National K9 Veterans Day

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By Shanna Stichler   March 13 is National K9 Veterans Day! This day has been set aside to honor our nation’s pack of military working dogs and other law enforcement K9s, including police and border patrol dogs. Dogs have been serving alongside soldiers since around 600 B.C. The United States has used military dogs in an unofficial capacity since the …

Happy National Love Your Pet Day

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Happy National Love Your Pet Day! In honor of this momentous occasion, we want to introduce our faithful readers to Will and his service dog Sprite. Sprite is a 5-year-old Golden Retriever, and she helps 13-year-old Will and his parents. Will has Down syndrome, and Sprite is his companion and confidant. She attends classes with him and helps build self-confidence …

February is Dental Health Month

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  Dental health is an important, but often overlooked, aspect of pet care. According to the AVMA, Periodontal disease is the most common clinical condition in our dogs and cats. No one enjoys the bad breath our dogs and cats can sometimes have, but Periodontal disease can cause other problems, including loose or missing teeth, bone loss, and in some …

Happy Holidays From Shanna and Diamond

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Hello again, Tevra fans! My guide dog Diamond and I come to you this December bringing the gift of free advice. The holiday season is a busy and wonderful time for everyone, but service dogs definitely have their work cut out for them. Between the shopping, the travelling, and the celebrating, December can be a challenge for even the most …

Giving Thanks for Service Dogs

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Hello again Tevra readers! Thanksgiving is just around the corner, so of course I like taking the time to reflect on all the things I get to be grateful for in life. One of the major things I am grateful for is Diamond, my service dog. I think I can speak for the vast majority of service dog handlers when …

Meet Shanna

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  Hello New Readers! My name is Shanna, and I am here to offer information, stories and other insights relating to service dogs. I have been working with service dogs as a handler since 2001, and started training them professionally in 2007. Until recently, all my dogs came from Guide Dogs for the Blind, Inc., San Rafael, California. I worked …

Top 5 places your pet could pick up ticks

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Q: What’s a topic that makes you cringe when you talk about it, no matter when or where? A topic you should not avoid, but address so you can get ahead of any potential infestations? A: Ticks: Yucky, blood-sucking, skin adhering, disease carrying and disgusting ticks. It’s that time of the year again! The hot days are upon us and …