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Do We Interpret Dog and Human Emotions in the Same Way?

Recent data answers the question of whether the brain processes emotional expressions of humans and dogs in the same way.

New Jersey Assembly Panel Approves Cat Declawing Ban

In what could become a landmark decision, the Assembly Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee in New Jersey approved of a bill (titled A3899/S2410) that would deem declawing an act of animal cruelty, except in cases where it isShow More Summary

Chimpanzees Get by With a Little Help From Their Friends

The Beatles claimed we get by with a little help from our friends, and recent research on wild chimpanzees shows this is so. Friends and family help to reduce social stress.

Scientists Fear Climate Change Is Killing the Arctic’s Reindeer

Evidence found linking rising temperatures to the starvation of reindeer

Post-Election Stress and Therapy Dogs

In the wake of the controversial and contentious 2016 Presidential election, many have found themselves dealing with stress, anxiety, and depression in the aftermath. In fact, many recent articles have been devoted to how those who are...Show More Summary

Fur babies

I often get accused of giving love to cats when it should be given to humans. This illustrates a common misconception about love. That it is a finite resource. Many of those hostile to humane animal concerns have a central … Continue reading ?

In Ralph Nader's New Book, Animals Speak for Themselves

In Ralph Nader's new book animals hold "The Great Talkout" and tell us what they want and need. In an interview with Mr. Nader he tells us about "Animal Envy" and much more.

Killer Dogs – predation and predatory aggression in pets

  Patterns of Predation Before dogs became pets, they were wild and lived by preying on animals big and small. Dogs would gather together to chase down an older, younger, or injured animal, grabbing the jugular vein or abdomen, resulting in a kill. All of the dogs would feed in turn, and bring some back to … Continued

Photo Shoot, Fall 2016

Best photographer ever, Nick Berard, came to the farm to take photos for the new memoir website (stay tuned, working on it) and our new, mobile-responsive website. (Yay!) Here are a few of my favorite photos, which you’ll no doubt see in times to come on the website and in PR releases closer to when […]

Therapy dogs at Mumbai Airport calm tired passengers in the cutest way!

Dog With Blog Dog With Blog - The world as the dogs sees it. From those awfully long waiting-hours for a connecting flight to the pain of bidding goodbye to a loved one, airports can be pretty overwhelming. After all not everyone is there catching a holiday flight. Show More Summary

Oral Chemotherapy for Pets is Not a Reliable Substitute for Traditional Chemo

Many owners inquire about oral chemotherapy options in lieu of injectable treatments because they perceive the former as being less “intensive” and therefore less stressful for their pet. Countless times, owners ask me if I couldn’tShow More Summary

Podcast Episode 2 - WPI Meaning and PayItForward

Episode 2 is up. We discuss how to measure the thickness of your handspan yarn using WPI (Wraps Per Inch) as well as the amazing, generous giveaways from the yarn and fiber community with #payitforward As promised my WPI range.... IShow More Summary

The Nancy Silverman Rescue Ride

Given that my maiden name is Silverman, you can imagine my surprise when I spotted the van pictured here while driving just outside of Asheville, North Carolina. Not to worry, I didn’t multitask behind the wheel. My husband... Read ...

Do Dogs Have Empathy for Other Dogs?

New data shows that a dog who hears the whines and whimpers of another dog may empathize with its stress and try to provide comfort.

Charles Bukowski on his love for cats and dogs

Dog With Blog Dog With Blog - The world as the dogs sees it. Not many poets can write of the emotional labyrinth that our hearts tread on quite like Charles Bukowski.  Drunken words dripping with all that’s witty and downright philosophic,...Show More Summary

Low Stress Handling™ – From the Veterinary Technicians’ Perspective

  Every year hundreds of veterinarians, veterinary technicians, animal behaviorists, and others search for new and better ways to treat and train animals both in the veterinary practice and in the home. A few years ago pioneering animal behaviorist and veterinarian, Dr. Sophia Yin, developed a system for recognizing brewing fear and aggression, while reducing this … Continued

Halloween Horrors – Barking At The Door

  Fear of Visitors = Barking at the Door Halloween is a fun holiday – for you humans. But from a dog’s perspective, however, it can be a little scary for us. Not only are our humans dressing strangely, but there are strangers at the door or in the house, and according to dog logic, that’s … Continued

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