Throughout the years, dogs have benefitted from improvements in veterinary care. More are living longer as a consequence of improved nutrition, better vaccination protocols, and evolving standards of care in both general and specialty practices. If there is a downside to living longer, it is that more dogs live to so-called “cancer ages,” late middle age to geriatric. If a dog reaches ten years of age, it has a 50-50 chance of developing cancer. How can a rational treatment plan be developed?
Terry in her most memorable role as Toto, with Judy Garland
We all know and love this purebred Cairn Terrier in her role as Toto, but Terry (her real name) had many other roles before and after her mixing it up with a conman wizard, a witch with a fear of water, a dancing scarecrow, and a gang of lollipop kids.
Photo by Johnathon, Grand Rapids
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If you are reading this post, you are very likely a dog lover, and a book lover as well, looking for a good read about one of your favorite subjects. Well, Louise, a bookseller at an independent book store near our Orvis home offices put together a list of top ten dog books for summer reading for a great site eardog.com.
The list includes classic favorites and fantastic new books, ranging from humorous, to nostalgic, heartbreaking, and informative.