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Please Stop Saying “Kill Shelter”

Seen on my local Nextdoor page: “Is this your dog? If so, contact me ASAP. I do not want to take her to the...
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Mixed-Breed DNA Tests and Bully Breeds

I just received the results of my youngest dog’s mixed-breed DNA test from Embark; I already had results from Wisdom Panel. Over the years,...
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Morning (and Evening) Meds

What you see in the photo here are the morning meds. I thought it was bad that all three of my dogs are currently...
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When Your Dog Depends on Human Medicines

Last September, I thought we were at the end of life for my 15-year-old dog Otto. His arthritis pain is severe, and his daily...
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Sick? Or Psych?

The first thing that didn’t seem right when I woke up at around 6 am was that Boone was not asleep on the dog...
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Your Dog’s DNA and Citizen Science

A couple of weeks ago I wrote about a story that had been widely shared on social media about mixed breed dog DNA tests....
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Straight talk for senior adopters

The older we get, the more we need a backup plan for our dogs, in the event of our deaths.
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The Popularity of French Bulldogs

According to a news release from the American Kennel Club (AKC), more French Bulldogs were registered with the organization than any other breed of...
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Sniffspot: A Great Alternative to Dog Parks

When off-leash dog parks first began to be a “thing” a couple of decades ago, I was thrilled. At the time, I lived in...

Recent News Report on Mixed-Breed Dog DNA Tests

On March 4, CBC News (Canada's publicly owned news and information service) ran a television and online report about an investigation of four companies...
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Read this if you and your dog visit wetlands

As I write this, I am visualizing strength and a return to health for Buster, a dog who just turned three years old, and...
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The Struggle Is Real: Puppies Abound

Here’s an actual email exchange I just had with a young man who went to high school with my son: Hi Nancy, First off, sorry for...

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How Often Do You Walk Your Dog?

Failing to take your dog on walks can be detrimental to your dog’s physical and emotional well being.