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Safe Choices for Chewing in a Crate

Dog owners tend to think of crates as safe havens for their dogs or puppies – a place where they can stash a puppy...

Whole Dog Journal’s 2019 Gear of the Year

If there is one thing that drives us crazy, it’s spending our hard-earned money on something that looks useful for our dogs – but...

Relishing the Ricochet

I first saw this toy – actually, a set of two – at a trade show. I had no clue what they did, but they...

Know Your CBDs

It’s everywhere: CBD, the “miracle” drug. Each week, I probably have several clients inform me – their veterinarian – that they are giving this...

Confidence Lost

When Woody (my three-year-old pit bull-mix) was a tiny puppy, just another one in a litter of nine that I was fostering for my...

Beyond the 5 Freedoms of Animal Welfare

The “Five Freedoms,” a set of standards for humane animal care, have long been internationally respected and embraced by animal protection organizations, including the...

Chronic Ear Infections in Dogs: What You Need to Hear

Given that itchiness" is the most common reason for veterinary visits

Smoke Inhalation and Dogs

Smoke inhalation is dangerous for all dogs regardless of breed or age, but there are some specific concerns with some breeds. Dr. Loenser explained that dogs with short noses including bulldogs, pugs and boston terriers are especially at risk. Additionally, she explained that very young and very old dogs of any breed can be more fragile and at risk for medical complications from smoke inhalation.

When One Is Not Enough

For many of us who love dogs, our canine family members are a lot like potato chips - we can't have just one. There...

Planning A Road Trip with Your Dog?

Thinking of taking a road trip with your dog? Road trips can be a lot of fun and are a great way to see...

Dog Walking Apps: Are They Safe?

When you use a dog walking app service, you are inviting a stranger into your home who you have not vetted. You are handing your four-legged family member, with all his or her unique quirks, to a well-intentioned dog lover who most likely does not have the requisite education and training to keep your dog safe by understanding body language, recognizing early warning signs, knowing how to avoid incident, and what to do should something go wrong. This puts your dog at greater risk.

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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...