Owning a Dog Is Linked to Reduced Heart Risk

Perhaps we should call them “cardiologists’ helpers.”
photo by photo via New York Times

We already know that owning a dog is good for your health, both mental and physical, but here’s a fascinating story that gets to specific benefits. According to the American Heart Association, the presence of a dog in your household is “probably associated” with a reduced risk of. . .

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One Expensive Dog Treat: Golden Retriever Chows Down $500 in Cash


Sundance likes an expensive dinner, apparently.
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A Helena, Montana, couple found out the hard way that their Golden Retriever, Sundance, has expensive tastes. Wayne Klinkel and his wife were on a road trip to Denver, when they stopped for dinner, leaving 12-year-old Sundance in the car. They also (strangely) left five $100 bills and a $1 bill in a cubbyhole inside the car. When they returned, Klinkel immediately knew something was. . .

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How Much Would You Spend on Surgery to Save Your Old Dog?


Max is recovering well from his surgery, which should
offer him a couple more years of a good life.

photo via The New York Times

An article by Roz Warren in today’s New York Times poses some hard questions that many dog owners face: how much are you willing to spend on your dog? and When is it time to let your pet go? In this case, the patient is a beautiful little bichon frisé named Max, who at. . .

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