START A PETITION 25,136,189 members: the world's largest community for good
START A PETITION
x

articles by: Lisa Spector

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…

153 comments

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…

198 comments

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 …

134 comments

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…

134 comments

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…

219 comments

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…

89 comments

10 Corporations Control Almost Everything You Purchase

When I first saw the chart below, via Reddit, called "The Illusion of Choice, I was relieved that there is actually nothing here I consume. But, when I dug deeper, I realized that I do purchase bandai…

260 comments

Sex Offender Kills K9 Officer, Bail Set for 1 Million Dollars

January 30th was a sad day for the Pittsburgh Police Department. Flags were lowered to half staff, tears were shed by the entire community, and officer Phil Lerza's heart was broken. His partner, who …

331 comments

3 Ways You Can Help the Dogs of Sochi + Video

If you've been watching the Winter Olympics from Sochi, you may have seen a stray dog or two on the ski slopes or at the opening ceremonies. Stray dogs in Socchi are a common site and the ones you've …

160 comments

Mixed Breed Dogs Finally Invited to Westminster Dog Show

For the first time since its 138 year old history, the famed Westminster Kennel Club, will include mixed-breed dogs. But instead of being judged on appearance and temperament, they earn points for spe…

184 comments

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.

meet our writers

Megan Zehnder

Megan is an editor and producer for Care2's Healthy Living. Her main priorities are to live simply and build meaningful relationships with the people... more

people are talking

Thanks. I think people put other people down because they aren't happy with themselves. I choose t…

9 reasons? I can list so much more from a pet that a person. The list falls short, animals are the …

Great article and very good reminders. Thank you.:)

There is nothing as comforting as "Jewish Penicilin" when you have a cold. Vegetarian or not. It's j…

Dogs are great reminders to live in the moment! All animals, I believe, are the ones with the wisdo…