Dog Health General

Shelter confrontation: uncomfortable questions, answers

I’d just finished taking Chessie for a walk (and was doing the dance that is exiting the kennel without letting the other resident pup slip out) when an unfamiliar woman approached me. She had two young boys at her side, a baby in her arms, and she asked, unhesitatingly: “Do you kill dogs that aren’t […]

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Homeless Lab and blind Golden Retriever: The ultimate team

Two Oklahoma dogs looking for a home are making headlines for the strong and healing friendship they have forged. In 2010, Golden Retriever Tanner ended up without a home when his owner tragically passed away. Blind since his birth, suffering from frequent epileptic seizures, and alone, it seemed like poor Tanner would never get the […]

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Dog Health General

The perfect imperfect dog

My friend Ann, who fosters dogs for the Santa Fe Humane Society, invited me over to check out her current charge: a deaf, allergy-beset, arthritic Pit Bull who isn’t great with other dogs. Wait ’til you meet her, Ann tells me. She’s perfect. In person, Ladybug’s face looks more Boxer than Pittie. That, and her […]

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Product Reviews

Play-N-Squeak Cat Toys by OurPet’s

Pet Product Review – Play-N-Squeak cat toys by OurPet’s Like most cats, ours are so finicky with toys and treats there’s no telling what will interest them. I picked up the Ball of Furry Fury toy at the pet store thinking maybe one out of the three might be intrigued by the squeak and the […]

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Product Reviews

Scratch Lounge for Cats from My Three Cats and Co.

Pet Product Review – Scratch Lounge for Cats from My Three Cats and Co. The review panel kitties wish to send their sincere thanks to the My Three Cats team for sending a Scratch Lounge for their review! All cats have a need to knead and the clever design of the Scratch Lounge combines their […]

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Product Reviews

Rub ‘n Lounge Cat Scratcher by Imperial Cat

Pet Product Review – Rub ‘n Lounge cat scratcher by Imperial Cat Since my cats love to sharpen their claws on everything imaginable, I’m always looking for ways to steer them away from the furniture and toward something that will not put me into a tail-spin! Imperial Cat’s line of Scratch ‘n Shapes cat scratchers […]

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Dog Health General

Best dog collar?

Question: I've noticed lots of different kinds of collars on the market — choke collars, prong collars, leather collars, etc. How do I decide which one is appropriate for my dog? Answer: There are many different types of collars and choosing the right one can be confusing! To help sort it all out, I’ve listed […]

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Dog Health General

Training a deaf dog?

Question: I'd like to adopt a deaf dog, but I'm wondering: Will she be difficult to train? Answer: Deaf dogs can make great pets. They adapt to their hearing loss quite well because a dog’s primary sources of communication are through body language and scent. You might notice that when two dogs greet each other, […]

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Dog Health Dog Behavior

Dog whining when we eat?

Question: My dog whines whenever I sit down to eat — what can I do? Answer: This is a common problem. Your dog wants attention and gets it by whining. (It may not be positive attention, but it’s attention nonetheless.) Promise yourself that you are going to spend two weeks actively working on this problem. […]

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Dog Health General

Big Daddy Biscuits | All natural dog treats

Pet Product Review – Big Daddy Biscuits | All natural dog treats After fending the dogs off long enough to open the aromatic delivery from Big Daddy Biscuits, I instructed them to prepare their palettes, for they were now on the clock. Ever eager to provide me with detailed feedback on the new treat’s taste […]

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Dog Health General

Handling: Prepare puppy for vet exams and grooming

Once your pup is calmly accepting of brief, gentle touches, it is time to start working on helping them to enjoy handling which more closely resembles a veterinary or grooming exam. Not only will this endear you to the pet professionals who assist you in supporting your pup’s well being but, these daily exercises will […]

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