Q: Karma, our 12-year-old cat, picks on our two 15-month-old Labrador mixes. A: I'd be terrorized, too! Darlene Arden, a certified cat behavior consultant in Framingham, MA, advises you to temporarily separate your dogs from Karma.
The Thanksgiving Day "National Dog Show Presented by Purina" has been a hit with TV viewers since the first contestant walked into the ring in Philadelphia in 2002. "That's something impressive," says O'Hurley.
Q: My 4-year-old Australian Shepherd now barks at people on bicycles as they go by the house. A: Certified dog behavior consultant and longtime Australian Shepherd owner Liz Palika says, "That's about the age this urge to chase kicks.
When families take a vacation, increasingly, it's the entire family enjoying the get-away. Additionally, six percent of cat owners tote their kitties on vacation.
Q: My elderly mother adopted an 11-year-old Siamese cat 7 months ago.
A cat's mind is a terrible thing to waste. "Cats are emotional beings, and they require stimulation -- every day," says Jackson Galaxy, host of Animal Planet's "My Cat From Hell."