Animal Joy: Protect Your Pet From Extreme Cold

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“All beings tremble before violence. 
All fear death, all love life. See 
yourself in others. Then whom can 
you hurt? What harm can you do?”
 – Buddha It’s no coincidence that I came across this article from The Humane Society of the United States about protecting our pets from frigid winter temperatures. I posted it […]

Can A Pet Save Your Life? A Cardiologist Explains

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My philosophy in caring for heart patients in the last 25 plus years is that I’m all for having the biggest toolbox at your disposal. If you can improve your diet, great. Exercise, amazing. Stress reduction, bring it on. Herbs, vitamins, yoga, Tai Chi, meditation, sauna, laughter, sleep … go for it! Cardiovascular disease is […]

Sgt. Stubby: War Dog Hero!

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Meet America’s first war dog, a stray Pit Bull/Terrier mix, named Stubby. He became Sgt. Stubby, was the most decorated war dog of World War I and the only dog to be promoted to sergeant through combat. One day he appeared at Yale Field in New Haven, Connecticut; while a group of soldiers were training, […]

Local and Lovely: Your Diet Made Delicious!

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In the interest of full disclosure, I did see this somewhere else. However, I am allowing myself to usurp credit based on the modest modifications I have made to the formula. I typically use recipes that I have developed myself from ‘idea seed‘ to table. This was too good to pass over. It includes three […]

Feed Your Goddess With Animal Joy: Holiday Stress Reducers and Safety Tips

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“Life is life’s greatest gift. Guard the life of another creature as you would your own because it is your own. On life’s scale of values, the smallest is no less precious to the creature who owns it than the largest.”  ~Lloyd Biggle Jr. Many of us feel extra stress around the holidays, and it’s […]

Palliative and Hospice Care Can Mean a Better Ending

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Years ago, I brought my dog to see a specialist. He told me that tests showed it was cancer, with little to be done. I burst into tears. The man handed me a box of tissues and left, and I took my dog home. My local veterinarian suggested that I try weekly chemotherapy injections. I […]

Even Our MHS Cruelty Investigators Were Shocked – Meet Sweet Julie!

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As accustomed as they are to the difficult sights they see every day, our investigators were still shocked at the condition Julie was in when she first came to MHS. She had been abandoned in Ecorse and kept confined for weeks without any food and with minimal water. When a kind passerby found this sweet […]

Beautiful Video: Meet the Man & Dog Behind Viral Photo

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Via the photographer, on Facebook: This 19 year old Shoep being cradled in his father’s arms last night in Lake Superior. Shep falls asleep every night when he is carried into the lake. The buoyancy of the water soothes his arthritic bones. Lake Superior is very warm right now, so the temp of the water is […]

Hot Summer, Cool Dogs

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Summer is bearing down on the east coast at full steam ahead. The unrelenting heat and humidity have all of us, dogs included, looking for ways to keep cool. Here are my cooling suggestions for your dog, courtesy of Ben, the Border Collie. Cool in the pool The photo above shows Ben taking a dip […]

Things We Can Learn From A Dog

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Never pass up the opportunity to go for a joyride. Allow the experience of fresh air and the wind in your face to be pure ecstasy. When loved ones come home, always run to greet them. When it is in your best interest, practice obedience. Let others know when they have invaded your territory. Take […]