Music and Sound Therapy for Best Friend Anxiety

Joshua Leeds, recognized authority in the field of psychoacoustics, sound researcher & engineer, music producer & educator, and Lisa Spector, award winning Juilliard graduate & highly respected concert pianist, and the esteemed board-certified veterinary neurologist Dr Susan Wagner, adjunct assistant professor at The Ohio State University Veterinary College, co-developed the iCalmDog as a portable, easy-to-use music player that can be easily loaded with “slowed down” professionally selected classical compositions that have potential to calm the anxious pet in...

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Can Dog Parks Kill?

This is horror story an excellent example of why I emphasize the danger of dog parks and other public places or events where dogs congregate unless a responsible person of authority is checking health records and immunization status and enforcing standards for monitoring and supervision behavioral anomalies. The rabid puppy  is now dead, but you can bet that this story is far from over for some of the major players and their beloved pets. Dog Parks are in my opinion a misguided idea and sometimes deadly public service construct with ominous implications for your beloved pet and even...

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Cat-in-the-bag advanced concept cat carrier

Cats and plastic or stiff kennel crate style carriers can make for a volatile mix when some of our feline friends are carried into a high-stress environment which they are uncomfortable in – such as doc’s place! It does not take long for some kitties to set up a defensive perimeter in the depths of a crate and draw battle lines in the dirt. Severe injuries can and have happened. Jeanne Starmack, owner of Cat-in-the-bag, is offering an elegant cat carrier for safely presenting kitty to a veterinarian’s office, for traveling, and for humane restraint when...

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Is spaying the right thing for your best friend?

Have you deliberated the inherent danger of spaying and neutering and questioned its necessity in the unique personal world that you and your best friend share? When it comes to this often stressful consideration, try to maintain objectivity in balancing risk versus reward because you will not be able to rewind the clock and have the organs put back in. As many of you already know, I have for years now expressed growing concern over the life threatening anesthetic & surgical risk of spaying (hysterectomy) or neutering (castration) of properly managed pets who cannot share in the surgical...

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Honest Kitchen dehydrated pet foods

What’s in your best friend’s food bowl? Dogs and cats are by nature both carnivores and predators – they don’t moo, and they are not cows, sheep or rabbits! Yet, that is often the basis on which we offer them nutrition. Grain based and high carb diets are not in their biological best interests! We now know that there is very little difference between the DNA sequence of our “domesticated’ friends and that of Gray Wolves and Tigers. Recent experience suggests that we should consider feeding our pals accordingly. The natural ancestral diets of dogs and cats...

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Dr. Karen Becker on quality pet food ingredients

Dr. Karen Becker is a respected integrative wellness veterinarian expert who has written and lectured extensively on the multiplicity of facts and fallacies that concern the complex topic of pet foods and logical food choices. Dr. Becker’s proactive approach seeks to save pet’s and their peeps from unnecessary stress and suffering by identifying and removing health obstacles even before disease occurs. Most veterinarians in the United States, including myself, are trained early in our careers to be reactive. To often we wait for symptoms to occur, and sometimes treat those...

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