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  • Dogs have a big-hearted friend in Joan Rivers

    No question, Joan Rivers loves dogs. "Dogs are easier to love than people; they're certainly more dependable," she says by phone. "Once they love you, that's it. A true friend in life is a dog." She adds that her dogs -- even those who've long since...
  • Dosing a diabetic cat with testosterone is irresponsible

    Q: Two of my medical patients have taken the liberty of successfully using their own testosterone injectables on their cats to reverse diabetes. I thought you might want to pass this information along. -- E.L., via cyberspace A: No, thank you. Instead,...
  • Kathy Ireland extending her passion for fashion to pets

    Kathy Ireland's Worldwide brand is 28th most powerful brand in the nation, according to Forbes Magazine, topping $2 billion in licensed products in 2013. When it comes to home decor, the one-time super model is a superstar and more than a tad successful....
  • Latest slam on cats for killing songbirds is unfair

    Dogs are man's best friends, but cats have a target on their backs. The latest to take aim was Richard Conniff in a New York Times op-ed piece March 21 headlined, "The Evil of the Outdoor Cat." So, now cats are evil. Sounds like the Middle Ages, when...
  • 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...
  • 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....