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Here I sit at my desk in the Modern Dog office next to one of my three favourite dogs in the world - my Roxy. She is a bundle of resilience and wonder that we came frighteningly close to losing this past weekend. I received the call from Jeremy Thursday night as I was boarding my homebound plane after five days abroad at another pet related industry trade show. I knew immediately that this phone call was not simply a "Hi, how you doin?" type of call. "Something's wrong with Roxy's eye," I

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Hey all you Chance lovers! Here is your chance (pardon the pun) to help his fellow rescues at S.A.I.N.T.S. Vote for them in Pepsi's Refresh Project to win a $25,000 grant to help offset the thousands of dollars Carol spends on vet bills every month! Please click here to cast your vote: http://tinyurl.com/24sg9vk
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Chance experienced a first with our family this past weekend - he spent 36 hours roughing it in the great outdoors (well, as rough as it gets being a pampered Pekingese.) Although we've always brought Roxy and Cash along on our camping trips, this would be Chance's first foray into the wilderness, and I was nervous at the idea of exposing this most precious of charges to the harsh realities of the wilds.

The trip did not get off to a good start. We forgot to pack many of the

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Despite this recent wave of stifling weather, my dogs have managed to stay cool while looking hot in the Summer's hottest canine fashions. Although Chance must remain collar-less for the time being due to his skin issues, Roxy and Cash still feel the need to beat the heat in style with collars from our favorite doggie designers.

Roxy's favorite hobby of skinny dipping in her private pool hasn't stopped her from sporting this season's hottest look as decided by me, the Cow Print.

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Many people (dog lovers and non-lovers alike) believe that canines do not have the capacity to fall in love, that what they fall into is pack behaviour. I adamantly disagree with this theory and personally believe that dogs can experience different types of affection such as parental love, sibling love and romantic love. The dogs in my pack are no exception. Despite having an immense dislike for each other in the beginning, Roxy and Cash have developed a friendship that has progressed far

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I, much like my snaggle toothed companion, have a significant aversion to doctor/dentist visits and go to great lengths to avoid them. A routine teeth cleaning once resulted in my biting the dentist, which ultimately led to my expulsion from that particular practice. I now prepare for my nerve-racking appointments with a hearty dose of Atavant and a stiff gin and tonic, which, according to most animal husbandry experts, is not a viable option for Chance. So he will have to continue to work

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During my youth, I was a "career babysitter"; this meant that I was the go-to girl when anyone within my family's enormous social circle needed someone to watch their kids. This part-time gig allowed me the "pleasure" of being exposed to all sorts of kid/parent dynamics. My least favorite of all these relationships had to be the "clinger", the kid who couldn't bear to be apart from their mom/dad despite my being the best babysitter of all time. These kids would scream, cry and cling to

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This morning I woke up in an unusually fantastic mood, do you want to know why? Because when I walked into my kitchen, I didn't slip in pee, I didn't have to wash the dogs' bedding, mop the floors, or hose Chance down before I left for the day. How, pray tell, did I manage this miraculous feat? Belly bands, my friends, belly bands.

One of the fabulous perks of being a dog owner here at Modern Dog is that people want to send you their products to try. (It also doesn't hurt to have

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In honour of  "Take your dog to work" day, I decided to bring all three of my kiddies to the Modern Dog office with me. It seemed like such a good idea last night, but, in retrospect, it was not. As I sit here at my desk surrounded by ruined toys, cotton innards and wet carpets (that's an upset water bowl, not a gigantic lapse in house-training), I wonder who was it that convinced us all that bringing your pets to work was supposed to decrease your stress? More than likely, it reduces your Read more...

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