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6 Humane Ways to Help Your Dog’s Separation Anxiety

It’s that time of year again…the kids are going back to school after an action-packed summer. It’s been fun for the children, and Fido has been so happy with the extra attention and playtime. Then one…

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Dangers of Invisible Fences for Dogs

My sister recently adopted a five year old mixed breed large dog. Stella is her first dog since childhood and she is turning into a wonderful family dog, even though the shelter told her that she had …

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Could Peanut Butter Kill Your Dog?

Xylitol is getting to be a popular alternative health sweetener for people. But, it's not only unhealthy for dogs, it is often fatal. The danger comes when dogs and humans share the same foods and peo…

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Will Your Next Pain Pill Come in Musical Form?

As a concert pianist, I'm always fascinated hearing all the ways music is used as a powerful medium. We all know that music stirs us emotionally, connects cultures and works cross-species. Recent rese…

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8 Signs of a Backyard Dog Breeder

I received a call recently from a long-time friend who wanted advice about getting a dog. She'd always adopted rescue cats, but she wasn't finding the right dog for her at the shelters and rescue orga…

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5 Holistic Ways to Spoil Your Dog

We bring dogs into our human world because we love them with our hearts and souls. We ask them to adjust. Some do, many can't. As responsible pet parents, it's up to us to provide ways to help make ou…

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Do Stressed Dogs Live Shorter Lives?

Now that I have an aging senior dog, all of his behaviors seem to be magnified. With every change, I ask myself, is this the end? It's also hard to identify whether ailments are related to behavior or…

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5 Irresistible Benefits of Adopting a Mutt

Growing up, we called them Heinz 57. The American Kennel Club calls them All American Dogs. National Mutt Day, on July 31, called them Mutts. No matter their name, mixed-breed dogs are finally getting…

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8 Things People Do That Cats Hate

We love our cats and consider them family. "Cute" cat videos go viral in minutes. Your cat may not think our human behavior is always so cute, yet we expect our cats to adjust to our crazy human envir…

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Are Large Dogs Better Behaved than Small Ones?

Most of the dogs I've had in my adult years have been of the large breed, Labradors and Goldens. But, when I was in graduate school, I adopted Yodel, a dog who weighed  less than 10 pounds. Yodel was …

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