Author Archive: David Loignon

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After 25 years as a journalist and television production executive I turned
my career 180 degrees and opened a pet care business; Home Buddies
Louisville. I couldn't abandon journalism altogether though, so now I write
The Pet Buddy, a weekly column to help you improve the lives of your
four-legged family members. When I'm not hanging out with my wife Julie and
our rescued fur-kids you will find me on a bicycle racing for The
TwinSpires.com Cycling Team.

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Is Your Dog Bored?

Is Your Dog Bored?

| February 23, 2012 | 0 Comments

There is a saying in the world of dog care and training: “Your dog is smarter than you think.” If you don’t give your dog something to do, he or she is going to find something to do. Chances are, you’re not going to like what they find for themselves.

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Take Five To Save a Life

Take Five To Save a Life

| January 19, 2012 | 0 Comments

So it’s now three weeks into the new year. Did you start a resolution to improve your life?

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High-Tech Pets

High-Tech Pets

| December 8, 2011 | 0 Comments

Ever wonder where the closest dog park is? Or have you wanted to track your pet’s vet visits and medications? Like everything else these days, there’s an app for that.

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Dogs & Cats  Living Together

Dogs & Cats Living Together

| November 23, 2011 | 0 Comments

Most people who have pets generally consider themselves to be either dog people or cat people, but if you’re like me, an animal person, you may want to have both dogs and cats as part of your family.

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Play Fetch, Not Tug

Play Fetch, Not Tug

| November 10, 2011 | 1 Comment

As you may have noticed by now, one of my favorite topics is how to make your dog a well-behaved family member.

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Keep pets safe on Halloween

Keep pets safe on Halloween

| October 27, 2011 | 0 Comments

I recently spent about four hours at our 24-hour emergency vet hospital waiting for my golden retriever mix, Sadie, to throw up.

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Preventing pudgy pets

Preventing pudgy pets

| October 15, 2011 | 0 Comments

Not to be overly dramatic, but if you knew that something you were doing was killing your dog or cat, would you keep doing it?

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A walk does a world of good

A walk does a world of good

| October 2, 2011 | 0 Comments

I have yet to find anything that makes a dog happier or a better-behaved member of your family than exercise.

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Keep your dog cool

Keep your dog cool

| August 31, 2011 | 0 Comments

I can probably count on two hands the number of times I’ve called the police in my life. It would take most of those same fingers to count the number of times those calls have been to report a dog left alone in a car on a hot sunny day.

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Concert to aid No Kill Louisville

Concert to aid No Kill Louisville

| August 17, 2011 | 1 Comment

Anger is a great motivator. It’s what made Dave Moody, as he puts it, get off the couch and do something.

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