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Working Dogs for Conservation

Working Dogs for Conservation

With unemployment at an all time low, it seems controversial that some very solid jobs are going to non-humans, but there are just some things that humans will never be qualified to do.

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Get a Dog and Save the Planet

Get a Dog and Save the Planet

Are pets, and dogs in particular, a step in the right direction in the battle against global warming and the fight for energy security? Is Underdog more than a cartoon?

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What's the Scoop on Kitty Poop?

What's the Scoop on Kitty Poop?

I am a cat owner who cares about the environment. What to do about their poop presents quite a conundrum.

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Producer's Notes: Fido Fights Cancer

Producer's Notes: Fido Fights Cancer

I love my dog. For the past ten years, through thick and thin, Brodie has been my happy sidekick, trusted confidant, eager hiking partner and beloved friend. Most of all the kid makes me laugh. He is, I am prone to say, "a glorious twit!"

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Should Nemo Be Found?

Should Nemo Be Found?

And live in an aquarium in my living room? A fish tank calms my nerves. A fish tank connects me to the sea. A fish tank brings peacefulness into my hectic world. These are the words of marine aquarium owners. The lure of a tropical fish tank is clear: they are mesmerizing and colorful, they […]

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Producer's Notes – Doggie DNA

Producer's Notes – Doggie DNA

There is a lot we don't know about our DNA and how it works. While there seems to be news every week about genetics, scientists are still in the early stages of finding out what effect our genes have on us (check out this post from another QUEST blogger, Dr. Barry Starr). That's what the […]

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Disaster Cats

Disaster Cats

How to prepare your pets for a disaster.Remember Katrina and the thousands of pets left behind, as heartbroken people headed for shelters? Or how about the many people who refused rescue because their pets could not join them? I know I didn't remember, because when I heard a presentation by Karen Oberdorfer, Pet Disaster Ambassador, […]

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Pet-Friendly Workplace

Pet-Friendly Workplace

It’s 8:15 am on a sunny Monday; time to head to work. Got my work bag? Check. Keys? Check. Purse? Check. Sunglasses? Check. Waste-free, organic lunch? Check. Cat Carrier? Check. I gather my 6 month-old cats, Bear and Elphia, and off I go. I first brought them to work as tiny kittens out of necessity. […]

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Have You Seen My Dog? Top 10 Tips for finding lost pets

Have You Seen My Dog? Top 10 Tips for finding lost pets

Nyla – found safe and soundYesterday, a 10:00 am Text Message from friend stated: My Dog Nyla had disappeared. I could use some help. My reply: Whatever you need. I know what it is like to have a missing pet. When my cat Tucker slipped out two years ago around the winter holidays, I was […]

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