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The Dangers of Home-Based Dog Sitting Services Like Rover and DogVacay

You’ve probably seen the trend — websites that connect you with people offering up their property and services for what’s called the “sharing economy.” While we reserve no judgment for anyone who wants to rent their couch to a stranger, we have to ask: what about those turning their homes into dog kennels for the […]

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Behavior Myth 1: Dogs Are Little People

Our New Series on Pet Behavior Myths… anthropomorphism | ˌanTHrəpəˈmôrfizəm | (noun): the attribution of human characteristics or behavior to an animal. In the well-meaning attempt to provide our dogs loving care, we commonly treat them as “little people.” While we should recognize our pets as living beings worthy of respect and love, we mustn’t […]

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FDA expands recall of foods containing excess levels of vitamin D

Eight companies now affected; common manufacturer cited as potential source of formulation error. Following a voluntary recall of two dry dog food brands due to excess levels of vitamin D last month, the FDA has expanded this recall to include foods sold by six more companies: Sunshine Mills, ANF, Lidl (Orlando brand), Kroger, ELM and […]

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Do As I Say, Not As I Do…

My wife and I travel quite often for both business and pleasure. When our two Border Collies cannot accompany us, they get to stay in the kennel (Country Acres Kennels) like everybody else. Recently, I was in the hospital for five days and my wife, Jennie, stayed there with me. While in the hospital, Cooper […]