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Lost Dogs and Questions Without Answers

Why do “stray” dogs always seem to appear when you have the least amount of time to deal with them?

Lawns: A Dog Owner’s Guilty Pleasure

I think it’s been pretty well established that lawns are environmentally unfriendly. They require massive amounts of water. Fertilizers, pesticides, and fungicides...

Helping Dogs Adjust to Being Home Alone Again

Though many people who have been sheltering in place for weeks report being confused as to the day of the week, I...

New World Order, Puppy Edition

In a world where maintaining safe social distances is going to be the new normal for a while, there are a number...

Watching Your Dog Age Is Hard

Barbara Dobbins, my friend and frequent contributor to WDJ, once wrote a post for this space that described how her senior Border Collie, Daisy,...

Puppy Potty Training: Simple, But Not Easy

The litter of 10 pups that my good friend was fostering for our local shelter at her home had a spay/neuter surgery date,...

Pet Food Shortages? Don’t Panic

I read an article the other day about a pork processing plant in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, shutting down due to hundreds of workers...

Saving Animals While Keeping People Safe From COVID-19

Wow, the world has changed so much in such a short time. This occurs to me several times a day, but today’s...

It’s Tick Season!

One minute, my husband and I were having a perfectly ordinary conversation in the kitchen. In the next moment, I was ripping off...

Life With Dogs In The Age of The Coronavirus

 Life as most of us know it is being severely disrupted by the restrictions and common-sense guidelines being put forth in nearly...

Mixed Results: Researching Your Dog’s DNA

It never fails: Every time I take my senior dog Otto into public, people ask what breed he is. And I have to smile...

Coronavirus, Your Dog, and You

From past work on articles about canine vaccination protocols, I was familiar with the word “coronavirus” when the stories about coronavirus disease 2019—better known...

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Pet Adoptions in the Time of the Coronavirus Pandemic

Do any of you work in a veterinarian’s office or shelter? If so, what are the words that you wish you could...