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What Not to Feed Your Dog

It’s so tempting to want to share our delicacies with our canine friends. Unfortunately, some of the treats we love the most can be dangerous foods for dogs. Are you concerned about what not to feed your dog? Here are a few foods you should avoid feeding your dog. Fatty foods. We know that fatty […]

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Dog People Versus Cat People

In the war of dog people versus cat people, where do you fall? A recent poll by hunch.com looked at the preferences of people for cats or dogs and then compared the findings with lifestyle and personality information. Would you believe that dog people tend to be more extroverted, conscientious and agreeable? Cat people are […]

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Senior Dogs for Seniors

Nothing can warm the cockles of the heart like a small ball of playful fur. I’ve met many seniors who have been given or purchased a puppy. They’re cute and fun, for a while, but once the initial endorphins wear off, is a puppy the best choice for seniors? Instead, senior dogs offer companionship and […]

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Selecting a Dog Breed

You’ve decided that having a dog is the right decision for you. Selecting a dog breed requires some thought on your part before you ever go to a shelter, breeder or pet store. You want to choose a dog breed that is going to offer the love and companionship that is best for you and […]

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Health Benefits of Pets for Seniors

Research has clearly shown there are specific health benefits of pets for seniors. There are some interesting statistics about the benefits of owning a pet. Did you know? Seniors who have a pet are both physically and mentally healthier than seniors that don’t. Seniors who own a pet are more emotional stable. Senior pet owners have […]

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Importance of Pets for Senior Adults

  I live in a community where pets, particularly dogs, rule. Prescott is considered one of many Arizona retirement communities, which may contribute to the number of pets. For senior adults, pets have become increasing important. I remember when my mother in-law wanted to adopt a dog and my brother in-law talked her out of […]

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When a Pet Adopts You

We both were raised in the country on farms with acres of open pastureland (Anita) and row after row of apple trees (Rod). Dogs ran free all day and slept behind a warm coal-burning stove at night. Cats were divided into barn cats or house pets. This cat-segregation had little meaning since both types roamed […]

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A Dog Named Bugsy and a Goose in a Bottle

Last month our dog Bugsy went blind. It happened suddenly. We noticed that she starting bumping into chairs and walls and falling down stairs. The vet called it SARS (sudden acquired retinal degeneration) and said there was no treatment. Bugsy’s behavior changed. She became more subdued and careful. She would stand for minutes seeming to […]

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