COVID-19 and Pets

COVID-19 and Pets: Best Practices

We are all living with constant changes and challenges as we circumvent COVID-19. Shelter in place is part of the normalcy of our lives, but what about COVID-19 and pets. Our dogs and cats love having us home to dole out extra attention. Many of us take our daily walks with our dogs in tow,

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Endeavor Space Shuttle - California Science Center

California Science Center: Space, Dogs and Beyond

Sometimes we forget to look at what is available to us in our own back yard. In Los Angeles that that could be the California Science Center. With my husband’s love of space and our mutual adoration for dogs, it was the perfect match for a trip to our local science center to see the

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Memorial Weekend Flags

War Dogs Buried at Los Angeles National Cemetery

Memorial Day is a special day at the Los Angeles National Cemetery. The Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts come together from troops across the Los Angeles to pay respect through the placement of flags on every grave in the Los Angeles National Cemetery.  Unbeknownst to most people; two war dogs are buried at the cemetery,

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Therapy Dog

What Defines A Therapy Dog?

A therapy dog differs from a service dog because it is trained to provide affection and comfort to certain people in specific situations.  A service dog assists people with disabilities such as visual and hearing impairments, mental illnesses, and seizures. People with illnesses, the elderly, those suffering mental and cognitive disorders, learning disabilities or high-stress levels

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Flying with Pets

The ins and outs of flying with pets

Several years ago I wrote an article about flying with dogs. Since that time there have been many changes to the rules and regulations for flying with pets especially if they fly in cargo. Recently I tried helping a friend arrange travel for her Saluki to Los Angeles. The trip never occurred because of the

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Ruby Vineyards Winery Dog Stanley

Discover the dog-friendly places in Tualatin Valley, Oregon

Like many, I like to take my dogs with me when I travel, especially when I am visiting wineries. Although my trip to the Tualatin Valley did not include my dogs, I made sure to discover the dog-friendly places to take my dogs in the future. If you want to bring your dog along to

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DWAA Finalist Nominee Written Palette Guest Writer, Mary McGrath

The Comfort of a Dog: An Unexpected Gift from My Mother – DWAA Nominee

Written Palette, Guest Blogger, Mary McGrath article called The Comfort of a Dog: An Unexpected Gift from My Mother.  This article was a finalist for a Maxwell Medallion Award in the 2017 Writing Competition sponsored by the Dog Writers Association of America. Mary received a Certificate of Nomination for excellence in the category of Short

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Hartford Wines-dog friendly

Dog-friendly Wineries in Sonoma

There are two things my husband and I love more than each other: our black lab Eddie and good wine. What that says about our marriage—let us not go there. I can say that our love for each other has grown alongside our shared passions for both Pinot and our pooch, Eddie. So it only

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Lexi on pet medications after Surgery

Save on pet medications at Costco Pharmacy

Like our children when our pets get sick we want the best for them. Sometimes we find that many of the pet medications needed to get our furry friends well are outrageously priced especially if purchased at your veterinarian. Even online pet drug pharmacies are expensive. What most people do not know is that Costco

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Saluki with Flamengo plush toy

4 Things I Learned When My Dog Swallowed a Soft Toy

This post is an excerpt from an article I wrote for Dogster about the 4 things I learned when my dog swallowed a soft toy. It never fails; emergencies with our dogs always seem to happen in the middle of the night. Most of us always hope we can wait until morning to see our vet.

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