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Saving Clayton: How social media is changing pet rescue

Wednesday, Jul 16th, 2014 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Have you ever shared the story of a pet in need on social media? You’re part of a movement. From my co-writer Kim Campbell Thornton in this week’s Pet Connection: In January, a sporting dog rescue group asked Lori-Lynn Clayton of San Angelo, Texas, to go look at a dog in her local shelter thought […]

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Pets can be hard on electronics

Thursday, Jul 10th, 2014 | By Dr. Marty Becker

If your dog has swallowed your remote or your cat has thrown up a hairball on your smartphone, you’re not alone. A survey released last month by Square Trade found that 28 million pet owners have had a pet damage an electronic device, with smartphones accounting for almost 30 percent of the damaged items. Electronics […]

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What you need to know before buying a puppy

Thursday, Jul 3rd, 2014 | By Dr. Marty Becker

We can stream movies at any time of day or night, order books or small kitchen appliances for next-day delivery, or send off for a dozen pairs of shoes for in-home try-on, free returns guaranteed. The Internet allows us to acquire all kinds of goods at a speed undreamed of less than a decade ago. […]

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Help your dog get into the ‘swim’ of summer

Friday, Jun 27th, 2014 | By Dr. Marty Becker

It’s summertime, and that means it’s time to get in the water. And what water-loving dog owner doesn’t throw tennis balls for Jake to fetch from the pool, take him to the beach or have him as first mate while power-boating, sailing, kayaking or stand-up paddleboarding? Those are all great ways to spend time with […]

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Are your pets prepared for fire season?

Friday, Jun 6th, 2014 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Melissa Duffy was driving away from her home in Carlsbad, Calif., when she glanced in the rearview mirror and saw that the horizon was black with smoke. It was the Poinsettia fire, one of 11 fires raging in San Diego County just two weeks ago. She went back, loaded up her three dogs and went […]

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