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Can Music Really Heal Your Dog?

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Four years ago, Sanchez was experiencing intense neck pain. My holistic veterinarian doesn’t have x-ray machines, so I took him to a neighboring clinic that does. I was told he would need to be sedated unless he could lay completely still on his back for the x-ray. Not only was this a clinic that was new for him, but the veterinarian didn’t exactly have a calming presence. And, I wasn’t allowed to go into the x-ray room with Sanchez. Continue reading

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Feeling Guilty While Caring for My Senior Dog

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My 13 and 1/2 year old Lab, Sanchez, has been recovering from an E. Coli infection. It was touch and go for awhile. While I was waiting for lab results back after a few weeks of treatment, I didn’t know whether he just needed a diet change or if it was our final days together. I was on a complete emotional roller coaster. Continue reading

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10,000 Facebook Fans Rock… Calmly!

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I am so grateful to connect with 10,000+ dog lovin’, sound aware Facebook fans. I love hearing all about your dogs through this virtual space. And even better when I meet fans IRL (In Real Life). That happened last week, and it was all about a dog, actually this time …
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5 Tips for Keeping Your Dog Safe on Halloween

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It can be very fun for children to dress up as ghouls and goblins. But, dogs don’t understand the concept and can be very fearful of people wearing masks and costumes. And the huge number of children ringing the doorbell yelling “Trick or Treat” can cause excessive barking and put many dogs into sensory overload. Continue reading

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Is Your Dog Your Sweetheart?

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In a poll taken of 3,000 British dog and cat owners, 19 percent stated that they would rather have a pet than be involved in a romantic partnership. For 81 percent of the dog owners polled, it would be an instant deal breaker if Continue reading

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Tips for Keeping Dogs Safe on Halloween

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It can be very fun for children to dress up and pretend to be a different character. But, dogs don’t understand the concept and can be very fearful of people wearing masks and costumes. And the huge number of children ringing the doorbell and yelling “Trick or Treat” can cause excessive barking and put many dogs into sensory overload. In my early adult years Continue reading

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Nightly Rituals with Dogs

Truth be told, I am a late night owl and Sanchez and Gina aren’t. They usually go to sleep hours before me. By the time I retire, I listen to Through a Dog’s Ear music to help me fall asleep, not them. Continue reading

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If Our Dogs Made Our New Year’s Resolutions

I decided to let my dogs, Sanchez and Gina, make my new year’s resolutions for me this year. Here’s what they had to say: Continue reading

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Healing with Holistic Veterinary Care

Sanchez had been having neck problems for a few months. When I first noticed the problem, the symptoms were acute, appeared very suddenly after little activity, and were very worrisome. At the worst flare-up one weekend… Continue reading

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The Story Behind Through a Dog’s Ear

Have you ever noticed that the best conversations happen around the kitchen table? Joshua Leeds and I were recently sitting at my kitchen table having lunch. We started reminiscing about how our meeting nearly 10 years ago inspired us to create Through a Dog’s Ear. Continue reading

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Creative Uses of Sound Therapy for Canine Anxiety Issues

People often ask me why a concert pianist with a Juilliard degree is performing and recording music for dogs. Wouldn’t I prefer to have a concert career and be playing in Carnegie Hall? Believe it or not, the answer is no. Although I still love performing…. Continue reading

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Sanchez is Woofin’ about Lisa’s Marketplace

Senor Sanchez here. Lisa is out and I decided to steal the computer keyboard. Please excuse the typpos, as my paws are just a little too big for accuracy on the keyboardddddddd.

I have to hurry, before Lisa gets back, so I’ll be brief. But, I’ll share a few thoughts on why I LOVE the items in Lisa’s Marketplace… Continue reading

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Concerts for Dogs? Seriously?

Has my performing life gone to the dogs? You bet! I’m loving it, and dogs are barking for more! Combining my love of dogs with my music talent inspired the creation of Through a Dog’s Ear, music clinically demonstrated to calm the canine nervous system. Now, I’m combining my love of performing to a cross-species audience. Continue reading

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Feeling Dog Blessed after Thanksgiving

It’s been a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend, filled with lots of dog activity and time with Sanchez and Gina. As I write this, I’m enjoying the sounds of Sanchez’s snoring in the background and Gina lying comfortably by his side.

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10 Tips for Keeping your Dog Safe and Calm on July 4th

10 Tips for providing a safe July 4th for your Canine Household. Continue reading

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Are Senior Dogs More Sound Sensitive?

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As I approach the big 50, I notice that I don’t have the same tolerance for loud environments that I did 20 or even 10 years ago. You rarely find me in Costo, clubs, or even loud restaurants anymore. Partly … Continue reading

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