Q: My dog doesn't listen to me. What should I do? A: If your dog once did listen and no longer does so, see your veterinarian.
Pet food is a religion to an increasing number of pet owners.
Q: We just adopted what the shelter referred to as a "shepherd-mix," but Gracie is only about 30 pounds.
Q: Our 13-year-old indoor/outdoor cat is very affectionate, yet for seemingly no reason sometimes circles our feet and legs, sounds and looks aggressive, then bites us savagely.
These reader questions about behavior were answered by Dr. John Ciribassi, a veterinary behaviorist and co-editor of "Decoding Your Dog: The Ultimate Experts Explain Common Dog Behaviors and Reveal How to Prevent or Change Unwanted Ones".
With Mother's Day around the corner -- and Be Kind to Animals Week coming up May 4-10 -- books featuring pets might make great gifts! 1. "Cats: An Illustrated Miscellany," by Frederic Vitoux.