Several years ago, I lost one of my dogs, “Corny,” to a sudden illness when he collapsed and stopped breathing. From that incident, I resolved never to feel so helpless if it should happen to one of my pets again.
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Dear Paws: As the holiday season swings into full gear, many people may be looking to do something more enriching than just shopping for gifts and getting things we don’t really need. Please encourage your readers to consider donating to their local shelter or offering some of their time as volunteers to help pets during the holidays and year-round.
Dear Paws: I have five dogs, all of varying age from puppy to senior, and three parakeets, and because of their very different dietary needs I’m careful about what I buy and what they eat. Over the past couple of years I’ve seen many more product recalls of pet food …
Dear Paws: I love my two Corgis, but my job as a nurse is demanding with long hours, and sometimes I don’t get home to see them for over a day. My sister has been great, dropping in to feed and walk them, but her work hours are changing soon. …
Dear Paws: Please tell your readers to remember to keep their bird feeders full in cold weather. Use high energy food or suet if possible. When the ground and plants are covered with heavy snow, it’s very difficult for birds to find enough to fill their stomach with food. I …
Dear Cheryl: Personally, I’m not a big fan of dressing pets up for anything. Not that they don’t look cute; it’s just that most pets don’t seem too happy in tiny collegiate sweaters or with big floppy antlers strapped to their heads. However … Read More
I was reading your article, “What’s In A Name?” I have a cat named Luckey. We named him this because he and his sister were saved after their mother and two littermates were struck by a car one weekend about two years ago.
I have two very well behaved and well mannered Black Labs. However, occasionally while my husband and I aren’t home, they will get into the trash. Is there any point in scolding them when I get home and find the mess?
I have a dog that is mostly Golden Retriever, with some Chow mixed in. She is one and a half years old. I cannot find anything for her to chew on. She constantly wants to chew something. When I buy dog toys, she chews them up in a matter of minutes.