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Hope you all had a Happy 4th of July Celebration – and your pets all survived without over stressing or running away! More pets are turned into shelters this week than any other, because they bolted when the fireworks started. Many shelters are offering what they call “AMNESTY” this week – meaning if your dog was turned in last night or this week, they waive any charges for reclaiming your dog. Be sure to have pictures, vaccination proof or some way to prove it’s your dog.If Your Pet IS Lost:• Search your neighborhood today and alert everyone you lost a dog. Leave a flyer if they aren't home.• Call your local Vet to see if anyone took it there rather than a shelter.• Put up signs (in legal spo...

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Don't forget today is So Cal Corgi Dog's Day at the Beach! Head on down to Long Beach, CA to cool off and have fun with hundreds of the cutest little Corgi's you can imagine! 10 am to 3pm TODAY, July 1st at Rosie's dog beach - all the way to Alimitos Beach. Parking at 700 E. Shoreline Drive.

Saturday July 1st (2017) is the Southern California Corgi Nation's Official BEACH DAY! Corgi lovers from all over So Cal will be heading to Long Beach for a day of fun and frolic! (10 am to 3 pm) There are games, picture opportunities, things to do and buy, treats and hundreds of Corgis and their families! The festivities stretch from Rosie's Dog Beach all the way to Alimitos Beach. Fear not!This year there is plenty of parking at 700 E. Shoreline Drive! (Tons of it, they promise!) Go! Take the kids. Have fun! Cool Off!

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Dogs and humans have different ideas of what “well groomed” means. Humans tend to like a neat coat, well-trimmed nails, clean teeth, and a pleasant or at least non-offensive odor.

Dogs, well, just don’t really seem to care. Just as long at they are not too itchy, it’s all good. And as for odor, is there really such as thing as a “bad” odor when you’re a dog?

So when it comes time for grooming, it’s hardly a surprise when a dog resists the idea of holding still for what may be a long time, isn’t overwhelmed with joy at being placed in a tub, actively fights have his nails clipped, or nips at a comb or brush that is teasing out mats.

These are not natural activities for a dog, and if th...

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This guest post was written (and photos taken) by Kelly of www.corgibutts.com and Corgibutts on Facebook.

This summer is hot and humid. Yuck.

I am sure it is yucky for the pups in our lives as well. Especially corgis, with their über thick coats! Keeping them cool is so important, but can be tricky. So, without further ado.. here is my complete guide to keeping your four-legged friends cool this disgustingly, unbearably hot and humid summer!

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Avoid the Sun

My number 1 tip to beat the heat. Sun = hot, so we avoid it as much as possible. I try to keep our longer walks before 7am and after 7pm. And any fetch that is played is done so at least 7:30pm or later. At these times the sun is just rising and starting to set, which means less d...

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I learn so much on the way to work – just by reading the signs on cars and trucks! Today I was sitting at a stop light looking at a truck nearby. On the back end there was a picture of a golden retriever’s face in a circle that said “University Certified Canine Team.” I quickly wrote that down so I could remember it long enough to look it up and find out what that was. I know there are lots of trainers that train scent dogs for different reasons, mostly for tracking humans. In know there are clubs that get together to train dogs to track different animals and different scents, it’s called “nosework.” Now I know that there are scent dogs (beagles in particular) that are trained to smell –...

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If you reach this blog through our website you probably noticed the blog features a logo at the top. We’ll be incorporating it into our packaging over the course of this coming year. A couple years of exploration and testing have gone into the decision to go forward and use this illustration on our products because we feel it conveys an image of a dog full of energy and health.

The jumping dog (over the name Full Life for Pets) represents the energy, enthusiasm, activity and the health of our pets during their life. There are some subtleties incorporated in the logo too. For instance, the “lighter” area in the middle of the curved band. Light represents energy. The flow of light comes from nature, in the form of the sun. In some of the new packaging, there will also be the illusion of the sun behind the dog, again to represent the energy and life of our pets. The light unifies the image and focuses us on the name. The dark edges of the band reflect the night to day to night flow of light, and passing of time.

We often associate our dogs with nature. They’re the ones that get us outside walking or engaging in games of fetch – or swimming or hiking with them. They introduce us to other pet lovers that we might not meet if we weren’t with our dogs. They delight us when we see them play in the snow or chase squirrels through fall leaves. They keep us company when we’re walking, running, biking, exploring.

To paraphrase author Louis Sabin, no matter how many or how few possessions we have, having a dog makes us rich. By giving our pets a full and healthy life they in turn, enrich our lives and we benefit by having a Full Life also! “Treat your dog to a Full Life,” by treating them with our healthy Full Life for Pets treats.

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