18 Take the heat off! Canine hyperthermia can be a threat during the summer – help your dog stay cool and comfortable

22 Training wheels The difference between an enriching and stressful training class hinges on choosing the right one and preparing your dog to succeed.

26 Stormy weather Does Rover start quaking when he hears thunder? Here are some ways to help him over his fear.

30 Take care! Want to introduce him to doggie daycare? Find the right facility — and help him enjoy being there.

32 Let’s go camping! What could be more fun than spending quality time with your dog in the great outdoors? A camping trip might be just the ticket

36 Strapped for time? Today’s busy lifestyles mean our dogs and cats may not get all the TLC they deserve – services geared for on-the-go animal lovers are ready to step in and help out

45 Scrumptious & sustainable This company walks its talk by specializing in earth-friendly treats for dogs

46 Dog days We often take water for granted, but it can be a lifesaver in hot weather; make sure he stays safely hydrated all summer long

50 Number crunching How many pups get ear infections? Do only cats get UTIs? Here’s what we can learn from the statistics compiled by pet insurance companies

52 Top 10 homeopathic remedies Check out the most common homeopathic remedies used in holistic veterinary medicine

56 True victory Where are the Michael Vick dogs today and how are they faring? Here’s the happy ending to the story

64 E is for enzymes What exactly are they, and why are they so important? Learning the ABCs of enzymes can help you understand what’s best for your dog or cat

70 Food for the road Traveling with your dog doesn’t have to mean leaving home prepared goodness behind

75 Back to basics A long-time interest in holistic health led this entrepreneur to create a unique herbal supplement for dogs

78 On trust What would happen to your animal if you passed away or were incapacitated by illness or injury? A pet trust can help ensure she’ll be cared for if the worst happens

84 Chain of love Rescuing and re-homing dogs in a big city like L.A. involves a lot of networking and co-operation – follow Elfie on her journey from death row to her new home.

86 Clear as crystal They’re beautiful, alluring and have healing powers… find out how crystals and gems can enhance your dog or cat’s well being

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