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Predatory Behavior

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A reader commented on my most recent blog post (about my dog, Woody, coming face-to-face with the first rattlesnake we’ve seen this year). I...

First Rattlesnake of the Season

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I have relatives visiting from out of state, and after a two-day drive to get here, they want to stretch their legs on a...

What do you feed your dog? And why?

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The other day, I happened to go into a pet supply store that I had never been in before, and was looking at their...

Thankful for Dog Love in Times of Loss

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Just a super-short post today: My family is mourning the sudden loss of my sister’s husband, Dean. Yes, this is the family with three...

Dog Food Recalls and Salmonella Contamination

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Over the 23 years Whole Dog Journal has been published, we’ve discussed pet food recalls due to contamination with Salmonella a number of times....

A Registered Microchip Helps, But Doesn’t Solve Everything

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I heard a crazy story recently: My son’s neighbors lost their cat. It was an indoor/outdoor cat and just went missing; one imagines the...

Sisyphean Housecleaning With Dogs

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My stepdaughter and her son are coming to town for a visit. Hurray for vaccinations! They live in New Jersey, and haven’t been to...

Post-Fostering Paranoia

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It’s a funny thing: No matter how badly I want to place a foster dog or foster puppy, no matter how much time and...

Emerging Variants of Coronavirus May Affect Pets More Severely

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Just over a year ago, the first article I ever had to write that mentioned COVID-19 was published in this space. It seems like...

Netflix’s Canine Intervention Dog Training Show

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A few weeks ago, I started seeing posts on social media from dog trainers I know and admire, warning people about a new show...

Are Seresto Flea and Tick Collars Harmful to Dogs?

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On March 2, USA Today published an article about the Seresto collar, originally developed and brought to the market by Bayer Animal Health in...

Adventures in dog fostering, chapter #7642

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I have a new little foster dog staying with me. The manager of my shelter called me last week and wanted to know if...

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Food and Friends

My friend Leonora owns my dog Woody’s best friend, tiny Samson. Woody and Samson are the exact same age, and both are “foster fails”...