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  • While dog flu threat is widening, there's no need to panic

    Q: I'm worried about the dog flu, which was in Chicago, and is now in Atlanta. What precautions should I take? -- C.D., Atlanta, GA
  • Preventing heartworm is the best 'remedy'

    Only about a third of all dogs, and likely less than 10 percent of cats, leave a veterinary practice with a heartworm preventive. No one knows how many ferrets are protected, but it's likely that number is very small. Dr. Stephen Jones, president of the...

    Howling dog is probably NOT seeing ghosts

    After 20 years of writing this column and answering, on average, four reader questions weekly, that's 4,160 answers! My fingers should be 'dog-tired,' but instead I'm invigorated because each month (sometimes each week) I receive letters and emails saying...

    Artificial sweetener can be toxic for dogs

    Q: You've mentioned many times in your column that dog owners can keep their pets occupied by stuffing peanut butter into toys. Recently, I read that some peanut butter contains Xylitol, an artificial sweetener you've reported is harmful to dogs. How...

    Don't let July 4 Big Bang leave your pet with the jitters

    The Big Bang is no theory for dogs. Even the most patriotic, All-American dogs like Boston Terriers and American Foxhounds can be terrified by all those colorful explosions in the night sky on July 4. Dogs have no way of knowing what the noise is all...