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Love me, love my dog has never been more true than in the pages of Leashes and Lovers. We are always learning from our dogs and what they haven’t taught us yet, Sheryl Matthys will.


Susan Sims

Publisher, FIDO Friendly magazine

For dog owners, Leashes and Lovers is a cut above th rest when it comes to improving your life and relationships with those around you.


Jorge Bendersky

Dog Stylist, Animal Planet's Celebrity

Finally a book that takes the words right out of my dog’s mouth! Leashes and Lovers just validated the reason why I call my dog Sasha, ‘the love of my life’…and when you read Sheryl’s book, you too will wonder why it took so long for someone to write about what ALL dog lovers need!.


Julie Banderas

Host , FOX News Channel

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Fight Canine Cancer

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Brad Kloza Oct. 2011   Carl Greenhous’ English bull terrier, Toby, had a strange obsession with dental floss. With every chance he got, the canine rummaged through the bathroom trash bin and picked out only the used strands of floss. “He would usually poop it out, but sometimes it wouldn’t pass all the way through,” recalls Greenhous. New research is revealing that swallowing nonfood items may be more common among Toby’s breed than others. A study in the Journal of Small Animal Practice is the first to look at which dog breeds are more likely to come into a veterinary hospital with swallowed objects obstructing their gastrointestinal tract. It’s also helping to determine what factors might best predict successful treatment. Terriers Top the List Dr. Graham Hayes, a veterinary surgeon at the University of Cambridge Veterinary School in the U.K., reviewed every case over a four-year period of dogs coming into a local animal hospital for gastrointestinal obstructions. Five breedswere significantly more likely to have swallowed something they shouldn’t have: Staffordshire bull terriers (by far the most likely), English bull terriers, Jack Russell terriers, Border collies and Springer spaniels. “I think rooting about, scavenging rubbish and chewing up plastic toys is in the nature of terrier-type breeds,” says Hayes. Successfully Treating Obstructions Aside from looking at breeds, Hayes analyzed each documented case to determine what factors most often lead to positive — or negative — outcomes. One factor was the type of object swallowed, “discrete” or “linear.” Discrete objects are things like balls, toys or bones. A linear object is something long and thin, like a piece of string or fabric... read more

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