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By Caitlin Ultimo We all have that friend, relative,or rival who walks their dog with expert leash-wielding skills. They aren’t being pulled down the block, tied 'round trees,or tangled up with the friendly neighbor dog...READ MORE
So my editor boss-guy gave me a list of topic suggestions when we first planned out Purely Puppy. One of the topics was "diseases and conditions that affect puppies in their first year." Well, since that’s a little broad, we'll...READ MORE
We've all been there -- you go into your closet, pull out your favorite pair of shoes and suddenly you notice that they've been torn to pieces. Who's to blame? The new puppy, of course. Here are some guidelines to keep your...READ MORE
By T. J. Dunn, Jr., DVM The following essay is based upon thirty years of personal experiences working with dogs, cats and their caretakers. It is not intended to be a scholarly dissertation of psychological, sociological, or ethical...READ MORE
Pain is personal. Anyone who has ever experienced a throbbing, wracking headache while the rest of the world went about its business can attest to just how personal pain can be. In addition, it is only when we verbalize or otherwise...READ MORE
Fears, Phobias, and Anxieties in Dogs Fear is the instinctual feeling of apprehension resulting from a situation, person, or object presenting an external threat -- whether real or perceived. The response of the autonomic nervous system...READ MORE
Separation anxiety in dogs commonly results in destructive or otherwise inappropriate behavior when an owner leaves the pet or is not in close proximity to it. Behaviors that may be seen include vocalization, destroying objects, digging,...READ MORE