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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

Dangerous to Transport Dog in Bed of Pickup Truck Jul. 16, 2020

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Q: I was driving behind a pickup truck that swerved to avoid a deer. A dog in the bed of the pickup ... Read More

My Year of Staying Alive Jul. 16, 2020

Connie Schultz

In a few days, on July 21, I will be one year older than my mother was when she died. For eight mon... Read More

Excessive Drooling May Signal Medical Problem Jul. 09, 2020

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

Free Doggy Poop Bags (and More Great Reader Tips!) Jul. 08, 2020

Everyday Cheapskate

My readers come up with the greatest tips, tricks and ideas for how to save time and money every day... Read More

Prepare Dogs Now for Post-Pandemic Lifestyle Jul. 02, 2020

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Q: I have been working at home during the pandemic, and I expect to return to my regular workplace s... Read More

Feed Commercial Cat Food, Not Just Tuna Jun. 25, 2020

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Q: My elderly cat Tater Tot is losing his appetite for dry cat food, but he loves the tuna I eat. No... Read More

Many Ways to Help Calm Dog With Noise Phobia Jun. 18, 2020

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Q: Our dog Hunter is terrified of loud noises, so I'm concerned he'll panic during Fourth of July fi... Read More

Some Houseplants Harmful to Cats Jun. 05, 2020

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Q: I want to brighten my home with some new houseplants, but they need to be safe for my cats, who e... Read More

Punishment After Misbehavior Ineffective, Instills Fear in Dog Jun. 04, 2020

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Q: When Dobby, my roommate's family dog, visits us, he sometimes gets into the trash. My roommate sa... 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

Distract and Redirect Dog That Marks Furniture or Mounts People May. 21, 2020

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Q: I recently adopted a dog, Chester, who will be neutered when the pandemic subsides enough to allo... Read More

See Veterinarian for Pet's Red or Cloudy Eye May. 14, 2020

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Q: My cat was diagnosed with uveitis after I noticed that the iris of one eye had turned red, its pu... Read More

Don't Let Dog Swim in Green Water May. 07, 2020

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Q: Kip, my retriever mix, loves to swim in a nearby lake, even during the winter. The water recently... Read More

Secondhand Smoke Causes Cancer in Cats Apr. 30, 2020

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Q: I recently adopted my first pet, a young cat named Tulip, and took her to the veterinarian, who s... Read More

Leave Wild Baby Bunnies Alone Apr. 23, 2020

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Q: While I was picking up sticks in the yard prior to mowing, I found two baby rabbits sitting in a ... Read More

Skunk Remedies Safe for Puppy Apr. 16, 2020

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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

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

Sterilized Dogs Live Longer Apr. 02, 2020

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Q: Should we neuter Max, our 3-year-old Jack Russell terrier? Our veterinarian described the behavio... Read More

Who's a Good Dog? Mar. 27, 2020

Marc Dion

I love the rich people who employ me. I do. Before that, I loved the other rich people who employed ... Read More