7/24/2012 Recently a dog down on his luck landed himself smack-dab in the middle of heaven, heaven on earth that is. Otis, a four-year old chocolate Labrador retriever, found himself homeless after his family could no longer afford to take care of him. A friend of mine, who just so happened to be…

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7/24/2012 Matthew Duffy has been visiting prenatal classes at Norton Suburban Hospital for almost four years. Matt’s prenatal seminars offer expecting parents valuable information on how to introduce a newborn to their beloved canine companion(s). Each class provides the audience with new and…

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6/27/2012 CONTRIBUTED BY CATHY CANTU and JOHN PARKER, M.D.  If there is one command that sparks significant emotion and a strong opinion from me, it is the “leave it” command. In my opinion, “leave it” is often misunderstood and misused. In the subsequent text, I will specifically address the…

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5/18/2012 You may have read the news information regarding the mission to take out Osama Bin Laden that revealed the involvement of a United States Naval Special Warfare (US NSW) canine named Cairo. Cairo was part of SEAL Team 6, the specific team that successfully carried out that mission.…

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6/18/2012 CONTRIBUTED BY: CATHY CANTU  Just the other day Matthew’s dog, Ivan, was mildly injured while playing with a stick. Unless you have experienced such an incident you wouldn’t know it was a hazard and that is why I want to blog about it. Ivan loves to fetch, catch, or hunt anything and…

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3/21/2012 CONTRIBUTED BY: CATHY CANTU The other day a friend was telling me a story about his two dogs. It was a little comical because I wasn’t quite sure if he was asking me a question or telling me the story. Actually, I think he was telling me the story hoping I would offer my opinion on the…

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5/2/2012 After a long, hard review of all of the About My Dog stories, the White Fang Ventures team selected Rocky (aka Dumpster Dog) as the winner. While all the stories were heart-warming and clearly expressed the unique bond between man and beast, or as Maria Emerson stated between “girl” and…

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5/1/2012 CONTRIBUTED BY: CATHY CANTU The other day at the training center a question was posed to Matthew that I want to discuss here for further understanding and clarification. The Scenario: An 18-week-old puppy is exploring the training center and walks to the open training room door to see…

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4-17-2012 CONTRIBUTED BY: CATHY CANTU  There are a multitude of opinions regarding how and where your pet should lounge. Obviously, if you have a giant breed like an English Mastiff, sitting on the couch with you while you watch your favorite TV show may become a spatial challenge. However, if…

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