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Hello July! Hello Summer! Hello Good Times!

My love for summer is strong. I love the smell of fresh cut grass, hearing the birds sing, watching the lightening bugs in my yard and swimming at the local lake. Just try to name a negative of summer – it’s nearly impossible! Still not a summer fan? Well, let’s try to fix that. Here are some fun summer ideas for you and your pets to enjoy together. Everything is better when your pet is involved!

Swim, Swam, Swum

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Swimming is always a great option! Head to your local dog-friendly lake or ocean, kick back and relax. The water will be an enjoyable break from the heat for you and your dog.

Your dog not a swimmer? That’s okay too. Try a kiddie pool in the backyard. This a shallow version that will still allow your dog to cool their bellies on those hot summer days. Still not convinced? Try a sprinkler!

Don’t forget some lake/beach day necessities:

  • Waterproof Collar
  • Lifejacket (optional)
  • Sunscreen
  • Towel
  • Travel Water Bowl
  • Snacks
  • Poo Bags

Pupsicles

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Everyone deserves a refreshing treat on a hot day. Consider making some frozen treats to help your dog cool off. It’s an added bonus that they look adorable, so this could be become your next selfie opportunity.

What You Will Need:

  • Plain Low-Fat Sugar
  • Real Maple Syrup
  • Strawberries
  • Blueberries

Photoshoots

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Speaking of selfies, summer is photo season! Don’t let a season go by without taking some fun photos. Blow bubbles, play fetch, or just snuggle your pet. These are all great options for some fun photo/video opportunities. Maybe the photos you take will inspire you to start scrapbooking or at the very least will serve as a great reminder of the fun day you spent with your pet.

Adventure Is Out There

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Get out of the house and go exploring! Take random turns and end up at a new destination or plan something out. You could go hiking, walk through a new town or maybe just take a different route to one of you and your pets favorite places.

Things You May Need:

  • K9 Explorer Collar
  • Travel Bowl
  • Control Handle Harness

Garden

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I, personally, can’t keep a plant alive to save my life but if you have a green thumb then gardening is a great summer activity for you and your pet. I know what you’re thinking, how is your dog going to be helpful when gardening. They can dig the holes for you, of course! Also, this is a great opportunity to practice your sit, stays or just allow your dog to enjoy the yard while you garden.

Social Petworking

I don’t know about you, but I find myself scrolling through my various social media accounts throughout the day. There’s life updates from friends, news stories, but most importantly, pet accounts to awe and laugh over. It’s hard to even scroll through any of your social media feeds and not see at least one pet picture or video, which most of us will stop and enjoy. Well, the entire month of June is dedicated to recognizing all the pets that have joined social networking and bring us those quick little moments of joy during our scrolling sessions. Thankfully at Coastal Pet, we are able to work closely with a few of these accounts and stare at their cute pictures all day! We randomly chose 5 of our models out of a hat so we could shine a spotlight on some of our furrends!

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One of our favorite dynamic duos has to be Royal and Ruby, two Labrador retrievers, who make any environment look like a runaway or the perfect spot for a photoshoot! They’re down to wear basically anything, especially if it’s pink or have a photoshoot anywhere if food is somehow involved. One of their favorite products is the Comfort Wrap® Harness which makes their walks and photoshoots easier and more enjoyable.

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Nala challenges the stereotype of how a cat behaves. While she does enjoy her time inside playing with her Mega Turbo™ Scratcher, you’ll most likely find her outside exploring, hiking, climbing trees, riding boats or burying her paws in the sand at the beach. She relies on her Figure “H” Adjustable Cat Harness to support her worldly explorations and captaining of her boat and family to safety.

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If you need Bella, you definitely won’t find her at home! She is busy discovering every inch of the Oregon mountain side and forests. Her K9 Explorer® Reflective Padded harness is a constant companion during her adventures and camping trips. Her puppy eyes are hypnotizing and can convince anyone to do whatever Bella wants—from longer walks to more treats. She likes her paws down in the dirt, but she won’t turn down being picked up and held occasionally.

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Being surrounded by a lot of your favorite toys doesn’t sound like a terrible life, but especially when you have a brother to constantly play with! Can we have your life Opie? All kidding aside, Opie is a cat who likes his options which is why the Turbo Transform It!™ is a favorite due to Opie’s ability to adjust it to fit his mood and how willing he is to share the fun with his brother, Binx. In order to keep his energy high for his crazy play time, Opie also enjoys the occasional power nap and cuddle session.

