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  • 'Zoobiquity' conference explores medical advances that could help people and animals

    NEW YORK CITY -- It's been called "one health" or comparative medicine, and now "zoobiquity" is the in-vogue term used to describe the intersection where human and animal medicine meet. Here's an example: Lyme disease affects dogs and people, but...
  • Cat's stinky breath likely points to a medical problem

    Q: My cat was never a kisser, but he's begun to kiss us. I like the affection, but not the nasty breath! You'd think there would be a mint catnip or breath mint available for cats. Do you know of any such products? -- S.J., St. Paul, MN A: Actually,...
  • If you see an abandoned or neglected dog, do something!

    Willow, a fawn-colored pit bull-type dog, was hours away from certain death. She was literally starving. "She was skin and bones and could barely muster the energy to stand up," says Kira Robson, supervisor at Chicago Animal Care and Control. "You...
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Complaints, concerns build over potentially tainted dog treats from China

    Q: Why do American's have such short memories? When we went through the case of toxic melamine -- which the Chinese intentionally put in pet foods in 1997 -- animals (in the U.S.) died by the thousands. Now, according to the FDA, over 500 dogs have died...
  • Pet news briefs: Dog attack stats ranked by city

    The U.S. Postal Service has released dog attack rankings for 2012 by city. Last year, nearly 5,900 letter carriers were attacked by dogs. Overall, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there were thought to be about 4.7 million...
  • R.K. Anderson was an icon of veterinary medicine

    Few pet owners will recognize the name Dr. R.K. Anderson, yet your pet has benefited from his advocacy. A press release from the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine called Anderson, who died Oct. 19 at age 90, a "gentle giant" in the...
  • The unconditional love of pet is good medicine

    Q: I'm a 54-year-old woman with some medical issues. I've survived breast cancer and am being treated for a cancer call malignant mesothelioma. I also have a very bad knee. Right now, overall, I feel OK, and I badly want a dog. Everyone keeps telling me...