dogs rule nonchalantlyDogs Rule Nonchalantly authored by illustrator Mark Ulriksen was offered for review, and though I rarely accept book pitches due to the time involved, this one struck the right note. And who wouldn’t want to find out more about an artist who has his work in the Smithsonian and adorning the covers of magazines like the New Yorker, not once, but 40 times? [click to continue…]

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Pet Food 2.0: A Fresh Look At Industry Innovations

by Mary Haight on September 23, 2014

pet food 2.0Pet Food 2.0 (9/23-24, Chicago) showcases advances in science-based nutritional ingredients, packaging, and distribution in a marketplace that has not experienced such change since the early days of the industry, according to John Siefert, CEO, VIRGO Publishing, the company responsible for this event. This disruption requires “a new standard for an evolved industry” supporting innovation that moves the global market forward, and so the launch of Pet Food 2.0. [click to continue…]


net neutrality

The need for net neutrality is all about open access to speed on the internet. The Internet has operated on this basis since inception: all sites load at the same speed. Cable and telecom companies want to set up toll booths, as in “nice website you have there, too bad no one will see it, unless you pay-to-play.”

If cable and telecom companies get their way, say goodbye to any site that can’t pay, non-profits, educators, artists, innovators will all suffer…it will crush start-ups. The internet will be controlled by corporate internet service providers able to block those independent voices that don’t suit their agenda. There are many negative consequences to this proposed action the FCC is ready to approve. [click to continue…]


Back to Work: Vacation Is Over

August 31, 2014

Back to work, vacation’s over a little early, but I made a very good try at being off the month of August. It probably seems to you like I did a better job of it than I actually did, but I’ll tell you about that a bit later. First, I want to ask you a [...]

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Dog Diseases Transmitted to Humans: What’s Zoonotic, What’s Not?

August 21, 2014

What dog diseases are transmitted to humans? Almost everyone will respond with “rabies”, but then what? How do these zoonotic diseases jump from dogs into people and more importantly, how can you prevent it? While we’re at it, what diseases can we give our dogs? We’ll be exploring these questions and what you need to [...]

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Dog Dental Care: How To Prevent Disease

July 31, 2014

Pet parents usually have at least one eye on the lookout for the best ways to manage the health, safety, and welfare of their furry family. Dog dental care is one of the quickest gateways to covering a host of ills that begin with those maybe not-so-pearly whites. How can you prevent dental disease from [...]

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Pet Safety Tips for Summer In The City: 7 Ways to Cool Down A Hot Town

July 29, 2014

Pet safety tips for Summer in the city with canine friends range from simple fixes like booties to keep those pads from getting burned by hot concrete, to the more elaborate cooling jackets that can help all dogs keep cool, but are especially useful for those who more easily succumb to heat, like our pals [...]

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