Articles by Jana Rade

I am a graphic designer, dog health advocate, writer, and author. Jasmine, the Rottweiler of my life, was the largest female from her litter. We thought we were getting a healthy dog. Getting a puppy from a backyard breeder was our first mistake. Countless veterinary visits without a diagnosis or useful treatment later, I realized that I had to take Jasmine's health care in my own hands. I learned the hard way that merely seeing a vet is not always enough. There is more to finding a good vet than finding the closest clinic down the street. And, sadly, there is more to advocating for your dog's health than visiting a veterinarian. It should be enough, but it often is not. With Jasmine, it took five years to get a diagnosis. Unfortunately, other problems had snowballed for that in the meantime. Jasmine's health challenges became a crash course in understanding dog health issues and how to go about getting a proper diagnosis and treatment. I had to learn, and I had to learn fast. Helping others through my challenges and experience has become my mission and Jasmine's legacy. I now try to help people how to recognize and understand signs of illness in their dogs, how to work with their veterinarian, and when to seek a second opinion. My goal is to save others the steep curve of having to learn things the hard way as I did. That is the mission behind my blog and behind my writing. That is why I wrote Symptoms to Watch for in Your Dog, which has turned out being an award-winning guide to dog owners. What I'm trying to share encompasses 20 years of experience.
Animal Communicator for Dogs: Gotta Try Everything Once (Or Twice)—On The Quest To Figure Out Jasmine’s Episodes

Animal Communicator for Dogs: Gotta Try Everything Once (Or Twice)—On The Quest To Figure Out Jasmine’s Episodes

Animal communication is the sharing of energies which develops into a two-way communication that is neither verbal or physical in nature. It involves the exchange of thoughts, sensations, feelings, and emotions over time and distance.  More information: What is Animal Communication? Do I believe in it? Let’s say I believe in it enough. I witnessed observations and insights that indicate it is credible.…

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Functional Dog Ramps: The Ups And Downs Of Dog Ramps

Functional Dog Ramps: The Ups And Downs Of Dog Ramps

Dog ramps are an indispensable tool for dogs with mobility issues as well as in the prevention of injuries and wear and tear on the joints. Not all ramps, however, are created equal. There are considerations to keep in mind to ensure your dog’s ramp is safe and functional. Thank you to my hubby for weighing in from a jack-of-all-trades…

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