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Have you ever wanted a pocket sized best friend? Campanita is the perfect match for you then! She is always there to help with anything, from morning yoga, laundry, snuggles in bed or early morning coffee breaks. Campanita is most comfortable in her Li’l Pals® Comfort Mesh® harness that allows her to easily jump between her favorite activities while still being the cutest Chihuahua around.

These are only a few of the great accounts we get to work with and the accounts available for your enjoyment. So, put on your comfiest pair of PJs, nestle into your spot on the couch, and scroll through some of the social petworking accounts for endless amounts of happiness!

Don't Forget - It's Pet Appreciation Week!

I’m used to the usual puppy dog eyes during dinner but lately, I’ve been getting one too many pitiful eyed looks from my dog. Let me get one thing straight, they aren’t sad looks, “I’m hungry” looks or just the usual “I want to play” looks. These are different. It’s a “you forgot something and I’m going to make you feel guilty” kind of look. Bad thing is? I didn’t know what I should be feeling guilty over until I looked at my calendar. In big, bold font was written Pet Appreciation Week. How had I forgot? Who knows! According to my dog’s glances, I should have set alarms, had an airplane write it in the sky and spared no expense when it came to pampering her all week long. If you’re like me and missed the not-so subtle clues from your pet, worry no more. I’ll spare you the added guilt and share my Pet Appreciation Week ideas with you. Pick one, pick them all or succumb to your dog giving you the death stare while you sleep – your choice!

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Toys

You can never go wrong with toys. I have yet to find a dog whose ears don’t perk up at the sound of a new squeaky toy. If you have a swimmer who can’t get enough of the water, the new Rascals® Fetch Toys or the Rascals® Mesh Fiesty Flappers ™ will make a great addition to their toy chest. These toys are not only great for a game of fetch and keep away, but they also float in water. Maybe these toys are too big for your pup? The Li’l Pals® Replaceable Squeaker Toys offer unlimited fun with vibrant colors, engaging shapes and easy access to a replaceable squeaker. We didn’t forget our feline friends. The Turbo Scratcher® is the ultimate gift any cat could want but if you already have one, try the new Transform It!™ Corrugate Toys. These toys fit perfectly inside the Turbo Scratcher® center and transform into four different shapes!

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Treats

The way to my heart and my furry friends’ is food. Around my house, “good food = good mood” isn’t just a saying, it’s a motto we live by. Try giving your furry friends a new type of treat or a special meal. If you need any ideas try checking out a few of these links:

Strawberry Banana Smoothie Dog Treats:

Strawberry Treat

These treats, from the The Cottage Market, are a delicious frozen treat for your dog.

Frosty Breath Dog Treats:

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These treats, from the Three Little Farms, are made with coconut oil and herbs to help freshen your pup's breath!

Banana Meowsicles:

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These delicious cat treats, from the Cravings of a Lunatic, are a fun way for your cat to cool off this summer.

Frozen Salmon and Sweet Potato Cat Treats:

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These delicious cat treats, from the 12 Tomatoes, are packed full of healthy ingredients, without skimping on taste.

New Gear

Get rid of the old, dirty collars and leashes and replace them with fun, vibrant patterns that show off your pet’s personality! There is gear for every lifestyle and personality. Pick the statement that best describes you and your pet to figure out what type of gear to gift them.

I like the casual stroll around the neighborhood but prefer to stay close to home.

I like to find adventure wherever I go. Whether mountain, lake or desert I am ready.

Nightly walks allow me to clear my head and relax before getting ready for bed.

Eco-friendly is where it’s at. No ifs, ands, or buts about it.

My fashion sense is always tingling. I like to follow new trends and make a bold statement.

Running, biking and swimming. That’s more my speed.

Hand-made and American-made really speak to me.

Have any other ideas of how to show your appreciation this week? Leave them in the comments to help the next person who forgot what week it is! As for me, I’m thinking a combination of some new toys, good treats, lots of love and a long walk! She won’t be able to resist my persuasion.

Let's Go on a Pet-cation!

 

Summer never seems to be long enough to pack in all the activities we want to do. Instead, we have to make the most of the time we have. So, think about including your pets in the summer fun! There are many vacations or stay-cations options your pets can join in, such as a camping trip, road trip or even a visit to a swanky pet-friendly hotel. Once your travel plans are booked, there are a few things you need to do before you leave!

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Vet Visit

Your pet should visit their vet before you leave to update their vaccinations and get any medication they may need during the trip. You can also ask for their records to take with you in case of an emergency.

