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Treatments Help Dogs With ALS-Like Disease Nov. 26, 2020

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Q: Gretchen, our 9-year-old German shepherd, recently developed hind leg weakness. Her veterinarian ... Read More

Matted Cat May Be In Pain Nov. 19, 2020

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Q: Our 12-year-old cat, Chia, is matted over her low back, just above her tail. What is causing the ... Read More

Turn Away From Dog Jumping on You Nov. 12, 2020

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Q: Jasper, my 2-year-old Labrador retriever, often jumps on me. His feet sometimes muddy my clothes,... Read More

Drinking and Urinating Excessively May Signal Diabetes Nov. 05, 2020

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Q: Can cats develop diabetes? Our cat, Fred, is drinking and urinating more than usual, very much li... Read More

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

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

October 28, 2020 Oct. 28, 2020

Classic Annie's Mailbox

Dear Annie: I am a good person. I always try to do the right thing. But I did something stupid, and ... Read More

Treat Cat to Outdoor Adventure With Cat-Safe Enclosure Oct. 22, 2020

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Q: Monty, our indoor cat, often tries to escape from the house. We know he's safer inside, where he ... Read More

Xylitol Artificial Sweetener Toxic to Dogs Oct. 15, 2020

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Q: Hercules, the dog I recently adopted, needs to take medicine that isn't available as a chewable t... Read More

Hoarder Has Too Many Animals for Adequate Care Oct. 08, 2020

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Q: My neighbor has more cats than I can count, so I assume she's a hoarder. Should I intervene? If s... Read More

Medications Can Diminish Dog's Sense of Smell Oct. 01, 2020

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Q: I'm training my dog Roger for search and rescue, which requires him to use his nose. I noticed wh... Read More

Give These Sentences a CAT Scan Sep. 30, 2020

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Cats have nine lives, and this quiz on verb use has nine questions. Choose the correct verbs and you... 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

Flat-Faced Breeds Prone to Health Problems Sep. 17, 2020

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Q: My dog Hugo is the cutest, most lovable French bulldog I know. When I submitted a photo of him to... Read More

Protect Pet Ferrets From COVID-19 Sep. 10, 2020

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Q: I have two ferrets, but the only information I can find about pets and COVID-19 involves dogs and... Read More

Toxic Mushrooms Resemble Harmless Varieties Sep. 03, 2020

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Q: We've had a lot of rain this year, and our yard is filled with a variety of mushrooms. How can we... Read More

Nerve Damage Causes Horner's Syndrome Aug. 27, 2020

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Q: Hobie, my middle-aged indoor-outdoor cat, awoke this morning with one very abnormal eye. His uppe... Read More

Keep Bread Dough Away From Dog Aug. 20, 2020

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Q: I'm doing a lot of extra baking these days since the pandemic keeps me at home more. My family lo... Read More

Fleas Transmit Plague Bacteria Aug. 13, 2020

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Q: I caught the end of a news report about pets and the plague. I thought the plague was eradicated ... 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

Heatstroke Causes Brain Damage and Multiple Organ Failure Jul. 23, 2020

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Q: My sister, who lives in the South, turns her air conditioning up from 75 to 90 degrees when she l... Read More