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articles by: Lisa Spector

Elephants Dance to Violin Music (and It Didn’t Happen in a Circus)

Concert violinist Eleanor Bartsch was warming up for her performance of the Bach Concerto for Two Violins with the Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra when she decided to take her violin playing outdoors. She…

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5 Ways Chickens Need Your Help This Month

Farming practices have changed drastically over the years. In 1925 it took 16 weeks to raise a 2.5 pound chicken. Today, it takes only six weeks to raise a five pound chicken, according to the ASP…

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5 Signs of a Responsible Dog Owner

September is Responsible Dog Ownership Month. Being a responsible pet parent may have many different definitions. But, it is more than just loving your dog and meeting his basic needs. Being responsib…

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Woman Marries a Mannequin, Seriously?

You may have read about artist Suzanne Heintz in my previous post, "Woman Buys Mannequin Family in Response to Marrriage Pressure." It was published on April 1st, but it was not an April Fools' Da…

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5 Reasons NOT to Get a Puppy!

They say the only cure for wanting a puppy is getting a puppy. Well, the other cure for wanting a puppy could be thinking about what the puppy requires when he is grown up. While it may be cute that a…

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Nestlé Adopts New Animal Welfare Standards

World Animal Protection has a vision. They want to see a world where animal welfare matters and animal cruelty has ended. Earlier this year, they partnered with Nestlé, one of the world's leading food…

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More Than 100 Cats Dumped at Marin Humane Society

In the period of 18 months, someone dropped off more than 100 kittens and cats at the Marin Humane Society, just north of the Golden Gate Bridge in the San Francisco Bay Area. All four drop-offs in a …

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In Memory of Robin Williams and His Love of Gorillas

It's not only people that are mourning the tragic loss of Robin Williams this week. In 2001, Williams visited Koko, at The Gorilla Foundation. Prior to Williams' visit, Koko hadn't smiled in six month…

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Pet Meds: The Latest Online Scams and How to Avoid Them

After spending $56 billion on their pets last year, Americans are predicted to increase that to $60 billion this year. About half of that spending was divided between veterinary care and pet medicatio…

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Your Pet’s Last Breath in the Luxury of Your Home

When I had my 13-year-old Golden Retriever euthanized in 2003, I was blessed to be surrounded by loving friends in my backyard. As difficult as it was, I was very comforted having my veterinarian come…

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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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Laura is a Care2 Causes Senior Editor. She graduated from Pitzer College with Honors in English and World Literature and a minor in Music. She’s... more

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