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articles by: Lisa Spector

5 Smart Ways to Prevent Dog Bites

National Dog Bite Prevention Week is May 18-24th. You may have seen the Care2 post last week about the little boy who was attacked by a dog when he was on his bike, but his cat came to the rescue and …

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8 Helpful Uses for Vinegar in Your Pet Household

While you might find white vinegar in the food section of grocery stores, there are also many great uses for vinegar beyond the kitchen. The ASPCA says vinegar is an environmentally friendly odor dest…

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Do You Have More Dog Beds Than Dogs?

I confess. I have an obsession with dog beds. I keep looking for the perfect one (or two or 10). But, when I upgrade, I just hate to discard the last one. My dogs, Sanchez and Gina, have a huge choice…

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Smart Dogs With Polite Table Manners (Adorable Video)

Dogs are very happy when they have a job to perform and they are paid well for their work. The beautiful Goldens in this video not only take a moment to pray while grace is said for their meal, but th…

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4 Ways to Help Your Cat When She’s Home Alone. Or Not?

"Playing regularly with a cat easily satisfies her stalking instinct, keeps her stimulated, and provides the exercise she needs to stay healthy and happy," says the Humane Society. But, is it helpfu…

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Dog Helps Alzheimer’s Patient Regain Speech (video)

Research has proven therapy dogs have helped Alzheimer's patients with sundown syndrome. But, sometimes the family dog doesn't even need training to help people with Alzheimer's. Lisa Abeyta posted th…

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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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Are Some Dog Breeds More Aggressive?

A neighbor was warning me to stay away from a Pit Bull down the street because he was a "bad dog" who growled when he walked by. I tried to explain to him that there is no such thing as a "bad dog." T…

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Do Your Pets Communicate For Each Other?

My Yellow Labrador, Sanchez, is approaching 11 years of age. On rare occasion, he needs to go outside in the middle of the night to relieve. But, instead of barking or climbing the stairs to my bedroo…

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L.A. Circus Is Animal-Free For The First Time in 88 Years

For the first time in 88 years, no wild animals will be on stage at the annual Los Angeles Shrine Circus, scheduled April 11 to 13 at The Shrine Center in L.A. According to The Los Angeles Daily Ne…

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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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