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10 Signs Your Dog Is Truly Happy

1 month ago   |   By iHeart Dogs

Our dogs bring so much joy into our lives, and we do everything we can to return the favor. They brighten up our darkest days, give us constant unconditional love, and give us more smiles and laughs than we ever could've imagined before they came into our lives. It's only natural that we want to make sure we're giving them the best life possible right back!
Chances are, you know your dog so well that you can read your dog's emotions like a book. But just in case you had any doubts, check out these 10 signs your dog is truly happy and see if they remind you of a certain special pup!
1. Soft...
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Suspect Not Jailed After Kicking Man's Beloved Dog To Death

Suspect Not Jailed After Kicking Man's Beloved Dog To Death

1 month ago   |   By iHeart Dogs

Alice the Jack Russell terrier had been Seattle resident John Hickey's companion for nearly 14 years. But after Saturday, Hickey has no one left.
Hickey told Q13 News that a man came running at him and his dog while on a walk, demanding he give the man his jacket. When Hickey threatened the man with pepper spray, the suspect kicked Alice in the middle of the street.
“I heard pounding of feet and I turned around and he was running full speed at us and I didn't have time to really do anything,” Hickey told Q13 News. “I had her on the leash and he came running towards her, knocked me down and...
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Why Losing A Dog Can Be Even More Painful Than The Death Of A Loved One

Why Losing A Dog Can Be Even More Painful Than The Death Of A Loved One

1 month ago   |   By iHeart Dogs

Has a friend ever confided in you that the loss of their dog caused more grief than the death of a close relative? Have you ever felt this way yourself?
Society has conditioned us to feel ashamed of such emotions, but research suggests we are more than justified when we deeply mourn the loss of a furry friend.
When our first family dog, Spike passed away, my father suffered terribly. He would come home from work and just sit in his car, unable to face walking through the door without our little Poodle mix to greet him. He took long walks and visited online pet loss support groups. He woke...
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