Ask Dog Lady

Ask Dog Lady—Summer 2015

Category: Dog Life
Dear Dog Lady, When my ex-husband moved out, he took the dog Sandy, a scruffy terrier mix of indeterminate lineage with long legs, sorrowful eyes, and a sweet gentle personality. He had brought Sandy into the marriage 11 years ago when she was a puppy and he took her away when she was the best part of our fractured family. I can’t stop crying. He says I can come to visit Sandy and take her for a walk. But I don’t want to be reliant on my ex for anything. How do I get over this? —Miss the Dog Madly, Cambridge, MA more
Pet Talk: Kidney Disease In Dogs And Cats

Pet Talk: Kidney Disease In Dogs And Cats

Category: Health
Have you ever watched your pet eat its meal and thought, “Wow, did they even taste it?” Though some pets require more energy than others, it is important to know your pet’s normal eating and drinking habits so you are more likely to detect any dietary abnormalities. Being familiar with your pet’s standard schedule of urination and defecation is also important, as any continuous irregular activity could be a sign of an illness. more
Hero Dogs

Meet 5 Amazing Hero Dogs

Category: Inspire
For many of us, our dogs are our best friends, confidantes, and comfort. But for some, they are daily miracle workers and team members, transforming and saving lives; it’s these dogs the American Humane Hero Dog Awards sets out to honour, bringing attention to the “life-changing, life-saving power of the human-animal bond,” says Dr. Robin Ganzert, American Humane president and CEO. more

The Xoloitzcuintli

Category: Breeds
With his striking appearance and generally-hairless body, the Xoloitzcuintli is certainly one of the most unique dogs you’ll ever see. As it turns out, the breed’s fascinating history is just as unique.  How do you pronouce pronounced Xoloitzcuintli? Simply--show-low-eats-queent-lee—is derived from the Nahuatl language. Xolotl is the Aztec god of life and death, and itzcuintli translates as dog. Bit of a mouthful, isn’t it? That’s why, most often, he’s referred to by his shortened name: the Xolo.  more
Border Collie

Have a Border Collie?

Category: Dog Life
This August 11 - 13, handlers from all over North America and their Border Collies will flock to Kingston, Ontario for the 30th annual Kingston Sheep Dog Trials Festival. The competition is Canada's biggest sheep dog trial and the largest in North America, drawing over 7000 spectators for the three-day festival. Taking place on the banks of the beautiful St. Lawrence River, it involves 680 sheep and four days of qualifying trials, leading to a final 20 competitors competing over three days. more


Dog of the Week!

Meet: Cody