Melissa Mazzeo

  Melissa is an author, editor, and best friend to Phoebe (pictured) and Finian, both rescued Chihuahua mixes.


Melissa Mazzeo

46 Stories by Melissa Mazzeo

K9 Units in Harrisburg, PA Receive Donation of 23 Big Barker Dog Beds

Yesterday, Eric, Kerry, and I drove 100 miles through the pounding rain to the Harrisburg Public Works building to donate some of our beds...
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The Hidden Signs of Pain in Dogs

Your dog could be quietly suffering in pain right now, and because he is unable to tell you that he hurts, you might not...
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Top Ten Holiday Gifts for Your Big Dog

Big dog owners know that it’s a challenge to find good-quality products that can stand up to the rough and tumble ways of big-breed...
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Sharing Thanksgiving Dinner with Your Dog—Without Making Him Sick

Turkey, mashed potatoes, pumpkin pie… Thanksgiving, the most American of all holidays, is almost upon us, and your preparations are probably already in full...
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University of Pennsylvania’s Ryan Veterinary Hospital Now Using Big Barker Beds!

The University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine (Penn Vet) is one of the world’s premier veterinary education, research, and clinical care facilities. And...
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Chinese Dog Products—Will Your Dog Be The Next Victim?

Ever since the scandals in 2007 and 2011 involving Chinese-made pet food and treats that killed thousands of dogs and cats, vigilant pet owners...
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Lehigh Valley K9 Units Receive New Big Barker Beds

Recently, a few of us on the Big Barker team had the privilege to spend the afternoon at the Allentown Police Academy in Allentown,...
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Surviving and Thriving After Hip Dysplasia: Blue Pittie Miss Mick Taylor

  Nothing can stop blue American Pit Bull Mick Taylor and her rocker-chick mom, Theresa. So when Mick was diagnosed with hip dysplasia in...
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Big Barker Team Celebrates Premiere of “Life at Vet U” With Penn Vet!

Penn Vet rolled out its first-ever red carpet last night to celebrate the premiere of Animal Planet’s new reality series, Life at Vet U. The...
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The Working Dogs of 9/11: A Legacy of Love

  Big Barker was privileged to sit down recently with Dr. Cynthia Otto, veterinarian, researcher, and founder of the Penn Vet Working Dog Center,...
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