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Life Lessons From a Dog Named Gobi

Life Lessons From a Dog Named Gobi

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Sometimes, victory doesn’t mean you cross the finish line first. Just ask ultramarathon runner Dion Leonard. He went to the Gobi Desert in China in 2016 to win a grueling six-day, 155-mile race. He finished second among the world-elite runners but is still enjoying life’s victory lap thanks to lessons he continues to learn from […]

Why Your Vet Uses Rescue™ in Their Clinic

Why Your Vet Uses Rescue™ in Their Clinic

Health, Vet Visits

When you go to the vet, you know that they’re doing everything they can to create the best possible experience for your pet. But that doesn’t stop at providing good patient care – it also applies to the clinic environment that your veterinary team works hard to create. This means taking important steps to reduce […]

Car Safety: Do You Protect Your Pet?

Car Safety: Do You Protect Your Pet?

Travel & Safety

It’s a worldwide trend: Our pets are joining us more and more on vacation. That was happening before the pandemic, and it hasn’t stopped. But with that comes the importance of ensuring our pets’ safety on the road, especially with car travel. A study published last year on PubMed compared pet travel in the United […]

How Long Does It Take to Train a Dog?

How Long Does It Take to Train a Dog?

Training

I am often asked how long it took to train my dog. I like it best when I am asked this question when I am walking Sky, who will be 14 in November, because my answer is always the same:  We’re still working on it. Pet owners often like to think of training as, say, […]

Horse Scare: Reducing Fear of Loud Noises

Horse Scare: Reducing Fear of Loud Noises

Fears & Anxieties

Horses might be pretty big creatures, but in their minds, they only weigh a few hundred pounds. Before humans started breeding horses to carry and pull heavy loads, equines were much smaller. Scientists believe the first domesticated horse only weighed about half of what today’s horses weigh. But while horses’ bodies have become bigger—making them […]

An Itchy Dog’s Journey

An Itchy Dog’s Journey

Health

Bodie, a 3-year-old Golden Retriever and one of the millions of dogs suffering from allergic itch, recently saw his veterinarian for diagnosis and treatment. His journey with itch, however, is just beginning. Dogs with atopic dermatitis (allergy to environmental triggers) and their families face a lifelong challenge of managing the ups and downs of itch. […]

The Pandemic Is Transforming Lives—for Pets and People  

The Pandemic Is Transforming Lives—for Pets and People  

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While the Age of Isolation brought about by the Covid-19 pandemic has not been kind to people, conversely, it has had many wonderful positive benefits for pets. For starters, it has transformed shelters across America, producing empty cages as people welcome cats, dogs, and other critters into their lives, offering both forever homes and foster […]