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  • Nov
  • 3

The Joys of Adopting a Senior Animal Companion

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November is “Adopt a Senior Pet” Month, and as anyone who has adopted an older animal can tell you, age is just a number. Furry seniors still have a lot of life—and love—left. Just ask anybody who has met Pepsi or Itchy. Like so many homeless animals, Pepsi lost his home through no fault of […]


  • Oct
  • 26

Cats and Their Claws

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We cat lovers all have the same issue. What to do with our sweet little ones when they go on clawing around! We all know that declawing is a no-no, so what to do? Here is an excerpt from my book Making Kind Choices, which discusses the issue. Cats have to scratch as surely as […]


  • Mar
  • 3

Picking the Perfect Cat-Sitter

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It’s time to go on vacation, but unfortunately, you cannot take your feline friend with you. Your neighbor will not be able to watch your cat companion either. You concede that you will have to work with an outside sitter. But how do you know that the sitter will provide the proper service? Here are […]


  • Jan
  • 6

For Animals, the Skies Are Anything but Friendly

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We’re re-posting this piece in light of the news report about a Virginia couple who purchased a flying squirrel and had him shipped by the cargo department of American Airlines. The squirrel died while in transport. The holidays are over, and if you’re like me, you’re already making winter vacation plans and a list of what to pack. […]


  • Jul
  • 21

Toxic Mushrooms in the Backyard

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If you’ve experienced a lot of moisture and low temperatures in your area this past spring, you may have come across some wild mushrooms. I live in Colorado, and we went through a soggy and cold—yet gorgeous—spring. Unfortunately, I’ve heard some horrific stories as a result about dogs suddenly dying because they ingested wild mushrooms […]


  • Dec
  • 2

Dogs Can Be Vegan!

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Making the choice to become vegan is a personal, reflective process of deciding whether or not you want to make the leap to a plant-based diet and lifestyle that benefits you, animals, and the planet. You go through your fridge, pantry, clothes closet, and personal-care products to take inventory of what includes the use of […]


  • Oct
  • 1

Is your hero waiting in an animal shelter?

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Dogs have earned the title “man’s best friend” for good reason. Consider a South Carolina dog named Killian, who is being hailed as a hero for outing an abusive babysitter. The normally friendly mixed-breed pooch became extremely agitated and even aggressive whenever the babysitter arrived at his family’s house. With their suspicions raised by Killian’s […]


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