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articles by: Lisa Spector

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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5 Steps to Reduce Your Pet’s Stress

April is National Stress Awareness Month. As humans we have a multitude of choices regarding ways to reduce our overall stress level, including taking yoga classes, drinking green tea, meditating, kee…

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New Ad Shows That Sexiness Goes Beyond Size

Lane Bryant's new ad showcases curvy, full-figured women in lingerie re-defining sexy. Time.com reported the new video took a jab at Victoria Secret's fall 2014 ad that touted one very specific b…

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Which Will Improve Your Life More: a Cat or a Dog?

Pet lovers aren't surprised by research stating the emotional, physical and mental benefits of owning cats and dogs. WebMD.com wrote that there is now proof that pets enhance our social skills and d…

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Differences Between Dating a Dog Person vs. Cat Person

Since I have two Labradors and live in the dog world, I have much more experience dating dog people than cat people. But, when I read about the recent survey by Direct Line Pet Insurance and K9 Media …

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Do Bans on Pit Bulls Really Work?

The city of Platteville, WI is considering a proposal that would ban all Pit Bulls, Pit Dogs, and Pit Bull Terriers. Care2 member Kieryn Aigner was so upset about the ban that she started a petition t…

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Top 10 Worst Excuses for Returning Pets to Shelters (And How to Prevent Adoption Fails)

Adoption centers at shelters work towards making every adoption permanent and decreasing return rates. They screen applications carefully because they know that every pet deserves a forever loving hom…

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Sex Offender Gets Up to 44 Years in Prison for Stabbing Police Dog

Early last year, I wrote about the fatal stabbing of an 8-year-old beloved Police Dog, Rocco. John L. Rush, a convicted sex offender,  stabbed Rocco during an attempted arrest by the police. He also i…

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Are Pets Who Live With Homeless People at a Disadvantage?

In the coastal town where I live, Half Moon Bay, I seem to be encountering more homeless men recently living on the streets with their dogs. I've enjoyed interesting conversations with them while g…

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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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