Are Cats More Sophisticated Gourmets Than Dogs?

I read many interesting articles in the New York Times pertaining to dogs and cats, and I was especially curious about this article, which considered which of the two species has a more highly attuned sense of taste and smell. … Continue reading

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Dogs Blacklisted by Insurance Companies

From an article in Psychology Today: Because dog bites account for up to one-third of the claims paid out by home insurers, they may be sensitive to the type of dog you have in your homeThey can refuse to provide … Continue reading

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Living With Dogs Appears To Help Humans Live Longer

Maybe someday doctors will advise patients at risk of cardiovascular disease to not only improve their diet and physical activity, but also to adopt a dog! Photo Credit: Bethany Meissner   Most people who have adopted a dog believe that … Continue reading

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Hi Jim, I am reading your book, The Found Dogs. I …

Hi Jim,I am reading your book, The Found Dogs. I love the book. As I was reading about each dog, I saw that several have crossed the Rainbow Bridge, it's sad, but it is happy that they were loved and … Continue reading

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Table Scraps Do’s & Don’ts For Dogs

At holiday times there are often enticing and bountiful meals, with lots of leftovers. Can your dog share in more than the delicious aromas? That depends – but certainly whatever you share should be about the experience they’ll have of … Continue reading

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Saturday Survey: Dogs in the Workplace

Earlier today, I posted some considerations about whether or not employers should allow dogs to come to work with employees. Has the situation come up at your workplace? How was it handled? Until next time, Good day, and good dog! … Continue reading

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Salute to Old Dogs on Giving Tuesday

Looking at my 10-year old Beagle, Penny, I have old dogs on my heart today. Since it’s Giving Tuesday, I would encourage you to donate your time and / or money to a shelter near you that serves old souls. … Continue reading

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Sudden Weight Loss in Dogs: Signs and Symptoms

Sudden weight loss in a dog that is not attributable to increased exercise or activity should be brought to the attention of your veterinarian. Some dogs do experience cyclical weight changes because they live in seasonal climates and are exercised … Continue reading

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Asthma Treatments for Dogs

Pet asthma is a medical condition that’s easy to diagnose in dogs and there are several different asthma treatments for dogs that can control the symptoms of this disease. Asthma in dogs is defined as the sudden narrowing of a … Continue reading

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Removing Ticks From Dogs

Removing ticks from your dog should be a priority as soon as you notice even one tick appearing on your dog’s skin. Many ticks can carry serious diseases like Lyme’s Disease. The types of environments where ticks are usually found … Continue reading

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