Something to Chew On — Xuma and Orson

Something to Chew On — Lori Wade

Welcome to Something to Chew On!

Over the years, friends have come to me with their dog questions, since I am the “dog person” and I am constantly learning something new, I created this website. I want to pass along as much information as possible, help rescues find homes, and improve the general welfare of dogs.  My intent is be a valuable source of information to help us help our best friends.

  • 08 Dec Celebrating Xuma and Orson

    This holiday season, we celebrate Xuma and Orson, and although we miss them greatly, we smile because we laughed, loved, played, walked, and cuddled for ten marvelous years. We had the good fortune of meeting Xuma at the North Los Angeles Animal Shelter.  They informed......

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  • Something to Chew On - Orson

    16 Jun A Dog’s Dictionary

    I am pretty sure that dogs have convened and agreed to create their own dictionary.  Orson’s dictionary would probably look something like this. All gone – this is a trick, there is always more food, never ever stop begging. Come – determine if there are......

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  • 21 Apr Not My Dog!

    I drive around the corner, almost home, and there he is, a cute yellow dog. He is adorable. He is loose. He is alone.  He has not been taught to look both ways before crossing the street. I must catch him and reunite him with......

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  • 05 Aug Guilty or Not Guilty?

    Does your dog feel guilty when she disobeys? Probably not, according to Alexandra Horowitz, dog cognition scientist and author. Yet we have all seen that guilty look, haven’t we? Head down, sad eyes, tail tucked, slinking away. Is that guilt?  Or is it a response......

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  • 25 Feb Tail Wagging Tips – The Microchip

    Your dog should have a registered microchip. Collars and tags are great and necessary; but think of the microchip as a safety net in the event the collar and tags get lost.  The microchip is about the size of a grain of rice and is......

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  • 21 Jan Tips to Keep your Dog Safe in an Emergency

    I had the pleasure of listening to Debra Jo Chiapuzio, founder of the Emma Zen Foundation, speak about emergency preparedness for our pets.  There are easy steps we can take now to protect our pets.  Here is what I learned. Consistently obeying three commands keeps......

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