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Choosing the Perfect Pet

Not Just Any Dog or Cat Will Do by Sandra Murphy The old line, “He followed me home, can we keep him?” used to get a kid a dog or cat of his own. In today’s homes, it’s not that easy. Choosing a pet is a personal choice not to …

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Animal Chiropractic

The Benefits of a Well-Adjusted Pet by Linda Sechrist Although pet owners may consider animal chiropractic services as a modern-day phenomenon, it’s been around since the early 1920s. Proof resides at the Palmer College of Chiropractic library in a report describing an equine chiropractic adjustment course created by B. J. …

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Water Doggies

Given a Pool or Lake, Canines Dive Into Action by Sandra Murphy Water sports for dogs can be done just for fun or to earn recognition. Venues range from a backyard adult or kiddie pool to a lake, river or ocean. All offer healthful exercise for canine bodies and brains. …

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When Your Pet Passes

A Guide to Mourning, Remembering and Healing by Julianne Hale A pet’s love is extraordinary because it is unconditional. It doesn’t have expectations, pass judgment or try to leverage guilt. It is rich in loyalty, trust and adoration. Domestic pets provide warmth, companionship and love, as well as purpose, fun …

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Saving Animals Saves People

Rescue You, Rescue Me by Sandra Murphy Like water, grace seeks its own level. In rescuing animals, the rescuer is often also rescued. Both lives change for the better. “Buster came to us for a reason,” says Amy Burkert. “My husband, Rod, and I were walking our Shar-Pei, Ty, in …

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Dog Scouts of America

Dog Troops Too Earn Badges and Go to Camp by Sandra Murphy Scouts, badges, troops and summer camp—they’re not just for kids anymore. Dog Scouts of America is a new twist on tradition that is fun for all ages. Dogs, their owners and the larger community all benefit when a …

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Cardiac Care for Pets

How to Keep Little Hearts Humming by Dr. Shawn Messonnier Symptoms that suggest a dog or cat’s heart is not pumping effectively include coughing and an inability to tolerate exercise. Before it shows in outward signs, it is far better to check for heart disease during regular twice-yearly visits to …

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Long-Lived Pets

Anti-Aging Care Aids Youthful Vigor by Dr. Shawn Messonnier In human health care, naturopathic doctors offer a specialty called anti-aging medicine. The goal is to restore optimal health to those at midlife and older that seek to prevent or reduce the incidence of diseases often associated with aging. But when …

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Four Fall Flyways

Thrill to Flocks in Full Flight by Timothy Boucher Fall migration literally brings birds of a different feather than in springtime. Spring migration brings a glorious burst of song and color as millions of tiny feathered gems pour northward, singing their hearts out, flitting about with the excitement of arrival …

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