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Gifts for Dog-Lovers (and for Dogs!)

The way we’ll celebrate Hanukkah, Christmas, or Kwanzaa this year—or any other annual December holiday—will be different from what most of us do traditionally.  The coronavirus crisis means we will not be gathering for large family get-togethers. Nor will we be shopping for gifts by strolling along our favorite Main Street, enjoying lights and window …

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Happiness Is My Dog

Four years ago, I became a dog person. Prior to Frankie, I would peer anxiously at dogs, stiff and wary. I was bitten by a chihuahua when I was seven years old. Dogs made me nervous, everyone knew this. So, when I announced we were adopting a puppy, my friends were incredulous.

US military working dogs in Iraq now have more medical help when injured

Just as the lives of US military men and women serving in a war zone have been saved by a blood transfusion thanks to “walking blood banks,” their K-9 buddies in Iraq now have the benefit of mobile blood banks just for them. This addition to care-in-the-field means more rapid treatment when a life-threatening injury …

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Lessons Learned From My Dog

This week’s blog is from Carolyn Lavin—my friend, a marketing professional extraordinaire, and fellow dog-lover. Dogs have always had a lot to teach us; during the unusual times we find ourselves in today—in the midst of a pandemic—these lessons are particularly valuable.  Thanks, Carolyn, for sharing how Webster is offering an example that improves your …

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Lessons from Webster the Dog

A Dog Can Improve Your Mental Health

A multitude of studies have shown that being in the company of a dog can improve your mood. But did you know that petting a dog can actually reduce your body’s production of the stress hormone cortisol? Our bodies produce cortisol to help us react efficiently in dangerous situations but, ideally, that should be an …

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