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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

Even Indoor Cats Need Rabies Vaccination Jul. 30, 2020

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Q: My cat BarB — so named because I found her as a kitten hiding under my barbecue grill ̵... 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

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

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

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