The obesity epidemic: It affects more than humans

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I was walking my rescued Border collie Malee around the park when I heard those words that no girl ever wants to hear. “Now that girl is round,” said the young man in the park when we walked past him. I whisked my head around, prepared to respond the same way I did when I …

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Letter: A dog’s last day on earth from his perspective

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Just this last week, I was scrolling through my Facebook feed and saw a photo of an old work colleague’s dog, Simon. As I began to read the post, I realized that Simon’s mom, Courtney Lea Thomas, had just made the decision so many pet owners dread. After nearly fifteen years as her beloved companion, …

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Lessons learned when people who care about pets come together

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“Eat a salad, go to a gym, get a pet…all part of a healthy and well person,” was a quote I heard recently at an animal welfare conference. It was stated by Steve Feldman, Executive Director of the Human-Animal Bond Research Institute (HABRI), a nonprofit organization located in Washington, D.C., dedicated to supporting research and …

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The do’s and don’ts for pets during Thanksgiving

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As we all know, Thanksgiving is a holiday where we celebrate family. To many, their pet is the only family they have. Whether it’s a senior citizen whose family is thousands of miles away and cannot come see them, or a college student who doesn’t have enough cash to get a ticket on the bus, …

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Homeless dog in Arizona finds new hope in Pasadena

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A one-year-old Chihuahua mix was found wandering the streets of Phoenix, Arizona during a warm summer evening. Barely able to see the brown dog in the blowing, sandy wind, the woman swerved as to not hit the small canine standing in the middle of the street. Her old Toyota screeched to a halt almost hitting …

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