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Dog Heroes Help People With Dementia Live Better Lives

After being diagnosed with Early-Onset Alzheimer's Disease (EOAD) at age 57, Rick Phelps was given an Exelon patch and a directive to make a follow-up appointment with his neurologist in six months. …

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Chemo or Cat?

My years as a conventional and integrative veterinarian have taught me that the human-animal bond goes beyond companionship. Animals are here to be our guides and teachers, and to help us on this jour…

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Do Animals Remember Us?

There are dogs and cats, and then there are Sam Phinneys. You animal lovers know what I mean. When you look into their eyes, something special looks back at you. Yes, all animals are special, and I be…

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It’s The Crazy Cats or Me!

By Susan Wagner, DVM, MS, DACVIM There I was at my friend Jim's 60th birthday party, enjoying the many stories he was being roasted with. Someone yelled to his wife, Patty, "Tell the cat story…

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Honoring the Homeless

"I minister to the underbelly of society" was the response I got when I recently asked a woman what she did for a living. She leads a church in one of the toughest communities in central Ohio, and man…

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Pig Wisdom

I noticed the scar as soon as she sat down - it stood out like a red beacon over her heart. It quickly faded out of my sight as I talked with the person whose life revolved around this seemingly insig…

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Healing Lessons from Veterinary Neurology

What was I thinking? I can't tell you how many times those words have come to me over the years as I have pondered my neurology practice. Neurology can be one of the most frustrating disciplines in ve…

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Annie and Her Hero

Our friend and agent Annie Brody never had a dog as a child, but always loved them. New York City was not the perfect place to begin life as a dog person, but at age forty-five, Annie felt it was …

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Your Pet: “I Will Care For You”

I just returned from the annual American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association conference in Fitchburg, Massachusetts. It was wonderful to be surrounded by so many like-minded practitioners who are …

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Losing a Beloved Pet

Kinsey had dropped dead in the backyard. As I sat and read the words in the email from my client, I couldn't believe it. I saw the message entitled Kinsey, and thought perhaps she had experienced …

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