| Nov 30, 2012
| 1:05 AM
You are probably wondering why I would even make such a statement that's in this column's headline. Before you make any hasty conclusions, let me tell you that I am a cat lover. We have four of the little darlings in our house. When I was actively...
| Nov 30, 2012
| 1:06 AM
Pierre - The regular West River Deer season closes on Nov. 25, and the regular East River Deer season closes on Dec. 2. Nine additional days will be available to harvest antlerless deer, beginning Dec. 29 and ending on Jan. 6.
“We want to remind both...
| Nov 25, 2012
Kitchen backsplashes are a popular kitchen upgrade, right up there with a fancy stone countertops. Tile and glass are probably the easiest and the most common — even the big-box stores carry them now for DIYers. And the Internet is filled with photo...
| Apr 23, 2010
It's 9 a.m. on a sunny spring day and Chicagoan Jim Bott has been out for two walks already. The retired claims adjuster owes this, he says, to the pup behind his pep, a Jack Russell terrier named Amy.
"I bought a ground-floor condo so we could just...
| Jan 19, 2012
ORLANDO, FLA. -- These reader questions were answered by experts attending the North American Veterinary Conference here Jan.14-18.
Q: We adopted a kitten from a shelter, and at only 7 months she already weighs 14 pounds. We feed her a half a can of...
| Mar 15, 2012
Q: I live on a quiet residential street and several neighbors -- people I'm not close with -- walk their dogs near my home. Lately, most of these pets have been pausing at my mailbox to relieve themselves. Their urine is discoloring the lawn and...
| Jan 4, 2012
New Year's is celebrated around the globe, and in many cultures people make resolutions (though they don't necessarily keep them). What about resolutions for our pets? I asked my fans on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/pages/Steve-Dale/50057343596)...
| Feb 1, 2012
The winter of 2011-2012 has been pretty mild in many parts of the country, but there's still plenty of frigid weather to come. When it does, dogs and cats can get frostbite. Most susceptible are the tips of their tails and ears. Dogs with long ears,...
| Jan 4, 2012
| 3:30 AM
Anyone who has a cat -- or knows even the slightest thing about kitty behavior -- knows that the idea of washing a cat is a bad, bad, baaaaaaad idea.
Unless you have death wish.
Luckily, cats are kind of self-cleaning anyway.
But when a bottle of Vet's...
| Jul 8, 2010
| 10:05 AM
Next to the death of a person, the death of a pet is one of the hardest things to explain to a child.
This morning when we came downstairs, one of our cats was dead. My husband called me as we were getting dressed and I guessed from the tone in his...
| Jun 30, 2011
Dear San Francisco,
Will you please get a life? First you passed a law prohibiting the sale of most Happy Meals. Then you set your sights on banning circumcision. Now you're trying to make it illegal to sell almost every kind of pet, including goldfish,...