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5 Psychiatric Conditions in Humans, and How Dogs Can Help

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If you get out of the house at all, you have almost certainly at one time or another seen a blind person walking or riding the bus in the company of a service dog. And you may also have heard about the

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Elective Surgery and Your Dog

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About a year ago, Janice and Leroy got into a spat. Now, these are two dogs that just go together like bread and butter, peanut butter and jelly, skates and ice – you get the idea. They sleep together

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7 Ways You Can Be an Advocate for Your Dog

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I have a friend, Nelson, whose son has osteogenesis imperfects – you may know it by its more common name, brittle bone disease. Without a lot of adaptive methods, Dylan would be largely unable to participate

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7 Great Homemade Dog Food Recipes (Video)

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I really wish I were independently wealthy – of course pretty much everybody wishes that, I suppose. If I won the Power ball tomorrow, I’d buy myself a huge house on acres and acres of land, and have

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Wolves and Wolf Hybrids as Pets (Video)

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Have you ever thought about a wolf, or wolf/dog hybrid as a pet? Certainly, they are very popular, but how big is the divide between our domesticated friends and their wild ancestors? Are these animals

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Dogs in Different Cultures

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These days, we’re hearing Donald Trump go on and on about immigration, and cultures that he thinks are dangerous. They hate us, they don’t share our values, they’re undesirable – on and on he goes.

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Help, My Kid’s Afraid of Dogs! (Video)

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My friend Al from the dog park told me a story the other day. He had Hannah out for her evening stroll, and a woman was walking by with a little girl, probably about four years old. Upon seeing Hannah,

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11 Ways to Help Your Dog Make the Most of His Senior Years

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My friend Al is worried about his Saint Bernard, Hannah. She’s getting up there in years, and he’s already had to make several accommodations for her. He’s built a little doggie ramp so she can still

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What is So Bad About Chocolate?

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I saw it again the other day – a woman sitting in her car, sharing bits of her chocolate bar with her toy poodle. Now, when it comes to the well-being of animals, I’m not much of a “stand by and

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Knowing What to Do in an Emergency Could Save Your Dog’s Life

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No one ever expects to have an emergency – it’s not exactly something that you can plan for. But if you do have a pet emergency, being prepared for it can mean the difference, literally, between life

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