Features September 2008 Issue

Getting to Know Your Dog

Practically every minute with a new dog brings up new stuff!

It's going to be really difficult to stay caught up with everything we've been going through with our new dog, Otto. Every day brings new surprises and challenges, and these experiences are piling on at a quick clip. In the past two months, our major tasks have been to research and build a "healthcare team" (starting with a primary care veterinarian); make diet decisions; and figure out what sort of treats Otto would accept -- which led to figuring out why he was being so noncommittal about taking treats at all. Stress! Yes, our darling new dog is a little stressed.

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