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Identification

If you don’t already, you could also get your pet microchipped while at the vet. Having multiple forms of identification for your pet is recommended in case they lose their tag while hiking on trails or strutting down city streets.

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Training

Some pets love car rides, while others are terrified. So how long your pet will be in the car needs to be factored into the planning of your trip. You can help your pet become more comfortable by starting with smaller car rides and giving them little rewards when they behave properly during the ride.

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Know your Pet

The breed, age, and temperament of your pet will help you determine what items to bring on your trip. Maybe bring some engaging toys to keep them entertained on the ride, identify how often your pet needs to relieve themselves, and recognize how quickly your pet may overheat along with how long it takes to cool down. You can also bring items that bring them comfort, such as a favorite toy or blanket.

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Packing

You would think it would be quick and simple to pack everything your pet needs for the trip, but we compiled a list of necessities just in case you left something off yours!

  • Collar, leash, and/or harness: Depending on what you’re planning to do on your trip determines the type of collar, leash, and/or harness you take with you. Make sure to bring multiples of everything for your different plans or in case something gets worn out in all the fun and needs replaced.
  • Reflective items: If your plans include any night adventures, consider getting your pet reflective and/or light up collars and leashes. Lazer Brite® offers various fun and colorful patterns that are reflective and can be seen from up to 600 feet away.
  • Identification items: As previously mentioned, your pet should have identification and even back-up identification. The EZ Change® ID clip makes moving your pet’s identification from collar to collar easier!
  • Food/water & bowls: Treats are also a great idea! To keep your pet strong and energized during your trip and explorations, make sure to bring along bowls to enjoy a quick water break! The Bergan® Travel Bowl is easy to carry and take along for long journeys.
  • Medication/pest protection: Your pet’s health should be consistently maintained so don’t forget their medications. Also bring medical supplies in case your pet gets injured, such as gauze. The Hideaway™ collar should be added to your collection to hold your pet’s flea and tick collar to protect them against any nearby pests.
  • Toys: Keeping your pet engaged and active is important for their health and happiness, so bring along Rascals® Fetch toys to offer your pet all kinds of options to play with in the car, in the woods, in the city and even in water!
  • Tie out: some locations, such as campsites, require you to tie out your pet, so pack any combination of stake and cable that can handle the strength of your pet, like the Titan® Stake and Cable Tie Out Combo.
  • Sleeping supplies: When your pet goes to lie their head down at night, they should also be comfortable. Bring along their bed, blanket, crate, or anything they use for sleeping.
  • Cleaning supplies: Pets make messes and most seem to be masters at finding messes, so bring along cleaning supplies, such as towels and anything to clean up their bathroom messes — like the Bergan® poo bags.
  • Travel supplies: Your pet should also be secured when they get in the car. The Bergan® Auto Harness buckles your pet into their seat to keep them and you safe during car rides. A carrier may be another option to keep your pet safe.
  • Miscellaneous: It all depends on where you’re going! A coat may be necessary for cold climates, while sunblock should be packed for sunny days.

It’s hard to believe that pets require all of these things, but these products will make it an enjoyable trip for the whole family. We converted the previous list into a printable checklist to make getting ready for your summer fun easier!

Pet Packing List

 

Responsible Pet Ownership Month

Being a responsible pet owner goes beyond variously throwing your pet a treat and buying adorable toys - although your pets highly encourage these! Things like vet trips, bath time, and saying the word 'no' are crucial when owning a pet. To make it easy, we've identified four key actions you can take to be the best pet owner you can be.

Commit
Invest
Identify
Love
Commit:

Owning a pet is a lifelong commitment and not something to be rushed into. If you thought a fish was difficult, wait till you bring your dog or cat home. It'll change your life - for the better of course. You need to be ready to commit to the relationship for the life of your pet. This includes providing exercise, mental stimulation, proper training and socialization. Essentially, you need to be ready to commit your time to owning a pet. Although this may seem overwhelming, it is astounding how quickly a daily walk and a training class become a part of your daily routine.

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Invest:

Pet ownership isn't just a time commitment but also a financial commitment. Your pet will need food, water, a collar, proper identification, vet visits and preventative health care like flea and tick medication. It's important that you account for all of these routine expenses and the unplanned potential emergencies like your pet meet the neighborhood groundhog.

