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Hike or Walk You and Your Dog Into a Healthier New Year

The first part of the year is a great time to reflect on goals, recommit to the ones you made last year, or make new ones. If you’re not already doing it, something that should be on everyone’s list is walking regularly with your dog. Walking doesn’t take any special equipment, can be done anywhere,…

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Discovering Freshwater Puffers With the Pet Works

By Tammy Dore Even before my husband and I started our aquarist hobby, I had always been fascinated with the puffer fish species. Since we had never seriously considered setting up a saltwater tank due to the initial set up cost and time requirements, I assumed that we wouldn’t be owners of my favorite fish…

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Nine New Year’s Resolutions That Will Make 2017 Your Best Year Yet

The New Year is a time for resolutions, reawakening, and renewal. It’s a time to spend with friends and family (whether they’re two, four, or three-legged), to have a “clean slate,” and to tackle goals and projects anew. From health to wealth, from organization to education, and from family time to travel time, many animal…

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Seattle DogSpot: My Heart Dog

By Cristine Dahl Note from Seattle DogSpot: I’m happy to announce that Cristine Dahl, founder of the Northwest School for Canine Studies (NWSCS), will write a monthly piece for the Seattle DogSpot blog. Cristine also has a private dog training business and is one of the most respected canine behavior experts in the country. I…

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Ask the ER Vet With AES: Resolutions For Our Animals?

Ask the ER Vet! By Mark O’Hanlon, DVM – Animal Emergency & Specialty (AES)  Dear AES: Every year, I make New Year’s Resolutions for myself. Are there any resolutions that I can make to keep my pets happier and healthier year-round, too (and maybe also help me with my motivation)? ~ Resolute in Renton Dear…

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Sled Dogs and Working Relationships: Carmen Rowe, Gryphon Law Group

By Carmen Rowe, Gryphon Law Group Running a sled team is like no other experience. You’re out there in the wilderness, roaming mountain trails, making your own, or navigating an urban trail on wheels. My favorite part is the snow. The swish of the runners, the dogs’ breath. That pure, silver silence of the mountains.…

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Five Resolutions Fido Would Make For You…If He Could

What resolutions would your dog make for you if he or she could?  Continue to learn new things – and teach me new things, too, by introducing enriching new foods, toys, and activities into my life! I don’t know who it was that said an old dog can’t learn new tricks, but it’s just not true.…

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Washington State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine

By: Charlie Powell At 117 years old, Washington State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine (WSU-CVM) is the fifth oldest in the U.S., the sixth oldest in North America, and among the best equipped veterinary colleges in the world. Dollar for dollar, WSU is among the best values among the nation’s veterinary colleges. Each year, approximately…

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Northwest School of Animal Massage: The Future Is In Your Hands

By Tracy Campion As Sarah and I walked into the expansive meeting room at Oregon Humane Society, we were awed by the blissful quiet of dogs and massage practitioners. If we’d closed our eyes, we never would’ve believed that this room was filled with one dozen dogs from local rescue, Angels With Misplaced Wings. Blissed…

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Behind the Scenes: Pet Connection Magazine’s 2016 Year in Review

Ever wonder what it’s like behind the scenes at Pet Connection Magazine? Here’s our candid (and often funny) year in review! January/February Animal behavior and communication North Cover: Temple Grandin South Cover: Valentine’s Day cover contest! Feature articles: Found in Translation (Dr. Temple Grandin), Connections: Jeff Burnside, Demystifying Animal Behavior with Dr. Jim Ha. Behind-the-Scenes…

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Ask the ER Vet With Olympia Pet Emergency: Overwhelmed During the Holidays

ASK THE ER VET! Blaire Burggren, DVM, Olympia Pet Emergency Dear Oly Pet ER: We’re having family over for a few weeks over the holidays and we’re decorating! Are there certain things we should keep in mind to keep our pets safe? Are there any decorations or goodies we should avoid? We’re excited to host…

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Looking for a Holiday Gig? 6 Reasons Why College Students Think Rover is Perfect

If you’re a college student who loves dogs and would love some extra funds this season, become a pet sitter or dog walker on Rover.com and make $1,000 or more per month. What Exactly is Rover? Whether you need in-home dog boarding, pet sitting, dog walking, or day care, Rover connects pet parents with people…

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Meet Sugar Puff, the Latest Pawsitive Alliance #WhyNotMePets Starlet Featured on Q13 and JoeTV!

Pet Connection Magazine is partnering with Q13 Fox, JoeTV, and Pawsitive Alliance’s Why Not Me Pets campaign to help long-term homeless pets finally find loving families! This week’s #WhyNotMePets starlet is Sugar Puff, a gorgeous white kitty who can’t wait to meet you. Are you lucky enough to take her home? Check out her video…

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Connections: Mutual Rescue, Eric & Peety

Prescription For Love – and Life Six years ago, Eric O’Grey received some sobering advice from his doctor. Eric, who was 51 years old in 2010, tipped the scales at 330 pounds. His blood pressure was 160 over 100, he had type 2 diabetes, and he wore size 4 XL shirts. His doctor’s advice? Buy…

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Bellevue Fire to the Rescue!

Motley Zoo pups Reggie Mantle, Debra Tunney, and Archie Andrews gazed up at the three firefighters standing before them, shivering as a cold breeze swept into the fire station. But once they were warm and safe in the firefighters’ arms, their shivering subsided, replaced by smiles, snuggles, and their attempts at stealing kisses. Motley Zoo…

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