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Veterinary Visits By Video

Back in December 2019, before anyone had ever heard the term “social distancing,” telemedicine remained largely at the margins of veterinary care. The concept of providing medical services to a pet without an in-person visit was out there, to be sure. The American Veterinary Medical Association even had guidelines for the use of technology such […]
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The Number One Dog Breed in America

About half of Americans with dogs have mixed breeds, aka mutts. But for the half of dog lovers who adopt purebred pets, the number one breed — for the 29th year in a row — remains the Labrador retriever. So reports the American Kennel Club. It’s no surprise. Labs tend to be friendly, outgoing, high-spirited, […]
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Her dog doesn't let her exercise

Hold That Pose

If the phrase “dog yoga” brings to mind a calendar image of a golden retriever holding an adorable but unlikely yoga pose, think again....

A Summer Haircut May Seem Right, But It’s Not

When the temperatures soar, boys get buzz cuts to keep cool, and girls pull their hair into ponytails. With their dogs’ comfort in mind,...
Dog Harness

Is Your Dog’s Car Harness, Travel Crate, or Carrier Crash-Test Certified?

Knowing it’s not safe to let your dog wander around the car during road trips, you buckle her into a harness before taking off....

Jogging Partners

You’ve been running with your dog for 3 years, and she has always loved it — couldn’t wait to get out there. But lately,...

Make Sure Your Dog is in the Pink

“In the pink” isn’t just a figure of speech when it comes to your dog’s good health. Check his tongue and gums. Just about all...
Poodle

No Such Thing as a ‘Hypoallergenic’ Dog

We recently ran across this post on social media: “We’re thinking of getting a bichon frise, a cavalier King Charles spaniel, or a miniature...
Dogs like to dance

Dog likes to dance

Q. In your article about dogs and music in the March 2020 issue, you said that while our pets seem to prefer certain musical...

Protecting Military Dogs Ears

Dogs in combat zones can suffer hearing loss from explosions, gunfire, even helicopter engines. The hero dog Conan who was brought to the White House several months ago was no doubt subjected to a serious ear-pounding (as well as an injury) when he cornered the leader of ISIS in a tunnel and the man detonated a suicide vest. Hearing protection for military dogs exists, but how well it protects dogs ears is not clear. Furthermore, it is rigid, cumbersome, and hard to put on.

Three Super-Easy Ways to Make Your Dog Happier

Dogs put up with a lot to accommodate themselves to our world. Yet in many ways we dont consider a world in which theyd feel more comfortable. Its not because we dont care. Its because we dont automatically consider how their senses influence their experiences. With our dogs senses in mind, here are three ways to make living with us better.

Theres More to Volunteering at a Shelter Than Petting Dogs

Most shelters are happy to have volunteers come and give resident dogs attention by playing with them and grooming them. Dogs warehoused in shelters need extra attention and socializing so that they will look good to potential adopters and also will adapt better to life with people once they make it to a loving home. But theres more to helping shelter dogs than interacting with them directly, and you may have just the talent required. Consider asking a local shelter if it needs help in any of these areas.