Author Archives: Tracie Hotchner

Do You Use Baby Talk With Your Dog?

Do you think your dog likes hearing baby talk from you? Do you enjoy having that special communication style? Are you as surprised as I am by French researchers telling us we’re wasting our time on doggy baby talk?! I … Continue reading

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Is a Dog Being Allergic to Chicken Really a “Thing?”

Is it truly possible that a dog can be “allergic” to chicken? This seems to be a popular belief as the cause for a dog to have itchy skin, hot spots, or waxy, infected ears. From chicken?! Really?! I mean … Continue reading

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I Rediscovered Amazon Smile and You Should Too!

I really cannot believe that I had forgotten all about the minor miracle that is Amazon Smile: if you shop on Amazon (is there anyone who does not?) you can have a life-saving, life-changing impact on any animal welfare group … Continue reading

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What to Do with The Scary News Your Dog Has Lung Cancer?

There’s no worse word your vet can say to you than “cancer.” Your blood runs cold, you get shivers up your spine, your mind goes blank and you want to run, scream, cry, or a combination of all those things. … Continue reading

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Does Your Dog Need a Gluten-Free Diet? (Do You?)

Issues with human nutrition and digestion are not parallel to the dog’s digestive system or immune system, yet people seem to want to apply beliefs or facts about human diet trends (which are often fads!) to their pets.  For example, … Continue reading

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