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Editorial Independence

I’m going to expand here on an exchange that was sparked in the comments section of the online version of a WDJ article that...
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A New Strain of Tick-Borne Disease

I'm just back from a week's vacation, wherein my husband and I picked up his grandson from a suburb of Boston and drove to...
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Our New Prescription Dog Food List

In the May issue of WDJ, you’ll see an article about prescription dog foods, as well as some tables that list information about all...
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How Dog Ownership Has Changed

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about how different the experience of dog ownership is today than it was in my youth. In the April...
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An Update on Recent Foster Dogs & Rescues

I’ve been doing a lot of fostering and co-fostering and rescuing lately, and I’ve written about it here and on the WDJ Instagram page,...
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Protein and Senior Dogs: Does My Dog Need a High, Moderate, or Low Protein...

I just used WDJ’s new searchable dry dog food database to look for potential new foods to feed my 14-year-old dog, Otto. One goal...
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Interesting Dog Breed DNA Test Results On My Foster Puppies

Whether or not the dog DNA tests that purport to reveal the breeds that have gone into your mixed-breed dog are accurate, they are...
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When Your Dog Hurts, What Should You Do?

A few weeks ago I shared that my 14-year-old mixed-breed, Otto, was showing signs of age-related dementia. He’s also showing more discomfort related to...

Looking for Lower-Fat Dog Food for Overweight Dogs

I’ve written a few times lately about how excited I am to be able to search for dog foods with certain attributes using WDJ’s...
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Fostering Adolescent Dogs Takes Patience and Experience

We all have different breaking points as dog owners. I’m currently fostering a dog who is really barky – whose immediate, reflexive response to...
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Finding the Best Dry Dog Food with Meat or Meat Meal (Or Both)

A few years ago, we added a column in our “Approved Dry Dog Foods” tables – an additional data point for people who are...
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An overabundance of needy dogs

My friend Leonora, owner of tiny Samson (my dog Woody’s BFF), is starting to search for a second dog. It’s been over a year...

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Boone Has Lost His Off-Leash Privileges

I walk with my dogs in a number of locations in my local “wildlife area,” which consists of thousands of acres of land surrounding...