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  • Pets respond differently to TV

    Q: My cat likes to watches ice hockey on TV; he especially enjoyed the Stanley Cup playoffs. Sometimes, he'll glance at an Animal Planet show. The only other program he responds to is Piers Morgan's show on CNN. Really, when Morgan comes on, Lilly runs...
  • Only a few other mammals - besides reindeer - can fly

    Q: I was thinking about flying reindeer. Of course, I don't believe reindeer can fly, but do any other animals fly aside from birds? -- P.P., Little Rock, AK A: Bats are the only mammals that actually fly. There are several species which glide, such as...
  • Dark pigmentation in cat's mouth likely a harmless sign of aging

    Q: Tigger, my 13-year-old cat, now has black pigment just inside the lower part of his mouth. Also, there's a clump of hair on his back; it's like gum stuck there, but I know that's not the case. I tried to wash the area, but that didn't help. What's...
  • New pet books offer everything from feline photos to poetry by dogs

    From giant coffee table books to perfect little stocking stuffers, here are 11 choices for holiday pet book gift-giving this year: "The Life and Love of Cats," by Lewis Blackwell (Abrams, New York, NY, 2013; $50). Astonishing, breathtaking, stunning; I...
  • Brushing is key to keeping your home free of pet hair

    Q: How do you prevent dog hair from taking over your house? -- J.D., Cyberspace A: Brush early and often, and do it outdoors. Years ago, I told a reader to brush her dogs daily. She wrote back a month later telling me the problem was now far worse:...
  • Pet holiday gifts are now a must!

    Increasingly, pets get holiday gifts, not only from their immediate families but also from friends and relatives. When attending a party, in addition to the traditional hostess gift, guests often tote a present for the resident pet(s). Here are a few...
  • Guidelines outline which vaccines vets should use, and how often to vaccinate

    Q: I've written to you before about the scoundrel veterinarians who've cheated the public. Like the veterinarian in the recent "20/20" TV segment, when we changed counties, that new vet wanted to vaccinate my dog all over again with vaccines I'd never...
  • Most veterinarians, evidence indicates, are honest with pet owners

    I am a journalist, not a veterinarian. At this moment, I'm ashamed for my profession rather than the veterinary professional targeted in an ABC-TV "20/20" story called "Is Your Veterinarian Being Honest With You?" broadcast Sunday, Nov. 24. Dr. Andrew...
  • To much Thanksgiving turkey could give your pet a tummy ache - or worse

    Q: Why do people go on TV every year warning against giving our pets turkey over Thanksgiving, when turkey is found in dog and cat food? C'mon, it's crazy! -- T.J., Providence, RI A: You're right that there's nothing inherently dangerous about cats or...
  • After your Thanksgiving meal, feast your eyes on the National Dog Show

    "God created dogs as companions to show us the principals of angelic behavior, service and love," says actor/author John O'Hurley, who will once again offer color commentary for the Thanksgiving Day National Dog Show Presented by Purina from noon to 2 p....
  • A mix of wet and dry food seems best for most cats

    Q: I recently discovered your radio show and listen each week from Spain. My husband and I are researching the best food possible for our cat. There is great debate over dry food vs. wet. What do you recommend? -- A.M.V., Madrid, Spain A: The good news...