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Dogs of a Feather

February 19, 2018
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Conflicting service animal guidelines and fluctuating baggage fees leave many dogs confused about their status.

On a commercial flight, the benefit of sitting next to a peacock outweighs the drawbacks. During a midair emergency I plan to grab anything with wings that might provides extra lift. PILOT: “Passengers, assume brace…

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Dogs in Recovery

January 12, 2018
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Canines recovering from surgery offer humans valuable lessons about proper ways to heal. For example, we shouldn’t lick sutures. Not ours or theirs. In the first 48 hours following his surgery to remove a fatty…

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Pets Really Know How to Celebrate Holidays

December 29, 2017
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One lap around the house with my Shark 3X Capacity Vacuum proved that our family pets have perfected the art of holiday celebration. A vacuum tank stuffed with dog hair, catnip, and shredded tissue reminded…

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Taxing strategy

December 21, 2017
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Dave JaffeWriter, columnist, former Chicago reporter, humorist Dave Jaffe has written for online, print, television, and radio. Creative, clever, witty – these are traits that kept Dave in detention for most of the eighth grade.…

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Ask a Terrier: Budeigh Takes a Walk on the Wild Side

December 7, 2017
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Ask a Terrier offers professional advice from Budleigh, a licensed dog. Dear Budleigh! How worried should I be about my dog versus wild animals? Our big backyard is right next to a forest preserve. Sometimes…

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The Mysterious Chirp

November 30, 2017
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As a wedding gift, one of our friends gave us a sweet little white cockatiel. We would leave its cage door open and it would fly right to us if we called it by name. …

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Poisoning your Dog: A Thanksgiving Primer

November 21, 2017
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With all the dangers to pets posed by ingesting turkey skin, chocolates, raisins, sweets, and other holiday fare, it’s a wonder that dogs celebrate Thanksgiving at all. Yet Thanksgiving is a joyous holiday for dogs,…

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Ask a Terrier: Professional advice from a licensed dog

November 13, 2017
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The Veterinarian is In! Budleigh Offers Advice on Not Swallowing Pills Dear Budleigh, Daisy, my labradoodle, has a skin rash and she has to take pills. She really hates that and tries to spit them…

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Bully for Budleigh!

October 31, 2017
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Like humans, canines have been known to bully their own species, although they rarely steal lunch money and never send harassing texts due to the absence of thumbs. Dog bullying can take many forms: overly…

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Halloween and the Hound from…if Not Hell, then Nearby

October 24, 2017
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While Halloween is a whimsical time for children, it can be disquieting for dogs and even more troubling for dog owners unaccustomed to working with the violent criminally insane. Halloween spending this year is expected…

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