Here is a wonderful story from reader Betty Martin about her beautiful rescued dog, Babi: “Hi I will tell you about my sweet little dog Babi.. Eleven years ago, she was rescued from a puppy mill. Her age was judged to be about four years old. She had had many puppies by then, and was suffering from malnutrition and psoriasis…. Read more »
One of our readers, Masood Hasan, from Pakistan, contacted me today with some wonderful thoughts that he put to paper after the tragic loss of Coco, one of his 14 year old Springer Spaniels. Here is his story: A Sense of Loss by Masood Hasan It is never easy to write about loss particularly when it is personal and… Read more »
Here is a personal (and heart rending) Dog Story by HealthierDogs.com reader, Debbie, from East Texas … The way we got my Shorty is a little unusual, and really sad. We live in the country, and there was some real low lifes, living across the street. Maybe 10 dogs and several cats, and when the man got home he threw out… Read more »
Chihuahua With Attitude Hi Brigitte: My name is Vivian and I so much enjoy getting your e-mails. I did not know that you were from Australia. I’ve always wanted to go there. My dog is a 3.5 pound Chihuahua. It is true that they are one person dogs. Also they think they are as big as the great dane they… Read more »
Dr Andrew Jones is one of my favorite vets. If you haven’t heard, he recently walked away from conventional veterinary practice altogether in protest to what his veterinary association was requiring from him in terms of his attempting to get the word out that conventional veterinary medicine is NOT the be all and end all – holistic veterinary medicine does… Read more »
New studies show having a dog in a nursing home can reverse loneliness, increase residents’ self esteem, and has the added benefit of making even withdrawn people come out of their shell to chat. AAT is also now being used to help abused children and those with psychiatric disorders, where it has shown to significantly increase their coping abilities and self-efficacy.
I would not see my father weep again for nearly 50 years, so that day in 1941 when tears streamed down his face remains vivid. Mitzi, a deaf Boston Bull Terrier whom he adored, had died, but I just couldn’t understand how my father could cry; he was, after all, a grown-up…a daddy.
I was just getting ready to go out when I noticed that Kara was stumbling around and seemed a bit disoriented. Then she started dry retching inside the house – this was really unusual because she always runs outside to be sick. Nothing was coming up except some frothy white foam.
I came across this wonderful piece of writing by Eugene O’Neill, the well known American playwright and a Nobel prize recipient. He reportedly wrote this to comfort his wife when their beloved dog, Blemie, was in his last days: ” Last Will and Testament I, Silverdene Emblem O’Neill (familiarly known to my family, friends and acquaintances as Blemie), because the… Read more »
” Dear Brigitte, We have a small family of 2 adults and 2 female sister Labradors. They are 2 on Christmas eve. We originally had a sharpei female who unfortunately passed away just under 2 years ago aged 4 from an inherited disease. Although we missed her very much, my partner wanted to get another dog he missed having one… Read more »