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articles by: Lisa Spector

Are We Killing Our Pets With Treats?

Nearly 600 dogs have died since 2007 who consumed pet jerky treats made in China, according to the Food and Drug Administration. Another 3,600 dogs have been reported ill. The pet treats were sold und…

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Keeping Pets Safe on Halloween

It can be very fun for children to dress up and pretend to be a different character. But, dogs don't understand the concept and can be very fearful of people wearing masks and costumes. And the huge n…

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DIY Gluten Free Dog Treats with Pumpkin

I've written about the health benefits of pumpkins for dogs and cats, including improved digestion, urinary health and even weight loss. Here are some recipes you can make at home for your dogs that i…

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Pet Adoption is the Loving Option

I've written about benefits of adopting a less-adoptable pet. And, there are many benefits of adopting any pet from a shelter or rescue organization. You'll save a life You won't be supporting p…

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Choke Chain Kills Dog

This is how the Humane Society of the United States describes a choke collar: "As the name implies, this collar is made of metal links and is designed to control your dog by tightening around your …

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How an Animal Chiropractor Can Save Your Pet’s Health

After my dog was diagnosed with a slipped disc in his neck, acupuncture saved his life. During his healing, and at other times, Sanchez also received chiropractor adjustments. My younger dog Gina is a…

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Do Dogs Really Need Initials After Their Name?

Today, I added the initials AXJ to my dog's name. Gina earned a new agility tilte (with a first place ribbon) and is now officially  Georgina AX, AXJ, NF, CGC (Agility Excellent, Agility Excellent J…

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Why You Should Adopt a Less-Adoptable Pet

Each year, Petfinder celebrates a week in September as Adopt-A-Less-Adoptable-Pet Week. In a recent survey by Petfinder, 33 percent of adoption groups said they've had pets who were posted on Petfinde…

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Animal Prints Banned at Zoo

To learn more about wild animals, you might want to visit Chessington World of Adventures, a theme park and zoo in Surrey, England. Just make sure you don't look like them. Apparently, dressing in …

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Kitten’s Life Saved by Fireman (Video)

After writing about a cat killer, it was so uplifting to view this video of a fireman saving a little kitten in a house fire. You'll want to get some kleenex out for this one, but they'll be happy tea…

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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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