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Wash Hands After Removing Tick From Pet Jun. 03, 2021

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Q: What's the best way to remove a tick embedded in my dog Floyd's skin? I tried covering the tick w... Read More

Praise Cat While Trimming Claws May. 27, 2021

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Q: I recently adopted a cat named Max, and I need to learn about trimming his claws. What's the proc... Read More

Center for Pet Safety Tests and Certifies Pet Travel Equipment May. 20, 2021

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Q: My seatbelt will help protect me if I'm involved in a car accident, and I want the same for my do... Read More

Overweight Cats Risk Serious Disease May. 13, 2021

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Q: My cat Fred's fat underbelly swings when he walks. I think it's cute, but his veterinarian says h... Read More

Use Hand Signals to Train Deaf Dog May. 06, 2021

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Q: We're enchanted by Eva, a sweet, young Dalmatian available for adoption through the nearby Dalmat... Read More

While Pregnant, Keep Cat, but Avoid Toxoplasmosis Apr. 29, 2021

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Q: I am planning to become pregnant, and a friend says I should give away my cat, Myrtle, because sh... Read More

Dogs See Blue, Yellow and Gray Apr. 22, 2021

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Q: We're concerned that our middle-aged Labrador-German shepherd mix may be nearsighted because he c... Read More

Calico and Tortoiseshell Cats Usually Female Apr. 15, 2021

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Q: I adopted a calico cat from a shelter that named him Joseph for his coat of many colors. My veter... Read More

Monitor Diabetic Pet's Blood Sugar Levels at Home Apr. 08, 2021

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Q: Pebbles, my 9-year-old terrier, was diagnosed with diabetes several months ago. I give her insuli... Read More

Easter Lilies Cause Kidney Failure in Cats Mar. 18, 2021

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Q: I love lilies, especially Easter lilies. My two recently adopted cats are very inquisitive and ex... Read More

Protect Dog From Intestinal Parasites With Monthly Dewormer Mar. 04, 2021

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Q: My dog Frankie and I were at the dog park when another dog had diarrhea and the owner did a poor ... Read More

Cat Scratching Posts Must Be Tall, Stable and Numerous Feb. 25, 2021

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Q: We read your column about the importance of not declawing cats — or, as you put it, amputat... Read More

Probiotic May Reduce Dog's Tear Staining Feb. 18, 2021

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Q: Cosette, my 5-year-old white toy poodle, has always had bronze staining beneath both eyes. Every ... Read More

Many Treatment Options for Feline Hyperthyroidism Feb. 11, 2021

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Q: Codi, our 13-year-old cat, needs methimazole for his hyperthyroidism, but he won't take it. I've ... Read More

Aflatoxins in Pet Foods Sicken and Kill Dogs Feb. 04, 2021

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Q: My neighbor's healthy, young dog died suddenly of liver failure. The vet thinks the cause was afl... Read More

9 Ways to Cut Pet Care Costs Feb. 02, 2021

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As I write, a big, beautiful, brindle English bulldog is underfoot, sleeping soundly as bulldogs do.... Read More

Prevent Cats From Using Potted Plants by Making Litter Boxes Appealing Jan. 28, 2021

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Q: At least one of our cats has been urinating and defecating in the large potted plants in our fami... Read More

No Dog Breed Is Hypoallergenic Jan. 21, 2021

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Q: I recently got a Havanese puppy, Marcos, who was supposed to be hypoallergenic. However, every ti... Read More

To Prevent Bites, Teach Children to Respect Dogs Jan. 14, 2021

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Q: We recently adopted Tucker, a young, neutered, mixed-breed dog. We don't know how he behaves arou... Read More

Adopting 'Special Needs' Cats Can Be Rewarding Jan. 07, 2021

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Q: Ever since my cats died, my home has felt empty and lonely. The local cat rescue is offering for ... Read More