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Medication For Anxiety Is Magic for Dogs, Too

Sometimes, even when you do everything to prevent it, your dog will develop a phobia. Or possibly an adult dog came to you with a phobia already well established. Counterconditioning and desensitization are invaluable for getting past these fears, but what if they’re not enough? That’s where medication can drastically improve the quality of life […]

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Pets

Dog Separation Anxiety: Doing What Works

Y’all know how I feel about animal rescue.¬†Your new best friend is probably out there waiting for you somewhere, and even adult dogs have lots of love to give. You don’t need a puppy to have the perfect dog for you. The “for you” part is important. Because first: All dogs have issues.

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Ladyguides

So You Decided to Adopt a Dog

A twenty pound lump of hair and insanity is currently snuggling in my comforter. He is, by no stretch of the imagination, my very best friend. At night, he curls up next to me and makes me feel safe. In the morning he hovers over me, and when I finally open my eyes, his entire […]