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February 22 2018

Ending Cat Declaw in British Columbia, Canada

One of the most well known and respected veterinarians on the planet, Dr. Margie Scherk, editor of the Journal of Feline Medicine & Surgery, began this petition to ban declaw in British Columbia, Canada. I don’t often pay attention to petitions (there are just too many of them), but when Dr. Scherk authors the petition……

August 18 2014

Squirrels Beware of Jack Russell

Q: Jack, our Jack Russell terrier mix, has been terrifying the squirrels in our yard. I’m afraid he’ll catch and kill one. What can I do? — B.D., Nashville, TN A: Your fear is well-founded. Jack Russell ‘Terrors’ are hard-wired to do what they were bred for: hunting small furry things. Generally, they don’t distinguish…

March 22 2012

Squirrel Poison Killing Chicago Dogs

It’s been a long time since I’ve been this angry. Someone (or several people) are leaving out squirrel poison. No one knows if the intent is to poison squirrels or to poison dogs – no matter, both squirrels and dogs are dying. According to WGN-TV, at least four dogs have died in the Rogers Park…

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