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Pet Wellness: What’s Not to Understand?

Like most dog owners, I think my dogs are pretty smart. After all, they learned everything I taught them. My Cavalier King Charles Spaniels, Chester and Devon, were particularly bright:... 



Pet Wellness: Ears & Tails Controversy

Ear cropping and tail docking are sensitive subjects in the dog world. Some people see these procedures as cosmetic mutilation and others defend them because of historically established... 



Exquisite Destiny

You have an idea of what you want or where you’d truly love to be. But something always gets in the way: the kids’ music recital, the boss wanting that damnable report on... 



Bringing Up Barkley

More than 30 years ago, before we were married, my husband and I decided not to have children—though we are most certainly parents. True, our kids get around on all fours, carry... 



Pet Wellness – Insured for Life

When I was a kid, our Labrador Retriever, Sandy, was a much loved member of the family; but when he was diagnosed with liver cancer, not only was treatment not available, it wasn’t... 



The Golden Years: Caring for Your Aging Dog

Feeling less frisky? Hard of hearing? Getting a little grey? I mean your dog, of course, but Calgary veterinarian Dan Schlesinger says there’s no reason to believe that the... 



Dogs (and Girls) Riding in Cars

If you’re a dog lover like me, you take your dog everywhere you go, or at least try to. In all the years I’ve had dogs, not one presented a problem in the vehicle, though... 



The Power of the Human–Companion Animal Bond

I sit at my desk watching black letters appear like magic on the white screen in front of me. The room, brimming with books and papers, is cozy and warm, filled with heat blowing softly... 



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