fantastic idea especially if you have a dog of your own and he has already claimed and broken in his toys.

Does Your Dog Have a Microchip?

Does your dog have a microchip? If not, it may be a good idea to get one implanted into your dog. Microchips are implanted by using a needle and feels like a typical injection. The microchips are about the size of a grain of rice.

The most recent “lost dog” story had a happy ending when the shelter who found the dog was able to scan his microchip. Apollo, a St. Bernard/Great Pyrenees mix, was found astray in Swansea, Massachusetts. Okay, you may think, it’s not uncommon for dogs to get lost. But, Apollo was originally from Florida! How Apollo traveled over 1,100 miles away from his home is still a mystery. The owner doesn’t believe he could have walked on his own as he is an older dog.

Puppy Bouquets

Have you heard of the newest trend? Brides and bridesmaids holding puppies instead of flower bouquets! Just kidding, this isn’t the latest “trend” but it did happen. A bride, who has a passion for rescuing dogs, decided to forego the expensive flowers and use puppies instead. The bride, Sarah Mallouk Crain, and her 5 bridesmaids held puppies in her wedding photos. All of the puppies are up for adoption at the rescue and rehab center that the bride works for, Pitties Love Peace. The puppies are believed to be a Boxer/Coonhound mix.

Canned Pumpkin Aids in Minimizing Fur Balls

When comparing fresh vs canned veggies, many would think that fresh always has more health benefits and nutrition. But, this isn’t the case when it comes to pumpkin. Canned pumpkin has way more nutrients than fresh pumpkin. One of the most surprising nutrients in this vegetable is the amount of protein it has! There is 3 grams of protein in one cup of canned pumpkin. Protein is essential for several of the body’s functions, including strong hair growth.

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Pumpkin Aids in Dog Diarrhea & Constipation

It’s officially Fall and that means pumpkin is in the forefront of everyone’s mind! Pumpkin lattes, pumpkin muffins..heck! Now they even have pumpkin spice cereal! Well pumpkin isn’t only good for “fall-ifying” your favorite foods, it’s good for your dog’s digestion as well.

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Canned pumpkin is packed with fiber along with a ton of healthy vitamins and minerals. One cup of canned pumpkin has 7 grams of fiber. Working fiber into a dog’s diet can ease digestive problems, including constipation and diarrhea. Soluble fiber is responsible for regulating the digestive system by binding loose stools and also eases constipation by absorbing water into the digestive tract and softening hard stools. Insoluble fiber is what helps keep you regular. Insoluble fiber is not soluble which forces stool to pass quicker which means no constipation! Add 2 teaspoons of canned pumpkin to your dog’s regular bowl of food to help your dog’s tummy!

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