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Walks and other activities are good mental stimulation for dogs.

The Importance of Mental Stimulation for Dogs

Dog or human, nobody likes being bored. While some boredom is inevitable—this is, after all, real life we’re talking about—proper mental stimulation for dogs...
Heartworms transmitted by mosquitos can dramatically lessen a dog's lifespan.

Dog Life Expectancy After Heartworm Treatment

Without treatment, heartworm disease will shorten a dog’s natural life expectancy. With early treatment and resolution dogs will have a close to normal life expectancy.
Whole dog journal editor Kate O'connor with her dogs.

Help Has Arrived

Eagle-eyed subscribers may have noticed the addition of new names to the WDJ masthead. Here’s what’s up with that: I’m taking a step back—but not...