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Local veterinarian answers questions about holistic practices and cannabis for pets

Local veterinarian answers questions about holistic practices and cannabis for pets
August 1, 2018

Veterinarian Gary Richter has practiced veterinary medicine in the Bay Area for about 20 years. He describes himself as an integrative veterinarian that utilizes both western medicine and natural holistic...

Dogs are the new life savers

Dogs are the new life savers
May 24, 2018

I never thought how much my life would change after I got a dog. I met my dog Chuchie Corley when he was three months and it was like love at first sight. I saw that a friend on Snapchat was giving him...

Outbreak of canine flu prompts facilities to require vaccinations for dogs

Outbreak of canine flu prompts facilities to require vaccinations for dogs
March 14, 2018

Atlas is my two-year-old dog that is half husky and half golden retriever. He’s about 70 pounds, full of energy and sheds his long black and white hairs all over my car, furniture and clothing. I bathe...

Service dogs allowed on East Bay campus

Casey and Denver greet visitors -- and the camera -- at Pet Therapy Awareness Day at Penn State Hershey Medical Center.
November 16, 2017

Demand for emotional support and service dogs on the rise Emily Wood, a graduate student working towards her master in social work at Cal State East Bay, brings her dog, Wisdom, with her to school everyday....

The dogs of Cuba

The dogs of Cuba
September 21, 2017

In the bright, worn streets of a tourist-filled Old Havana, a furry canine laid seemingly lifeless on the cobblestone ground. As I walked closer to see if it was still breathing, the dog perked its head...

The Dogs of Havana: Dog Culture in Cuba

September 20, 2017

There are approximately 600 million stray animals in the world. I decided to explore the dog culture in Havana, Cuba and how it remains strong despite the lack of resources!

The dogs of Havana

The dogs of Havana
August 29, 2017

In the bright, worn streets of a tourist-filled Old Havana, a furry canine laid seemingly lifeless on the cobblestone ground. As I walked closer to see if it was still breathing, the dog perked its head...

Allison Weseman

Allison Weseman
August 28, 2017

Exploring Casa Blanca As I’m taking in the sights and sounds of Cuba, I realized that I have only stayed in Havana and hadn't been to other cities such as Casa Blanca. I knew that it in order to get...

Wriaunna Brown

Wriaunna Brown
August 27, 2017

The dogs of Havana Walking through the worn cobble streets of Old Havana, there lies a city filled with a deep rooted history that’s often misunderstood. Cuban culture is so dominant, that it presents...

Why a puppy is worth the time and effort

Why a puppy is worth the time and effort
July 19, 2017

I’ve only had one dog in my life, so it is safe to say that I am not the most experienced person when it comes to canines. The dog lived at my grandfather’s house, and despite my frequent...

Canine enthusiast wins Best of the East Bay award

Canine enthusiast wins Best of the East Bay award
July 20, 2016

Caroline Stanley spent the past six years researching local hikes around the East Bay. A lifelong pet owner, Stanley was always in pursuit of hikes to take her 11-year-old labrador rescue dog Bailey on. Last...

Dogs and Tennis Players at Odds At Mosswood Courts

July 26, 2010

Tennis players at North Oakland’s Mosswood Park are in conflict with dog owners over the dog park behind the tennis courts that was added a little more than a year ago. Tennis player and park attendee...

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