Weekly article archive

The following questions and answers have appeared in my weekly column in the Albuquerque Journal since July, 1996. Each week a new one is added. You'll find information on the physical and behavioral maladies of dogs and cats and a few other species too. I invite you to use the search feature to find the specific answer that you and your pet need.

Fighting Between Neighborhood Cats

We love our kitties because they’re gentle and cuddly. Of course there has to be a flip side too. Whether confrontations are personal or on either side of a window,…

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Fighting Among Household Cats

Relationships among multiple indoor cats could devolve into a slugfest. The head banana may lurk in the shadows, pounce, and scare the snot out of an unsuspecting subordinate. Wounds and…

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Which Cat Is To Blame?

Cats who urinate in bad places can make themselves unfun to live with. It’s a problem you want to correct early not only because bad habits become established quickly but…

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Outdoor Urine Marking

Many cats who spray urine on walls and curtains come by their bad habits quite naturally. Beyond the unmet needs of some indoor kitties the smell of urine from outside…

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Why Cats Make Indoor Messes

If your cat is leaving urine surprises around your house you’re not alone. There is a veritable mob of urine haunted cat owners. The good news is that most of…

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The Whole Story on Cat Elimination

Urinating or defecating on the floor, bed, furniture, sink, bathtub, or any place other than the litter pan is about the most difficult way for any pet to remain a…

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Choosing The Greatest Kitten For Your Life

Is this possible? Can you choose the great feline friend who will be the faithful excellent companion you have always wanted? I think you can but there are many “ifs”…

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Cardinal Rules For Cats

A cat who doesn’t come when called may just be stuck up. But they instinctively hide serious illness. That cat may be gravely ill. Any cat who spends too much…

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Feline Environment Enrichment

Feline Environmental Enrichments: Dog chew toys like rawhides can keep indoor cats occupied. If your cat doesn’t take to them right away try soaking them in water. Bones with meat…

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