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A pet is a source of joy and great friendship. I enjoy writing about pets because they’re a part of the family and deserve lots of attention. I’ve written about the value of canine companions, healthy pets diets and other pet topics.

Active Pets are Healthy Pets

Having a pet makes you healthier. Research shows with pets you'll live a healthier and happier life, as well as strengthen relationships in your communities. More

Canine Companions

A dog is often considered to be man’s best friend. The same goes for boys, too. Six-year-old Marisa is a great companion for 10-year-old Jason Gackstetter, a very social boy who has cerebral palsy and gets around in a wheelchair. Marisa is Jason’s canine companion, a half- Labrador, half-golden retriever mix. More

Health Food for Pets

Fourteen years ago, Tori Rosay was desperate to heal Dexter, her sick Boston terrier. The dog was taking steroids to reduce inflammation, "but he wasn't getting any better," she said. More

Pet Hotels

A goat, a chicken and a pig. Not your average guests at a luxury hotel. Still, that was the reality at Loews Coronado Bay Resort & Spa during the October 2007 wildfires. That same week, a family checked in at W San Diego in downtown with two dogs, a cat, a bird and a fish. More

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