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The Dr. Dolittle of Pet Prosthetics

Category: Inspire
When a veterinarian, desperate for help, brought a chocolate Lab to the human prosthetics and orthotics clinic where Derrick Campana worked 12 years ago, Derrick’s life was changed forever.  The dog, named Charles, needed a prosthetic leg due to a rare congenital deformity called ectrodactyly, which causes limbs to form abnormally. Serving animals was something Derrick had never considered, but he forged ahead nonetheless. After successfully creating a prosthetic leg on the first try, Derrick had a lightbulb moment.  more
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Fear Free principles - State of the Art and State of the Heart

Category: Health
“We take the pet out of petrified,” says Dr. Marty Becker, a slogan that has become a rallying cry among enlightened vets.  Dr. Becker has been a veterinarian for almost four decades, a fulfilment of his childhood dream—he wanted to be a vet from the age of six. He’s owned part or all of eight veterinary hospitals in three states and has been known almost his entire career for celebrating, protecting, and nurturing the human-animal bond. more
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Healthy Kibble Additions

Category: Nutrition
No matter what species you are, eating more fresh fruits and vegetables and less processed foods is vital for health and longevity. This includes our dogs. Factors that age a human’s cells and cause disease also do the same for dogs, so it’s only natural that your dog will also benefit from eating food that is less processed. more
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Petting Wars

Category: Dog Training
Q: My dogs have a tenuous relationship that can erupt into violence, keeping everyone in my home on edge. One of the triggers is when I'm paying attention to one dog and the other comes over. What can I do to help them get along and create harmony in my home? more
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Dances With Wolves

Category: Dog Life
Vancouver composer Allison Cociani has written an opera. It’s a beautiful new work that touches on the subject of personal strength and of forgiveness, but for animal lovers there is another aspect to the story. The opera tells the story of a girl (Alma) who glows. She has the ability to control the thoughts of others in her supernatural state and is captured by Griselda and her three evil minions. more

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Dog of the Week!

Meet: Dolly Pawton