Dear Tabby, Our dog has recently been put on a daily medication. We are having trouble getting him to take the pill. Any advice on ways to get him to take his meds?Tough Pill to Swallow in Woodland Heights Dear Tough Pill, People often think of cats as being the hardest to “pill,” but oftentimes, dogs can be just as persnickety about taking their medications. Luckily, … [Read more...] about Tricks for giving pills to dogs
Dear Tabby, Our cat often sits on the windowsill and (seemingly) chirps at the birds outside! He’s just started doing this and it’s so funny! Is this something all cats do, or is our cat just a super genius? Chirping Cat in Candlelight Estates Dear Chirping Cat, I have no doubt that your cat is a super genius because, frankly, most cats are (in my not-so-humble opinion), but … [Read more...] about Why do cats chirp at birds?
Dear Tabby, Our spayed female dog sometimes humps our other dog. We were curious to know why she does this and if we should be concerned? Do the Humpty Hump in the Heights Dear Do the Humpty Hump, No need to worry. What your dog is doing is normal and probably isn’t any indication of a botched spay or other issue. In fact, neutered males and spayed females often hump other dogs … [Read more...] about Why does your dog hump other dogs?
Dear Tabby, I went over to my elderly neighbor’s house the other day and found that his dog was without water. This is especially concerning during this hot time of the year. Can you give me some guidelines on how much water a dog needs and ways to keep them hydrated, so that I may help my neighbor keep his dog healthy? Thirsty in Timbergrove Dear Thirsty, Your neighbor, and … [Read more...] about Hydration help: How much water does your dog need?
Dear Tabby, Our 14-year-old dog has arthritis in his front legs and muscle atrophy in his back legs. We were thinking about putting him on a fish oil supplement to see if that helps. What should we look for when shopping for a fish oil supplement? Senior Doggie in Shepherd Park Dear Senior Doggie, Clearly, you’re doing something right to have a happy and (mostly) healthy … [Read more...] about Dive deep into benefits of fish oil supplements