Archive for June 2014

Fireworks Scare Dogs: What to Do

Fireworks Scare Dogs: What to Do
Q: Sadie is terrified of fireworks. We close our windows, but that doesn’t help. Not only do we live close to our neighborhood’s fireworks display, but kids also set off their own fireworks in the days leading up to the Fourth.. How can I help my dog? P.M., Deerfield, IL. Q: Our German Shepherd looks... Read more »

Dog and Soldier Soon to be Reunited

Dog and Soldier Soon to be Reunited
Would you trust your girlfriend with your best friend? I’ve talked about the various rescue groups which find foster home for deployed military, such as the Military Pets Foster Project. Perhaps, that would have been a better idea for Robert Gabbert when he was deployed to Afghanistan. He went overseas, and left his 3-year old... Read more »

What's Going on Here?

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What’s this dog doing? Is the dog really responding to the baby’s wailing?  If so, to quiet the baby or because the baby’s crying hurt the dog’s ears? Or are they really having a conversation?   Type your email address in the box and click the “create subscription” button. My list is completely spam free,... Read more »
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Winn Feline New Board President

Winn Feline New Board President
Glenn A. Olah DVM, PhD, DABVP (Feline) is the new President of the Board of Directors of the Winn Feline Foundation.Effective June 25, 2014 Dr. Glenn A Olah will assume the responsibilities as the Winn Feline Foundation Board of Directors President. He succeeds Dr. Vicki Thayer who moves from a board position to become the... Read more »

Suicidal Cat?

Suicidal Cat?
Q: My cat seems happy, but sometimes it’s like she wants to commit suicide. Whenever I take a bath, she jumps into the tub. Then she screams as if she can’t get out. We’ve tried to keep her out of the bathroom, but she’s determined. Does she have a psychological problem? — N.P., Niagara Falls,... Read more »

Winn Feline Foundation Has New Executive Director

Winn Feline Foundation Has New Executive Director
Winn Feline Foundation Board of Directors selects Vicki L. Thayer, DVM, DABVP (Feline) as its new Executive Director. Dr. Thayer, currently in her second term as President of the Winn Board of Directors, will begin her new responsibilities effective July 1st. At that time she will also step down from the Winn Board. The decision by... Read more »
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There's No Problem with Pit Bulls: Misinformation A Problem

There's No Problem with Pit Bulls: Misinformation A Problem
“The Problem with Pit Bulls” was the headline of a Time magazine story (June 20, 2014) by Charlotte Alter. My problem is with the story, not with the dogs referred to as pit bulls. The story, filled with inaccurate characterizations, called for breed-specific mandated sterilization, and ultimately vilified dogs referred to as pit bulls. Whenever anti-pit... Read more »

Dog Teaches Baby to Crawl

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Professor dog: Is this dog really attempting to teach the baby to crawl….or just having fun. And is the baby really learning from the dog, or merely being entertained?   Type your email address in the box and click the “create subscription” button. My list is completely spam free, and you can opt out at... Read more »

Crazy Dog? Hyper Dog? How to Calm a Dog

Crazy Dog? Hyper Dog? How to Calm a Dog
Q: I just adopted a rescued Labrador retriever mix. The shelter said the dog would be a good fit for me, but she’s crazy. I love that fact that she like to play, but she never quits! Is there an off switch for this dog? — B.H., Hartford, CT A: “Lots of things can contribute... Read more »
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Canabis Catching Cat

Canabis Catching Cat
Cats will often deliver “gifts” to their people, sometimes dead mice or birds…. A woman in New Zealand called the police on her own cat, after the cat left a bag of weed – as in marijuana – on her doorstep. The worried owner, who has not been identified, rang the authorities in Dunedin on the... Read more »
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