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Should I learn Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) for pets?

A veterinary professional with a dog

Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is an emergency first-aid technique that sustains blood flow to the brain and heart in the event of cardiac arrest. Many Good Samaritans will learn this technique as part of a first aid course in hopes of saving a life in the event of an emergency. But what about pets? Should we

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Finding the Right Sitter for Your Pet

A young man with a dog

In my last blog post, I wrote how smart devices like automatic feeders and pet cams make pet families lives easier. Technology is a poor substitute for a human being who watches over your pet while you are away on a business trip or vacation. Since I recommended a human pet sitter and not a

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Why New York City is Better Than #97 When it Comes to Pets

NYC pets

The New York Times is frequently an inspiration for my blog posts. Typically, my posts are to alert readers to breaking news about a disease like leptospirosis, to give a hint about how readers might better handle pet-related issues, or to highlight a recently published interview. But today I am going to disagree with an article published

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A Weekend in the Country

As I was happily packing to go on vacation, the jaunty tune from the first act of Stephen Sondheim’s A Little Night Music, “A Weekend in the Country,” popped into my head. As I loaded the bug spray and sunscreen into the bags, my mind switched from the pleasures of country life to the pet

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