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  • Holiday safety tips for pets

    Here are 12 safety tips to insure your pets enjoy a safe and healthy holiday season: 12) Candles Burn: Curiosity can kill a cat. If a candle is knocked over, a house fire may start. A pet can get singed brushing against a candle. Scented candles can be...
  • Westminster dog show always a crowd and TV hit

    Westminster is the most well-known dog show in America, standing behind only the Kentucky Derby as the nation's most long-standing sporting event. This year, the 137th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show will be held Monday and Tuesday, Feb. 11-12, at...
  • Dog's urgency to urinate at night points to physical problem

    ORLANDO, FLA. -- These reader questions were answered at the North American Veterinary Conference Jan. 19-23 in Orlando, FL. Nearly 6,000 veterinarians, and a grand total of nearly 15,000 professionals -- from veterinary technicians to representatives...
  • Multiple litter boxes could curb kitty's strange bathroom habits

    Q: Cujo stopped using his litter box last week. He's now using kitchen counters and inside the cabinets to do his business. I've always had cats and never encountered this problem before. Please help or I'll be forced to find Cujo a new home. -- M.I.,...
  • Dogs can detect medication by its scent

    Q: My dog is smart and sneaky. When his "mother" gives him an allergy pill inside crumbled meat or sausage, he appears to eat it. But he's fooled us. We realized this when we found three pills under the bed. Can dogs plan in advance to hide their pills?...
  • Neutering and careful training will curb pup's mounting behavior

    "Behavior Problems of the Dog and Cat, 3rd Edition," by Dr. Gary Landsberg, Dr. Wayne Hunthausen and Dr. Lowell Ackerman (Elsevier Publishing, 2013; $93), is an ultimate reference on the topic. While this definitive 454-page volume is intended primarily...
  • Cat reluctant to use the litter box may be in pain

    Q: I adopted a cat from the streets 19 years ago; she was about a year old at the time. She used the litter box for years, but recently stopped. I haven't changed the brand of litter. At the moment, she uses newspapers placed next to the box. What's going...
  • Conditioning can ease the shock of bathing for a cat

    ORLANDO, FLA. -- These reader questions were answered by veterinarians attending the North American Veterinary Conference Jan. 19-23, in Orlando, FL. Q: I rescued a cat who needs a bath. How do you bathe a cat? -- G.C., Las Vegas, NV. A: "Carefully,"...
  • 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...