10 Things I Learned from Leland Dirks

I got news today (Feb 19, 2024) that my fellow Colorado author and border collie lover Leland Dirks died recently. It's such sad news, but I know that

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Easy Kale Recipe for People Who Don’t Like Kale

Jump to recipeFile this under entirely off topic. I planned to write about a new cancer test this week. However, no thanks to medical drama (both human and

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Goldens in Golden (My Hometown)

Despite a dismal cold and snowy weather forecast that more than came true and resulted in a bit of a dicey drive home, I ventured down the canyon

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$100 Dollar Bag of Dog Food

It's 48 days until Spring. We got a full tank of gas, half a pack of M&Ms. It's dark... and we're wearing sunglasses. Bonus points, if you get

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New Index for Tummy Problems in Dogs

The graphic I found to modify for this post alone is worth the trouble. Cracks me up. Let's face it tummy problems in dogs are NO fun --

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Dog Vasectomy and Ovary-Sparing Spay Study

With increasing interest in the benefits of dogs' longer exposure to gonadal hormones and demand for options other than traditional spay/neuter, a study published in early 2023 caught

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Itchy Dog Relief Guidelines

With a major veterinary magazine deadline looming, I spent time reading in full the latest thinking in itchy dog relief from the new 2023 AAHA Management of Allergic

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Why Puppies Pee When Excited

Through my teen years, my family included a cocker spaniel named Brandie. My friends, however, likely thought her full name was "That's Brandie. Don't pet her. She'll pee."

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Fun Dog-Centric Mystery Book Series

Are you sitting down? I'm going to recommend a mystery book series that repeatedly breaks my #1 rule about including debunked, outdated, and total BS dog training and

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Dog Cancer Diet and Quality of Life During Chemo

A veterinary nutritionist friend served as the lead author on a study of a specific dry diet for dogs going through chemotherapy -- a dog cancer diet, if

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