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What do you feed your dog? And why?

The other day, I happened to go into a pet supply store that I had never been in before, and was looking at their...

Thankful for Dog Love in Times of Loss

Just a super-short post today: My family is mourning the sudden loss of my sister’s husband, Dean. Yes, this is the family with three...

Dog Food Recalls and Salmonella Contamination

Over the 23 years Whole Dog Journal has been published, we’ve discussed pet food recalls due to contamination with Salmonella a number of times....

A Registered Microchip Helps, But Doesn’t Solve Everything

I heard a crazy story recently: My son’s neighbors lost their cat. It was an indoor/outdoor cat and just went missing; one imagines the...

Sisyphean Housecleaning With Dogs

My stepdaughter and her son are coming to town for a visit. Hurray for vaccinations! They live in New Jersey, and haven’t been to...

Post-Fostering Paranoia

It’s a funny thing: No matter how badly I want to place a foster dog or foster puppy, no matter how much time and...

Emerging Variants of Coronavirus May Affect Pets More Severely

Just over a year ago, the first article I ever had to write that mentioned COVID-19 was published in this space. It seems like...

Netflix’s Canine Intervention Dog Training Show

A few weeks ago, I started seeing posts on social media from dog trainers I know and admire, warning people about a new show...

Are Seresto Flea and Tick Collars Harmful to Dogs?

On March 2, USA Today published an article about the Seresto collar, originally developed and brought to the market by Bayer Animal Health in...

Adventures in dog fostering, chapter #7642

I have a new little foster dog staying with me. The manager of my shelter called me last week and wanted to know if...

Stray Dogs Living On The Streets

I’ve had several opportunities to observe unowned “street dogs” in different habitats, from Indian reservations to beaches to foreign countries. Years ago I went...

Are more “pandemic dogs” being returned to shelters?

BoredPanda.com is a Lithuanian website that publishes articles about “lightweight and inoffensive topics,” including frequent posts about animals. A week ago, the site shared...

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Dogs Are People, Too!

An author recently asked for the rationale behind an edit I made to her article. The sentence originally referenced something that worked well “in...