Jessie’s Dorsal Laminectomy Part Two–Ramp Training
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By autumn of 2016 Jessie my Lab mix dog, was unable to jump into the back seat of my Subaru Outback. We had abandoned his jumping into the cargo area … Read More

Jessie’s Dorsal Laminectomy–Part One: Our History Together
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  Jessie, my former foster Lab mix, began showing signs of lower back pain the summer of 2016. His tail carriage was lower than his usual gleeful high waves. I … Read More

The Good Years
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There comes a time–a short window of years–in the time of pet companionship where you can relax and enjoy your friend to the fullest. I’m describing the middle years, wherein … Read More

Caring For Your Pets From The Hereafter
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“EMERGENCY ALERT!” So began an e-mail I received recently. I read on quickly, trying to decide if this message was spam or for real. I was shocked and saddened to … Read More

Undersocialized Older Dogs
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Dogs over the age of twelve weeks fight an uphill battle to accept new stimuli and experiences in stride. Those first weeks are the prime time to “socialize” a pup … Read More

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