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Shed Happens.

Shed Happens.

Category: Health
Shed happens. It’s a normal process—dogs naturally shed old or damaged hair, though the amount and frequency is determined by breed, your dog’s health, and the time of year. Dogs that develop a thick coat in the winter will shed it in the spring when it is no longer needed for extra warmth. Dogs who are always kept indoors tend to shed evenly throughout the year. more
Road trip with Dog

A Man, a Dog, and a Great American Road Trip

Category: Dog Life
On a mild, rainy night in the Spring of 2018, I patted the mattress of the bed in the dog-friendly inn where Albie and I were spending the night in Bennington, Vermont. Albie is the soulful yellow Lab and Golden Retriever mix our family had adopted six years before, when I was 58 and he was, our vet surmised, about three. Albie hopped up on the bed and lay his head in the crook of my arm. As I had every night during during the road trip with my dog, I gently stroked his head, told him where we were, where we would be going tomorrow, and what a good guy he was. more
Four Ways to Stop a Flea Infestation Before it Starts

Four Ways to Stop a Flea Infestation Before it Starts

Category: Health
#1 Regularly groom and bathe your dog with a natural shampoo formulated for dogs. We like Happy Tails all natural, ec0-friendly, cruelty-free Comfy Dog Oatmeal Shampoo perfect for dogs with dry, itchy skin and allergies. #2 Wash your dog's bedding in hot, soapy water once a week. If your dog spends time on a blanket on the sofa, wash that too. more
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
Happiness Boosters

8 Proven Happiness Boosters

Category: Inspire
#1 Get out in nature with your dog. Spending just five minutes in nature can quickly improve your mood—even if it’s just five minutes spent sitting in an urban park, researchers from the University of Regina found after conducting two studies. more

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Dog of the Week!

Meet: Snow