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Not Just Walking the Dog: What a dog walk can tell us about human-animal relationships

If you have a dog, walking may be a vital part of your daily life. Perhaps you have a daily routine: same time, same place, every day. Or maybe you wake up each morning and ask your dog, “What’s your … Continue reading

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Is your pet lonely and bored?

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/05/08/opinion/sunday/is-your-pet-lonely-and-bored.html?_r=0

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The Secret Life of Pets? Forget the movie, here’s what its really like

https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2016/jul/28/the-secret-life-of-pets-forget-the-movie-heres-what-its-really-like  

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Moving Beyond the Euthanasia Imperative

A veterinarian I know told me a story recently. She had given a presentation at a veterinary meeting about the process of caring for a terminally ill cat whosecaregiver did not want to euthanize, but instead wanted to allow the … Continue reading

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Are Pets Really Family?

The other day, I was with my two dogs, Maya and Bella, at one my local parks. I was throwing the ball for Bella and letting Maya nibble on grass. Maya started barking at a woman walking past. I apologized for Maya’s … Continue reading

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Grave Grief

Perhaps they are not stars in the sky, but rather openings where our loved ones shine down to let us know they are happy. -Inuit saying When it comes to heartache, the decision to euthanize a companion animal sits somewhere … Continue reading

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Animal Hospice: What it is and what it is not

** In anticipation of National Hospice and Palliative Care Month (November).** Slate magazine recently ran a review of my book, The Last Walk, which explores the practical and moral challenges of end of life care for our companion animals. Doree … Continue reading

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Hungry, anyone?

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World Turning Vegetarian?

According to a recently released report on the world’s water situation, the world’s population should move toward an almost completely vegetarian diet over the next forty years, in order to prevent catastropic food shortages. The report, by researchers at the Stockholm … Continue reading

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A Sad Time for Elephants

Ever since I read Douglas Chadwick’s The Fate of the Elephant back in 1994, I’ve felt a particular interest in these magnificent creatures. So it was with a particularly large lump in my throat that I read yesterday’s front page … Continue reading

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