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Animal ABCs

Doggy Dentistry  While we know the requirements for human oral hygiene, rules for dogs and cats are less clear. Todd Yeagley, DVM, with Woodland West Animal Hospital in Tulsa, has some answers and tips. “If you take on brushing yourself, it helps if you start early, when they’re young,” he says. “If you do it, use dog-specific or cat-specific toothpaste,...

The Beauty of Fostering

When it comes to saving animals that might otherwise be headed for euthanasia, “failure” can be viewed as a good thing. A “foster fail” occurs when someone volunteers to care for an animal temporarily, and winds up keeping it rather than returning it to the shelter. That’s the best possible outcome of a fostering situation, says Hank Johnson, board member...