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  • Service and assistance dogs aren't always living the good life, expert claims

    Jennifer Arnold founded a service dog school called Canine Assistants in 1995. "Assistance dogs change lives, save lives, help people to live more independently and therefore productively; there's no question about it," she begins. "But there's a huge...
  • Do animals have long-term memory?

    These reader questions were answered by Thornhill, Ontario, Canada-based veterinary behaviorist Dr. Gary Landsberg, a contributing author to "Decoding Your Dog" (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, New York, NY, 2014; $27), also including segments by fellow...
  • Algae offers green way to boost nutritional value of pet and people foods

    LEXINGTON, KY. -- Current and future trends in food for pets and people were among topics addressed at the 30th Alltech Annual International Symposium May 18-21 in Lexington, Ky. The theme of the conference was "What If?" suggesting anything is possible...
  • More activity during the day might quiet squabbling cats

    LAS VEGAS, NV -- These reader questions were answered by experts attending the Western Veterinary Conference here Feb. 16-20. Q: One of our cats suffered with separation anxiety, leaving puddles on our shoes whenever we left the house. This problem was...
  • Emotion plays a big part in animal behavior, expert attests

    "We know that even fish have emotions," says Marc Bekoff, author of "Why Dogs Hump and Bees Get Depressed: The Fascinating Science of Emotions, Friendship, and Conservation" (New World Library, New York, NY, 2013; $15.95). "We chose the (book's) title...
  • Vitamin C is not a proven 'cure' for urinary tract infections

    LAS VEGAS, NV -- You, my readers, ask great questions, so I asked experts attending the Western Veterinary Conference here (Feb. 16-20) to answer a handful: Q: My Tibetan Spaniel suffers from chronic urinary infections. After spending $500 to rule out...
  • Labrador Retriever retains the crown as most-popular dog breed

    If dogs are man's best friends, the Labrador Retriever is specifically man's favorite breed, at least in America. According to the newly-released American Kennel Club (AKC) breed registration data for 2013, for the 23rd consecutive year Labs are the...
  • Aging, separation anxiety could be factors behind pooch's odd behavior

    ORLANDO, FLA. -- These questions were answered by experts who attended the North American Veterinary Conference here Jan. 18-22: Q: About two months ago, my 13-year-old Shiba Inu began to paw at one corner in my bedroom; now there's a hole in the carpet....
  • Cats are hugely popular -- even though we don't understand them

    If you're an accountant, and the balance sheet is what matters most, cats should be man's best friends. According to the 2012 American Veterinary Medical Association's Pet Ownership Demographic Sourcebook, there are 74.1 million pet cats in the U.S. - but...
  • Stray dogs in Sochi deserve better than extermination

    Q: I saw on your blog (http://www.chicagnow.com/stevedale) that you've taken a stand, calling for people to boycott watching the Olympics. Do you think blogs like yours have helped the world see what's really going on in Russia, as they continue to kill...
  • Concerns still simmer about pet food products from China

    LEXINGTON, KY. -- Pet food recalls, and pet food with ingredients imported from China are intertwined issues very much on the minds of pet owners. Mark Lyons, vice president of Corporate Affairs for nutrition giant Alltech, who is based in China, is eager...