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  • My Pet World: 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.
  • 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 Q: I keep reading about the dog flu, and wonder if I should be less social with my dog. Any advice? -- R.C., Minneapolis,...

    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...

    My Pet World: With the right products, you can beat fleas and ticks

    Parasites are a popular topic this time of year. Veterinary parasitologist Dr. Michael Dryden, of the Department of Diagnostic Medicine and Pathobiology at Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine, answers reader questions. Dryden speaks...

    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...