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Consumer The benefits of a harness over a leash The benefits of a harness over a leash
What do you use when you take your dog for a walk - a leash or a harness?

Mikkel Becker, animal training expert at Vetstreet.com, says in many cases, a harness might be a better way to go.

"It doesn't put the strain on the neck and it doesn't choke them," she said.
Consumer Dishwashers that deliver Dishwashers that deliver
Testers spend a day dirtying dishes, glasses, and silverware-smearing on peanut butter, sauce, egg yolks, spinach, and more. Then the dishes are left in the dishwasher overnight, letting all of that food get caked-on, just like you might do.
Consumer Recall issued for Foster Farms chicken sold in Wash. Recall issued for Foster Farms chicken sold in Wash.
A California chicken producer has issued its first recall since being linked to an outbreak of an antibiotic-resistant strain of salmonella that has been making people sick for more than a year, company and federal food officials said Thursday night.
Consumer Tracking teen drivers Tracking teen drivers (Video)
Car accidents are the number one cause of death for teenagers. Teens are inexperienced drivers, and they tend to speed. Consumer Reports has tested three devices that you install in the car to keep tabs on your teenage driver.
Consumer Yoshi grill mat: Does it work? Yoshi grill mat: Does it work? (Video)
No matter what type of grill you prefer, chances are you'll agree the worst part of grilling- is cleaning the grill. So how about a grill mat that promises to cook food evenly, reduce flare-ups, and keep your food off the grill? It's called the Yoshi Grill Mat.
Consumer Best and worst fast food Best and worst fast food
With about 14,000 McDonalds in the U.S., you're never far from a Big Mac. But out of 21 hamburger chains, Consumer Reports readers rated McDonald's hamburgers the worst tasting.
Consumer FTC sues T-Mobile, alleges 'Bogus Charges' FTC sues T-Mobile, alleges 'Bogus Charges' (Video)
The Federal Trade Commission is suing Bellevue- based T-mobile, claiming the cell phone service provider cashed in, by hiding charges on customers bills. The FTC says the company knowingly charged customers for third- party premium services that T-Mobile knew were not authorized.
Consumer How an aspirin could save your life How an aspirin could save your life
Aspirin is truly a wonder drug. It helps relieve pan and reduce inflammation. And it's also something you might save your life if you're having a heart attack.
Consumer Dealing with dry rot
We all know what happens when lumber stays wet for long periods of time in a poorly-ventilated area. The inside of the wood breaks down and turns to mush. The technical term is dry rot, and it's caused when fungus attacks the wet wood.