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What You Can Do to Help Dogs Left in Cars
Recently my Facebook and other social media feeds have been littered with at least one daily story of a dog being rescued from an idle, parked car. Some dogs are saved in time, but too often help does not come and tragedy occurs. Is it ever okay to leave a dog in a car? NO. Under no circumstances should dogs be left unattended in a parked, idle car; the only exception is if the pet is left with...
Adjusting the Body’s Microbiome to Treat Skin Allergies in Dogs
Allergies are an increasingly frequent problem for dogs, mirroring a similar trend in people. The reason why is still unclear, but this and the similarity between some types of allergies in dogs and people have led to interesting research that could benefit both species. The most common form of allergies in dogs goes by the name atopic dermatitis (AD). Here’s how I defined the condition in my...
How to Live With, Train, and ‘Talk’ to a Deaf Dog
By Bernard Lima-Chavez The very idea of living with and training a deaf dog can feel overwhelming. Here are some practical tips to help get you started. I’m a bit obsessed with deaf dogs. It started four years ago when we agreed to foster a deaf, ten-week old puppy for the weekend. Fast forward a few years and that puppy, now named Edison, weighs ninety-two pounds and is still sleeping in our...