Memorial for Nike the German Shepherd Dog

Rory and Nike

Transitioning from one year to the next always permits reflection on my current place in life, especially regarding the relationship I have with my canine companion, Cardiff. We had a sad end to 2011 in losing our friend and neighbor Nike, the German Shepherd Dog. Nike was a truly amazing girl. I first got to […]

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Hurricane Irene Prompts Increased Awareness of Pet Emergency Preparedness

Cardiff Outward Hound Life Vest

Although I live in southern California, home to natural disasters (earthquakes, wildfires, and mud slides…oh my!), I infrequently have to deal with the brutal meteorological force that is a hurricane. In the face of Hurricane Irene blowing its way up the east coast, I found myself attending Blog Paws 2011 in Tysons Corner, VA. Having […]

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Special Needs Training for Owners of Blind Dogs

Photo of Gillian Young Collie

If are a regular reader of Patrick’s Blog, you have seen my occasional guest blogs. Here is an informative read from my friend and dog trainer, Gillian Young. I specialize in training blind dogs in San Diego County, California through my company, Wonder Dog Institute.  My own collie, Sam, went blind at two years old […]

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Memorial Day Holiday Kicks Off Increased Awareness Of Heat Related Pet Illness

Photo of Dr Patrick Mahaney and Cardiff Discuss Summertime Canine Coat Care

I love Memorial Day weekend, as I grew up on the East coast and this start of summer holiday is the ideal time to reflect on those we’ve lost while imbibing a fresh pitcher of Pimm’s Classic. As West coast living adult, I don’t quite feel the same sense excitement about summer’s commencement. You see, […]

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Five Points Of Holistic Dog Wellness Podcast On Bark Out Loud Weekly

Cardiff Gives His Best Begging Face

Have you considered that the key to keeping your pet healthy depends on a sum of multiple parts working efficiently together? So often, we take our pet’s health for granted and only address a medical problem with a particular body system with failure of that system manifests in clinically observable disease. I want you, as […]

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