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Issue 78: Summer 2014


Tick Talk Is climate change behind the rise in the numbers of ticks and the diseases they  bring? By Sheila Pell
Dog Paddling the Mighty Mississippi Down the river with a dog. By Lucas Will
Backcountry Trek A dog with a job makes a perfect hiking partner. By Suzanne Roberts
Label Smarts Ways to improve your dog-food-selection skills. By Linda Case
On View In the Company of Cats and Dogs. By Cameron Woo
Tula The challenges and rewards of a new pup. By Gail Caldwell
Cell Phone Lady Dog parks are full of pleasant interludes. By Matthew Gilbert
Walking Misty Daily routines provide welcome relief at both ends of the leash. By Jill Smolowe
Finding Carson A stray meets her match. By David Koff
Color-blind Love  Opening our eyes to stereotypes and dispelling racial myths. By Joshunda Sanders
Guest Editorial: Go Walk Shelter Dogs
Bark’s Summer Tips
Travel—ideas from our readers.
Dogfroyo; Instant harness; Tails to Trails
Last Chance IPA; Keeping it clean; Beware Compost
SMILING DOGS: Simply irresistible
Healing oxygen by Susan Tasaki
Recipe: Whole Grain Peanut Butter Cookies
Grooming: Summer Shedding Secrets
Pop Art: Vintage Labels
It’s A Dog’s Life
THEATRE: Of Mice and Men + dog by Amy Kantor, DVM
HEALTH: Pounds be Gone Help your pup shed excess weight. By Ilana Strubel, DVM
HEALTH: Self Healing Stem Cells. By Megan Cassels-Conway, DVM
SECOND OPINION: The Barbecue Blues Tips. By Nick Trout, DVM
BEHAVIOR: Lessons learned from aggression cases. By Karen B. London, PhD
WORKING DOGS: Clicker training conversion. By Mardi Richmond
WELFARE: Grassroots Animal Welfare: Helping dogs, one community at a time. By  Donna Jackel
REVIEWS: Off the Leash by Matthew Gilbert; New Life, No Instructions by Gail Caldwell; A Dog’s History of the World by Laura Hobgood-Oster; From Birdbrained to Brilliant by Dawn  Antoniak-Mitchell; Paw and Order by Spencer Quinn; The Mountaintop School for  Dogs by Ellen Cooney; Citizen Canine by David Grimm; Puppy Savvy by Barbara Shumannfang
ENDPIECE: Murphy: A most unusual adoption arrangement. By Lisa Leshaw





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