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Hard-to-swallow behavior – Case Notes – when cats chew and suck on non-food items

Hard-to-swallow behavior – Case Notes – when cats chew and suck on non-food items – Brief Article Kelley Bollen Our one-year-old cat, Pooka, chews and sucks on all kinds of weird things–string, clothing, rubber bands, electrical cords, wooden chair legs, and any plastic item she can find. She purrs and rolls around on her back […]

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Kindness and the best medicine – View Point

Kindness and the best medicine – View Point – how veterinarians help animals Gus W. Thornton Many years ago my love for animals steered me toward a career in veterinary medicine. The chance to work at the world-renowned Angell Memorial Animal Hospital, in turn, Led me to the MSPCA. Throughout these years, veterinary medicine and […]

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The learning weeks – Case Notes

The learning weeks – Case Notes – training puppies Kelley Bollen After a history of adopting adult dogs, we just acquired an eight-week-old German shepherd puppy. Help! Housetraining is going OK–we know that takes time–but how do we get this little beast to stop biting us? A lot of people are telling us to take […]

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Improvement in Thailand – Letters

Improvement in Thailand – Letters – Letter to the Editor Sally Goldin Having lived for two years in Thailand and having returned to visit many times, I found “The Dogs of Banglamung” (Fall 2002), the excerpt from Sy Montgomery’s book, both fascinating and true to my experience. I want to add a few pieces of […]

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TRADING Post – animal-related products

TRADING Post – animal-related products – Brief Article Molly Lupica Great stuff for animals of every stripe. Dog Days Forever My Dog Book from Mr. Woofey’s Emporium is an easy-to-use binder great for organizing veterinary records and photographs and for chronicling your dog’s life. The book’s pages are beautifully illustrated and can be rearranged, edited, […]

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Health watch – pets and West Nile virus; seizures in dogs; vaccination of cats; other pet health issues

Health watch – pets and West Nile virus; seizures in dogs; vaccination of cats; other pet health issues Paul Gambardella Are my pets at risk of acquiring West Nile virus? Until recently, reports Jeff Bay, D.V.M., an internist at Rowley Memorial Animal Hospital in Springfield, a division of the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of […]

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Health watch – pet health care questions and answers

Health watch – pet health care questions and answers Peter Theran I have an elderly cat named Snickers whose teeth are turning brown and whose gums are inflamed. My vet thinks he should undergo treatment for his dental disease, but since Snickers also has heart disease, I am concerned about him being put under anesthesia. […]

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What’s in a Zoo? – importance of monitoring how zoos function and making the effort to help animals that suffered in the Kosovo war

What’s in a Zoo? – importance of monitoring how zoos function and making the effort to help animals that suffered in the Kosovo war – Brief Article Gus W. Thornton If you drive along central Florida’s highways, where signs advertise everything from alligator-wrestling shows and roadside primate attractions to full-scale animal parks such as Busch […]

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Wildlife in the Balance – animal rights activists have different agendas than conservationists

Wildlife in the Balance – animal rights activists have different agendas than conservationists – includes related article Wendy Williams You might think the objectives of the conservation and animal-protection communities would be compatible, if not identical, when it comes to protecting wildlife. Yet historically this has not always been the case. Today the rift that […]

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a guide to packing up your cat’s moving-day troubles

How to survive moving with your cat: a guide to packing up your cat’s moving-day troubles W. Bradford Swift If you ask Kate Chesley, director of public relations at Clark University, what it was like moving from Chicago to Worcester, Massachusetts, with three cats, she’ll tell you. “It was hell,” she admits with a laugh, […]