Kayenta Dogs Update

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An Update from Susan R. Stoltz on the plight of the abandoned dogs at Kayenta in Navajo Nation. Susan Previously chronicled the Dogs at Kayenta for Life With Dogs back in January.
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A Tick – By Susan R. Stoltz


Within the verse of this humorous limerick you will find many facts about ticks, where they live, how they work, symptoms of Lyme disease, and how to prevent. Enjoy!

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Plastic and Your Pet: The Hidden Toxin

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The very things we give our pets to make their lives more exciting, more wonderful, more interesting, and more healthful, could actually be increasing their incidence of cancer, disease, and premature death.
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If You Died Tomorrow What Would Happen To Your Pets?


Many of us are remiss in putting in place the proper documents and procedure should we die an unexpected and/or sudden death. Some of us are even more remiss in not planning for the eventuality of death at an older age while we still have time to do so.

Save the Earth, Ditch Your Dog


This author, a sustainable living neophyte, received a comment from a reader the other day exclaiming that “If you don’t want to be hypocritical about what you’re doing you should get rid of your pets because they have a bigger impact on the environment than a three quarter ton all terrain vehicle.”

Do Animals Go To Heaven?

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Sooner or later every pet owner finds himself or herself faced with the reality that their pet may not be with them much longer.

Common Household Plant Dangers


A rose by any other name could still kill your pet!

Fostering Shelter Animals – Love Well Spent


You can’t live a perfect day without doing something for someone who will never be able to repay you.  ~John Wooden

Animal Rights and Animal Welfare Part 3 – It All Boils Down To This


Your comments on part 2 last week brought forth some interesting points.

Animal Rights and Animal Welfare – Do You Know The Difference? Part II

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After reading all of the comments relating to Part 1 of this series I decided to do some more research and revise.  Not because anybody changed my opinion, but because there are some thoughts out there that really need to be addressed.

Animal Rights And Animal Welfare – Do You Know The Difference?


Well, I’m often not afraid to take on the tough subjects and this is certainly one of them.

Training The Tough Ones – There Is More Than One Method


The other day someone asked me how I began training Jack Russell’s and how I knew what to do. I answered, “Necessity is the mother of invention!”
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Dogs – The Movie Effect


Dogs don’t inherently save Timmy from falling in the well every darned week.
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Pets: Sentient Beings Part 2

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As a pet owner there is no amount of money that could have compensated me for Sharkey’s suffering when she was overdosed. If she had died I would have been devastated. Let’s get to the very heart of this problem overall.
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Pets – Sentient Beings or Mere Chattel?

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A year ago my little Jack Russell Terrier, Sharkey, was overdosed by a pharmacist and nearly died. It’s a long story, but suffice it to say the pharmacist was neither concerned nor did he offer an apology.
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