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  • We don't know for sure if pets 'grieve' the way we do

    Q: We lost our Soft-Coated Wheaton Terrier, and it's still very difficult to talk about and deal with the loss. Poor Gracie, our other dog, has also had a tough time, and it's been heartbreaking. I think Gracie is still waiting for McGee to come home. There's no way to tell her that's not going to happen. How can we help Gracie through this difficult period? -- S.O., Chicago, IL.
  • 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...

    Stick with shelter contract and skip declawing your cat

    Celebrating the fact that June is American Humane Association Adopt a Cat Month, this column is devoted to your cat questions. Q: I don't believe in declawing. My husband wants me to declaw a kitten we recently adopted from a shelter. For starters, the...

    Cooking by the book: Irish cookbooks for your St. Patrick’s Day menu planning

     
    Here a few cookbooks that nicely showcase Irish cuisine: The Country Cooking of Ireland by Colman Andrews (Chronicle Books) Known for its scenic landscape rather than its gastronomic prowess, Ireland has never been considered a major force on the world'...