Q: We live in the woods, and the bear population has been increasing here. A: Charlie Horse was likely entertained when your friend attempted to threaten him wearing the bear costume.
He didn't grow up with pets. "I know there's a connection that can heal, and it's a connection we don't even quite yet understand," he says.
Q: I'm very concerned about coyotes; the problem is worse than ever around here. Q: Coyotes seem to be everywhere these days, even encroaching on urban areas.
Pets can run, but they can't hide from heartworm disease, which occurs in all 50 states. Heartworm's increasing prevalence is complicated to trace. Dogs stricken with heartworm can also serve as carriers.
Q: Early Christmas morning -- at 3:30 a.m., to be exact -- our dog began barking. A: For the answer to this question, I utilized my special hotline to Santa's veterinarian, Dr. Rene Carlson, president of the American Veterinary Medical Association.
Sometimes a bond with an animal just happens. It turns out she was right. Suddenly, McConnell "heard a whack. McConnell learned a valuable lesson about the bond that can develop between an owner and an adult dog.