Sam was 26
years old, in graduate school on the West Coast, struggling with a
complicated mental illness known as schizoaffective disorder. Heíd
been hospitalized three times for being suicidal. "I
was in an abysmal place mentally," he recalls.
than four years, Dr. Claudeen McAuliffe has assisted in saving 637
dogs from the inevitable, thanks in part to the Mod Squad program she
helped create at the Humane Animal Welfare Society in Waukesha.
at the Wisconsin Equine Clinic & Hospital in Oconomowoc cares if
other members of the medical team spend their days horsing around.
After all, caring for the noble equus is their business.
vigorously wagging tail is an important tool. Itís also the secret
behind ó so to speak ó being a successful dog. Just ask Bentley, a
2-year-old Bernese Mountain Dog with a purpose.
takes on new meaning when you add, well, a dog. At Astor Street
Dance Studio, bringing your puppy to yoga is a Sunday morning ritual.
Co-owner Chris Jansen introduced the class in February out of sheer
convenience. "I am always bringing my dogs to class," he
says. "It just made sense to me that I should try to get this (doga)
than 62 percent of American households now own pets, up from 56
percent a decade ago, according to the American Pet Products
Association annual survey. For many of us, our pets are just like
another family member. We want to make sure that they are safe and
well cared for. Consider the following ideas to make sure your home is
a pet-friendly environment.
Debra Lopez has always had a special love
"When Barbaro (the 2006 winner of the Kentucky Derby) was injured in
the Preakness, it was an emotional time for me," she says. "Like a
lot of other people, I was hoping for his recovery. But when he
died, it inspired me to take action."
pet can be your confidante, your closest companion in good times and
bad. If a pat on the head just doesnít seem to cut it, there are
plenty of ways to pamper your pet with style.
One kid at a
before the Jan. 12 earthquake devastated Haiti, Mapleton veterinarian
Ken Schumann, a member of the World Community Service Committee of the
Hartland-Lake Country Rotary Club, was helping the impoverished
nation. In 1994 at the request of Rotary, Schumann, who owns a dairy
goat herd, made his first trip to Haiti to research the way goats were
bred and raised. As a result, the Goat Husbandry Project was born.
from pups or rescued from shelters, manís best friends have
stolen the hearts of these Milwaukee celebs, regardless of whether
or not they will admit to it.
Stacy LaPoint isnít barking up the wrong tree in her business by
producing a quality, raw, grain-free, natural pet food. Her dream was
to make the product available to pet owners interested in using diet
and nutrition to improve and maintain their animalís health.
photographer shows hope at edge of abyss 11-25-13
new puppy for Christmas? Don't rush and know what's right for your
Vet: Treating Rosco's potty issues should rule out various
expert cautions dog owners to cut back on Fido's calories 11-18-13
dogs whet family's competitive spirit 11-18-13
dogs: 'Reframe' how you think about your dog and its toys 11-11-13
cautions pet owners about feeding raw diets 11-11-13
Vet: Aging pets face common woes 11-04-13
Vet: A closer look at rabies virus vaccination 10-14-13
love our dogs; scientist proves they love us back 10-14-13
to raise rabbits? Slim odds of warm, fuzzy ending 10-07-13
cats on the firing line, again 10-07-13
pot leads to more high - and ill - dogs 9-30-13
down costs for responsible pet ownership 9-30-13
and toadstools can kill pets 9-23-13
Snake's eyes prompt an unusual question 9-23-13
Healthy dogs as well as sick ones can shed virus 9-16-13
to say goodbye to your pet without feeling guilty 9-16-13
illness remains mystery; theory points to new 'circovirus' 9-9-13
problems are likely a result of colitis 9-3-13
muscles respond to healing touch 9-3-13
units popular with everyone except criminals 9-3-13
do you turn when your beloved pet dies? 9-3-13
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