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Dog Knows Who He Belongs To

Judge Judy says put the dog down and clearly the dog knows who his person is.  Clearly. Many years ago, I suggested a judge do the same as a part of the determination of which couple might get custody of the dog in a divorce.

Old Friends Support Grey Muzzle Organization

I am honored to serve on the Advisory Board of the Grey Muzzle Organization. Their single mission is to lend support for older dogs in shelters so they can find forever homes. You’ll absolutely recognize these ‘old friends’ who support that notion.  

Why Are Other Great Players Ignored While Vick is Chosen?

Chicago Bear linebacker Khalil Mack reportedly donated $80,000 to pay off all active holiday layaway accounts at his hometown Fort Pierce, FL Walmart ahead of this year’s holiday season. He generosity helped around 300 to 350 people. Mack is scheduled to play in the National Football League Pro Bowl game in Orlando, FL January 27.…

She Was Only a Dog

Thank you for the many hundreds of comments in social media, as well as the email and other notes regarding the sudden loss of our dog Ethel, as a result of hemangiosarcoma (cancer that arises from the cells that line blood vessels of various tissues of the body. The tumors invade and erode blood vessels,…

Ethel: We Loved You

Ethel came into our lives 13 years ago. We loved her all we could. She loved us back ten-fold.  She expressed her love nearly every waking moment of every day. And that love wasn’t only expressed with a wag of a tail or smiles, she said so in her eyes. Indeed, that love was unconditional.…

Drew Lynch on Retractable Leashes

Retractable leashes are downright dangerous. Here’s what I hope is well thought-out story which explains why I believe dogs would be better off if retractable leashes were literally banned. Stand-up comic Drew Lynch does a far better job of getting the point across. Between the laughs I can sense that Lynch understands dogs, and no…

Dog Eats Christmas Decorations with Ribbons and Almost Dies

This is why I write and talk about safety tips at Christmas. InBournemouth in the UK, a 7-year old Labrador named Marley ate 34 gingerbread Christmas tree decorations with ribbons and has undergone three hours of life-saving surgery, according to BBC News. Owner Rachael Bulmer said she rushed Marley to a veterinary hospital after he…

Keeping Pets Safe Over Christmas

Let’s keep pets safe and out of the animal ER over Christmas. From the American Animal Hospital Association, I speak on my national Steve Dale’s Pet World radio show with senior veterinary officer Dr. Heather Loenser. I start with hazards regarding Christmas trees, and first on that list is tinsel. She says categorically “Don’t buy…

12 Pet Safety Tips of Christmas

12 safety tips to ensure pet safety and a safe howliday 12) Candles Burn Bright: Curiosity can kill a cat or a puppy. If a candle is knocked over, a house fire can start. A pet can get singed brushing against a candle. Scented candles can be life-threatening to birds due their sensitive respiratory systems.…

AAHA Lifestage Guidelines

Dr. Heather Loenser, senior veterinary officer at the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) discusses the new AAHA Canine Lifestage Guidelines (which is free!) AAHA reviewers who compiled the Guidelines agreed that there are unique lifestages for dogs. Of course, it all begins with puppies (birth until the dog is done growing rapidly), then young adult…

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