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articles by: Lisa Spector

How I Got Rid of Menopause Symptoms Entirely

A year ago, I set a goal of losing 25 pounds in three months time.  To be honest, my ego made that goal. I had some important professional engagements in the fall that would be videotaped. I didn't wa…

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What is the Best Pet for Your Golden Years?

Pets in our care give us a sense of responsibility—something to care for daily and something to touch physically and emotionally. It is not uncommon for seniors to feel isolated and alone. Pets often …

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6 Easy Ways to Help Shelter Dogs and Cats

According to the ASPCA, 7.6 million companion animals enter the shelter system in the U.S. yearly. Approximately 3.9 million of those are dogs and 3.4 million are cats. Each year, 1.2 million dogs and…

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5 Helpful Uses for Baking Soda In Your Pet Household

While you might find baking soda in the food section of grocery stores, there are also many great uses for it beyond the kitchen and keeping your fridge smelling clean. Baking soda, aka sodium bicarbo…

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6 Tips for Teaching Your Dog to Stop Begging

Does your dog sit by the table and whimper at dinner time? Does she stare at you adamantly while you are eating dinner? Do you believe that feeding him some of your food from the table is a way of exp…

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Rescued 3-Legged Pit Bull Helps Abandoned Kittens Get Adopted

Pit Bulls often get an undeserved bad rap due to misinformed statistics. BadRap.org started out as a rescue organization for Pit Bulls and has grown to a national go-to source for everything Pit B…

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6 Ways to Comfort Your Senior Dog

My Labrador, Sanchez, just celebrated his 12th birthday. While I am very blessed that he is in very good health, it is not unusual for senior dogs to lose memory, eyesight and experience hearing loss.…

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5 Tips to Protect Your Child From Dog Bites

The ASPCA predicts that 50 percent of children will be bitten by a dog before they turn 12-years-old. National Dog Bite Prevention Week, May 17 - 23 in the U.S., was created to educate people about pr…

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Is This My Pet’s Last Birthday?

My beloved senior dog, Sanchez, is turning 12 this week. I am so blessed that he is in good health. When he was 9-years-old, he suffered from a slipped disc in his neck, and it was hard for me to imag…

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Can High-Pitched Sounds Cause Seizures in Cats?

As a canine and feline sound expert, I already knew about research showing that high pitched sounds agitate dogs and cats. Recently, The Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery published a study showin…

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about Lisa Spector

Lisa Spector is a concert pianist, Juilliard graduate, and canine music expert. She is co-founder of Through a Dog's Ear, the first music clinically demonstrated to calm the canine nervous system. Their new high-tech pet gadget, iCalmDog, is the portable solution to canine anxiety. Lisa shares her home and her heart with her two "career change" Labrador Retrievers from Guide Dogs for the Blind, Sanchez and Gina. Follow Lisa's blog here.

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