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  • Officials hope to have a protocol soon regarding pets and Ebola

    Officials hope to have a protocol soon regarding pets and Ebola
    Q: Can dogs and cats get the Ebola virus? If the answer is no, as I believe it is, why did they kill that dog from Spain? -- S.H., Chicago, IL Q: I'm worried about a full-out Ebola epidemic eventually coming to America; it's inevitable. And since so many...
  • Declawing is, indeed, amputation - and unnecessary

    Q: We don't consider a declaw an amputation, as you insist it is. Our cats survive longer because we keep them indoors. We love our cats; they even sleep in our bed. Don't you believe under those conditions it's OK to declaw? A: It is likely your cats...
  • Loss of prominent behaviorist, veterinarian stuns pet world

    Loss of prominent behaviorist, veterinarian stuns pet world
    Dr. Sophia Yin, an applied animal behaviorist, was one of the first to join my public outcry over then-popular dog trainer Cesar Millan's emphasis on forceful, aversive dog training and misleading messages about dog behavior. In a 2005 My Pet World...
  • Anxiety likely at the root of cat's car sickness

    Nearly everything modern veterinary medicine knows about cat health and welfare has been learned through studies funded by the nonprofit Winn Feline Foundation (www.winnfelinefoundation.org). From the very food most cats eat to the vaccinations they...
  • New products good weapons against skunk smell

    Q: We can hardly go outdoors without smelling a skunk. Moreover, our dog has now had two close encounters, which created such a terrible a stink in our home that we needed professionals to de-skunk the place. Any advice? Q: Last month, Windsor, our...
  • Bans on pet shop sales of commercially-bred animals continue to stir debate

    I support laws in Los Angeles, Phoenix, Chicago and over 40 other communities around America that prohibit sales of dogs and cats (and sometimes rabbits, too) in pet stores. The presumption is that most of the animals sold at pet shops come from puppy...
  • Partners for Healthy Pets promotes preventive care, vet visits

    A coalition of organized veterinary medicine and pet industry representatives formed Partners for Healthy Pets in 2011 to increase the health of pets by simply encouraging regular checkups. According to this consumer advertising campaign, preventive...
  • Need a Mother's Day gift for a pet lover? Check out these new books

    With Mother's Day around the corner -- and Be Kind to Animals Week coming up May 4-10 -- books featuring pets might make great gifts! If your mother happens to be a cat lover, seeks a celebrity Internet cat, enjoys books that inspire, is a fan of the TV...
  • Your dog is sure to make some noise if a bear approaches

    Q: We live in the woods, and the bear population has been increasing here. A neighbor actually had a bear nearly walk into her home. Her dog began to growl and bark, and the bear ran off. Her dog is a large mixed-breed, and so is mine, but Charlie Horse...
  • 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...
  • 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...