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The Human Pet Love Story

The Human Pet Love Story

According to history, our most ancient animal companion is dogs. Evidence suggests dogs were domesticated by humans between 13,000 and 30,000 years ago. Archaelogical sites have uncovered evidence of early modern humans working with early domestic dogs to hunt mammoths. Approximately 10,000 years ago, dogs were included in artwork which indicates they were admired and perhaps even loved. In 2016,…

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The Last Goodbye

The Last Goodbye

John Vincent’s final wish was the opportunity for one last goodbye with his beloved dog, Patch. Mr. Vincent, a former marine who fought in Vietnam, was placed in a hospice facility near Albuquerque, New Mexico earlier this month. Mr. Vincent has no family living near him so before entering hospice, he surrendered Patch, a five year old Yorkshire terrier mix,…

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New Study Shows Older Adults More Likely to Suffer Fractures While Walking Their Dog

New Study Shows Older Adults More Likely to Suffer Fractures While Walking Their Dog

A new study by the University of Pennsylvania has found walking a dog with a leash increases the risk of injury in older adults. Between 2004 and 2017, bone fractures occurring while walking a leashed dog doubled for US residents 65 years and older. Over the 13 year period, the number of fractures increased from 1671 to 4396. This represents…

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Important Considerations Before Getting a New Pet

Important Considerations Before Getting a New Pet

Who else has driven by a pet shop and experienced the urge to stop to see cute kittens or puppies? I know I have. When doing this, I had to resist the impulse to buy one or ten! For the sake of the animal, it is better not to adopt or purchase a pet on a whim. Better to allow…

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A Guide For Coping With Euthanasia

A Guide For Coping With Euthanasia

Though clients often ask when is the right time to euthanize an ailing pet, no easy answer exists. The decision whether to euthanize is ultimately one only a pet parent can make. Pets bring such joy to their pet parents’ lives that choosing to euthanize a beloved pet can be one of life’s most difficult choices. There are some important…

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What Our Choice of Pet Says About Us

What Our Choice of Pet Says About Us

Does our choice of pet reveal anything about our personality, beliefs or lifestyle? Several studies reveal our choice of pet says a lot about where we live, work, and what type of personality we have. Most of us probably believe our pets says a lot about who we are. We give so much love to our pets and many of…

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A Cartoonist’s Guide to Dogs

A Cartoonist’s Guide to Dogs

Editorial Notes: A Cartoonist’s Guide to Dogs As you may have noticed recently, we have devoted some time to helping dog owners – both new and seasoned owners, alike – learn more about different breeds and how to prepare for the arrival of a new, furry family member. So, one could almost argue it was fate that led me to…

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Top Ten Popular Breeds for 2018

Top Ten Popular Breeds for 2018

If you haven’t already noticed, we have been introducing some tips, tricks, and checklists for those of you who are thinking about adding a furry, four-legged companion to your family this year. Now, it’s time to help you choose the breed that’s just right for you and your family! Over the next few weeks, we will be rolling out articles…

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