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My Dog is Racist, and I’m Mortified!

My Dog is Racist, and I’m Mortified!

What it means and what to do if your pet seems to have an antipathy for people of races other than your own.

June 2018 - Alabama-native Maegan White loves traveling with her husband and their dogs, Maui and Dexter. Maui, the couple’s boykin spaniel, is so friendly that he helped neighbors from India overcome their fear of dogs and even adopt one of their own.

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Barbra Streisand Cloned Her Dog. Should You Clone Yours?

Barbra Streisand Cloned Her Dog. Should You Clone Yours?

5 considerations that might give you pause.

In a Variety article this past winter that mined her thoughts on the #MeToo Movement, Barbra Streisand mentioned in passing that she cloned her beloved Coton de Tulear, Samantha, and had two of the three knockoffs at home with her — Miss Violet and Miss Scarlet.

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Foster Hospital for Small Animals at Tufts University’s Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine

Advances — and Challenges — in Anesthesia

Dogs who are "put under" are safer than they used to be, but new complications are changing the game.

The risk of death for dogs under anesthesia used to be one to two deaths in 100 patients, says Lois Wetmore, DVM, an assistant professor of anesthesia and pain management at the Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine. “Now we’re down to about one death in 2,000,” Dr. Wetmore says. “We’re headed in the right direction.”

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Choosing the Breeder Before Choosing the Puppy

Choosing the Breeder Before Choosing the Puppy

The 3 most important questions to ask.

We are big fans of choosing an adult dog in need of a home from a shelter or pound. It’s not just good for the dog; there are a lot of advantages for the person, too. Puppies can be exhausting. Their boundless energy combined with the need to take them out to piddle in the middle of night and teach them not to chew the furniture and everything else in sight takes a lot of energy — and sleeplessness.

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