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Dogs Will Be Dogs, Whether Or Not It’s Convenient For You.

Dogs Will Be Dogs, Whether Or Not It’s Convenient For You.

Dogs come with definite genetic propensities for certain behaviors, making it hard or impossible to train them to adjust perfectly to the world of humans in which they live. But there's a lot you can do to help them meet you at least halfway.

May 2017 - Rita Denton of Jefferson City, Missouri, is beside herself. Her daughter's French bulldog attacks “anything that moves,” she says - "big dogs, carriage horses, police on bicycles, children. I am afraid," Ms. Denton comments, "my daughter will end up with a lawsuit on her hands!"

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Drug Used to Euthanize Pets Found in Dog Food

Drug Used to Euthanize Pets Found in Dog Food

Dogs eating the food get sick, a recall is initiated, and consumers are left jittery. What to think? What to do? Here are 11 answers.

Just a few months ago we printed a front-page article assuring you, our readers, that despite rumors of unwholesome ingredients in commercial dog food, including remnants of dead dogs and cats, the store-bought pet food we feed our canine loved ones is wholesome, safe, and nutritionally balanced.

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Could You Turn Down the Radio?

(And other requests your dog is too polite to make.)

We know. Summer’s approaching, and with it that feeling of freedom, so you like to roll down the window and blast the car radio, belting out your favorite songs as you cruise along the highway. But you know what? If your dog is with you, it could really hurt her ears.

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Is It a Seizure?

And if it is, what do you do about it?

Poor little Scottish terrier Newt was barley two months old and had been in his new home only a few weeks when, according to his owner, Jackie Strom, “he kind of rolled over on his back, his arms and legs going. His eyes were sort of in the back of his head, and he lost control of his bowels. It probably didn’t last much more than a minute or so.”

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