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It may be hot enough to fry an egg on the sidewalk, but that doesn’t stop your dog from needing to use the bathroom.Planet Earth recently experienced its hottest day on record, and the effects of climate change are only worsening. Such extreme weather can lead to devastating and painful consequences for dogs, including burnt paw pads, heat exhaustion, heat stroke — and death. We asked Sarah Carotenuto, an assistant professor at the University of Arizona College of Veterinary Medicine...
Thanksgiving offers an opportunity to celebrate with family and friends. But don’t forget your four-legged family members, and use Thanksgiving safety tips to protect them.    Keep guests and dogs safe During the pandemic, many people skipped large gatherings, and their dogs may not be used to spending time with strangers. Or, you adopted a new dog who isn’t used to strangers entering the house.  First, you need to protect your dog. Don’t force a nervous or anxious dog to...
As I write these words, two beautiful Husky mixes are lying at my feet. I rescued Sierra and Bodhi from the shelter over 11 years ago, and to this day, they still follow me from room to room, wanting to hang out wherever I am. Maybe you too have your very own furry entourage that trails you everywhere, not wanting to let you out of their sight. On the one hand, it’s nice to be so loved! On the other,...