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  • How can I keep a kitten away from houseplants?

    Question: How do you keep a kitten from digging in houseplants? Would pine cones harm the kitten? Answer: A cat repellent can be applied to your houseplants. These repellents will need to be applied every few weeks to stay effective. You could also...
  • The new pet blog and my cat Flash

     
    I don't usually send you to other blogs -- I like keeping you here with me -- but I hope you'll mosey over to Unleashed, my friend and boss Mary's new pet blog. We don't have pets anymore. We always......
  • Making mead

     
    Of all the holiday events (and somehow this seems like a holiday event) you can think of, I bet one of them isn't making mead. When Lissa first told me about it, I asked her for a guest post on......
  • 'Work of Art': Driven to abstraction

     
    OK, consider the kinds of things that have been shown on Bravo's reality shows: table-throwing, witch-slapping, screaming fights, tiny outfits that barely cover models' behinds, gross material excess, insane self-delusions ...So I have to wonder what's...
  • Pheromones could be what's driving your cat "crazy"

    SAN DIEGO, CA -- These reader questions were answered at the Central Veterinary Conference West, held at the San Diego Convention Center, Dec. 5-9. Q: Why does my cat go crazy if I step on an ant? She'll roll around on the spot. -- W.G., Cyberspace. A:...
  • Preventive care starts with regular veterinary visits

    Our pets deserve better. Overwhelmingly, Americans want to do the right thing for their pets -- or at least that's what they say. Yet, despite our love and concern for our pets, veterinary visits are on the decline, especially when it comes to...
  • Don't tread on six-toed cats

    One of my New Year's resolutions is to work harder to persuade ideological friends and foes alike that the way to reduce partisanship and maximize happiness in America is to embrace federalism -- the view that we should push as many decisions as...
  • Preventive veterinary care will top my list of causes this year

    Q: I know my dog is overweight and I resolve to take him on more walks. I can use the exercise, too. That's my resolution. Every year, you announce your own resolutions. Will you do that for 2013? -- S.J., Henderson, NV Q: I recall that you were...
  • Pets are making a slow comeback in Rwanda

    RWANDA, AFRICA -- In September, we flew into the capital city of Kigali before heading out to the Virunga Mountains to see mountain gorillas. Instantly, it was apparent how much rebuilding and growth has occurred since the Rwandan genocide of 1994, when...
  • Readers offer New Year's resolutions on pet care

    Here are some 2013 New Year's resolutions from near and far, posted by fans on my Facebook page: "My resolution is for my heart and mind to follow the Serenity Prayer in my pet rescue efforts: 'God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot...
  • Animal abuse should never be ignored

    Q: I wonder if Adam Lanza, the killer of those babies at Sandy Hook Elementary School (Newtown, CT), ever abused animals or shot at them with all those guns his mother collected. Do you know? -- S.H., Denver, CO A: I don't know the answer, but your...
  • We don't know for sure if pets 'grieve' the way we do

    Q: We lost our Soft-Coated Wheaton Terrier, and it's still very difficult to talk about and deal with the loss. Poor Gracie, our other dog, has also had a tough time, and it's been heartbreaking. I think Gracie is still waiting for McGee to come home....