18 KEEP HIS IMMUNE SYSTEM HEALTHY!
Many illnesses could be avoided or alleviated by balancing your dog or cat’s immune system. Nutrition plays a big part in boosting his defenses against disease.

22 BOAT SAFETY FOR DOGS
Heading out on the water with your canine co-captain this summer? Here are four important ways to keep him safe and shipshape.

25 TALENT FOR INNOVATION
A passion for animals and their quality of life is the driving force behind this company and its products, including a massage therapy coat for dogs.

26 LET’S LOOK AT L-CARNITINE
Necessary for heart, brain and muscle function, this nutrient is naturally produced by the body. But there are times when supplementation is needed.

30 SUPPLEMENTS FOR SKIN PROBLEMS
Nutracueticals and good nutrition help ease the inflammation caused by dermatological conditions.

34 GIVING YOUR DOG AFFECTION – THE RIGHT WAY
It seems natural to hug and kiss him, but it may feel threatening to some canines. Learn to read his response to your adoration, and show your love in a way he understands.

38 FLOWER ESSENCES FOR ANXIOUS DOGS
It can be a noisy, scary world sometimes, but these gentle and effective remedies can soothe your canine’s fears.

44 THE LATEST ON VACCINATION
We know about the risks of over-vaccination, but many vets, trainers, kennel operators and others still promote yearly boosters. Know which vaccines are really necessary.

47 RABIES CHALLENGE FUND
It’s five years in, and the first results are in. Find out what they’re telling us about rabies vaccines and their duration of immunity.

50 “STUFF ON SCOUT’S HEAD”
His whimsical balancing act has made him a star – and an irresistible “spokesdog” for pit bulls.

53 FILLING THE GAP
An anesthesia-free pioneer adds a new dimension to dentistry for dogs and cats.

60 FOCUS ON FIV
It’s a serious disease with no cure, but alternative therapies can boost immunity and help infected cats lead a normal life.

62 ACUPRESSURE CAN HELP HER ACCEPT GROOMING
Older or long-haired cats need help with their cleaning regime, but may dislike being brushed. This simple session can help turn your kitty’s aversion to enjoyment.

64 KALAYA’S LAST VISIT
Growing up and moving away didn’t diminish my love for this special cat, especially on the night she passed.

68 IS YOUR CAR “DOGGY”?
Most canines love car rides, but accidents and messes are sometimes inevitable, and getting rid of odors, stains and hair can be challenging. Check out these solutions.

74 THE POWER OF MEDICINAL MUSHROOMS
Consider the amazing healing properties of Reishi, Maitake, and Shiitake.

82 ALL ABOUT HEARTWORM – PART 2
A close-up look at prevention and treatment, and why both conventional and alternative therapies play important roles.

89 GUARD AGAINST GIARDIA
Lakes, streams and ponds can host this troublesome parasite. If you’re taking your dog near water this summer, help protect him by keeping his GI system healthy.

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