Dear Tabby, With the summer months behind us and the weather starting to get cooler, we’re looking forward to seeing less mosquitoes. Does the reduction in mosquitoes also mean that we don’t have to give our dogs expensive heartworm preventatives during the winter months?Budget Conscious in Forest West Dear Budget Conscious, Heartworm preventative medications can be … [Read more...] about Does your dog need year-round heartworm prevention?
Dear Tabby, Our 7-year-old lab has gotten fat! Since March, he’s gained 14 pounds! We want to help him get the weight off safely. Any tips?Chunky Lab in Garden Oaks Dear Chunky Lab, This COVID-19 pandemic has left many of us feeling a bit more chunky than we’d like, but the good news is that with some careful thought and swift action, you can help turn back the scale … [Read more...] about Help your dog go from chunky to hunky
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?