Tracie Korol

Nailing the nail

0 / January 30, 2014 10:57 am

By Tracie Korol When I ask clients if they clip their own dogs’ toenails, on average, only one in eight takes on the challenge. That means the remaining seven either neglect their dogs’ nails completely or spend upwards on to […]

What about pet insurance?

0 / January 23, 2014 9:46 am

By Tracie Korol Pet lovers usually say they’ll do anything for their pets. But when the price of veterinary care starts bumping into thousands of dollars for a single procedure, “anything” begins to look a little different. That’s where pet […]

Let’s talk dirty

0 / January 16, 2014 9:10 am

By Tracie Korol In 2010, the problem of dog excrement was one of America’s biggest gripes, according to a survey by Consumer Reports. Despite posted signs, HOA regulations and looks of disapproval from passersby, some dog owners just don’t clean […]

Is the voice a vice?

0 / January 9, 2014 10:12 am

By Tracie Korol I have a dog friend with a bark that could cut glass.  She is a well mannered, clever blonde poodly-sort loaded to the gills with otherwise good-dog attributes. But when she lets loose with her song, humans […]

There’s an app for that

0 / January 2, 2014 8:58 am

By Tracie Korol Do you and your Best Friend represent that phenomenon where dogs resemble their owners? It’s a sorry turn of events when that resemblance is because you’re both fat. The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and Trust for America’s […]

New year, new resolve

0 / December 24, 2013 12:44 pm

By Tracie Korol This year I’ve been receiving, instead of holiday coupons and adverts to buy another big shiny thing, emails with links to articles about doing more with less. What a relief! My favorite is The Buy Nothing Survival […]

Just don’t do it now

0 / December 19, 2013 10:41 am

By Tracie Korol Punctuating the back-to-back Christmas TV movies and holiday specials are the heartfelt appeals by various celebrities to “pleasepleaseplease” adopt an animal for Christmas. Every commercial is loaded with heart-tugging film of sad-eyed pets behind bars, little paws […]

New neuter news

0 / December 12, 2013 11:00 am

By Tracie Korol As long as the euthanization statistics in shelters nationwide remain staggeringly high, as long as I see mange-ridden wandering strays along our roadsides and as long as I see tiny kitties squished on the highway, I will […]

What the dog got for Christmas

0 / December 5, 2013 11:16 am

By Tracie Korol It wasn’t so very long ago that the phrase “a dog’s life” meant sleeping outside, enduring the elements, living with aches, and sitting by the dinner table, waiting for a few scraps to land on the floor. […]

10 reasons to be thankful for your dog

0 / November 27, 2013 12:24 am

By Tracie Korol While great food, friends, family and football make for a wonderful day, reserve a few moments to consider the many reasons to feel thankful for your Best Friend. At times of giving thanks, remember to honor the […]