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articles by: Lisa Spector

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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Happy Mother’s Day From Your Pet

Mother's Day is not the easiest of holidays for me. I am childless by choice and have never been called "mom." No human has ever said, "Happy Mother's Day mom, I love you!" But can we be mothers to…

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4 Successful People Reveal Their Morning Routines

I've been struggling with being more productive and centered in the mornings and have enjoyed studying the ways that people I admire approach their day. In a commencement address Steve Jobs gav…

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Oakland’s Funkiest Pups Have a Message For You

Many of us are familiar with "Uptown Funk" -- the number one hit by Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars. I knew the song was fun and contagious, but it wasn't until I saw this parody video on Dogster that …

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Rescued Beagles Step Outdoors for The First Time

Last week was World Week of Action for Animals in Laboratories. The Dodo posted heartwarming stories and videos of animals freed after lifetimes of lab research. Beagles are sadly often used in re…

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What to Do if You Can’t Afford Veterinary Care

Sadly, too many pets are relinquished to shelters needing veterinary care that couldn't be afforded by their owners. Everyone suffers when this happens. Pets are confused and even sometimes euthanized…

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Do Dogs Really See With Their Noses?

What would it be like to experience the world as a dog? You might hear things you don't normally hear (dogs can hear almost double the frequency that humans can), and you might not see as clear…

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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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