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The Benefits of Therapy Dogs

January 29, 2014

Therapy dog teams visit people of all ages in all types of care facilities including Memory Support units, more commonly known as Alzheimer’s units. One Alzheimer’s facility we recently visited has three separate “Neighborhoods.” Each Neighborhood houses residents during the one of the three stages of Alzheimer’s and are locked to make sure that they don’t wander off. Bo and I, along with Jo and…  

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Therapy Pets Do Amazing Things

December 27, 2013

Many times when Bo and I are on a visit, we will get stopped in the hallway by staff members that want to pet the dogs. They will often comment that they think we’re there only to visit the patients or residents of the facility. That is not true for us. We are there for the friends, family visiting and the staff, too. Some days…  

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Pet Obesity: Fight the Fat!

March 28, 2013

UPDATED: Nov 14, 2013 By now, no doubt, your ears have heard it thousands of times – we are facing an obesity epidemic. Epidemics used to be limited to just infectious diseases, and for some reason they were always named after colors – the Red Death, the Black Death, Prussian Blue Death, Scarlet Fever and Oil-Rubbed-Bronze Death. But now, we face a new and chubbier…  

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Dog Treats: A Fresh, New Idea

March 12, 2013

I couldn’t believe that there was an event called National Dog Biscuit Day – I thought every day was a dog biscuit day! And I doubt there is a dog that would disagree with that statement. In fact, there are so many wonderful dog biscuits and delicious treats out there that it’s possible to give your dog a different one every day for a full year…  

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