Her Poodle saves her life every day (and sometimes night)

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Tuesday Top Ten: Life Hacks for Dogs

Thanks to the good folks at LittleThings.com for these easy tricks to make your dog’s life a little better. 10. If your dogs eat too quickly (and possibly choke themselves), place a ball in the dish with the food to … Continue reading

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Looking at cute puppy pictures can improve married life

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Toronto Dog Saves Owner’s Life Every Day in Different Ways

Sinead Ellis is 25 years old and lives with Parkes Weber Syndrome (PWS), a rare congenital condition. There is currently no cure for PWS. The U.S. National Library of Medicine notes that PWS causes arteries and veins to form abnormally, … Continue reading

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Dog blood donors help save the life of wounded K-9 officer

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Give Yourself the Gift of a Portrait of All the Dogs from Your Life

More than a decade ago, when I was still living year-round in East Hampton, I discovered a dog portraitist of uncanny skill. Her name was Carol Saxe and working only from photographs, she was able to capture the distinctive essence … Continue reading

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Why I Tell People I Sell Life Insurance

What do you get when you cross a Dr V with an Apple pencil? (Aside from bad art, but that goes without saying.) A new set of cartoons, that’s what! When I was in vet school, I was (rightfully) proud … Continue reading

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The life, the dogs, and the macabre death of Mary Queen of Scots

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DR. NICHOLAS DODMAN: A LIFE AND DEATH MATTER

As Chief Scientific Officer for the Center for Canine Behavior Studies along with Dr. James Serpell PhD of the University of Pennsylvania, we propose an Animal Ownership Interaction Study designed to determine the precise impact dog owners have on their … Continue reading

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Life is a macaron

My mother was not a great cook. I think she would happily cop to that. She made spaghetti, burnt steak, and stuck underseasoned chicken breasts in the oven until they turned rubbery. Her mother was not a great cook either. … Continue reading

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