Entries by Nastassia Putz

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Be Ready. Be Aware. Be Smart.

Dear FETCH Friends: When I hear the words pride & prejudice, I automatically think of the romance novel by Jane Austen, and I start to question how can this relate to dogs? But if you think of those two words as a lens (not just as part of a well-known book), your mind will start […]

What You Need To Know About CAPNOCYTOPHAGA

By MEGAN TREMELLING, DVM, LVS This summer, a Wisconsin woman died of an infection caused by a bacterium called Capnocytophaga canimorsus, and a Wisconsin man suffered serious illness requiring multiple amputations from the same organism. The infections are believed to be derived from contact with family pet dogs. This is scary stuff for those of […]

10 WARNING Signs of Cancer in Your Pet

Did you know that 12 million cats and dogs are diagnosed with cancer every year? With new advancements in veterinary medicine, veterinarians can now diagnose and treat cancer with greater success. There are even veterinary cancer specialists who can provide expert cancer care to your pet. Early detection is crucial when it comes to cancer. […]

13 Most Famous Dogs In History

  By CHERESE COBB Because dogs live in the present. Because they don’t hold grudges. Because they let go of all their anger daily, hourly and never let it fester, they’ve become man’s best friend. Whether they’re famous for lighting up the silver screen or pulling soldiers from the trenches, for one reason or another, […]

French Mastiffs: Big Dogs, Bigger Hearts

By CHERESE COBB If you’ve ever seen “Turner and Hooch,” you’ve seen a French Mastiff. The breed may look like a menacing mass of wrinkles with monstrous jaws and drooling jowls, but there’s far more to them than meets the eye. In fact, owners describe these dogs as massive sweethearts. That doesn’t mean they’re pushovers, […]

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Editor’s Paw

Dear FETCH Friends: History has never sparked a sense of wonder in me until lately. Over the last month or so, I have binge-watched every season/episode of “Reign” on Netflix (not to be funny), and I’ve become extremely attached to the characters, the plot and often find myself daydreaming of what it would have been […]

Patience is a Virtue (the old adage)

By STACY KRAFCZYK From over 15 years of animal communication/therapy sessions, dogs often request patience from their owners. The following is a description of areas in which dogs would love for us to have more patience. Exercise “Let me be a dog,” they’ll say. “Please tell my human that it’s ok to be a dog […]

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 […]

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, […]