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Conversations About Dire Wolves

Conversations About Dire Wolves

Conversations about Dire Wolves  Risk Perception and Fear of DogsThe Academy’s director Jean Donaldson speaks with staffer Kristi Benson about human evolution and the real risks, to both humans and dogs, that result from our fear of dogs.  Kristi:When people...

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Nation Pet Dental Health Month

Nation Pet Dental Health Month

National Pet Dental Health MonthBy Dr. Rachel SzumelWait, there's a National Pet Dental Health Month?Let’s face it, there’s a month for everything. But this one is near and dear to my heart. You see, as a general practice veterinarian, the vast majority of my patients...

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Enrichment for Dogs on Restricted Diets

Enrichment for Dogs on Restricted Diets

Enrichment for Dogs on Restricted DietsEnrichment provides valuable problem-solving and mental stimulation for dogs. One of the easiest ways to provide it is work-to-eat toys. But what about dogs with dietary restrictions? "Even dogs who are on a very restricted diet...

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Strut your Stuff: How to Walk your Puppy

Strut your Stuff: How to Walk your Puppy

By Vanessa Charbonneau, RVT, KPA-CTP, CTC It’s not uncommon for pet parents to think of leash walks as the go-to for physical exercise. You get a puppy, you walk him, right? It’s a no brainer. While I am in no way discrediting the value of a leash walk, because gosh,...

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