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  • Forum Post: Have you cut the cord on cable television?

    Posted 11/03/2013 10:02:25 EST

    I dropped cable a few months ago when I realized I wasn't really watching much.  I do have a Roku, and Netflix and Hulu Plus.  That satisfies my watching needs and saves me real money.  I have not mis more »

  • Forum Post: Your summer book recommendations

    Posted 07/14/2013 06:16:24 EDT

    Life After Life by Kate Atkinson.


    ... if at first you don't succeed ...

    more »

  • Forum Post: Questions about adopting a dog

    Posted 03/31/2012 10:31:46 EDT

    I LOVED having my dog as a puppy.  I'm single, so it was all on me, but that also meant I could be 100% consistent with training.  It was a lot of work, but it was - to me - worth every minute.  It wa more »

  • Forum Post: Questions about adopting a dog

    Posted 03/30/2012 10:44:52 EDT

    Personally, I would want a puppy at eight or nine weeks old.  The socialization window is so short, and I'm such a control freak, that I wouldn't want to leave that important job to shelter staff or a more »

  • Forum Post: cheap dog food Question for Angellvets

    Posted 03/02/2012 03:17:43 EST

    The issue with grocery store pet foods is not that corn is used as a "filler'" but that corn and corn gluten are used as a cheap source of protein.  This means dogs are getting a significant portion o more »

  • Forum Post: New Dog Owner- Does this sounds ok for a typical dog day?

    Posted 02/10/2012 10:17:29 EST

    All I can say is that every time I think about dismantling and putting away my dog's crate (he's really big and the crate takes up a huge amount of room in my small place) he starts sleeping in there more »

  • Forum Post: Great Dane Stomach Tacking

    Posted 09/30/2011 11:02:11 EDT

    A good friend lost her dane to tortion.  It was horrifying.  I'd opt for the tacking at the time of spaying.  it couldn't hurt. more »

  • Forum Post: Advice/ help re: pit bull dog

    Posted 07/17/2011 04:10:49 EDT

    Also remember, even if the dog is accepted by a no-kill shelter (they are very fussy - generally taking dogs they are confident are adoptable, so there is no guarantee a shelter will take her), if it more »

  • Forum Post: Brushing Teeth

    Posted 02/16/2011 12:24:38 EST

    My dog's dentist told me that you really only need to brush the top teeth, outside (all other surfaces are regularly swept by the tongue).  You're less likely to get the "chew toy" behavior if you bru more »

  • Forum Post: Fat Cat - won't follow diet

    Posted 01/16/2011 10:57:08 EST

    You might also consider a food puzzle of some sort.  They slow down piggy eaters and require them to burn a few calories to get their food.  An added bonus is that animals seem to enjoy them even more more »

  • Forum Post: Pets and our health

    Posted 01/14/2011 10:04:02 EST

    Patricia McConnell has cited research that indicates that petting a dog or cat releases oxytocin - the nurturing neurotransmitter - which makes us feel better, more affiliative.  So if it does not hel more »

  • Forum Post: Obedience classes?

    Posted 11/21/2010 10:59:37 EST

    What do you do if you're not home to give the correction? more »

  • Forum Post: Kitty's Ears

    Posted 11/19/2010 01:24:34 EST

    Before you put your cat on ANY supplement, please contact your vet (be sure to have the ingredient list handy for him/her).  Just because a product is "natural" does not mean that incredients in it ha more »

  • Forum Post: Housebreaking Question

    Posted 08/04/2010 12:55:56 EDT

    There's a terrific, very inexpensive, booklet out by Patricia McConnell called "Way to Go," all about housetraining challenges. Dr. McConnell offers strategies to solve all sorts of housetraining issu more »

  • Forum Post: Housebreaking Question

    Posted 08/04/2010 12:55:56 EDT

    There's a wonderful (very inexpensive) booklet written by Patricia McConnell called "Way to Go" that deals with all sorts of house training problems.  You can get it from Amazon or Dogwise. I will say more »

  • Forum Post: Invisible fence - will it be traumatic and cruel???

    Posted 08/04/2010 12:09:11 EDT

    Don't forget, although your dog may not get out, that does not mean that dangerous things - animals, humans - can't get in. I'm not a fan of invisible fences for a lot of reasons, but if you're going more »

  • Forum Post: Removing bathtub for high end stand up shower bad idea?

    Posted 01/29/2010 12:17:09 EST

    It wouldn't bother me, because I don't like baths.  But I know a lot of people who would find it a deal-breaker.  And in that price range, I think people would expect a tub in at least one bathroom.  more »

  • Forum Post: Defunct stores/brands that you miss

    Posted 06/01/2009 03:02:15 EDT

    Woolworths.  I was just talking to a freind about it.  Really miss it.  Where else downtown could you get a spool of thread, a plant, a goldfish, mascara, a shower curtain, and propane for the grill? more »