There is an interesting connection between readers and dog owners. Anecdotal studies have shown a high correlation between the two, but there is as yet no experimental analysis that I’m aware of, which has studied and defined this measure. Nevertheless, the success of reading programs where children read to dogs may be an indication of […]
Hello Fellow Dog-Lovers! Well, the holidays are over but not, unfortunately, the reminder (for most of us) from a bit of extra weight. According to media reports, the average American gains seven pounds between Thanksgiving and the end of December. The truth is, however, that the usual amount of weight gained during this period is […]
The holidays are fun – and stressful. Many of us will be taking a plane in order to to see family and friends for the holidays, and we want to bring our dog (or dogs, as the case may be) along. Especially when flying, there are a few important things you can do to […]
The holidays are upon us and that means . . .the average person will gain between 7 to 9 pounds before the new year. Some of us (and oh dear, let that not be me!), will gain even more. Ghastly! But we humans have an advantage – we can control our portion sizes, refuse high […]
Dear Dr. B., I recently had to take a six-hour plane ride. In addition to the stress of traveling by plane these days, I had the misfortune of sitting next to a woman whose constantly yapping little dog wore a vest with the words “service dog.” Once we were seated and before we took off, […]
The surveys for this study have been closed. Thanks to all who participated. Dr. B
By Laura T. Coffey, TODAY contributing editor [Mehdi Taamallah AFP – Getty Images] A resident and his dog are evacuated on Tuesday from a neighborhood in Little Ferry, N.J., one day after the superstorm Sandy slammed the East Coast. Will dogs, cats and other animals fare as badly in Sandy’s wake as they did during […]
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Did you see the movie, Up? Dug the dog character in Up, embodies the ideal temperament and qualities of a service or therapy dog.
Pets in the military move with their families and often travel internationally. Planning and preparation in advance result in happier traveling with dogs. Special preparations need to be made for air travel with dogs.
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