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articles by: Lisa Spector

5 Tips for Keeping Pets Safe On Halloween

Halloween can be pretty fun for children and adults, but the holiday can be scary for pets who don't understand that costumes are just for pretending. The witch showing up at the front door in the big…

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Top 3 Health Benefits of Pumpkin for Dogs and Cats

Your dog or cat may be curious about the pumpkins sitting on your front porch. It's already Halloween, and your pumpkin may be beautifully carved, but might also be collecting bacteria. While it's bes…

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Mobile Home Residents Ordered to Kill Feral Cats with Anti-Freeze

A large population of feral cats have been a problem in a Missouri mobile home park. Some residents feed the cats. Others want them dead. Residents of the park received a letter stating that any re…

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Have a Stressed Cat? There’s a CD For That (Giveaway!)

Have you ever brought your cat to the vet because he stopped eating when the contractors started remodeling your kitchen? Or maybe Fluffy flipped out during the loud booms of fireworks and harmed hers…

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TV Can Hurt Dogs (But Not in the Way You Might Guess)

Dogs are the star of media these days. They capture our eyes and our hearts. But, even when dogs are treated well during filming, there still can be a downside: the popularity of certain breeds in the…

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FBI Reports Animal Cruelty Cases as a Major Offense

Animal lovers are rejoicing! The FBI will include animal cruelty (including animal neglect) offenses in the Uniform Crime Report, rather than the generic "all other offense." CatChannel.com reported, …

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10 Reasons I’m Grateful for My Dogs on World Gratitude Day

World Gratitude Day is September 21st, and it is reminding me to take a few extra moments and cherish the many gifts in my life, including my beloved dogs, Sanchez and Gina. Sanchez came into my li…

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Paris Hilton Purchases World’s Tiniest Pomeranian Worth $13,000

No stranger to small dogs, Paris Hilton recently added a petite Pomeranian to her canine household. At five months old, he is just 4.5 inches tall and only more than one inch off the ground. She chang…

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Elephants Dance to Violin Music (and It Didn’t Happen in a Circus)

Concert violinist Eleanor Bartsch was warming up for her performance of the Bach Concerto for Two Violins with the Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra when she decided to take her violin playing outdoors. She…

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5 Ways Chickens Need Your Help This Month

Farming practices have changed drastically over the years. In 1925 it took 16 weeks to raise a 2.5 pound chicken. Today, it takes only six weeks to raise a five pound chicken, according to the ASP…

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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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I disagree feral cats will never enjoy being a 'pet'. I have a 14 year old cat I trapped 13 years a…

Very good article. Thank you very much for sharing.

lovely thank you - heard this re mirrors - n elderly lady complained that she must have a ghost in h…

Grazie per l'articolo.

This one beats any cat story I have read. Absolutely incredible. I thought nothing could be…