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Hearing assistance dogs are changing lives

Tall or short, active or subdued, scruffy or carefully coiffed, dogs most definitely make good companions. But for some, our furry, four-legged friends are much more than house pets, they are actual lifesavers, providing service for individuals with a wide range of disabilities including those who are deaf or hard of hearing. Hearing dogs help… Read More »

Many Readers Say No to Idea of Life-Extending Drug, but Yes for Their Dogs

Others expressed concern about the environmental and economic implications of a longer life span. “Ah, the unintended consequences of extending life — overpopulation, increasing stress on an already stressed environment, increasing stress on an already stressed retirement system,” wrote Thomas G. Smith, in Cadillac, Mich. “Humans are the most destructive of all species, and the… Read More »