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Give Big Dogs a Break!

By Leila Peverrett Small dogs are lucky. They can ride inside the cabins of planes, they are accepted within many shops and businesses, and they can stay at more hotels than dogs which may weigh only a little more. Sure, they take up less room – but are they better behaved? Some of the most popular breeds in America don’t ...

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Pet-Friendly Paint

A pet-friendly paint?  That’s exactly what Benjamin Moore Natura is.  If you’re thinking about doing a little inexpensive room makeover, painting is obviously a great way to transform a room.  With pets in the house, make sure you pick a paint that suits your style, but also one that suits your pet.  Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) are no-nos.  VOCs are ...

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A Petco by any other name is still…a Petco

A SPECIAL COMMENTARY BY EDITOR SUZANNE JALOT Press releases cross my desk every day.  Sometimes dozens of them.  I try to sort through them all, but because of the sheer volume of emails I receive, and the impossibility of covering every single story, anything that doesn’t immediately catch my attention or that is irrelevant to our readers will unfortunately get ...

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Dogs are Dirty? Aren’t we All?

EDITORIAL Put on your gloves and pull out your face masks there’s a dog in the room.  At least that’s the advice that seems to be coming from Larry Michael, the head of the food protection branch of the state Department of Environment and Natural Resources.  The ruckus is over whether dogs are (or should be) allowed in outdoor dining areas ...

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Why I’m no Fan of the Eagles

A lot is being said from both sides about Andy Reid’s decision to sign Michael Vick to a two-year contract.  Some say Vick has done his time and deserves a second chance just like anyone else.  Others think Vick should be banned from the NFL and live the remainder of his life in seclusion.  I think I’m somewhere in the ...

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Top 10 Animals Known to Attack Pets

Lions and tigers and bears….almost.  Veterinary Pet Insurance (VPI) reviewed more than 500 laceration/bite claims from pet owners to see which wild animals most frequently attacked and injured companion pets in 2008.  The list does not include injuries from fellow dogs and cats. Top 10 Animals To Attack Pets —————————– 1. Snake ————- 2. Coyote ————- 3. Raccoon ————- 4. ...

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The New DLM Intern

Good afternoon! My name is Cameron Moss, a Peace College Communication major from Raleigh, NC.  I will be the new summer intern here at the Dog Living Magazine.  My first day seems to be off to a great start while I look forward to everything this internship has to offer.  I will be assisting with upcoming interviews, events, photo shoots and other day-to-day ...

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My Neighbor is a Backyard Breeder

Irony of all ironies, guess who lives next to a pro-adoption, pro-spay/neuter dog magazine editor? Yup. I’m neighbors with a backyard breeder. He moved in a little over a year ago and I’ve already known of two litters produced by his little puppy-making machine. I believe the first known litter was already a few weeks old when he moved in and ...

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Super Chicken, Day Two

Supervised playtime with the chicken is still going on. I’m very surprised she hasn’t figured out that she can pull on the little slingshot located on the chicken’s chin. I figured that would be the first to go. August just can’t seem to get enough of her Super Chicken as is witnessed by these photos. Super Chicken makes her Super ...

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Adventures with Super Chicken

I received a most wonderful surprise yesterday. I went to the post office box and was greeted by one of those little yellow cards. For those of you who have never had a p.o. box, those little yellow cards mean you’ve gotten something that won’t fit in the box and it’s always exciting. I went to the window to pick ...

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