A constantly muzzled, Prozac-taking, kangaroo-eating pit bull has changed the lives of the NPR host and his wife. Mostly for the worst.
Author: Dr. Debora Lichtenberg, VMD
Why Do Ferrets Have So Many Health Problems?
Newbie ferret owners often have no idea that a pet with so much spunk and vitality has a good chance of becoming ill at a young age.
Meet the Cuterebra — It Will Haunt Your Dreams
Ever heard of a Cuterebra? They are rare, but when you find one, you don’t forget it. Yes, they are maggots that can grow on dogs and cats.
What Is It About Breeders That Makes Veterinarians’ Blood Boil?
It’s time for me to speak out: So much of what breeders tell pet buyers is wacky — and often puts the puppy or kitten’s health in jeopardy.
Helping a Dog Get Over a Urine-Marking Addiction
What if a slight change in the normal routine is enough to cause a leg lift? Think of a urine-marking dog as suffering from an addiction.
Pets and Elderly People: It’s Time for a Talk
Pets and elderly people can be a great combination. But caution is urged. Senior citizens face daily responsibilities when caring for a pet.
What to Do With Your Dog When You Travel
Time for a family vacation? Advance planning for your dog is key while you’re away. Check out this article on summer vacation for dogs.
Ticks on Dogs Can Cause Lyme Disease and Other Horrible Conditions
Ticks are extremely difficult to control and prevent, even with the most effective products. Get the info, including the truth versus myths.
Off-Leash Etiquette: Rules to Follow When Your Dog Is Off Leash
Off-leash running is a true joy for both you and your dog. But it can also be dangerous. Here’s some important advice for taking your dog off leash.
Don’t Give That Dog a Bone
A veterinarian’s cautionary tale about how feeding bones to your dog means you’re putting a life at risk. Just say no to bones!
This Vet Says: Please Don’t Ask Me to Declaw Your Cat
Years ago, a veterinarian would be in the minority if she refused to declaw a cat. Now it’s common for a vet to refuse to do the procedure.
Do You REALLY Want a Pet Bird? Really?
Among pets, birds are unique, requiring a special kind of understanding — they demand it! So please think twice before getting one.
How to Keep the Peace in a Multi-Cat Household
Behavior problems are much more common in households with more than one cat. Read this advice on diffusing problems.
Got a Cat? Poison Proof Your Home!
What are the most common toxins for cats? Veterinarian Debora Lichtenberg arms you with the knowledge to poison proof your cat home.