Dear Tabby, Summer has just begun and my kids are already bored at home! They’re both animal lovers and would love to find some summer activities that involve helping animals. Any suggestions? Bored kids in Oak Forest Dear Bored Kids, The “dog days of summer” are upon us indeed! Lucky for you, Houston offers many animal-centered activities that should keep your … [Read more...] about Parents looking for animal-centered activities for kids
Dear Tabby, Our dog is getting older and more ornery and grumpy every day. She’s nipped at a friend before and I’m afraid she’ll eventually bite someone. What should we do if that happens? Anticipating a dog bite in Garden Oaks Dear Anticipating a Dog Bite, While your dog is older and crotchety, dog bites also happen to the friendliest, most well-adjusted dogs. … [Read more...] about When the dog bites…
Dear Tabby, We recently adopted an older dog with a “checkered” past. She is fearful of lots of stuff and we’re curious to know if dogs can have something akin to Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome? Dealing with past traumas in Garden Oaks Dear Dealing With Past Traumas, When most people think of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, or PTSD, veteran soldiers might come … [Read more...] about Can pets have PTSD?
Dear Tabby, We’ve recently become empty-nesters and we’re ready to fulfill a life-long dream of fostering pets in our home. How do we get this process started and what is expected of us as foster pet parents? Excited to become a foster in The Heights Dear Excited, Kudos to you--you’re about to make a huge difference in the lives of homeless pets! The fosters are … [Read more...] about Opening your home to foster pets
Dear Tabby, My 1.5 year old dog urinates when he’s excited. For instance, when guests come over to visit, he pees like a water sprinkler all over the living room! This is embarrassing and I’m tired of cleaning up pee all of the time. What can I do? P-O’d in Woodland Heights Dear P-O’d, What you’re describing is referred to as “excitement urination.” Excitement urination is … [Read more...] about Reader pleads for answer to piddling problems