18 WHAT'S STRESSING HER OUT?
Helping your anxious dog starts with determining what's upsetting him in the first place.

22 TRAINING YOUR DOG
It's about more than obedience – it's teaching him the skills he'll need to live successfully.

26 HAVING AN ANIMAL KEEPS THE DOCTOR AWAY
Our dogs and cats not only give us unconditional love and friendship – they also make us healthier.

30 HEALTH ISSUES IN GIANT BREEDS
Here's how to help keep your big guy or gal well and happy.

34 COULD HE BE A BLOOD DONOR?
There's always a need for canine blood. By finding out if your pooch is a donor candidate, you can help save the lives of other dogs.

38 MARK YOUR CALENDAR
Check out this rundown of dog and cat related holidays for 2015.

42 COVER STORY IAN SOMERHALDER
How the actor and his foundation are turning passion into action.

46 CANINE DIABETES
Getting a handle on this common condition – its causes, treatment options and prevention.

52 IS YOUR DOG DEPRESSED?
He can get the blues just like humans do, and for similar reasons. Acupressure is one way to revitalize him.

58 FOLLOWING THE TRAIL TO HEALTHY TREATS
How an ah-ha moment during a hike inspired a company that specializes in natural treats for dogs and cats.

60 FELINE COVER STORY: BLACK CAT RESCUE Dark-coated kitties have a harder time getting adopted than their more colorful cousins, but this organization is changing that.

62 TOP 5 HEALTH CONCERNS IN CATS
From obesity to kidney disease, these common conditions are preventable with good nutrition and regular veterinary care.

64 HOMING INSTINCTS
Many lost or relocated cats are able to find their way home again, even over vast distances. How do they do it?

70 ANXIETY AND AGGRESSION
Why are these behavioral issues so common in dogs and cats, and how can they be resolved?

76 TALKING TO THE ANIMALS
Once regarded with skepticism, animal communication is now often seen as an effective way to reach the root of many problems.

79 FAMILY AFFAIR
Like father, like son…this company's dedication to safe, quality pet food spans more than 50 years.

82 CAN HE GET EBOLA?
The risks are minimal on this side of the Atlantic, but here's what you should know.

88 RVTS AND UNREGISTERED ASSISTANTS – WHAT ARE THEIR ROLES?
Get to know your veterinarian's support staff and how they help care for your dog or cat.

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