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articles by: Lisa Spector

Do Your Pets Communicate For Each Other?

My Yellow Labrador, Sanchez, is approaching 11 years of age. On rare occasion, he needs to go outside in the middle of the night to relieve. But, instead of barking or climbing the stairs to my bedroo…

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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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L.A. Circus Is Animal-Free For The First Time in 88 Years

For the first time in 88 years, no wild animals will be on stage at the annual Los Angeles Shrine Circus, scheduled April 11 to 13 at The Shrine Center in L.A. According to The Los Angeles Daily Ne…

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Woman Gets Fed Up With Marriage Pressure & Buys a Fake Family

Suzanne Heintz has enjoyed a lovely, admirable relationship with her husband of 14 years and their 9-year-old daughter. They take vacations regularly to the mountains and recently returned from a pict…

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5 Household Items That Are Poisonous to Pets

Last week was National Poison Prevention Week. The ASPCA reported that their Animal Poison Control Center in Illinois "handled nearly 180,000 cases of pets exposed to toxic substances in 2013, many of…

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How To Get Your Dog To Eat His Veggies and Fruit

While my dogs don't share my vegetarian lifestyle, there are many fruits and veggies that I feed Sanchez and Gina as treats. But, how do I get them to want their veggies and fruit as much as their dog…

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Formerly Abused Crossbreed Dog Wins Best Rescue at Crufts (video)

Crufts, The World's Largest Dog Show, is not only about breeds competing for Best in Show. Crufts includes the widely entertaining musical freestyle competition, some of the best agility teams in the …

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Child Prodigy’s Impromptu Piano Performance in Costco (video)

Costco is known for their free samples. But, the giant superstore couldn't have planned a better free offering if they tried... A very talented 9-year-old pianist gave an impromptu performance for sho…

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Can Pets Improve Your Love Life?

A study by the National Institutes of Health revealed that having a pet can help to diminish feelings of loneliness, particularly for women living alone, and compensate for the absence of human comp…

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Do Your Purchases Reflect Your Values?

I recently wrote about the 10 corporations that control almost everything you buy. In the post, I was mostly referring to consumables. But, what about your online purchasing options? Do you shop at Am…

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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 Canine Noise Phobia series is a breakthrough treatment and prevention program for canine noise sensitivities. 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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