Month: June 2019

MILD LAMENESS: WAYS TO HELP A LIMPING DOG

Bevi Edlund Adapted from an article by Bevi Edlund, on-line at Boneo Bone Health (boneo.bio-rep.com), 2015.  If you and your vet have ruled out anything serious that requires veterinary attention, then you are dealing with mild lameness. Mild lameness may be treatable at home with …

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Lameness in Dogs: A Conversation with Barbro Filliquist, DVM

Barbro Filliquist, DVM As comfortable as your Kerry looks, snoring on your couch with paws and ears twitching in dreamland, chances are your canine companion is dreaming about romping around the yard, going on walks and hikes, or running with the pack at the dog …

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Coping with Noise Phobias in your Dog: Training is the Answer

It is a dark and stormy night. Thunder crashes. The wind knocks branches loudly against the house. Your neighbors are taking advantage of the cover of darkness to set off fireworks, even in the rain. The noise is terrifying – for your dog. “For a …

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Could a KBT Home-based Business be in your Future?

 Sharon Arkoff Do you feel happiest when you’re caring for that hairy-faced, pointy-toothed, wet-nosed companion? Is talking about dogs more fun than your day job? Maybe you have thought of creating a side business that lets you spend more time with your dog and with …

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There’s a reason we have service dogs instead of service hamsters…

© Especially for Pets. Mar 14, 2019 They guide the blind, comfort the sick and even fight crime—what don’t they do? Dogs are basically superheroes, and their special power is empathy. In fact, they’re one of the most empathetic animals around, and we’ve got the …

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Why Does My Dog… Always Lick Me?

DR. PATTY KHULY VMD It’s not much of a conundrum, really. The bottom line is that most of the time, dogs will lick their people as a sign of affection. “You are the sun and the moon,” their silky tongue would have you know. “And guess what? …

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Does Walking the Dog Count as “Working Out?”

Sharon Arkoff  It’s a common refrain in my house: I come home to find dog and teenagers (human and canine) lazing on the couch on a beautiful day, and I yell, “Get outside and get some exercise!” At which point, teenagers whine, “But Mommmmmm…. We …

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An interview with John Van den Berg, KBTF co-founder

 By Sharon Arkoff  Interview with John Van den berg 1) What do you do for your “real” work, and how have your general job skills lent themselves to directing the Foundation? Throughout my life I have been a problem solver; from organizing school trips in …

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