A nonprofit, independent news source to inform, inspire, educate and connect the St. Louis Jewish community.

St. Louis Jewish Light

A nonprofit, independent news source to inform, inspire, educate and connect the St. Louis Jewish community.

St. Louis Jewish Light

A nonprofit, independent news source to inform, inspire, educate and connect the St. Louis Jewish community.

St. Louis Jewish Light

Toy Poodle

February is National Pet Dental Health

By Dr. Doug Pernikoff, Special to the Jewish Light February 15, 2012

Dear Dr. Doug, My little Pierre is a 14-year-old toy poodle.  My vet explained that he really should have his teeth cleaned, but I am so afraid of the anesthesia.  Why can't he do the dental without anesthesia? —Fearful Mama Dear Fearful Mama, I...

What’s the harm in feeding your dog table scraps?

December 7, 2011

My wife keeps nudging me to stop feeding the dog from the table.  When asked why I do it, I simply reply, ‘ the dog likes me to!'  Do I have to be concerned with feeding extra goodies?   -Wanting to Please My Pet Dogs and cats are traditionally...

Larry Levens

It’s ‘back to school’ for local orthodontist

BY PATRICIA CORRIGAN, SPECIAL TO THE JEWISH LIGHT July 20, 2011

After 23 years as an orthodontist here, Dr. Larry Levens of Ladue is pursuing a second master's degree - in Hannover, Germany.Once a month, Levens flies to Germany for five days to study with Dr. Dirk Wiechmann at the University of Hannover Medical School....

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