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Worlds Oldest Dog Dies

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A sad milestone must be noted as a dog described as the world’s oldest is dead at 21 years. Called Chanel, the dachshund had become a bit of an internet celebrity in recent years with lots of attention from the mass media. Published reports say Chanel died of natural causes at home on Long Island in the community of Port Jefferson Station. A shining example of successful pet adoption, the dachshund was adopted from a shelter in Virginia when only six weeks old. There are also reports of another dog owner claiming to have the world’s oldest dog. Called Max, the owner in Louisiana says the dog just had its 26th birthday in August 2009! That assertion is still waiting official confirmation. {mosloadposition...

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Taco Bell Dog Dies

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Adios Gidget, the Taco Bell Chihuahua known for the line Yo Quiero Taco Bell is dead. The little dog who starred in the Taco Bell ads and commercials has died after suffering a stroke. Published reports quote Karen McElhatton, Gidget’s owner, as saying she died on July 21, 2009, at the age of fifteen. The Taco Bell Chihuahua crossed over the rainbow bridge after a long life of fame and iconic social status. Reports indicate she had been with trainer Sue Chipperton when the stroke occurred. Small dogs like Chihuahuas can live very long lives but fifteen is a good life span. It is thought Gidget enjoyed a comfortable and loving life. {mosloadposition...

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Dog Whisperer Cesar Millan Now A US Citizen

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Cesar Millan, tv’s so-called Dog Whisperer, has become a US citizen, according to a statement issued by his television network. Millan had apparently passed the citizenship test earlier in 2009 but took the official oath on March 12, 2009. Accompanying Millan were members of his family who, the statement says, were already US citizens; wife Illusion Millan and sons Andre and Calvin. According to the statement, Millan has been a legal resident of the United States since 2000 and was born in Mexico where he first developed and demonstrated an affinity for animals on his grandfather’s farm. The ceremony took place in Montebello, California, near the city of Los Angeles. {mosloadposition...

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Martha Stewart Chow Puppy Ghengis Khan Among Dead In Kennel Tragedy

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Martha Stewart has confirmed the loss of her Chow puppy Ghengis Khan. The young dog died in a propane explosion and fire that killed a total of fifteen dogs and injured the driver of the propane delivery truck. Published reports say the Stewart dog was staying at a kennel in the Pocono Mountains called Pazzazz Pet Boarding, with a reputation for training show dogs. Ghengis Khan was reportedly the grandson of Stewart’s previous Chow, Paw Paw, who died at 12 in April 2008.   {mosloadposition...

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Obama Dog An April Arrival – Video

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The first dog may become part of the Obama White House as soon as April if a report in People Magazine is correct. Published reports indicate it may be a Portuguese water dog. First lady Michelle Obama tells People magazine, they say, that the target date for the arrival of the family pet is after her daughters’ spring break trip in April.   {mosloadposition...

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Salmonella Contamination Recall Spreads To Pet Food

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Concerns over salmonella contamination in peanut-flavored pet food have PetSmart recalling seven dog biscuit products, according to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The FDA published a notice of voluntary recall issued by the company for its line of “Grreat Choice” dog biscuits sold between August 21, 2008, and January 19, 2009. According to PetSmart’s statement, the firm “is not aware of any reported cases of illness related to these products…” The move is precautionary and due to the fact that salmonella contaminated peanut products produced by Peanut Corporation of America (PCA) may be in the recalled dog food (biscuit). The company is advising consumers who have these products to stop using them at once. The recalled products are: Small Assorted 32 oz., UPC 73725702900 Small/Medium Assorted 4 lb., UPC 73725700601 Small/Medium Assorted 8 lb., UPC 73725700605 Small/Medium Assorted...

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