Ask the Vet

Ask the Vet

Ask the Vet

“Ask the Vet” is an educational, entertaining veterinary advice column written by Dr. Lee Pickett to help animal lovers better care for their four-legged family members. The column, which has been published every week since 2002, is available through Creators Syndicate, Inc.

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Retractable Leashes Risky for Dogs and People Oct 10, 2019

Q: I usually walk my golden retriever, Jake, on a retractable leash, which we both love. Our local p... Read More

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Chronic Valve Disease Common Cause of Heart Murmur Oct 03, 2019

Q: My 7-year-old, 20-pound mixed breed dog has a heart murmur. Her veterinarian thinks it's due to c... Read More

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Many Ways to Get Medications Into Cats Sep 26, 2019

Q: I adopted my grandmother's cat, Sally, who is supposed to take medication but often puts up a fig... Read More

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Don't Let Dogs Chew Bones or Tennis Balls Sep 19, 2019

Q: Baxter, my 5-year-old retriever mix, broke a tooth while gnawing on a bone. The veterinarian extr... Read More