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Is Debarking Ever a Good Option?

I'm a wimp when it comes to dogs getting surgery. I don't own a breed that is cropped or docked, and I agonize over dewclaws. I avoid spaying and neutering unless it's absolutely necessary. I've never…

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Why ‘Grounding’ May Be Crucial for Your Dog’s Health

Grounding is a new buzz word for many of us who have learned the importance of connecting with Mother Earth. But have we thought much about the importance of grounding to our companion dogs? In a new …

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How Dangerous is Chocolate for Dogs?

If you're a dog lover, you undoubtedly have heard that chocolate can be deadly to dogs, but is that really true? Will the chocolate bar surreptitiously snagged off the kitchen counter by Fido end in h…

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How to Deal With a Fearful Dog

Five years ago this month, my dog Mayzie was rescued by Second Chance Animal Rescue in Colorado. At the time, she was approximately two years old and had spent her entire life at the end of a rope in …

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Russian Billionaire Saves Sochi Dogs

As final preparations were being made for the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics ugly news trickled-out of this Black Sea resort that thousands of stray dogs would be exterminated before the Games began. Argu…

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Is Vet Care Worth It For an Old Cat?

It was supposed to be just another semiannual wellness exam and blood test or my 17-year-old cat, Siouxsie. Other than some arthritis, I had no reason to believe she was in bad health. After all -- pr…

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Pet First Aid Kits: Do You Have One?

We are all aware of the benefits of having an emergency first aid kit for ourselves and our family, but what about for Fido and Whiskers? In the case of emergency on the road or at home, an emerge…

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8 Bad Pet Parent Behaviors

  We'd like to think that most pet parents are kind, responsible people, always looking out for the best interest of their beloved cat or dog. But is that always the case? Far from it! Even th…

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8 Ways to Make Your Senior Cat Happy

Seventeen years ago, Siouxsie Mew came into my life. My relationship with her has outlasted many friendships and romances, and pretty much every person in my life except my family and my best friend. …

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Rescued Baby Dolphin Shows Joy and Gratitude

Two Brazilian fisherman came across a baby dolphin alone and wrestling with a big plastic bag wrapped around one of his fins. After numerous attempts, the kind fishermen netted the distressed dolphin …

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