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  • My Pet World: Distract finger-biting cat with other amusements

    These reader questions were answered at the 2015 International Assn. of Animal Behavior Consultants Feline Behavior Conference, held in Atlanta in April. Veterinary behaviorists and certified cat behavior consultants spoke on issues ranging from the social organization of cats to how to introduce an outdoor cat into the home.
  • Vaccine good tool as dog flu epidemic grows

    Q: I live in Chicago, where there's an epidemic of dog flu. My dog is very social, so I was thinking about the vaccine. Now, I've heard that the virus has mutated and the vaccine is no longer effective. Any advice? Q: Our dogs play with other dogs all...

    Conference explores cat behavior issues

    Conference explores cat behavior issues
    ATLANTA, GA -- "Cats are not anti-social," says veterinary behaviorist Dr. Sharon Crowell-Davis, professor of behavior and anatomy at the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine, Athens, speaking at the 2015 International Association of...

    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...

    My Pet World: Bonding with your veterinarian is good for your pet's health

    What do pet owners want from their veterinarians? According to a 2014 survey, they disdain medical jargon they don't understand, want tests results and expect full transparency regarding their pets' care. "In other words, pet owners want to be treated...