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Read Your Dog’s Medicine Label Carefully

The last time my senior dog, Otto, had a wellness examination, our veterinarian recommended that I start giving him a medication that...

Affection Can’t Hurt

This is a guest blog post that touched us deeply. Its author, Jenny Efimova, KPA CTP, is the founder and owner of...

Acorns Can Pose a Danger to Dogs

Not that anyone asked, but my favorite tree in the whole world is the oak tree. We have dozens of species of...

Bits Of Advice For New Dog Owners

Last week, I “fostered” a dog for four nights – not a big deal. He was a hound-mix, about a year old,...

An Update on Foster Puppy Coco

If only it was summer. I have been so eager for the end of the hot, dry weather that characterizes every summer...

Haunted by a Mystery Hero Dog

Have you ever read a short little news piece – a bit of journalistic fluff – that you nevertheless couldn’t stop thinking...

My Latest Foster Dog Is Something of a Mystery

There’s an old Chinese parable that goes something like this: A farmer gets a horse, which soon runs away....

Keeping Your Dogs At a Healthy Weight Can Be Tricky

Over the past two years, my senior dog, Otto, has started having trouble maintaining his body mass at a healthy weight. He...

Rescue Workers From Across the Country Join the California Wildfire Animal Rescue Efforts

Last week, I mentioned that there were a number of people coming to help locally with the emergency animal shelters established here...

Disaster Readiness – Yes, Again!

If you have been following the weather news, you might have guessed what this post was going to be about, am I...

When Dog Ownership Gets Tough

Dog ownership is not all puppy breath and humorous or beautiful Instagram photos of our dogs; there are times when it is...

When Senior Dogs Act Like Grumpy Old Men

My senior dog, Otto, is nearly 13 years old. He often acts like a big grump around any puppies or foster dogs...

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Food and Friends

My friend Leonora owns my dog Woody’s best friend, tiny Samson. Woody and Samson are the exact same age, and both are...