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Is Fetching Really All That “Fetching” for Dogs?

As science sheds more light on the popular game of “fetch”, it is fascinating to learn that “fetch” may not always be that “fetching” after all for some dogs. Stressed dogs in particular may take longer to recover if they are playing fetch. ...

Pet Care on a Budget

Many households are on a tight budget when it comes to things like food and health care costs, while the same can be true for our four-legged family members. While we do treat our companion animals like family, sometimes the cost for caring ...

Dog Training: It’s Not Just Semantics

Stop press!  Have you heard? You don’t need to be a military commander to train a dog! You don't need to yell or shout.  You don’t need to use threats or physical punishment. You don’t need to know a single command.  You ...

Why is Empathic Practice Important?

While historically empathy has perhaps been seen as a fluffy, feel good emotion with little relevance to science, or science based practice, our lack of empathy has, arguably, led us into the dangerous territory we entered in decades gone by. ...

Free-Feeding From A Bowl Can Be Costly!

  Bobbin For Hot Dogs Food is sustenance; it keeps us alive, ...

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