Critter Corner: Are Cats a Good Idea for Families with Children Who Have Autism? And Is It Good for the Cat?

Dear Angel, My son has an Autism Spectrum Disorder, and we are thinking of getting a family pet. I read somewhere that adding a cat to the family might be good for a child with autism. This is making us think of adopting a cat … [Read more...]

Critter Corner: Could Canine Life-Extension Research Lead to Breakthroughs for Pets and Humans?

Dear Hayek, There is a lot of research out there about longevity in humans. Unfortunately, pets don’t live long enough. Is there any research being conducted about longevity and pets? I’d love for my best friend, Kirby the … [Read more...]

Critter Corner: Can Coronavirus Affect Pets?

Dear Angel, I am the proud mom of three dogs, who are getting lots of attention with my husband and I working from home, and with the kids here too. They mostly stay in the house but enjoy long exercise walks around dinner … [Read more...]

Critter Corner: Should a Loved One with a Dementia Diagnosis Have a Pet?

Dear Hayek, My grandmother Ruth has a small black mixed-breed pup named Angus. She is very fond of Angus and takes him everywhere. Ruth was diagnosed with dementia a couple of years ago. She still takes good care of Angus, but … [Read more...]

Critter Corner: The Power of the Purr

  Dear BeBe,   I am completely stressed out caregiving for my father who has Alzheimer's, although I admit it's a labor of love. I think my lack of life balance is affecting my health. My brother told me that the … [Read more...]

Critter Corner: Having a Furry Friend May Extend Your Life

Dear Bebe, I am considering getting a cat similar to you for my mother, who lives alone and doesn't get much exercise. I heard pets have been known to promote longevity and social interaction. If it's okay with her and her … [Read more...]

Critter Corner: New Year’s Resolutions for Your Pet

Dear Baxter, I am getting older, and so is my dog, Brutus. In his old age, he is overweight and very lazy. What are some resolutions I can make that will help make me a better pet owner, and to make my pet … [Read more...]

Take Your Emotional Support Animal with you ANYWHERE!

Q. Since my wife, Linda, and I retired, we travel a lot. A few weeks ago, when we flew to San Diego, we saw someone with a dog in the cabin of the plane, sitting on the owner’s lap, and the flight attendant didn’t say anything … [Read more...]

Critter Corner: How Presidential Candidates Stack Up When it Comes to Pets

  Dear Angel,  I am a pet lover who is undecided about who to support for president. Do you know where the candidates stand when it comes to animals?  Kat Endogg-Luverr  ---- Dear Kat, Now this Is an important … [Read more...]

Critter Corner: Cats for Seniors Who are Allergic

Dear Angel,  My mother loves pets, especially cuddly cats like you. She enjoys coming to Mr. Farr's office to see you, but she needs to take an allergy pill every time.  She is lonely and would really like a cat of her own, … [Read more...]

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