Tag Archives: dogs

Conscious Living With Pets

Our guest blogger today, Lillian Brummet, has loads of experience with conscious living. She’s the co-author of Trash Talk, author of Towards Understanding, co-author of Purple Snowflake Marketing (a book promotion guide), host of the Conscious Discussions Talk Radio show, and owner of the Brummet’s … Continue reading

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Making Sense of Diet, Allergies, and Illness

Responsible pet parents do their best to keep pets healthy: they feed their pets premium-quality food, read labels, limit snacking, provide plenty of fresh water, and make sure they get sufficient exercise. So why are we seeing an accelerated rise in allergies, obesity, cancer, epilepsy, diabetes, and arthritis in our pets along with a never-ending list of new maladies? Continue reading

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Mill Mommas and Mistletoe

Everywhere you turn during the months approaching Christmas, you see signs saying things like, “Christmas is a time for giving.” Because this giving is regulated to happen every 12 months, it can easily become automatic, lacking profound thought. For me, … Continue reading

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Interview with Roxanne Hawn

Roxanne Hawn is an animal advocate and prolific pet blogger. We interview her to learn more about how blogging can help make the world a better place for our furry friends: Continue reading

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Potty Training Tips: Using a Doggy Diaper

Within two weeks, I had Zoye potty-trained using this method, and you can do it, too, with a good diaper, a consistent schedule, a little patience, and minimal cleaning supplies. Good luck! Continue reading

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Golden Oldies

About a month ago I posted about Petfinder.com’s “Adopt a Less Adoptable Pet” campaign. I specifically wrote about the black dog syndrome, which is also often true for brindles. I have no idea why people are hesitant to adopt brindle … Continue reading

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Bow Wow Bill Talks Coaching

Dog Coach Magazine, “The Magazine For Irrationally Exuberant Dog Lovers.” Continue reading

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Dog Tipper Talks Barkonomics

Today’s four-question interview is with Paris Permenter of Dog Tipper. We had been emailing back and forth since the inception of Happy Tails Books, but we finally got to meet in person at the BlogPaws conference. I was excited to … Continue reading

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Children’s Toys Are NOT Dog Toys!

I was just sent an alert by a Dachshund rescue friend regarding a dog who died after eating a stuffed animal. Please take note of this newsletter article, it could save your dog’s life: Last night at agility class, a … Continue reading

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A Pet Shop Happy Tale?

I’m glad this pet shop did the right thing for Oliver and that Oliver turned out to be a great family dog. Unfortunately most people don’t have this experience, but their bad experiences have nothing on the horrific lives the breeding dogs suffer. The best thing we can do for dogs like Oliver (and especially for Oliver’s parents) is to not patronize stores that sell companion animals to send a clear message that pet stores are for pet supplies – we can get our dogs and cats elsewhere. Continue reading

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