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articles by: Lisa Spector

Top 10 Ways to Give Your Pet a Pill

"Dog food gone. Pill remains. Is Sanchez the only dog who does this?" I posted that on Facebook, and fans chimed in with very helpful and funny comments. Here are my favorites: Helpful comments: …

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People With Fake Service Dogs Could Face Real Jail Time

Have you ever seen a service dog wearing a vest that is barking, growling, and distracted while 'working'? Most likely you weren't observing a trained service dog, but an imposter. People in Florida w…

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5 Ways to Pay it Forward During the Holidays Without Spending a Dime

Christmas season isn't just about shopping and opening gifts, it's also a reminder to open our hearts to those in need and less fortunate than us. Even if you don't have extra money for donations, som…

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Holiday Shopping for People Who Don’t Want to Leave Their Dogs at Home

My dogs are practically professional shoppers. It's actually rare you'll find me somewhere without one of them. Sanchez and Gina are 'career change' dogs from Guide Dogs for the Blind. Early socializa…

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Delta Airlines Treats Pets Like Luggage

What do you do if you hear about an airline treating dogs more like replaceable luggage than beloved pets? Care2 member Sue Lee heard about Ty the pit bull and started a petition asking Delta to im…

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Man and Dog Walk from Canada to Mexico to Raise Cancer Awareness

Everyone has been touched by cancer. And, if you've had dogs, you most likely have lost one or more to this terrible disease. Dogs get the same cancers as people, including but not limited to brain …

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Why & How to Adopt a Turkey for Thanksgiving

I don't eat turkey for Thanksgiving, or any other day, and I was delighted to read on Vetstreet.com additional ways to help turkeys, aside from not serving them for dinner. Vetstreet introduced me …

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Strongest Sentencing Ever in Historic Dog Fighting Case

I was so delighted to read in The Dodo this morning, "The perpetrators involved in the second-largest dog fighting raid in U.S. history are finally facing justice." The Dodo reported that 367 dogs …

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Can a Sport Save a Dog’s Life?

In June of 2014, Manja, a 10 and 1/2 year-old, high-spirited Sheltie, suffered a stroke or a seizure. At the time of the debilitating episode, she was already qualified for the Cynosport World Agility…

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7 Things People Do That Dogs Hate

We love our dogs and consider them family. But that doesn't mean they appreciate everything humans enjoy. As responsible pet parents, it's important for us to learn their 4-legged language and communi…

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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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Naoma, why say anything if that is how you feel although I feel the same way about the human species…