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When you don’t know the answer to something, most likely you will pull out your phone or go to your computer and visit one specific website: Google. Well, you are not alone.  The amazing people at Google used data over a 4-year period, from 2014-2018, to see what the top pet-related questions were. It seems there were roughly 2,150 “most common questions” about dogs that started with the word “why.” Google has recently unveiled these questions, provided answers complete with engaging illustrations. Here’s what they found.

The top 10 most common questions about dogs were:
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German Shepherds: Courageous, Smart and at Very High Risk for Arthritis

Every month, we will highlight a popular dog breed at risk for arthritis. We will talk about what we love about them, as well as reflect on how to keep them healthy. This month, we are focusing on the German Shepherd as it is the second most popular dog breed in the world. Check in every month for a new breed focus!

German Shepherds (often referred to as GSDs, which stands for German Shepherd Dog) are such cute puppies, and grow into loyal, graceful and strong dogs of noble character with a high intelligence. Because of their popularity and all the things that make the German Shepherd unique, this breed a true marvel. According to the American Kennel Club (AKC), there are over 193 breeds of dogs out there, and the GSD is second most popular breed in the world. There are many reasons, and we will try and highlight some here.

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This month, as we feature the dog breed of German Shepherds, we are excited to bring you the story of Ink, a member of the K-9 unit in South Australia. As we know, German Shepherds (also known as GSDs, which stands for German Shepherd Dog) are part of the working group of dogs and are the some of the most successful service dogs in the world. You see GSDs in airports, police vehicles as K-9 units, just like Ink, and as service dogs for those who need assistance based on a disability. They are also affectionate, obedient, strong and loyal to a fault, which makes the beautiful GSD makes an ideal pet for the whole family to love. However, because of their size, GSDs are on the very high risk for mobility health issues.

Read on to learn more about how Ink is doing now that he is a #GlydeDog, thanks to Glyde™ Mobility Chews. 

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According to the Arthritis Foundation, May is National Arthritis Awareness Month. There are some shocking facts about the impact of arthritis, such as:

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Here is a great story from Sarah about her adorable dog, Dixie. We can’t decide which is cuter: Dixie or their adorable new addition to their family. This family is one busy group with a new baby at home. Now, thanks to Glyde™ Mobility Chews, their adorable adopted #GlydeDog can keep up too!

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At Parnell Living Science, we love to celebrate May as National Pet Month. This month is set aside by this holiday to promote responsible pet ownership, increase awareness of the benefits associated with living with a pet as well as communicating the value of those who help us care for our pets. So with that lofty list of objectives, Parnell Living Science put together a list of ideas to help you celebrate this month.

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Sharon wrote to us about her adorable dog, Lex, a Staffy mix with a Rottie. These dog breeds are large-sized dogs which fit into a smaller compact size, which makes them very solid dogs. Thus, it is understandable for her dog to have joint problems due to arthritis. Large breed dogs such as this are on the very high-risk chart for arthritis. We are pleased to hear from Sharon that her dog, Lex is doing great thanks to the help of Glyde™ Mobility Chews. Here is what Sharon said about her #GlydeDog.

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Dogs are simply amazing creatures that can work to make our lives easier. National Therapy Animal Day on April 30. This is a great opportunity to recognize all exceptional therapy animals who partner with their human companions to help them live their daily lives. There are three types of service dogs. Do you know the difference between a therapy dog, a service dog and an emotional support animal? You will after you read on!

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As we learned the difference between service dogs, therapy dogs and emotional service dogs, this testimonial came at a perfect time. We heard from Janet about how her and Leroy are working to be a fantastic type of service dog. They are guide dogs for the visually impaired. Together, they work as guide dog ambassadors for Guide Dogs of Texas. We are proud of both Janet and her great guide dog #GlydeDog, Leroy! (say that 10 times fast!).

Their mission is to train dogs to give those who need help to achieve the “freedom, mobility and independence” they deserve. This story is especially cute because Janet wrote it on behalf of Leroy. We love this #GlydeDog story about this amazing guide dog! 

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Every month, we will highlight a popular dog or cat breed at risk for arthritis. We will talk about what we love about them, as well as reflect on how to keep them healthy. This month, we are focusing on the Bulldog, which edged out the beagle to take the fifth most popular dog breed spot.

Selecting the Bulldog comes in perfect timing as on April 21, it is "Bulldogs are Beautiful Day" and of course, next week is Easter. And, in an unprecedented act, Cadbury, one of the world’s top chocolatiers and makers of the Cadbury Easter Egg, among other treats, recently announced that Henri the Bulldog would be the Cadbury Easter bunny.

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