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  • 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...
  • Pets respond differently to TV

    Q: My cat likes to watches ice hockey on TV; he especially enjoyed the Stanley Cup playoffs. Sometimes, he'll glance at an Animal Planet show. The only other program he responds to is Piers Morgan's show on CNN. Really, when Morgan comes on, Lilly runs...
  • Dog's odd behavior likely a simple plea for attention

    MY PET WORLD Q: Our German Shepherd will sit next to my husband while he eats or watches TV, with his ears back, snarling and whining. Why? She never does this with me. Does she want more attention, or is she trying to dominate him? -- C.B.,...
  • Can some pets really predict Mother Nature's wrath?

    Q: During Hurricane Sandy, our Labrador-mix acted agitated, crying at times, too. It was really our dog who convinced us to evacuate, which turned out to be a wise decision because our street flooded. What did our dog know? Was the dog warning us? -- V.D....
  • 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...
  • Survey indicates geography impacts pet longevity

    There's no U.S. Centers for Disease Control for Pets. Until recently, veterinarians greatly practiced in a medical bubble, only knowing what they were seeing in their own clinics. With a database of more than 800 hospitals in 43 states, Banfield the Pet...
  • Microchipping best defense against new 'dog-flipping' menace

    Q: What is this 'dog flipping' thing in the news all about? -- S.J., Henderson, NV Q: I've seen TV reports about people stealing dogs and putting them on Craig's List. It's scary. What can I do to prevent this? -- H.W., Chicago, IL A: Dog-flipping is...
  • 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...
  • New pet books make ideal gifts

    Reading about their best friends is something pet lovers crave. Here are seven new pet books, covering everything from pet portraits to a controversial approach to pet care. "Puppyhood: Life-Size Portraits of Puppies at 6 Weeks Old," (by J. Nichole...
  • The dangers cats face outdoors can lead to tragedy

    Q: I know you advocate keeping pets indoors, and I'm writing to urge your readers to do so, as dangers exist that we don't even realize. Dakota the cat came into our lives eight years ago. He was about 6 months old, with an infected toe that our vet...