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  • PETS

    Lisa Moore: ‘Game’ has turned into intimidation for family dog

    Question: We have a 10-month-old shepherd mix, Gus. My husband has been playing “take away” games with Gus during feeding time for months, to make sure he is safe around our 4-year-old. What started as a game of take away the food bowl while Gus was eating, and then returning it once...

  • PETS

    Pet Vet: Lab's eye swelling could be a dental issue

    Dalia and George from Goleta, Ca., have written in concerning their dog, Mica. Mica is a 6-year-old Labrador retriever that has been with them since puppyhood. Over the last few weeks, Mica has developed a swelling just in front of her left eye.

  • PETS

    Animal Island: How to keep a cat from dirtying its water bowl

    Q: I have five indoor cats - same litter, male and female, about 11 years old. One of these cats will not stay out of the water dishes. He loves water! I refresh the water dishes twice daily, but they always are full of fur and kitty litter from his paws. I am concerned because I can't imagine the...

  • PETS

    Jeff Kahler: Lab’s eye swelling could be an issue with dog’s teeth

    Dalia and George from Goleta have written in concerning their dog, Mica. Mica is a 6-year-old Labrador retriever that has been with them since puppyhood. Over the last few weeks, Mica has developed a swelling just in front of her left eye.

  • FAMILY

    Pets help ease kids' anxiety when moving

    To ease the move to a new home for her daughter, Jill Margaret Shulman finds there's nothing like a little puppy love.

  • PETS

    Old pets, new chances: The case for senior adoption

    Perhaps Moses and Harry realize how fortunate they are. But if they do, they're not talking.

  • PETS

    Pet Vet: Constant cough is hard to diagnose

    Barley Boy was one of the lucky few older dogs at the local animal control facility. He was adopted. It was estimated that he was about 9 years old, and the guess was he was a mixed breed terrier. His new family has been caring for him for almost four months and he fits in very well in his new digs...

  • PETS

    Animal Island: How to keep pigeons away from the bird feeder

    Q: We enjoy feeding the wild birds in our yard, and we have all sorts that frequent our feeders, but we now have a flock of pigeons that come twice a day. At first, there were only two, but it seems each day there are twice as many as the day before. They do not sit on the bird feeders but are on...

  • PETS

    Jeff Kahler: Constant cough hard to diagnose

    Barley Boy was one of the lucky few older dogs at the local animal control facility. He was adopted. It was estimated that he was about 9 years old and the guess was he was a mixed breed terrier. His new family has been caring for him for almost four months and he fits in very well in his new digs...

  • PETS

    Jeff Kahler: Cat’s inflamed lips could be allergy related

    Lacey was petting Tabitha, her cat a while back and felt something out of the ordinary on her face. More accurately, Lacey’s description reflects something wrong in the area along Tabitha’s lips.

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