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Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies Offers a Day Filled With Fun Nov. 29, 2020

Travel and Adventure

By Bonnie Neely Our favorite of all the aquariums we have ever visited is Ripley's Aquarium of the S... Read More

Don't Ignore Dog's Animal Hospital Aggression Oct. 29, 2020

Ask the Vet

Q: Harley, my 3-year-old bulldog mix, doesn't go to the veterinarian often because he gets aggressiv... Read More

A Holiday From Anxiety Sep. 26, 2020

Susan Estrich

I'm not going to write about Donald Trump today. I know, he is out there telling everyone he won't n... Read More

Three Reasons Not to Toilet Train Your Cat Sep. 24, 2020

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Q: I'm thinking about teaching Cameo, my newly adopted young calico cat, to use the toilet instead o... Read More

Llama Mama in the COVID Age Sep. 19, 2020

Katiedid Langrock

"Watch out. She spits," the teenager said. "She spits?" I asked. "Yeah, she's pregnant and peeved of... Read More

August 24, 2020 Aug. 24, 2020

Classic Annie's Mailbox

Dear Annie: Six years ago, our daughter left her dog with us. We've grown to love "Lassie" and would... Read More

Dog's Cold, Wet Nose Doesn't Guarantee Good Health Aug. 06, 2020

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Q: I'm confused about why my dog Sam's nose is occasionally warm and dry, even though he seems fine.... Read More

Birds, Bees, Flowers and Frittatas at the Silver Star Inn Aug. 02, 2020

Travel and Adventure

By Brian E. Clark A charm of ruby-throated hummingbirds buzzed at four feeders as photographer Tish ... Read More

Excessive Drooling May Signal Medical Problem Jul. 09, 2020

Ask the Vet

Q: My cat Myrtle sometimes drools. Should I be concerned? A: It depends. Many cats drool while purri... Read More

Sailors, Scuba Divers and Hamilton Buffs: St. Croix Is for You Jun. 28, 2020

Travel and Adventure

By Brian E. Clark Some 30 feet below the calm waters of the Caribbean off St. Croix — the larg... Read More

Nuts About Squirrels Jun. 04, 2020

Lenore Skenazy

This is not a column about antibodies, cops, COVID-19, killer wasps, missing bees, vaccines, ventila... Read More

Pets Can Develop Compulsive Disorders May. 28, 2020

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Q: I was recently diagnosed with obsessive-compulsive disorder. I live with two normal cats, but I'v... Read More

Try Bird-Watching While You're Staying at Home May. 24, 2020

Travel and Adventure

By Victor Block Joann and Bill Jessen excitedly train their binoculars on a stretch of salt marsh th... Read More

Wilderness and Wildlife in Alaska's Denali National Park May. 17, 2020

Travel and Adventure

By Fyllis Hockman Forty pairs of eyes scanned the countryside, looking for movement, any movement. W... Read More

Skunk Remedies Safe for Puppy Apr. 16, 2020

Ask the Vet

Q: My puppy, Cooper, got skunked today. Is skunk gunk toxic to puppies? Also, please recommend a saf... Read More

Cats With Extra Toes Nicknamed 'Hemingway Cats' Apr. 09, 2020

Ask the Vet

Q: I've had cats before, but none ever looked like the cat I adopted this week from the shelter. Bot... Read More

Easter Lilies Apr. 08, 2020

A Greener View

Obviously, everyone knows about the economic hardships that the current virus situation has inflicte... Read More

Celebrate Easter With Chocolate Bunny, Not Live One Mar. 26, 2020

Ask the Vet

Q: I'm thinking of surprising my 6-year-old niece with a rabbit on Easter. The pet store sells bunni... Read More

Name Game Mar. 07, 2020

Katiedid Langrock

My daughter asked, "Wanna know what I'm gonna name my children?" Of course I did. "I'm going to have... Read More

Highlighting an Important Topic Feb. 27, 2020

'Tween 12 & 20

DR. WALLACE: Please pass on this information to anyone who wants to donate blood. This is an importa... Read More