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  • Pug's piddling indoors could be spiked by separation anxiety, poor housetraining or a medical issue

    These reader questions were all answered by contributing authors of "Decoding Your Dog: The Ultimate Experts Explain Common Dog Behaviors and Reveal How to Prevent or Change Unwanted Ones" (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, New York, NY, 2014; $27), written by members of the American College of Veterinary Behaviorists. I co-edited the book with veterinary behaviorists Dr. Debra Horwitz and Dr. John Ciribassi.
  • Follow these tips for a pet-safe holiday season

    Here are 12 safety tips to insure your pets enjoy a healthy and safe holiday: 12) Candles burn: Curiosity can kill a cat. Knocking over a shiny candle could start a fire, not to mention that the pet's fur could be singed. Scented candles can be dangerous...

    Give your dog something else to do besides bark at cyclists

    Q: My 4-year-old Australian Shepherd now barks at people on bicycles as they go by the house. She never did this before. What's going on? A: Certified dog behavior consultant and longtime Australian Shepherd owner Liz Palika says, "That's about the age...

    Feisty cat who picks on dogs needs a 'time out' period

    Q: Karma, our 12-year-old cat, picks on our two 15-month-old Labrador mixes. He may even jump on top of one dog and start to hiss and bite; he really carries on. Sometimes, we have to pull him away. No one's been hurt yet, but the dogs seem terrorized....

    NSAIDs effective drugs to help manage dog's pain

    Q: My dog has bad arthritis in his knee. I've read a lot about Rimadyl and it scares me, so I'm thinking of using Zubrin. Do you have any suggestions about what might be safer? A: Well, no, you're not going to use Zubrin. The drug is no longer available....