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Beware of harmful algal blooms (HABs)

There are many global environmental disasters that I am concerned about in a big-picture way, but at this time of year, the one...

What Did My Dog Swallow?

A couple nights ago, I awoke in the middle of the night to that one sound that no dog owner can ignore: that...
dog running

Does your dog have a rock solid recall?

Someone sent me a link to this news story about a Texas dog owner being caught on video (taken inadvertently by a...

When Is the Right Time for Euthanasia?

I have a number of friends (and a family member) who have dogs who are nearing the end of their days. I’m noting...

Interesting Reads for Dog Lovers

It’s probably self-evident that most writers and editors enjoy reading. We read professionally, and also for fun. Lately, though,...
Puppy in class

Plan ahead to socialize your puppy early!

Recently, I witnessed an older couple struggling to carry a crate into a puppy kindergarten class. Once inside, they opened the crate and...
Odin with his new owner

A Perfect New Home For My Foster Dog Odin

When, back in March, I scheduled a week-long vacation for early July, I of course had no way of knowing a huge, dog-related...
FDA table on ingredients in dog food

Update on grain-free diets and DCM cases in dogs

On June 27, 2019, the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released an update to two previous advisories regarding dog food...

Skunks and Fireworks Are NOT a Dog’s Best Friends

My senior dog Otto has never liked fireworks, but he’s never been a total wreck around the Independence Day holiday, either. He...
puppies suffering from mange

Here’s Why We Can’t Just Keep Every Foster Dog

"Why don't you just keep him?" Everyone who fosters dogs for a shelter or rescue group has heard some...
small dog with suture

Keep Your Dog Safe from Accidents

In a 48-hour period last weekend, three dogs who are very close to me ended up in veterinary emergency rooms. It was a...
A girl uses handsignals to train her puppy

When It Comes to Dog Training, Practice Makes Perfect

Anyone who has ever learned to do something physical – hitting a baseball, sewing a garment, driving a car, you name it – understands that...

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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...