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Treatment May Help Painful Canine Stomatitis

Treatment May Help Painful Canine Stomatitis

Health, Uncategorized

Zoey was a typical goofy shepherd mix. When her owner noticed excessive drooling and a reluctance to eat in the normally happy dog, she sought veterinary help. Zoey’s condition was diagnosed as canine chronic ulcerative stomatitis (CCUS). Signs of Stomatitis Dogs suffering from this disease develop severe inflammation and oral ulcers on the tongue, the […]

How to Make Your Dog Happy and Even Laugh

How to Make Your Dog Happy and Even Laugh

Relationships

We know how much our dogs make us happy and even laugh. And scientists confirm that snuggling with our dogs unleashes oxytocin, informally referred to as the cuddle chemical. Medical studies confirm again and again that hanging out with dogs can lower our blood pressure, reduce our stress levels, and boost our moods. But when […]

Safety First for Equine Actors

Safety First for Equine Actors

Behavior, Training, Travel & Safety

Horses are highly intelligent. They have the ability to recognize faces even if they haven’t seen someone in months, understand the emotions of people around them, and to learn and combine a number of cues. As such, they’re in demand as actors in commercials, television shows, and movies. What looks effortless, though, takes many hours […]

The Cost of Cat Companionship

The Cost of Cat Companionship

Relationships

From aww-dorable kittens to Zen seniors, our feline companions provide us emotional comfort, unconditional love, and priceless purrs. If you’re one of the estimated 42.7 million U.S. households with a cat, congratulations! You’ve gotten everything on your supplies list to ensure your new BFF will have the best life possible: high-quality cat food–check. Litter and […]

Heart Disease in Dogs: What You Need to Know

Heart Disease in Dogs: What You Need to Know

Health

When my husband and I adopted a senior Poodle named Peach, we knew she had a heart murmur. But when she began coughing almost to the point of retching, our veterinarian referred us to a veterinary cardiologist for more testing. Sure enough, Peach has a leaky mitral valve. The resulting heart enlargement puts pressure on […]

When Harry Met Minnie: The Story of a Double Friendship

When Harry Met Minnie: The Story of a Double Friendship

Relationships

During her four-decade career as a CBS news correspondent, Martha Teichner has covered wars, royal weddings, school shootings, earthquakes, and other headline-events all over the world. She has interviewed world leaders, striking coal miners, and Cuban refugees, earning a dozen Emmys. But ask her the one unshakable constant in her life and she will quickly […]

From Pup to Show Dog: How It Happens

From Pup to Show Dog: How It Happens

Kittens & Puppies, Training

Being a show dog is the canine equivalent of entering beauty contests. There are many levels to work through. Getting to Westminster (which has been postponed this year due to the pandemic), the National Dog Show, or one of the other large benched shows is like being in the finals for Miss America! The road […]