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articles by: Lisa Spector

5 Irresistible Benefits of Adopting a Mutt

Growing up, we called them Heinz 57. The American Kennel Club calls them All American Dogs. National Mutt Day, on July 31, called them Mutts. No matter their name, mixed-breed dogs are finally getting…

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8 Things People Do That Cats Hate

We love our cats and consider them family. "Cute" cat videos go viral in minutes. Your cat may not think our human behavior is always so cute, yet we expect our cats to adjust to our crazy human envir…

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Are Large Dogs Better Behaved than Small Ones?

Most of the dogs I've had in my adult years have been of the large breed, Labradors and Goldens. But, when I was in graduate school, I adopted Yodel, a dog who weighed  less than 10 pounds. Yodel was …

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What’s The Strangest Thing Your Dog Has Eaten?

I just read on Mashable about Tiki, a Black Labrador who ate eight pairs of underwear, 62 hair ties, four rubber bands, and a band-aid. His consumption was all over a few days, and he survived the sur…

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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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Can Having a Dog Improve Your Probiotic Health?

Numerous studies exist showing the health benefits of having a pet—everything from lowering the risk of allergies and asthma to stress reduction and heart rhythm synchronization between 2 and 4-legged…

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Can Too Much Water Kill Your Dog?

Sadly, the answer to that question is "yes." Even as a pet blogger who reads a barrage of posts about dangers to dogs, I had never heard about water intoxication until I saw a shocking Facebook update…

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How I Got Rid of Menopause Symptoms Entirely

A year ago, I set a goal of losing 25 pounds in three months time.  To be honest, my ego made that goal. I had some important professional engagements in the fall that would be videotaped. I didn't wa…

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What is the Best Pet for Your Golden Years?

Pets in our care give us a sense of responsibility—something to care for daily and something to touch physically and emotionally. It is not uncommon for seniors to feel isolated and alone. Pets often …

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6 Easy Ways to Help Shelter Dogs and Cats

According to the ASPCA, 7.6 million companion animals enter the shelter system in the U.S. yearly. Approximately 3.9 million of those are dogs and 3.4 million are cats. Each year, 1.2 million dogs and…

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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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