Tag Archives: Q & A

Q&A: How do I keep my pet calm from loud storms and fireworks?

Q. The holiday season sees an increase in storms and the use of fireworks. How do I keep my pet calm? A. Startling at loud noises is a normal survival mechanism for animals, because loud noises are often associated with danger. ...

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Q & A: Do hamsters get fleas?

Q. Do hamsters get fleas? My hamster is constantly scratching, but I’m not sure if it’s fleas or an allergy, but if it is fleas, can I use a dog or cat product on my hamster?

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Q&A: What can we do to discourage excessive barking?

Q. Meeko, one of our three Dachshunds, always barks at our domestic worker who has been with us for five years. What can we do to discourage this excessive barking? Is there something we can do to make him more comfortable around her?

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Can parrots be infected by viruses, bacteria or parasites affecting wild birds?

My parrot enjoys spending time in the garden (I place his cage in a nice shady spot), but I’m worried about diseases he could pick up from wild birds. Can parrots be infected by viruses, bacteria or parasites affecting wild birds and is there anything I can do to protect him?

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Q & A: My dog becomes very anxious every time I leave him alone at home. I think he suffers from separation anxiety.

Q. My dog becomes very anxious every time I leave him alone at home. I think he suffers from separation anxiety. Please give me advice on how to best deal with the situation, as I need to go to work every weekday and cannot take him along.

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Q & A: Why does your dog eat soil?

Q. Why does your dog eat soil? A. There are several possibilities why a dog would suddenly start to eat soil. One is that the soil eating is due to a deficiency of a mineral substance in his diet. Any diet that ...

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Q & A: My three-year-old pet gerbil recently started to become ‘wobbly’. She also shakes at times and seems unwell. What could be the reason?

Q. My three-year-old pet gerbil recently started to become ‘wobbly’. She also shakes at times and seems unwell. What could be the reason? A. I’m afraid to say that sadly it does sound as if your gerbil is nearing the end ...

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Vet Talk- Your Questions Answered

When food makes Fido sick Q.  Can dogs suffer from food poisoning? A.  Yes, very definitely, although with modern commercially prepared foods this is infrequent. In the case of super-premium diets the food is prepared in conditions which are equivalent ...

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