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Hoarding: how many pets is too many?

This editorial courtesy of Dr. Patty Khuly, PetMD.com.With all this attention being afforded to hoarders of all stripes (reference a veritable media explosion on the discussion of animal and non-animal hoarding), I’ve noticed a trend towards a demonized depiction of the so-called, “crazy cat lady.” This is of great concern to me… and to my […]

by DogTime
March 31st, 2011

Dear Labby: Must I pay for friend’s doctor visit?

Dear Labby,My friend Glen came over to meet my newly adopted Heeler, Greta. When Glen reached down to pet her, Greta (who is still a little nervous) bit Glen on the arm without breaking skin. Glen is somewhat of a hypochondriac and went to the doctor later that week with an “achy arm.” The doctor […]

by DogTime
March 31st, 2011

Did I get a raw deal from my pet insurance company?

Question:Previously I had pet insurance and had a bad experience where they paid less than half of what my veterinarian charged.  I felt the charges were appropriate given the seriousness of my dog’s illness.  Did my vet charge too much? Or was the pet insurance not worth it?Answer:You had a plan that paid your pet’s […]

by Dr. Jack Stephens
March 31st, 2011

Bladder infections: covered by pet insurance?

Question:My dog has had several bladder infections. They seem to respond to treatment and then several months or a year later another infection develops. Is this something that would be covered by pet insurance?Answer:Whether or not this would be covered would depend on the company and the timing between episodes. Some companies will not cover […]

by Dr. Jack Stephens
March 31st, 2011

Study Shows Dogs Recognize Their Owners’ Faces

This article courtesy of woofreport.com.Does your dog gaze at you intently while you’re eating, his eyes locked on you like nothing else matters in the world? He doesn’t want your food, he’s memorizing your facial features so he can tell you apart from others. Actually, that’s probably not the case and he’d like a bite […]

by DogTime
March 31st, 2011

10 tips for bringing pet families together

You met the person of your dreams. You both have dogs. Or he has a cat and you have a dog. You love his pets and he loves yours. The relationship is getting serious. So how do you get the pets to get along? Here are 10 tips on how to help new dog friends […]

by DogTime
March 31st, 2011

Dog park etiquette in 10 easy tips

Most of these etiquette tips are no-brainers, but you’d be surprised at how often basic dog park rules are violated — if not ignored. Here they are for your consideration:No aggressive dogs! Don’t bring an aggressive, dominant dog to the park. Dogs who continually challenge everyone, hackles and all, don’t need to be there. Please.No […]

by DogTime
January 7th, 2011
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