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Christy Powers, All About Pets Columnist

Christy Powers is a freelance writer whose passion is studying and writing about pet health, nutrition and training. She can be reached at: cpowerspak@gmail.com.

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Powers: Canine musical freestyle — for the fun of it!

The Blackpak and I just returned from a Canine Musical Freestyle National competition in Tucson. Folks from several states came with their pups to compete for ribbons and titles.

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Powers: Responsible dog ownership

All About Pets

Owning a dog, or any pet, is a huge responsibility, one that must be taken very seriously. According to the American Kennel Club, “Owning a dog is a long-term emotional and financial commitment.”

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Powers: Mental communication a natural for our animals

Most of us dog folks, cat folks too, feel that we communicate with our pets.

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Powers: Erasing puppy mills is a group effort

Consumers need to help humane societies by avoiding suspect breeders

There was a time, not that long ago, when pet stores sold adorable puppies. The great majority of these puppies were from puppy mills. And as more puppies were sold, naturally, that raised the demand.

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Powers: Healthful and helpful hints for your pets in preparation for Halloween

Halloween is just around the corner. Fun time for the kids. Bad time if the pets get into the loot.

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Powers: Kongs a great stimulator for dogs

My dogs remind me every evening after dinner that dessert comes encased in a Kong. Kongs are magical. They provide a limited amount of entertainment, depending on how quickly the guys are able to remove the contents.

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Powers: What to look for when choosing a pure bred dog

All About Pets

Purebred dogs, puppy mill dogs, backyard breeders and rescue organizations: all of these produce adorable and irresistible puppies. But there are a few other things to consider besides cuteness.

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Powers: Pets need companionship

Our dogs and cats, certainly most animals, just like people, crave and need companionship. It is fascinating to watch how my two guys interact with each other, read each other.

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Powers: Training your dog: Keep it simple, keep it fun!

Whether we are gone all day or we are home most of the time but busy, our dogs are leading a rather boring existence. They are not out protecting our sheep or herding the cattle. While we are reading the paper or watching the news, they are napping.

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Powers: You get what you pay for — read the label

Whether it is for the people or pets in your household, when choosing any food, it is very important to read the label on the bag, box or container.

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