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articles by: Lisa Spector

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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Living and Dying with Dignity

On October 29, I wrote about my support of Brittany Maynard, a 29-year-old with a Glioblastoma brain tumor, and her decision to die with dignity. On October 30, she posted a new video expressing her t…

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5,500 Dogs Will Die Today

Life expectancy for people is 75 years, for shelter animals it's 72 hours. For about 5,500 shelter dogs, today will be their last. When Mark Barone read those statistics, he knew he couldn't go o…

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Why I Support This 29-Year-Old’s Decision to Die

The only thing certain about life is one day it will come to an end. For one woman, that day will likely come this Saturday. Faced with her choice of dying from brain cancer or dying with dignity, …

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One Way We Can Help Stop Animal Abuse at the Circus

A lot of the petitions featured on Care2 address animal issues. Recently, we witnessed the power that a small, but targeted local petition can have over helping save animals lives in a Swiss Zoo. Care…

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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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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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