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Mary Straus and Nancy Kerns

Nancy Kerns is the Editor-in-Chief of Whole Dog Journal and the founding editor of the publication since it's first issue in 1998.  Mary Straus has contributed to Whole Dog Journal since 2006. Mary maintains and operates her own site,, which offers information and research on canine nutrition and health.

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Nobody’s Perfect! Least of All Me!

I strive to be a good dog—I mean, a good dog owner. But recently, I was stuck between being a responsible dog owner and being responsible for my dogs’ well being, and I broke a leash law in order to protect my dogs. And I got yelled at, a couple of times.