Should You Muzzle Your Dog for Your Cat’s Safety?

I got this email from a listener: “I need a muzzle for my pitbull.  She is great with me, but I don’t trust her with cats in the house, so when she is in the house she is crated.  I … Continue reading

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What Should a Dog Eat?

What should a dog eat and how do you know if you’re giving your pet the best diet possible? There are so many different types of diets available for dogs today – dry food, canned food, raw meats, cooked meats, … Continue reading

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Should You Let Your Dog Sleep in Your Bed?

My two dogs sleep in my bedroom- Wanda likes her soft-sided “hut” and Maisie stretches out on the chaise longue which is designed as “hers,” but neither of them sleeps on my bed (partly because, as a widow of two … Continue reading

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An ER Euthanizes a Beloved Pet. This is What You Should Know:

There are certain calls to news editors that prove irresistible. I imagine in this day and age of ratings and clicks mattering more than actual investigative reporting, nothing makes editors salivate more than the tale of a devastated family and the greedy, … Continue reading

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What grade should NBC get for the Olympics?

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Saturday Survey: Who Should Have Won Best in Show at Westminster 2016?

By now, we all know that the expert judge chose CJ, the German Shorthaired Pointer, as this year’s Best in Show. If you had been in his position, who would you have picked? Until next time, Good day, and good … Continue reading

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Daily Chlorhexidine Bathing in the CCU: Should You Do It?

Daily Chlorhexidine Bathing in the CCU: Should You Do It? These authors investigated the impact of daily chlorhexidine bathing on the prevention of catheter-associated bloodstream infections, catheter-associated urinary tract infections, ventilator-associated pneumonias (VAP), and Clostridium difficile … Read more on … Continue reading

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Why You Should Use Dry Shampoo When Your Hair's Not Greasy

Why You Should Use Dry Shampoo When Your Hair's Not Greasy In honor of my building's hot water being turned off all week for some mysterious reason, this week's beauty tutorial is dedicated to my favorite (and currently most-used) beauty … Continue reading

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“No Obamacare for dogs”: 5 things you should know about the vet ER

Another week, another veterinary ER under fire. This time, it’s the Southwest Michigan Animal Emergency Hospital, now receiving angry calls and even death threats after declining to perform emergency exploratory surgery on a young German Shepherd who developed complications after … Continue reading

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What should I do about my cat’s severe diarrhea?

by LollyKnit Question by Trixies Mama: What should I do about my cat’s severe diarrhea? I have a 5 year old (spayed, female) named Sienna, over the past week she’s been having really bad litter box problems. When she uses … Continue reading

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