| Oct 31, 2013
| 2:30 AM
Q: You've written about jerky treats being bad for pets, so what else should I give my dog as a treat? He's accustomed to getting his jerky at night before bedtime. -- C.J., Las Vegas
Q: I'm very angry and mistrusting of pet food companies now. What do I...
| Nov 7, 2013
| 2:30 AM
Q: What do you suggest I do to stop my 2-year-old Labrador mix from barking when there's someone at the door? I also have three other mixed-breed dogs, all of whom get along well. -- K.B., Granby, CT
A: "Do you really want to completely eliminate the...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
Q: Our 15-year-old Toy Poodle passes so much gas that she can clear the room. She's healthy, but was diagnosed with diabetes. I give her insulin injections. Otherwise, for her age, she's doing well. Our veterinarian suggested Beano, but that's not helping...
| Jul 11, 2013
| 3:49 PM
Michiana seems to be a popular place for the tiny bugs called chiggers this summer.
Chiggers are tiny bugs, reddish in color and commonly called harvest or scrub mites.
They measure only 1/50 of an inch and are so small they can't even be seen...
| Jul 10, 2013
The warmer weather brings out the bugs and flying insects — and some of them bite and sting. But how do you know if you need to take a Benadryl, rush to the emergency room or just put some ice on the sting or bite? We talked to Dr. David Zich, a...
| Jul 20, 2013
| 8:13 AM
I'd had it with the tree monster taking over my driveway. It loomed larger every day and threatened to eat me and my car every time we pulled in. As my personal rainforest grew thicker and more menacing, so did my resolve to hack it back … some...
| Jul 20, 2013
| 5:29 PM
As his kids played in the pool and took turns splashing whoever they could, Brian Schneider was armed with tongs and a giant spatula.
As the Fourth of July grill master, the Northampton High School graduate, with a cold beer in hand, manned the steaks,...
| Apr 22, 2013
| 2:32 PM
"Write about your own life" says many a writing teacher to many a young scribe. Confronted with that authoritative solipsism, the young writer tends to worry about two things. First, that my life is not interesting enough to write about, especially not...
| Apr 29, 2013
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April 29, 2013
Q: My 5-year-old daughter just had her adenoids and tonsils removed because of snoring...
| Jul 26, 2013
| 5:00 PM
You know you shouldn't have, but you did. You got sunburned. And now you're itching to know what to do about it.
Here are a few tips from Dr. Latanya Benjamin, a pediatric dermatologist at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford University and an...
| Jul 5, 2013
| 8:44 AM
Dear Pharmacist: I use hydrocortisone cream for my bug bites. It works, but is there something else to manage this or the pain and itch? Me and my kids get bit frequently and I don't like the idea of "taking a bath" in chemical creams. — K.K.,...