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Pets Are Like Toddlers Who Never Grow Up: Poison Prevention

March 10, 2014

I have currently living under my roof two young children and a dog. There are several others living with us, like my wife and eldest son, but let’s focus on the little trio of son-daughter-dog for now. The two wee (human) ones are always up to mischief and need near-constant supervision. (I let my guard down when they are asleep). They have been observed doing…  

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Love Me, Love My Dog

February 14, 2014

Valentine’s Day has become a popular holiday on the pet calendar. There is a lot of fun merchandise to celebrate the holiday such as collars, leashes and T-shirts with fun heart-and-love inspired designs to great doggie confectionery. Did you share in the celebration with your pet this year? A survey conducted by the American Kennel Club (AKC) a few years ago revealed that 34 percent…  

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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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How to Change a Pet’s Life for the Better

January 23, 2014

Pets enrich our lives in so many ways, but how can we return the favor? They bring us joy, comfort us when we are sad or lonely, laugh at our stupid jokes and have been known to fetch a cold one from the fridge during the Super Bowl. Here are a few ways that we humans can return a small fraction of the kindness and…  

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