Category Archives: Dogs

How to Protect Your Dog From Rattlesnake Bites

You’re clomping along with your four-legged best friend down a sunny stretch of trail when, out of nowhere, you hear it—the shcka shcka shcka of a rattlesnake’s tail. The creature is sprawled across the length of the hiking path, and there’s no safe way around. It’s every pet owner’s worst nightmare. If a rattlesnake bites […]

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Chloe Kim Has Been Prioritizing Her Mental Health—with the Help of Her Dog

In February, Chloe Kim made history as the first woman to win two Olympic gold medals in the halfpipe. Since then, she’s been prioritizing her mental health. That’s included the major decision to sit out the 2022–23 snowboarding season, she said in an interview with Cheddar News last month. “When you train for something for four […]

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Meet Apayauq Reitan, the First Trans Woman to Complete the Itidarod

Pulled by seven dogs in pink-and-blue booties and carrying a pink, white, and blue trans pride flag, Iditarod competitor Apayauq Reitan drove her sled through the streets of Nome, Alaska, late at night on March 19. Spectators lined the streets to cheer on the 24-year-old Inupiaq musher as she completed her 13-day, nine-hour journey from […]

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What I’ve Learned from Loving a New Dog While Grieving Another

If you are a survivor of domestic abuse or are worried about someone else’s safety, call the National Domestic Violence Hotline toll-free from anywhere in the U.S. at 1-800-799-7233, or text “START” to 88788 To be fair to my sweet dog, Trudy, she was just trying to play. But she broke my nose instead. It had been […]

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