Monthly Archives: November 2016

Why Does My Pet… Get So Lumpy as He Ages?

It’s not pretty, but it’s a fact of life: We all get older. For some of our pets, that means often unsightly, suspicious and definitely disconcerting growths that arise on, in or just beneath the skin. Though often benign, these unwanted lumps and bumps are never cosmetically pleasing and may well represent problems that are […]

Why Does My Cat… Bite Me When I Pet Her? BY DR. PATTY KHULY VMD

It’s a conundrum, for sure. One minute your beloved kitty is over the moon with pleasure as you scratch her favorite spot and the next thing you know you’re left staring at tooth marks on your arm. You’re not the only one suffering. Many pet owners call this common behavior “Love biting,” but feline behaviorists […]

Keep Pets Away from These Common OTC Supplements BY DR. TINA WISMER DVM, DABVT, DABT

As over-the-counter (OTC) supplements have become more popular, more cats and dogs are getting into them. In 2015, the ASPCA Poison Control received 28,523 calls regarding over-the-counter supplements compared to 18,260 calls in 2013 — that’s a whopping 56 percent increase. When these incidents occur, pets may be eating a dropped pill or ingesting the […]

Why Does My Dog… Grab Something in His Mouth When He’s Excited?

Some dogs seem to love to entertain. When guests come to the door, these dogs become delighted hosts, racing to greet their visitors with something — anything — they find to put in their mouths. What’s behind this amusing behavior? Vetstreet checked in with Dr. Wailani Sung, a veterinary behaviorist, to find out. There are […]