Day: February 24, 2016

How to Keep Your Dog From Tracking Mud Through the House

Editor’s note: Have you seen the new Dogster print magazine in stores? Or in the waiting room of your vet’s office? This article appeared in our February/March issue. Subscribe to Dogster and get the bimonthly magazine delivered to your home. We love our dogs, but no one loves the dirt they track into the house. Wiping …

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Let’s Get Behind Programs That Help Low-Income Families Keep Their Pets

Few things tug at my heartstrings more than hearing stories of people who are forced to give up their pets simply because they cannot afford them. With an estimated 1.2 million dogs euthanized every year, it frustrates me that some pets wind up in shelters simply because of a lack of money. As 46.7 million people live …

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We Chat With the “SuperVet Tech” About Her One-Woman Comedy Show

Most dog owners have logged a number of hours at the veterinarian, but they may not be aware of a key player at the vet’s office: the veterinary technician. This is the person whose name you might not know but who you often see assisting the doggy doctor with all sorts of things, from X-rays …

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Are There Plants in Your Garden That Could Poison Your Pooch?

When I was younger, I could murder most plants just by glancing in their general direction. My mother once gave me a potted philodendron — adorned with an encouraging note that said, “Here, dear, this has been around since the Victorian era”— and within a week, every leaf was a withered beige husk. Yet surprisingly, something …

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