Q: We have a friend who's started smoking cigarettes, and quite heavily. A: Your friend doesn't need a professional to remind her that smoking is hazardous to her health; it says so right on the packaging.
"I don't know why, but people love dressing up their dogs as monkeys," says Alice Lerman, owner of Barker and Meowsky: A Paw Firm, in Chicago.
Q: Can dogs and cats get the Ebola virus? Q: I'm worried about a full-out Ebola epidemic eventually coming to America; it's inevitable.
Even if you don't know it, they're out there lurking in the shadows. "We know so little about feral cats, and even less of the truth about how people feel about them," she says.
When it comes to cats, nearly everything modern veterinary medicine knows about their health and welfare has been learned through studies funded by the non-profit Winn Feline Foundation.
Dr. Sophia Yin, an applied animal behaviorist, was one of the first to join my public outcry over then-popular dog trainer Cesar Millan's emphasis on forceful, aversive dog training and misleading messages about dog behavior.