Entries by Nastassia Putz

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Whole-istic Healing

By STACY KRAFCZYK Animals are like us in so many ways that sometimes we forget or don’t realize that what we do for ourselves we can also do for them. For instance your dog may benefit from the following: massages, chiropractic, acupuncture, crystals, hydrotherapy, laser therapy, Reiki and more. Animal communication is a great “tool” […]

Animals & Reincarnation

By STACY KRAFCZYK I was raised with non-denominational beliefs, and I really didn’t have an understanding of reincarnation growing up. It wasn’t until I started this career path as an animal communicator that I started to see that many animals were returning to their humans but in different forms. Please don’t feel obligated to believe […]

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Maggie At Your Service

By MANETTE KOHLER, DVM In 1845, the construction of a road from Milwaukee to Fond du Lac was authorized. The half-way point was a rest stop for travelers and what is now the city of West Bend. Incorporated in 1885, West Bend was attractive to settlers, in part, because of the Milwaukee River that ran […]

5 Brilliant Artists & Their Muses

By CHERESE COBB Who can resist a dog’s charms? Not you, not me, not even these five famous artists—whose mutt muses sniffed their way into some of their owners’ most iconic pieces. Frida Kahlo’s Self-Portrait with Small Monkey On September 17, 1925, Mexican artist Frida Kahlo, who was already making plans to attend medical school, […]

Q & A with Britney Kruesel

Who is the woman behind Lost & Hound? Britney Kruesel is the girl behind Lost & Hound! I have two dogs, Bella, a 3lb Chihuahua and Milo, an always hungry Beagle. Aside from helping other rescue dogs, my dogs were truly the inspiration behind the brand. I work full time for the Wisconsin Humane Society […]

Bloat: What You Need to Know

By KERRI WIEDMEYER, DVM, WVRC Bloated may be how we all feel after a nice holiday meal, but Bloat in a dog is a very different kind of bloat. Bloat, otherwise known as gastric dilatation and volvulus (GDV), is a very serious condition that occurs when the stomach fills with gas and then rotates, causing […]

Have You Heard the One About the Peacock?

By MEGAN TREMELLING, DVM, LVS In January, someone tried to take a peacock on a United Airlines flight, claiming it was an emotional support animal (ESA). Last June, a 50-pound dog that was traveling on Delta as an ESA badly mauled the face of another passenger. So much for the friendly skies. Don’t get me […]

5 Top Breeds Used in Art

By CHERESE COBB Thirty-five thousand years ago represents a special time in human history: the creation of cave art. Among handprints and humanoids, there was man’s best friend. After the invention of portable art in the Old Stone Age, these five dog breeds made appearances lounging on the laps of kings and queens, nuzzling the […]

Talented Shiba Inu Creates Amazing Paintings

By CHERESE COBB Just call him Pablo Pawcasso. Hunter, a 5-year-old black-and-tan Shiba Inu from Alberta, Canada, has learned how to paint abstract masterpieces by crosshatching non-toxic acrylics in a drippy, streaky and swirly style. His owners, Kenny Au, a computer engineer, and Denise Lo, an ESL teacher, discovered his hidden artistic talent when they […]

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Creating a Masterpiece …

This theme really resonates with me. I’ve always been an artsy person that finds peace in those precious moments when I am creating. From poetry to photography, from writing a story to collaging, I just find it so rewarding to create something that I consider to be an extension of who I am. And not […]