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When should dogs and cats be neutered?

My answer for most cases is 6 months of age.   For female dogs and cats spaying prior to the first heat seems to protect them from mammary cancer.  Most come into heat around 8 months so don’t wait too long.   Male cats? 6 months of age  is before they...

Dogs need time more than dogs need space

I was in a class recently on dog behavior. We were taught that dogs really really want to be with you all the time. This is not news to most of us dog owners but you can prove it to yourself-  leave the back door open and see where your dog spends his time.  Unless...

Cat food – what’s best for felines?

Commercial cat food is pretty good stuff. It’s cheap, it’s convenient and some of it is actually good for your cat, in moderation.   Cat owners worry that they are feeding a dangerous product , that their cat will be either malnourished or even poisoned. Some owners...

Arthritis drugs in dogs

      Two things help dogs with arthritis live longer and happier lives- weight loss and multimodal pain control   Weight loss is helpful to dogs who are suffering from arthritis. We grade dogs body weight from 1 to 9 where 1 is thin and 9 is fat....