Articles and Editorials on Pet Care and Animal Issues

by Lori Jo Oswald, Ph.D.,
Executive Director of STOP

All articles copyright Lori Jo Oswald, Ph.D.; please e-mail for reprint requests. These articles are attached as Microsoft Word files (for PC); please e-mail us if you’d rather have them as PDF files. Feel free to distribute as is.

Donovan: The True Story of a Backyard Dog (originally published in Dog Fancy magazine) (about backyard dogs)

Lost and Found Pets: What to Do (tips geared specially toward Alaskans; discusses prevention, what to do if you lose a pet, and what to do if you find a pet)

The Nurse, the Patient, and the Springer Spaniel (originally published in Chicken Soup for the Cat and Dog Lovers Soul)

Introducing Your New Baby and Your Pet(s) (originally published in The Frontiersman)

Finding Rentals: Tips for Pet Owners

Litterbox Tips (originally published in The Frontiersman)

Should You Spay or Neuter Your Pet?

Tips on Placing (Finding Homes for) Animals

Allergic to Cats? What to Do

Pet Emergencies: Where to Go in the Mat-Su Valley Alaska

Truck Beds Are for Cargo, Not Collies


Dog Grooming Tips

Taking Great Pet Photos: An Interview with David Jensen

Bobbie (a story about a beloved dog whom the author adopted from the Sacramento SPCA and brought to Alaska)

Editorial on Anchorage’s Title 17 (Animal Code) Revisions

Editorial About Alaska’s Abandoned Dogs (published in The Frontiersman)

Dog Incontinence

Spring Has Sprung: Parvo

Aging Pets & Homeless Pets (published in the Alaska Pet News)

Eb: Love and Loss

A Message to Wayne (editorial on pet loss)

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