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  • Preventive veterinary care will top my list of causes this year

    Q: I know my dog is overweight and I resolve to take him on more walks. I can use the exercise, too. That's my resolution. Every year, you announce your own resolutions. Will you do that for 2013? -- S.J., Henderson, NV Q: I recall that you were...
  • The latest veterinary research yields fascinating data

    CHICAGO, IL -- Do cats truly prefer covered litter boxes? Can military working dogs suffer from posttraumatic stress disorder syndrome, similar to people, and if so, are some dogs more at risk than others? Can wearing a tight-fighting garment (called a...
  • Pets are making a slow comeback in Rwanda

    RWANDA, AFRICA -- In September, we flew into the capital city of Kigali before heading out to the Virunga Mountains to see mountain gorillas. Instantly, it was apparent how much rebuilding and growth has occurred since the Rwandan genocide of 1994, when...
  • Help your cat beat the battle of the bulge

    Loads of Americans have developed spare tires around their middles, and so have many of our pets. Cats are particularly portly; about 55 percent of tabbies are tubby, says the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention. Some suggest this is a conservative...
  • Schnauzer may need a housetraining refresher course!

    LAS VEGAS, NV -- These reader questions were answered by world-renowned experts at the 85th Annual Western Veterinary Conference held here Feb. 17-21. The conference was attended by more than 6,500 veterinarians and 2,000 veterinary technicians and...
  • Pheromones could be what's driving your cat "crazy"

    SAN DIEGO, CA -- These reader questions were answered at the Central Veterinary Conference West, held at the San Diego Convention Center, Dec. 5-9. Q: Why does my cat go crazy if I step on an ant? She'll roll around on the spot. -- W.G., Cyberspace. A:...
  • Preventive care starts with regular veterinary visits

    Our pets deserve better. Overwhelmingly, Americans want to do the right thing for their pets -- or at least that's what they say. Yet, despite our love and concern for our pets, veterinary visits are on the decline, especially when it comes to...
  • 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...
  • 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:...
  • 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...
  • This author calls on cats as her professional "muses"

    Justin Bieber and cat book author Gwen Cooper have at least one thing in common: They're both on tour, and keeping a grueling schedule. Bieber may be playing to more people, but Cooper will help more cats on her tour. Cooper's road trip includes stops at...