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articles by: Lisa Spector

Daily Cute: A Dog’s Snow Day

While many dogs in New England are anxiously awaiting spring to start enjoying romping outdoors again, Puckerman doesn't understand why everyone is complaining about the record breaking snowfall. …

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Craigslist, Help Stop Animal Abuse!

I cringed when I saw this ad recently on Craigslist: "Selling my black and white Siberian Husky. He is outgoing, energetic, and has a great personality, he is also neutered. Unfortunately I am moving…

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Shelter Puts Dog Up for Adoption While Family is Overseas

Long Island Animal Shelter has a very strict rule about their adoptions. The owner needs to go to the shelter with a photo ID, proof of ownership, veterinary records, and family photos. That makes sen…

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6 Ways to Keep Your Dog Active Indoors During Winter

Many states in the US are getting hit with very cold temperatures and an abundance of snow this winter. What do you do when Buster can't get his daily walks, because there is no clearing on the sidewa…

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5 Pet First Aid Tricks You Can Do At Home

I've had dogs most of my life. For some reason, the emergency vet visits almost always happen after business hours. The last one was at 7 PM on a Friday night, and I was very glad I had my local Veter…

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Is Your Pet Your Sweetheart?

In 2006 there were more than 72 million pet dogs in the U.S. and nearly 82 million pet cats, according to the American Veterinary Medical Association, U.S. Pet Ownership & Demographics Sourcebook …

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10 Reasons Dogs Make The Best Valentine’s Dates

When you are single on February 14th, all the romance advertising can make you feel that you need a date on Valentine's Day to be happy. But, the truth is, your best Valentine's date is already greeti…

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Are Dogs Becoming Doctors for Cancer Patients?

An average dog can understand over 150 words, and some Border Collies have proven to know upwards of 200 words. While that is amazing, dogs still haven't yet learned how to get into medical  school. B…

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Why You Should Save Your Pet from Thirdhand Smoke

We all know of the dangers of smoking and second-hand smoke, but do you know about the dangers of thirdhand smoke? Sometimes known as ETS (environmental tobacco smoke), when residue from smoke remains…

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Why I Want My Dog to Die Fast

An unusual number of my friends have been saying good-bye to their senior dogs lately, most of them with little to no warning. Fido is retrieving a ball and wagging his tail one night, and the next mo…

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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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