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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • New pet books make ideal gifts

    Reading about their best friends is something pet lovers crave. Here are seven new pet books, covering everything from pet portraits to a controversial approach to pet care. "Puppyhood: Life-Size Portraits of Puppies at 6 Weeks Old," (by J. Nichole...
  • 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....
  • 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...
  • 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:...
  • 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...
  • Research may someday find a way to beat HCM

    Q: We lost our dear Gimli to HCM (feline hypertrophic cardiomyopathy) in February. He was only 7 years old. We miss him so much. We've Googled HCM research and think it's wonderful that research is being done on how to prevent or treat this disease. Can...
  • Heat may be to blame for pokey Boxer

    Q: I have a Boxer, who's only 4 and should be up for long walks. But our walks are getting slower and slower, and Gracie just drags, acts lethargic and stops to sniff more and more. We used to walk twice as far in half the time. I know she has me trained....
  • Jim McCrary dies at 72; photographer shot Carole King 'Tapestry' cover

    Jim McCrary dies at 72; photographer shot Carole King 'Tapestry' cover
    Photographer Jim McCrary was on the verge of shooting one of his most famous images when he stopped to ask singer Carole King if the cat sleeping across the room could be part of the tableau. He remembered the results of a Kodak survey that found...
  • Vets are best weapon in war on pet diseases

    "Just wait," warns Dr. Ernie Ward of Calabash, N.C. "Those ticks are just waiting for a big rain, wherever you live, to emerge. Because of the mild winter, and then hot and dry spring, ticks have been out in waves." The tick season began as early as...
  • The trick is to prevent fat cats in the first place!

    Q: You recently wrote that half of all cats are fat. Is that because they're indoors all the time? If so, shouldn't they at least spend some time outside; it seems beneficial for the exercise. -- G.C., Tulsa, OK A: Keeping cats indoors is not the...