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articles by: Lisa Spector

What’s On Your Pet’s Bucket List?

My Labrador, Sanchez, is 10 years old and I'm frequently reminded that he is in his golden years and they won't last forever. I am very aware that every day of life for Sanchez is a gift, and little t…

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What Dogs Teach Us About Time

I went on a mini-retreat last weekend with my love. It's pretty rare that I go on vacation without my dogs. My original plan was to leave only Sanchez with a dog sitter. There are a gazillion steps to…

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High-Tech Gadgets for Pets

The technology age may have been created by humans, but why shouldn't pets also benefit? After all, Buster's iPawd may relieve his canine anxiety issues, and Fluffy's litter box could actually save he…

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Tips for Keeping Dogs Cool in the Summer Heat

Summertime can represent fun time for humans. To many of us it means wearing sandals, tank tops and swim suits. But, for our family members that can't remove their fur coats, summer heat can be unbear…

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Why Do Dogs Bury? (with video)

A video of a dog in the Middle East burying a puppy recently went viral. News media everywhere were posting this video with titles similar to The Huffington Post: "Dog Buries Dead Puppy In Astounding …

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Do Dogs Belong At The Office?

Take Your Dog to Work Day is today, June 21. TYDTWDay® was started back in 1999 by Pet Sitters International as a way to promote pet adoption and celebrate our great companion dogs. I can only guess h…

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Is Your Pet on Your Phone?

My dogs, Sanchez and Gina, go almost everywhere with me. But, when they don't, I always have a picture of them nearby on my iPhone. At a dog agility event recently, we took a casual poll of how many p…

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My Dog is Everything I Never Wanted!

My Black Lab, Gina, is celebrating her 4th birthday today. She is the second of my two Labs. When first searching for a second dog, I knew I didn't want another Lab. I obviously love Labs, but wanted…

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Does Your Pet Dream?

Have you ever seen your dog's paws look like they are running in his sleep? Or your cat's whiskers twitch while snoozing? If it's not obvious enough from the video of Bizkit, research now shows that p…

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When Your Pet Reaches the Double Digits

Last week was Sanchez's 10th birthday! While I've celebrated all of his birthdays, this one felt very different than all the previous ones. I've known too many dogs who didn't make it to their 10th bi…

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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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