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Canine Massage Case Reports

Aimee Johnson of Little Bear Animal Massage (littlebearanimalmassage.com) in St. Paul, MN, reports: One of my clients is a 13-year-old German Shepherd Dog, Izzy,...

Canine Massage Therapy

As a newly board-certified canine massage practitioner, I want to encourage everyone who is dedicated to their dogs to consider adding professional massage to...

Canine Cancer Resources and Hope

For each of the past six months, I’ve written an article for WDJ about the cancers that most commonly afflict dogs. It’s my sincere...

Winter Warnings for your Dog

One might think that growing up in Illinois, Ohio, and Wisconsin would have inured me to the effects of bitter cold, hip-deep snow drifts,...

Canned Food Is Not Bad for Dogs’ Teeth

If you ever want to see us develop a twitch when asked a question, ask us something about the teeth-cleaning ability of kibble. First, you need to be aware that a great number of dogs don’t even (or just barely) chew their kibble. And even for the dogs who do chew their chow, there just […]

On the Horizon: Hemangiosarcoma Studies

Every veterinarian who has treated a dog with HSA wishes for better early diagnostics and more effective therapies to stop the growth of the...

You can’t help it: Reconsidering past decisions after a devastating diagnosis

It’s been nearly 2 1/2 years since we lost our precious dog Linus to hemangiosarcoma. He was a sweet, silly, athletic Portuguese Water Dog...

Making the Most Out of the Time You Have

Roo was a large, adventurous, mixed-breed dog belonging to my colleague and friend Tory. In August 2008, at about 13 years of age, Roo...

Hemangiosarcoma in Dogs

While a diagnosis of canine cancer is never good, there are few types worse than hemangiosarcoma (HSA). Like all cancer diagnoses, it’s frightening, shocking,...

She Wrote the Book on Canine Cognitive Dysfunction

Eileen Anderson is an Arkansas-based author who also maintains the Dog Dementia website, a resource for people whose dogs have been diagnosed with CCD...

Nutritional Help for Canine Cognitive Dysfunction

Food and supplements can play a part in maintaining optimal canine cognitive functioning and supporting an aging canine brain. Dr. Fry advises talking with...

Dog Dementia: Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

Mercury, my Chihuahua-mix, turned 17 years old this year, making him (by far) the oldest dog amongst all of my friend’s dogs. When people...

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A Diagnosis for Foster Puppy Coco’s Strange Gait

Since I last wrote about Coco, the little dog with the strange gait (her front feet move normally, but she can only...

We wish you peace and plenty, wherever this week finds you ...

Four alumni of our local shelter. Grateful that all my friends adopt from the Northwest SPCA ...

“He’s big and warm and makes me feel safe.” ...

It’s a little chilly in my office this morning. Good to have a cuddle buddy. ...

New day, new band, new album cover ...

Getting the band back together ...

The Nut Wizard! Thanks to the readers who suggested this! https://www.whole-dog-journal.com/blog/acorns-can-pose-a-danger-to-dogs/ ...

Coco is doing aridealong with my friend’s GWP, Luke. That’s a couple of great faces. ...

Her DNA test results are back... any guesses? Wisdom Panel says 40% American Staffordshire Terrier, 38% Weimaraner, 15% Labrador. I admit I did not expect AmStaff in such a little pinhead. Well, as my brother-in-law said, 100% cute! ...

Top models are born, not made. Apparently. ...

Samson doesn’t enjoy temps below 70. ...

Vet visit for Miss Coco; Woody tagging along as canine security blanket. (OMG, you guys, a vet who will let us come into the clinic! I am so excited!) ...