Lost Golden Retriever in Dublin, Georgia – Can You Help Bring Moose Home?

Dublin, GA – Moose the golden retriever has been missing since Monday  in the area of Palmetto Lakes and Walke Dairy road.

He was wearing a red collar with contact information on his tag. He is also micro chipped. If you find him, please bring him to a local vet or shelter so they can contact his humans.  A possible reward is being offered.

I hope this story has a happy ending. Thank heavens for the media who have been very supportive. The local news even did a story:

Full story with video from 41nbc.com:   A local viewer hopes you can #bringmoosehome

Photo:  Moose via Facebook

Photo: Moose via Facebook

To help, you can share via our Facebook page here or even through your Twitter, etc by sharing this link or the news story. Please help to #bringmoosehome.

Moose the Dog on Instagram @moosethedog_

Golden Retriever Lost for 20 Months is home Safe!

This father’s day was an extra special day for the Braun family of El Dorado Hills, CA. In October of 2012, Murphy, their female golden retriever, was lost during a camping trip to Hell Hole Reservoir. The Braun family posted flyers and started a Facebook page

Photo - Facebook

Photo – Facebook

It appears that Murphy may have lived on roadkill and campers scraps and survived two cold winters in the Tahoe National Forest. There also seem to have been several sightings of the dog over the last two years, but no one could capture her.

This past months some campers contacted the Brauns after seeing the dog near their campsite. On June 7th, the Brauns brought one of Murphy’s blankets and Nathan’s baseball hat to camp host Jason Smith. That same night, after laying out the belongings, Murphy appeared and curled up on them. (how sweet is that?)

Eventually they were able to get a leash on Murphy, even though she was very skittish and took awhile to warm up to the fact that she was safe.

Finally this past Sunday, the Braun family, including their three children were reunited with their pet.  According to a story from News10.net, they are 99 percent sure the dog is Murphy, and are just waiting on DNA results.

Nathan Braun and Murphy - Photo: Facebook

Nathan Braun and Murphy – Photo: Facebook

Ice water, is it really a problem?

Interesting article on ice water for dogs!

Greenbriar Veterinary Hospital & Luxury Pet Resort

Can giving my dog ice water cause bloat?

Simple answer… no.

Longer answer….Gastric dilatation-volvulus(GDV) or bloat is a result of the dog swallowing too much air, fluid or both and the stomach “twists”.  It is not caused by a spasming of the stomach as the article would suggest. The stomach would actually have to twist to cause the bloat and not allow air to escape from the stomach. It is much more likely the dog gulped water down too quickly and with the big gulps, swallowed a lot of air causing the stomach to expand.  This is what can lead to bloat.

What to do when your dog is hot…

When your dog is overheated make sure to give them water, but monitor the intake. Dogs who drink too fast, especially larger dogs, are more likely to drink down large amounts of water with the air and lead to bloat.

Safer yet…

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25 Golden Retrievers who are Snake Charmers (Instagram)

As an active member of the Instagram community, I can’t ignore the trend that is snake charmers. (aka #snakecharmers)

Here’s one of my favorite blogging golden retrievers, TheK9HarperLee, exhibiting the snake charming ritual…(see post:  It’s Official-I’m a Snake Chamrer )

Photo:  TheK9HarperLee

Photo: TheK9HarperLee

And here are 24 more great shots of golden retrievers being snake charmers..courtesy of Instagram.

Still Riley's favorite toy. #snakecharmers

A photo posted by Golden Man Riley (@golden_man_riley) on

A photo posted by Jen & Autumn (@j_piette) on

Cupcake wants to he the newest member of the #snakecharmers club! @johnanng 😛🐍 #goldenretriever #puppy #dog #snake #petsmart @petsmart

A photo posted by Cupcake The Golden Retriever (@cupcakethegolden) on

Snake scarf #goldenretriever

A photo posted by Hugo & Riley (and Sarah) (@hugoandriley_goldens_nz) on

My submission to the #snakecharmers club… My snake might be smaller but I've charmed him to do tricks! @johnanng

A photo posted by Stark – Golden Retriever (@golden_stark) on

Couldn’t help it. These aren’t Golden’s but.

Feel free to add your snake charming photo to the comments, or tag on Instagram #snakecharmers

Sports-Loving Golden Retriever Georges Watching The World Cup

This golden retriever internet star doesn’t care what sport, or team…he just loves to watch sports.   According to YouTube poster Bearaids “He will watch the games for hours and doesn’t care who wins or loses, as long as he can watch them play”   Here is Georges cheering on players during The World Cup.

See more Georges watching sports at the YouTube Channel Bearaids


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Golden Retrievers Rule Social Media in Canada – How Do Breeds In Other Countries Rank?

Interesting article from Klooff ranking different breeds and which are popular in what countries. The poodle reigns supreme in France, while in the U.S the French Bulldog is a superstar.  Africa and India both favor the German shepherd.  This is proof that Canadians have great taste, we chose the glorious golden retriever. Based on data from Klooff a popular pet photo sharing app, here are the breeds based on country:

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Golden Retrievers and “Tail Envy” – Off the Leash

Just wanted to share this cartoon from Rupert Fawcett from Off The Leash. (daily cartoons featuring real conversations between dogs).  Click here to like their page on Facebook.

leashGoldens DO have the best tails, right!!?