Are your finances are in order? Then let's talk collars. A cute collar is great, but you should pick a collar based on the lifestyle you plan on living with your pet. We have made a quick cheat sheet to help you find the right collar:

Dog
You're cuddle buddies who like to watch Netflix and take the occasional walk around the neighborhood.
You treat every day like a fashion show and want to make a statement wherever you go.
You don't see limits, you want to hike and explore the world.
You enjoy the simple things - a casual stroll with the stars over your head and the moon guiding your way.
You prefer earth-friendly materials that are natural and comfortable.
You walk with confidence and breathe determination. You enjoy running, biking, swimming and anything athletic.
You enjoy the simple things: morning walks, functional fashion and hard work.
You can't imagine not being outside.
Cat
You're always on the move and can turn any moment into something fun.
Your style is anything but predictable. You love fun, vibrant colors and patterns.
You consider yourself a night owl who finds comfort in the moon and stars.
You prefer earth-friendly materials that are natural and comfortable.
Identify:

Make sure your pet is properly identifiable with ID tags, microchips or a personalized collar. Keep your contact information up-to-date with new phone numbers or address changes.

Tips:
Maybe you hate the noise of ID tags clanking? The EZ Change ID Clip comes with a silencer - this will help eliminate the noise. Want to do away with hanging identification altogether? Now you can have a personalized collar for your pet that includes their name and your phone number, so your pet is always easily identified.

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Love:

Here's the fun part. Your pet is going to want and need love. They are going to want to cuddle, play and always be by your side. Have food? They are in your face. Accidently step on a toy? Careful, their frantic running may take you out. Feeling sad? Those snuggles will make everything better. They will give you unconditional love. In return they expect commitment and love in the form of toys, treats or just hugs and snuggles. This is the most rewarding part of being a responsible dog owner. Enjoy every minute of it!

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How Big is Your Bark?

2018 is The Year of the Dog, and January is Walk Your Dog month, so what better time to get back to basics - like choosing the right collar and harness for your dog?

The handy guide below will help remove the guess work from buying a collar or harness.

Size Chart

Choosing a Collar

Measure dog's neck at "A" (see above) and place two fingers between the dog and measuring device for correct length needed. Lengths are based on the measurement from the end of the buckle to the last hole, the largest adjustment.

Collars with metal buckles are perfect for temporary tie out situations. Choose a double-ply collar for large or extra-strong dogs to ensure strength and durability.

Coastal Pet offers an endless selection of collars, so you will be sure to find just what you are looking for at coastalpet.com.

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Choosing a Harness

Measure your dog's girth behind the front legs at "B" (see above) and add two fingers for the correct size.

Harnesses are great for walking smaller dogs or dogs that tend to pull as the pressure gets distributed across the chest instead of the neck. They are available in a wide variety of materials, including nylon, mesh and fabric. Choose a construction that suits your preference and the needs of your dog.

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From step-in style to over-the-head designs, Coastal Pet offers more than a dozen harness lines from which to choose so you are sure to find just the right style, color and pattern to fit your needs and taste.

So, go walk your dog – and enjoy it! #getoutandwalk!

1-2-3 Stress-Free Holiday Tips

1-2-3 Stress-Free Holiday Tips

The upcoming holidays can be a stressful time, both for you and your pet. Here are some simple tips to reduce frustrations so you can both enjoy a happy, healthy holiday season.

Trimming the Tree

  1. Skip the tinsel. Pets, especially cats, will eat tinsel that can block the digestive system.
  2. Unplug the lights when not at home. Pets can get burned, shocked or even start a fire by chewing on them.
  3. Don’t drink the water. The water for a live tree can be a source of toxic fertilizer.Img 0842

Decking the Halls

  1. Poinsettias are mildly poisonous and may cause an upset stomach or rash.
  2. Holly can cause vomiting and diarrhea.
  3. Mistletoe can cause an upset stomach or even seizures.

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Pet-Friendly Treats

  1. Keep pet-friendly treats on hand. Fatty, rich foods can lead to pancreatitis.
  2. Many holiday candies and cookies contain chocolate that can make pets very sick.
  3. Make sure garbage cans are out of reach. Bones from your feasts can be a choking hazard.

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Holiday Visitors

  1. Fido, meet Aunt Fran. Plan ahead how you will introduce family and friends to your pets.
  2. Stranger danger! Each ring of the doorbell can seem like a home invasion for your pets.
  3. Making room for company. Moving furniture, pet beds and toys can be very unsettling.

