dog's age

a dog's age

An exceptionally long period of time. It's been a dog's age since I worked one of these machines, but I'll give it a shot!
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dog's age

see under coon's age.
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a dog's age

A long time. An American slang term dating from about 1830, this expression doesn’t make a great deal of sense, since the average dog is not especially long-lived. It appeared in print in 1836: “That blamed line gale has kept me in bilboes such a dog’s age” (Knickerbocker magazine).
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Strange to be in the garden knowing for the first time in a dog's age, the house is empty.
"Which drug is tried first depends on the dog's age and medical history," says Dr.
* Consider your dog's age: Since very young and very old dogs have difficulty regulating their body temperature, they have more extreme reactions to changes in the weather.
"We are always on the lookout for opportunities to promote our residents and give them as many chances as possible to find suitable owners, regardless of each dog's age, colour, breed or background."
Make sure you pick up the necessary supplies at Dogs and the City Pet Stores.Must-have items on your shopping list include leash, collar, quality dog food (appropriate for the dog's age, activity and health levels), dog toys, dog bed, food and water bowls, package of disposable doggy waste bags, diaper, and puppy trainer.
You'll want to start with baby steps, regardless of your dog's age.
He stressed the importance of portion control, by measuring meals with a scoop or scales, and a feeding programme depending on a dog's age, breed and activity levels.
At your dog's age it is very likely it will be fine without surgery if just one of the metacarpals is broken.
Visit www.dogs.thefuntimesguide.com/2010/03/dog_age.php to enter your dog's age and breed to find out if your dog is still in his terrible teens or should be behaving more like an adult.
A: The amount of exercise a dog needs is different for each dog and depends on things such as the dog's age, size, breed and health.
"I think that's the dumbest idea I've heard in a dog's age. To do this couldn't come at a worst time," said Legislator Joseph R.
Your vet will have prescribed the course of treatment best suited to your dog and, as with all animals, will have taken into consideration your dog's age and general health before deciding on the best medication.
Feed an amount based on what the dog food bag recommends for your dog's age and weight, but do not be afraid to go over or under that suggestion.
Focusing on the many details one must note as they train their dog, from the dog's age to the owner's body language, "Agility: Start to Finish" is a top pick for any pet owner, and for community library pet and wildlife collections.
Last year it became the first major petfood company to launch products related to a dog's age as well as organic ranges.