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  • Preventive care starts with regular veterinary visits

    Our pets deserve better. Overwhelmingly, Americans want to do the right thing for their pets -- or at least that's what they say. Yet, despite our love and concern for our pets, veterinary visits are on the decline, especially when it comes to...
  • Stray dogs in Sochi deserve better than extermination

    Q: I saw on your blog (http://www.chicagnow.com/stevedale) that you've taken a stand, calling for people to boycott watching the Olympics. Do you think blogs like yours have helped the world see what's really going on in Russia, as they continue to kill...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • Cats are hugely popular -- even though we don't understand them

    If you're an accountant, and the balance sheet is what matters most, cats should be man's best friends. According to the 2012 American Veterinary Medical Association's Pet Ownership Demographic Sourcebook, there are 74.1 million pet cats in the U.S. - but...
  • 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...
  • Guidelines outline which vaccines vets should use, and how often to vaccinate

    Q: I've written to you before about the scoundrel veterinarians who've cheated the public. Like the veterinarian in the recent "20/20" TV segment, when we changed counties, that new vet wanted to vaccinate my dog all over again with vaccines I'd never...
  • Pet holiday gifts are now a must!

    Increasingly, pets get holiday gifts, not only from their immediate families but also from friends and relatives. When attending a party, in addition to the traditional hostess gift, guests often tote a present for the resident pet(s). Here are a few...
  • Brushing is key to keeping your home free of pet hair

    Q: How do you prevent dog hair from taking over your house? -- J.D., Cyberspace A: Brush early and often, and do it outdoors. Years ago, I told a reader to brush her dogs daily. She wrote back a month later telling me the problem was now far worse:...