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Julia P.

All the U.S. Presidents’ Dogs – List of all the White House Dogs

This is our most accurate list of all the U.S. Presidents’ dogs throughout history. Most of these dogs also lived in the White House. President-Elect Joe Biden’s Dogs – German shepherds Joe Biden’s election generated a lot of excitement among animal rescue groups and shelters. Whatever people’s feelings were about the President-elect himself, they were …

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Human-Style Veterinary Care: My Dog’s Experience

When my dog Baxter was sick, I wished that he could tell me what was wrong. “Does it hurt? What are you feeling?” Unfortunately, he couldn’t answer me. But I feel we got as close as possible to the answer through a consultation at a veterinary hospital that takes the human model of care and …

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How To Help A Toddler Understand A Dog’s Death

The morning after our dog, Baxter, died, our 2-year-old daughter Ellie walked over to his empty dog bed and waved her hand through the air as though petting an imaginary dog. Then, she fetched a little plate from her toys and brought it over to the dog bed and explained that she was feeding “purple …

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What I’ll Do Differently With Our Next Dog

The greatest thing that Baxter taught me was that I’m a dog person. I always knew he wasn’t going to be my one-and-only dog. During this time between dogs, I’m taking some time to think and plan for the next addition to our family (in addition to being a dog person, I’m an organized, analytical, …

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Dog Dementia – Canine Cognitive Dysfunction

About a year ago, it seemed like something was wrong with Baxter. Our usual low-energy dog became lethargic. We went through lots of tests, tried different medications, consulted several specialists, confronted various symptoms and never received a definitive diagnosis. As I shared in my last post, Baxter died at the end of May. In the …

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