Christy Powers is a freelance writer whose passion is studying and writing about pet health, nutrition and training. She can be reached at: cpowerspak@gmail.com.

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All About Pets: Cold, snow and working dogs

I was most eager to share that my BoJay passed the initial testing to become a therapy dog, but I left out a few steps in the process toward his final certification.

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All About Pets: There is a difference between service and therapy animals

In Friday’s Courier, there was a most interesting front page story about a fellow who managed to successfully register a beehive as a service animal.

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All About Pets: Include in resolutions: run, romp, play daily

Assuming that we and our pets all survived Christmas, already it is time to ring in the New Year.

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All About Pets: Proper pet planning for the holidays

Tis the week before Christmas and all through the house, every creature is stirring and hustling about.

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All About Pets: Don't forget to trim those dewclaws

A couple of weeks ago, I wrote about nail care. I neglected to mention dewclaws.

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All About Pets: A very grateful feline

Have you ever imagined that a cat could be handed a gift for which to be ever grateful, a few days before Thanksgiving?

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All About Pets: Prepping pets for the holidays

Our biggest holidays of the year are just ahead. And while this means good times for us with friends and family, this probably means long hours away from home and away from our pups and kitties.

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All About Pets: Nail clipping can be done with knowledge, care

On to a new subject: nail clipping for our dogs and cats.

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All About Pets: Halloween is here again

How fast time flies, whether you are having fun or not. All of a sudden the leaves are changing color and falling. As the dogs and I were walking this morning, I was noticing the many colors of leaves that were huddled along the side of the road. Red, orange, yellow, brown and green.

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All About Pets: A tribute to Walker

In my October 1 column about aging dogs, I had a photo of my dog nephew, Walker, age 13, perched in the back of the van ready to make the trip back to Massachusetts He had a ramp making it easier for him to get in and out. Just last week, Walker died. Turns out he had a tumor on his spleen which resulted in internal bleeding.

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