Q: We can hardly go outdoors without smelling a skunk. Q: Last month, Windsor, our Boxer-mix was skunked, and our entire family -- not to mention Windsor -- suffered for days.
Pet adoption in America is steadily improving, and at least some shelters boast impressive numbers of placements in some parts of the country. "Let's face it, they're dying needlessly," he says.
Q: My 5- and 8-year-old grandchildren want a dog. A: David Frei, ubiquitous dog show announcer and director of communications for the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, says, "What matters most is that dogs and kids belong together.
Lyme disease is an epidemic in America. Lyme is transmitted to people, and to dogs, by deer ticks. The good news is, for dogs, there's an inexpensive blood test for Lyme.
Q: Will our dog recognize that we have a shiny new car? A: Your dog will instantly realize this "moving machine" is different from the old jalopy.
These questions don't directly relate to pet behavior or health, but instead are answers to questions regarding my opinions on timely pet-related topics. Q: You recently wrote about breed-specific bans and communities banning pit bulls.