Humans aren’t the only ones stressing out in a pandemic

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As humans, we have lots of different ways to manage or escape stress. Some people meditate. Some go for long walks or exercise, while others self-medicate with drugs or alcohol. Me? Food has always been my drug of choice. I eat when I’m sad. I eat when I’m happy. And when I’m stressed, it’s not …

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All those home fireworks driving your pets crazy? Here’s what to do

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There are two things my dog Madeline does not like: people and fireworks. Besides me and Andrew, she has never had any use for people, really. She finds them loud, insufferable, and scary (and she’s not even on Twitter). Come to think of it, those are all the reasons she hates fireworks too. She manages …

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How to make a pet’s last days count — for both you and Fido

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July will mark the anniversary of our cat, Bailey’s passing. After nearly 21 years of knocking objects off my nightstand and giving me side-eye when his dinner wasn’t served promptly, he passed over the rainbow bridge in the comfort of our home, in his favorite spot at the foot of the bed. He was quite …

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