Round-Up of Stories About Dog Health and Behavior (Nominated for DWAA awards!)

I’m a writer for Wide Open Pets (WOP)! I haven’t announced this formally but I wanted to shout it from the rooftops since so much of the content I write for WOP benefits all those folks that read any Wag and Cluck posts. Chicken tips included!

I also freelance for many publications including Animal Wellness Magazine. My latest piece is about acupuncture for senior dogs if that’s something you’re considering for your dog!

Three stories I wrote in 2018 were nominated for the Dog Writer’s Association of America (DWAA) special award categories! I’ve included the other writers under each award as well in case you want to read these as I’m honored my name is next to these wonderful writers.

The stories were published in Pet Sitting World Magazine, and Wide Open Pets. I hope this information is helpful if you’re dealing with any of these issues.

Sherm always looks like the “sad hound” but these two seniors are my inspiration! 

Dog Writer Awards

The Ceva Heartworm Prevention Award

Sponsored by Ceva Animal Health, this award is for the best article that educates the public about heartworm awareness and prevention tips.

 Heartworm Disease Deadly But Preventable by Christy Elizabeth Caplan

 Inside Heartworm – Pet Connection/Andrews McMeel by Kim Campbell Thornton

 Is Heartworm Prevention a Scam? – Canine Chronicle Magazine by Caroline Coile

The Heroes for Healthy Pets Award

Sponsored by Merck Animal Health, this award is open to all forms of media that cover topics on infectious diseases that affect dogs.

 Canine Influenza Is Here to Stay by Debra M. Eldredge, DVM

 Congestive Heart Failure in Dogs by Christine Caplan

 Ticks’ Increasing Threat by Kim Campbell Thornton

The PSI Professional Pet Care Award

Sponsored by Pet Sitters International (PSI), this award is presented to the entry that best educates pet owners about the benefits of using professional pet sitters. Qualifying online or print entries include newspaper or magazine articles and blog posts.

 Bloat in Dogs: Signs, Symptoms and Prevention Tips by Carlotta Cooper

 No PAWS About It: Hiring a Professional Pet Sitter is the Right Move for Your Pet by Denise Alexandra Fleck

 Pet Separation Anxiety by Christy Caplan

Thank you DWAA! 



There are 6 Comments

  1. Congrats, Christy!! The awards are well-deserved!

  2. Monika & Sam says:

    Congratulations…well done!

  3. Jan K says:

    Huge congratulations to you! It’s an accomplishment in itself to be writing for so many quality websites!

    • Thank you so much! I really appreciate your note – I was excited to be nominated even though the topics were kind of heavy, hoping pet parents that wanted more info on the topics learned something based on our experiences with CHF. Hope you are enjoying your weekend!