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Chemotherapy for pets – is it an option?

  Chemotherapy is one of the four major therapies for cancer–the three others being surgery, radiation, and immunotherapy. During most of the consults that we do, chemotherapy is discussed. The looks I get when I recommend chemotherapy for people’s pets can range from unbelief to fright. The first thing that I do is immediately tell owners that chemotherapy is handled much better by dogs and cats than it is by people. Although cancers are similar among dogs, cats, and people, the therapies affect them differently.…

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Thailand: The Wonders of Buddha’s Animal Kingdom

  Buddhism and animals – Thailand   Enchanting Thailand consists of over 40,000 temples (Wats) and 95% of the population practices Buddhism. Buddhists believe in respecting and loving every living creature, which is a tenent that any animal lover can get behind! They also believe in reincarnation, and that many of us were once animals in a past life. Thai Buddhists see human and non-human animals as closely related, with both having a Buddha-nature and the possibility of becoming perfectly enlightened. They also believe that the soul…

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In Honor Of Bastille Day! A French Affair: The Dogue de Bordeaux

        The Bordeaux region of Southwestern France is well-known to travelers as a hot-spot for wine, architecture, and relaxing beach-front vacations, but what fewer people know is that this seaside paradise is also home to one of the world’s oldest dog breeds.   A port city on the Garonne River just north of Aquitaine, Bordeaux has some of the mildest winters in France and is home to over 100,000 acres of vineyards, making it an obvious destination for the work-weary. Bordeaux’s famed…

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Happy Bastille Day! It’s A Dog’s Life In St-Jean-Cap-Ferrat: France

Travel With Your Pet For La “Bone” Vie!         St-Jean-Cap-Ferrat is often considered the jewel of the French Riviera. The French say it’s “ecrin de verdure,” a very protected and beautiful place. Du Cap-Ferrat is the point at which the Alpes-Maritimes plunge into the sea below. Hidden beneath the Corniche, on the waters of the Mediterranean, nestles St-Jean village. A six mile road follows the circumference of the Cap leading down to St-Jean with views of early twentieth century villas among statuesque cypress trees and…

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Horse Therapy – Equine Spirit Sanctuary in Taos, New Mexico

For thousands of years, horses have roamed freely across the lands of the United States along with mankind. These majestic creatures carry great strength and spirit, which today are celebrated in several stories and movies (Popular stories include: Black Beauty, Sea Biscuit, and Secretariat). What most people do not realize about these creatures is that they possess a healing touch; often helping people learn to focus, build self-confidence, and surpass daily challenges. In the vast dry landscape of Taos, New Mexico, The Equine Spirit Sanctuary…

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The Dog Training Monks of the New Skete Monastery

    The monks of the New Skete monastery in upstate New York are as traditional as it gets. They are members of the Eastern Orthodox Church, which seeks to adhere as closely as possible to community standards set by the original Christians themselves, Jesus Christ and his Twelve Apostles. Daily regimens of prayer and contemplation continue an age old spiritual tradition. However, there is one aspect of this monastery that is decidedly unorthodox: their dog training business. Though they live a life devoted to…

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Independence Day! Pet Advice To Ensure A Happy 4th Of July!

Independence Day Agenda! The 4th of July is here and Wendy and Baby Hope are wagging their tails with excitement for this year’s festivities. But while Wendy loves the boom and dazzle of Fireworks, Baby Hope is less appreciative of this perplexing and LOUD form of human entertainment. Like any good pet parent, Wendy understands Baby Hope’s needs and now she’s created this handy list of tips for a furtastic 4th that combines canine creature comforts with a great big human hoorah!   Tips for…

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Barkin’ July 4th Holiday Pet Safety Tips!

Catch Wendy and Baby Hope today on Sirius Radio’s Frank Decaro SHOW AT 12:15 pm!       The 4th of July is a  favorite human holiday, characterized by friends, family, food, and, fireworks! A great boom heralds dazzling explosions of light as barbequed treats sizzle on the grill. The whole scene is a sensory delight, and naturally many well-intentioned pet parents wish to share the day with the four-legged members of their families. But while summer holidays are pure fun for humans, the sights,…

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No Pets Left Behind – Thanks To Gimme Shelter Animal Rescue!

The phrase “knowledge begets responsibility” became reality for Michelle Neufeld when she learned of the harsh, inhumane treatment of animal high-killing shelters in the south of our country. Michelle could not just let these killing shelters continue to murder animals in cold blood, so she set her mind to build an animal shelter where the animal is treated with respect, loved, and given every chance and opportunity to live a happy life. They have saved over 100 animal lives and continues to search to save…

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It’s A Beautiful Sunny Day! Don’t Forget Your Pup’s Sunglasses!

  Summer is here! You know what that means, new shades for you and your pooch! South African born photographer Mia Feinstein has been photographing dogs since she was 11-years-old. Her first pooch subject was her own dog, Gucci. Currently based out of London, Feinstein clients include A-list celebrities with their pampered pups, besides donating her talent to organizations such as the RSPCA, Dogs Trust and the Retired Greyhound Trust. In a visually entertaining and clever book titled; Pooches In Shades, Feinstein combines her love…

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