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Traveling with Pets

  1. If your pet is traveling with you, it’s important to keep them comfortable and safe.
  2. Pet carriers, safety auto harnesses and boosters are great ways to protect pets.
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Pets as Gifts - Why It's Best to Wait

  1. The hectic holidays may be too much for a puppy or kitten and may even have a lifelong effect on them.
  2. Avoid the "new toy" syndrome that a pet is to be played with and then ignored when the excitement is over.
  3. Successful housetraining needs a regular schedule, and most of us cannot provide this needed routine during the busy holidays. Dsc0117

Paw It Forward

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My nightly routine tends to consist of scrolling through Facebook for about an hour looking at cute animal pictures. You know, the ones where the cows are sitting in a field like dogs, the cats are snuggling up to their family and the dogs are usually doing something funny that makes me laugh. I was partaking in my usual nightly activity when I stumbled across a good friend’s adorable picture of her kissing a dog that wasn’t hers. So, I paused in my cute animal pursuit and decided to read her caption. This is what it said:

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Her post got me thinking, what if we did something similar as a Coastal family? Our gears started turning and we came up with the Paw It Forward initiative. Seemed fitting to participate during the month of November since it’s Animal Shelter Appreciation month!

As our paw it forward initiative we decided to go to our local humane society and give new collars and toys to the dogs that have been at the shelter for an extended period. We thought we would make the dogs’ day with a new toy and hopefully get them noticed by prospective adopters with their new fun collars. 

First up is Luke. Luke is a purebred sweet potato. He just wanted to get pets and scratches. He was super laid back and just wanted to be snuggled. We gave him a brightly colored collar and a new toy, but he preferred to snuggle, and people watch. He walked perfectly on a leash and would make a great companion.

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Next up is Tank. He was hilarious! He didn’t show well in his cage, but as soon as the door was open he was a completely different dog. He was sweet, loveable and ready to play. He LOVED his new toy so much that he laid on the floor and rolled around with it. Later, we saw a volunteer going on a run with him and were told that he is a great running companion too!

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Our last stop for the night was with Katie. She is a perfect mix of sweet, lovable and playful. She received a new flowery teal collar that really popped on her coat. She also got a new toy that she proceeded to prance around with. She has the cutest run, resembling a cross between a baby deer and a dog that is hard not to fall in love with.

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Now, we challenge you to Paw It Forward. Get creative with it! You could donate lightly used toys, take nice photos of the animals to help get them adopted or just spend some time making their day. It’s up to you, but we encourage you to share your photos with us using the hashtag #pawitforwardwithcoastal.

If you think any of the above-mentioned dogs are your perfect match, you can check them out here:

Luke: http://petango.com/A…/Dog-Terrier-American-Pit-Bull-36428957

Tank: http://petango.com/A…/Dog-Terrier-American-Pit-Bull-34949836

Katie: http://petango.com/Adopt/Dog-Terrier-Pit-Bull-36400181

Let’s get them adopted!

The Evolution of Man’s (and Woman’s) Best Friend

From Wolves to Pugs and Great Danes – The Evolution of Man’s (and Woman’s) Best Friend

Spend a day watching the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show and it’s hard to believe that a shih tzu shares a common ancestor with an Irish wolfhound. With over 400 recognized dog breeds, the variety is mind boggling. But genetic studies tell us that our canine friends are indeed related, and all dogs trace back to a common ancestor – the gray wolf, Canis lupus.

Enter in thousands of years of human interaction and intervention, and the result is the wide variety of dog breeds proudly strutting across our television screen. The story of how dogs have evolved from wolf to Chihuahua is a fascinating tale that starts with our respective ancestors’ first interactions.

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Dogs and humans – an ancient partnership

Most researchers who study canine genetics agree that dogs are really domesticated wolves – their scientific name is Canis lupus familiaris - but the exact time that the relationship between wolves and humans turned from distrust and fear to a mutually beneficial partnership is disputed. A large body of research suggests that dogs were domesticated between 12,500 and 15,000 years ago, but more recent studies establish domestication as early as 130,000 years ago, long before our human ancestors settled into agricultural communities.

Another long-standing controversy surrounds the origins of these earliest domesticated dogs. Evidence pointed to both Asia and Europe as the site of initial domestication, resulting in an unusual scientific tug of war. A 2016 study suggested that dogs were actually domesticated twice –in both Europe and Asia.

A separate study looked at the genetics of more than 150 different dog breeds and unearthed evidence of a “New World Dog” that migrated with humans across the Bering Strait. Archaeological evidence exists of this ancient dog, but the study was the first to show “living evidence of these dogs in modern breeds,” including the Peruvian hairless Dog and the Xoloitzcuintle. Most other dogs in North America are of European descent, brought over by waves of soldiers and settlers.

