Q: We have had a 5-inch-long Russian male tortoise for the past six months now, and he is very active. I was wondering if we could put him in a pen outdoors for the summer months as he would have a lot more room than he does in the fish tank that we currently have him in. If you think this is a good idea, what should we make the pen out of?
How to buy a puppy? Very carefully and with much forethought, the experts all agree. After all, you're considering the purchase of a living being, an animal that will need feeding, training, grooming, medical care and, perhaps most of all, love and attention from you and your family.
I recently received a question from Dan, a question that has been asked and discussed for many moons between clients and their veterinarians. Is it OK to feed his dog human foods and, if so, what things are safe to feed the dog? I suspect if you asked this question of 10 different veterinarians you would get 10 different answers, but since you are asking me, Dan, I'll give you my answer.
Q: My daughter's corn snake has an infestation of mites and we do not know what to do. We have cleaned out its tank and just keep it on a sheet of newspaper. We rub the snake all over with mineral oil as that is supposed to smother the mites but they crawl right over the oil! On the internet, people have suggested putting a No-Pest Strip in the tank with the snake - but that seems a bit extreme. Can you offer any suggestions?
Ken and Susan contacted me recently concerning the escalating tensions among their three terriers living in the house. All lovely and outstanding personalities and manners individually, but their younger female has begun to challenge - and fight - with the older male and female.
Fritz, the dog who can’t catch owned by Evan Ball, and Allie, Adam Montiel’s refrigerator-raiding dog, were recently featured on Nat Geo Wild’s TV show “World’s Funniest Dogs.” Watch funny viral video clips of their antics.