Book Review: The Animals Companion

Book Review: The Animals Companion

People & Their Pets, a 26,000-Year Love StoryClaudia KawczynskaBy Jacky Colliss HarveyWho would’ve thought that our recommendation for the summer’s best read would be a well-researched, deeply crafted, wry and witty compendium on the importance of pets in our... read more
Simplify Summer with Swiffer

Simplify Summer with Swiffer

Dogs plus hard-surface flooring equals lots to do, especially during the summer months when days are long and full of activities. The question is (borrowing shamelessly from Will Shakespeare’s Hamlet): To vacuum or not to vacuum—to ignore mini-cyclones of dog hair and... read more
3 Ways Your Dog Asks For Help

3 Ways Your Dog Asks For Help

Are you harming your dog by feeding them the wrong food? We all love our dogs and many consider them our best friends. Many of us even treat them better than our own family members. There are 3 dangerous ingredients that no dog should ever eat, and if you are giving... read more
Smiling Dog: Gizmo

Smiling Dog: Gizmo

Dog's name and age: Gizmo, 7 years Nicknames? Gizzy, Little Mo Adoption Story: Gizmo was brought north from a shelter in Kentucky as a puppy. He was seized in a hoarding case where he was sadly the only survivor from his litter. He was given the name Gizmo from... read more
Walking Dogs Makes Us Healthier

Walking Dogs Makes Us Healthier

Someone had taken great care in spelling out the words “SLOW DOWN” out of sticks and stones gathered from the urban trail my dogs and I were hiking recently. With three senior age dogs, it’s a message I have to take to heart as our pack moves slower than it once did... read more
Dogs Help Spread A Dangerous Tick-Borne Disease

Dogs Help Spread A Dangerous Tick-Borne Disease

In Mexicali, an uncontrolled epidemic of Rocky Mountain spotted fever has affected more than 1,000 people since 2008. Researchers examined dogs, ticks, and surveyed households in 200 neighborhoods. Half of the neighborhoods in the study had diagnosed human cases of... read more
Over Excitement in Dogs

Over Excitement in Dogs

One of our small dogs tends to get very excited—very excited—when it’s time for a walk, or dinner, or play, or pretty much anything that looks like it could be fun. She spends a lot of time in a state of eager anticipation—“oh boy, what are we going to do now?!!?” If... read more