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Beginnings of selective breeding

The same study also revealed other unexpected results. When closely comparing genetics of traditionally herding dog breeds, researchers found one group of dogs seemed to arise from the United Kingdom, another from Northern Europe, and yet another group from Southern Europe. When researchers looked more closely at the different groups, they realized each group used a different strategy to herd their flocks, a pattern borne out in genetic data. This supports the growing theory that multiple human populations started purposeful breeding of dogs independent of one another.

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The “Victorian Explosion”

Most dog breeds we recognize today were developed in the last 150 years, spurred by what has become known as the “Victorian Explosion.” During this time in Great Britain, dog breeding intensified and expanded, resulting in many of our most recognizable breeds of dogs.

Breeding for conformational traits continued through the 20th century. The result is the 400+ types of dogs recognized as distinct breeds.

Scroll through pictures of dog breeds from 100 years ago, compared to their current kin, and you can see dramatic changes as dog fanciers selectively bred for traits such as shorter legs (dachshunds were taller back then), and stockier build (German shepherd dogs were lankier at the turn of the last century). The downside of this extensive breeding is loss of genetic diversity and conformation changes with detrimental, breed-specific health consequences.

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Enter the 21st Century

As we approach the third decade of the 21st century, technological advances have given scientists a new perspective on our canine companions, including the health risks they share with humans.

Because dogs spontaneously develop some of the same diseases that plague humans, such as cancer, heart disease and obesity, researchers hope that dogs might shed light on how these conditions develop, ultimately leading to treatments that could help both species. One such study is Morris Animal Foundation’s Golden Retriever Lifetime Study that is gathering lifestyle and genetic information on more than 3,000 golden retrievers. This groundbreaking project will provide a wealth of new information that will help identify risk factors for canine diseases, including many cancers. This study also has many translational components that may inform human health risk factors.

To learn more about this study and the Foundation behind the research, visit Morris Animal Foundation and see how they are helping solve health challenges for all breeds.

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Goodbye Summer, Hello Fall

It’s that time of year where we break out the hoodies, sweaters and scarves and start enjoying s’mores, hot chocolate and bonfires. This might be one of our favorite seasons but I’m pretty sure it’s one of our dog’s favorite seasons as well. With fall comes cooler temperatures which means more outdoor walks, more marshmallows falling off the counter and ultimately more adventures for them – sounds like a slice of dog heaven. Here are a few things you can do this fall to ensure it’s your pup’s favorite time of the year.

Pick of the Patch

Fall is often signaled by the appearance of pumpkins and one of the best fall adventures is searching for your own pumpkin. Why not find a local pumpkin patch that allows dogs on the premises? This way you and your pup can pick your favorite pumpkins together. Plus, the pictures of your pup enjoying the fields are bound to be adorable. Don’t forget to keep your pup on a leash during this outdoor activity, you never know what farm animals will pique your dog’s curiosity.

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Hay Rides

Your family and friends can all enjoy a scenic or spooky ride behind a tractor. Your dog would love to ride shotgun on this adventure. They are sure to enjoy all the new sights and smells.

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Crunchy Leaves

Fall is full of mostly great activities but those of you who are home owners understand the struggle that comes with falling leaves. Raking can be a dreaded task but with a dog around it can be fun. Rake all the leaves together and put a small amount into that summer kiddy pool that is laying around. All you have to do is hide some toys in the leaves for your pup to find. Make sure you remove all the sticks so there are no unexpected surprises during your dog’s leaf adventures. Take pictures as they discover the joys of crunchy leaves!

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Play Dress Up

Howl-oween is coming quick so it’s time to find the perfect costume for you and your furry friend!

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Pumpkin Spice and Everything Nice

While your baking pumpkin pies and drinking pumpkin spice lattes don’t forget about a major part of your family – the dog. We know those begging puppy eyes can be so hard to say no to, so why not make them their own special fall treat? Look at these no-bake pumpkin treats your dog is sure to love. 

Over the Mountain and Through the Woods

To the campsite we go! The cool weather is perfect for hiking and camping. A lot of campsites are now dog friendly so your k9 explorer doesn’t have to miss out on the adventures. They can fish, hike and even swim with you without getting overheated.

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Have some great fall adventures planned for you and your pup? Share them with us on Instagram, @coastalpetproducts, or Facebook, @coastalpetproducts. We want to see what adventures you came up with this season.